Monday, August 20, 2007

Worship God in the middle of it all.

A thought shared with our worship team after a technically challenging Sunday!

    I'm a big believer in doing everything with excellence because it's a reflection of our commitment to God. But I also know that life throws us curveballs, and we always have to be ready for those unexpected moments. I've learned, through trial and error, that it's always better to deal with problems and challenges head-on, instead of trying to ignore them or pretend they don't exist. When they microphones go dead in the middle of worship, what do we do? We pretend that the only instrument in the house is our voice! We sing acapella and lift up a joyful noise and declare that our God is great! We roll with it, and through our actions and responses, perhaps we encourage others to remember that worship isn't about slick performances or a picture-perfect life. Worship is honoring God and demonstrating our devotion IN SPITE of all the challenges.

    I look up to the mountains- does my help come from there?
    My help comes from the Lord , who made the heavens and the earth!
    He will not let you stumble and fall; the one who watches over you will not sleep.
    Indeed, he who watches over Israel never tires and never sleeps.
    The Lord himself watches over you! The L ord stands beside you as your protective shade.
    The sun will not hurt you by day, nor the moon at night.
    The Lord keeps you from all evil and preserves your life.
    The Lord keeps watch over you as you come and go, both now and forever.

    Psalm 121

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