Leading Worship

September 29, 2008 at 12:58 pm 5 comments

I already posted my normal post today.  But, I was just reflecting on “stuff” I know is going on in people’s lives the last year in those leading in worship on Sunday mornings…I just have to give God the glory that they are able to keep giving, keep leading in worship.  Knowing the insurmountable things they are dealing with, it’s a beautiful thing, a holy thing.

People who are totally drained can still have so much to give.  The well runs deep even when they are totally and completely spent and empty.  Perhaps especially then.  All the things they battle, yet they still praise with high, energetic, give-it-the-best-you’ve-got praise.  Because he is worthy.  And He is in control.  And He sees.  And He knows.

Having some uncontrollable chaos in my own life, those thoughts, that TRUTH, is what keeps me going. 

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  • 1. mandythompson  |  September 29, 2008 at 1:41 pm

    Thank you for this – it is incredibly encouraging for me today.

  • 2. Kim  |  September 29, 2008 at 3:33 pm

    When we “praise Him in the storm”…when we are at our weakest and we praise and honor Him, not only are we blessed but others watching are too. Someone asked me once how I could get up there right after finding out about my cancer and my reply was, “My goodness…how can I not?”

  • 3. Melissa H.  |  September 29, 2008 at 8:06 pm

    I appreciate this post more than you know. It was so hard to get up and “give it my all” yesterday. I am so heavy-hearted. My dad did not pass his stress test today, so he will be having a heart cath on Thursday. My aunt will be buried in Mississippi on Friday, and we won’t be able to be there. But, I am still so very blessed. Blessed beyond measure….I love you!

  • 4. theepiphany  |  September 30, 2008 at 9:51 am

    This sounds like I post I could write nearly every week. Leading worship at my church has been frought with complications and the unexpected. At the same time though, it has been incredibly rewarding, encouraging and challenged my dependance on the Lord like nothing else. My main hang-up to giving it my all as a worship leader is the severe anxiety I deal with every single time I walk onstage. I am fully aware that it’s a blessing in disguise to make me a more open, vulnerable vessel who HAS to place her reliance on Someone Else.

  • 5. tina  |  September 30, 2008 at 11:29 am

    And he is good all the time. thanks for your post

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