The Pressure’s On
Ok, so now that the whole body knows that this blog exists, the pressure is definitely on. Not only to write often, but to choose my words wisely. But for those of you that know me, I’m not very good at that. So, my solution is to just write and write and write, and whoever chooses to read my “ramblings” will see every side, thought, and conflict that goes on during the week. This week I was, again, challenged. Week after week we prepare and practice for a worship-through-singing session on Sundays, but the sweetest times are when we, as a team, stop playing and singing and just listen to the body singing. I wish we did this more often, because it is like a wave voices washing over room, filling it with praises. I really do believe The One is teaching me humility. Not from the stand point of, “I am the best lead worshipper,” or “That’s sounds so good, I’m so proud,” but constantly teaching me, He can do this without me. He doesn’t need my guitar, or my voice to proclaim His glory, the Psalms say that the stars can do that. But here’s the thing: He doesn’t need me, He wants me. That thought is glorious. That might sound like some fuzzy thinking, but imagine how that translates to the rest of your life. What made my mind start to venture down this path was a woman in our church body. She is always full of encouragement, and every time I speak with her, I feel like The One uses her words to penetrate my heart in a way that not everyone can. A couple months after I accepted the position as Creative Arts Director here at GLF, she expressed to me how I was not simply filling a need, but how she wanted The One’s expression of Himself through me. Imagine that in your own job. What if your boss said to you, “You are not just filling a need here, I want you here, your presence is important to me.” What if your child said to you, “You are more important to me than fulfilling my needs, I want you here.” The thought is exhilarating, and something we all desire; and yet many time we miss the fact that The One wants us. He wants me, more than to just fill the need as the music guy at GLF. He wants me. I’m not sure how this all works out from a theology standpoint, but I do know that I both feel, and know that I am wanted by The One.
This is the set we played on Sunday:
1. All Because of Jesus – Fee
2. Blessed Be Your Name – Matt Redman
3. Amazed – The Desperation Band
4. How Great is Our God – Chris Tomlin
Please leave comments if you have anything to add or say, or your can email me. I’m out —