Coram Deo is a latin expression and means, “before the face of God”. It implies that my entire life is constantly lived before Him. It takes away the idea of the separation of the secular and the sacred.
The word secular refers to a state that is worldly rather than spiritual and is not related either to religion, spiritual matters or to a religious body, for instance secular music or secular buildings (source). I would like to add that secular activities would include education, work, taking a shower, eating a meal with my family, chores around the house, etc.
Sacred means to be devoted or dedicated to a deity or to some religious purpose; consecrated (source). In other words, church attendance, worship services, prayer, outward religious acts, etc.
I don’t consider myself to be religious, but someone who has a relationship with her creator that is intimate, vibrant and real. As a Christian, I believe that the way to God is through relationship, and that we were created with that purpose – Relationship.
No one wants to have a relationship that is forced, fake, dishonest or uncommitted. True Christianity is exactly the opposite of that. It’s not hypocritical, nor is it a following of a set of rules.
It is living in freedom to be all that one was created to be. It is having a way to be forgiven and restored. It is Coram Deo.
How do you see God? Do you believe that He values relationship or rules? And if you like, please let me know of what you think of the song. How does it speak to you?
The above artwork is the result of week four of the class “Kingdom Come” that I’ve been doing. I decided to embed my song, Coram Deo in it, because I believe the two fuse together nicely.