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Recap: Last week my family and I were away in the Adirondaks for a much needed time of rest and relaxation. So, this week was my first week back. It wasn’t easy!!
I was so excited to be back. I love worshipping God through music, I love being used to lead others in worship of God, and I love seeing people worshipping. This week was great, but as I said it wasn’t easy!
“What do you mean? What was so difficult about it?”
Glad you asked! I met with Marty and Steve that morning to pray, just like we always do. We talked for a bit and prayed, but I could sense something was off in me even then. It was a battle to keep my mind fixed on Christ that morning. Worries of the service’s order crept in, thoughts on how did I sound, fear of interruptions or the sound system problems being a distraction. It was horrible.
I pressed into the Lord and asked Him to help. It didn’t seem to come. So many people said that the worship that morning was incredible. I can’t agree more. The people in the audience were meeting with God, but it seemed that there was a wall between Jesus and me.
As we came out of “All Who Are Thirsty”, I got mixed up. I thought we were going into a special song we were going to perform, and told everyone to sit for a moment…don’t you love when that happens. I realized my mistake, but kept going. I told everyone that they should reflect on this next song. We started strumming an opening to “What a Friend”
…man I love that song, it brings back memories of when I was 15 and newly saved. Wow! God showed me that he could use my love of music to reach people. Thank God for Delirious? !
So, as we sang this song out, God moved in me. My fear left, there was disappointment if I sang a wrong note or strummed the wrong chord. It was incredible. What was a mistake on my part was also God’s way of opening my heart to the moving of His Spirit.
Blessed Be Your Name – Matt Redman
Come Now is the Time to Worship – Brian Doerksen
All Who Are Thirsty – Kutless Version
What A Friend – Delirious?
You and Me – Ken Block
Did You Feel the Mountains Tremble – Delirious?
Livin’ Out Loud,