Sunday Night

October 28, 2007 at 9:38 pm 1 comment

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Today was awesome.  A totally new reflection on what it means to “worship in spirit and in truth”.  As keyed in as I am to worship, that phrase has always been a little vague for me.  What does it mean?  It means to sing it like you mean it and if you don’t mean it, don’t sing it.  Either you believe it with all that is in you…you are totally revved up about it, or just don’t do it.  Man!  What a difference that mindset made in our worship tonight.  I felt like I was on the receiving end, being ministered to in worship.  It was great.  Someone on the team said, “for the first time in this building, I heard the body singing above Brian, and that was SO AWESOME.” 

These guys in our church bands could use their gifts in so many different ways…I think it is awesome when they get some indication that the gifts they are giving mean something.  They could be in crowds with people drinking, hooping and hollering at a bar, yet they choose to serve us. 

That feedback…it isn’t “for them”, but it is important.

A lot of personal reflection this weekend…revival does that to me.  Change of leaves…change of seasons, change in priorities.  New lists.  

Well, my Sunday night laundry awaits.  Much like many of you.  Short on jeans for every child in the house. 

Blessings,

Maggie 

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  • 1. Holly Smith  |  October 29, 2007 at 11:39 am

    Yay God! Me, too!! I love when the LORd comes and does a new work and revives our spirits.

    Love and prayers to you friend,
    Holly

    PS I also like to think about “truth to the inmost part,” so “in spirit and in truth” would include that…worship to our very core…everything turned up before Him. No bars held. I want that!

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