It’s been a while since I have written, much too long if I am being honest. I guess thats what happens when once again life intervenes. But I am back. I am ready to begin writing again and sharing life with you all.
Today is Sunday. Sunday’s are long days for us as I start it at 6 A.M. getting ready for church. The band rehearses prior to service at 8 A.M. in Greenville, IN, and I am from Louisville, with having two kids, Arielle (7) and Willow (2) that I get ready as well, so you can imagine what it looks like trying to get out the door on time.
Today was no different than any other Sunday. But little did I know what God had in store for me.
I was nervous for some reason to sing. We were doing a new song, one that moves my heart more than any worship song has and I wanted that same experience for the congregation. I was putting the pressure on myself thinking that this was my job. I kept saying to myself ‘this has to be perfect for them’. This is what we do to ourselves when we get in the way and don’t let the spirit work through us. We want control, because we think we know what’s best.
In the midst of my mind racing, critiquing myself and thinking of how I could make this perfect, a sweet spirit whispered in my ear “Allow the spirit to work through you and don’t let satan steal your joy. God gave you this gift and it is beautiful, use it to worship Him.” As soon as Vickie said that to me, I immediately felt a sense of peace coming over me. She prayed for the spirit to work through us on the stage and for it to be a joyful noise to Him. Being on the stage, there to praise Him, you could truly feel the Holy Spirit just flowing through us and through the church. Hands were raised high and hearts were becoming vulneranle. Not because of Vickie and myself or the band, and not because of my Dad (Pastor Bobby), but because WE were vulnerable to the spirit. We allowed ourselves to get out of the way so the spirit could move. Man, did He move. He allowed a message of truth to be delivered and in turn lives were given to Christ.
I say all of this to remind you to GET OUT OF THE WAY. Don’t worry about the perfection, in whatever it is that you are trying to perfect, or whatever you are criticizing yourself about. Jesus tells us to ” work with all your heart as if working for the Lord and not man.”- Col. 3:23.
Just when I think I have it all figured out, God reveals that I have so much more to learn on this journey with Him. I am so excited to see what He has in store for me.
Thank you God for revealing your spirit this morning. Thank you for allowing me to serve you. I do not deserve this but still you call me.
If you are interested in the song we sang today, the link is below.
Thanks friends for reading.