Every now and then, my music pastor at church will ask me to lead a worship song at church. Yesterday was one of those days. I can’t tell you how much I loved getting asked to lead the congregation in worship. There was a moment while we were singing and I just couldn’t sing because I felt Jesus in that place. Tears started to form and I had to put my microphone down, look up and just smile because I knew the Lord was there. Have you ever experienced that? Yall, He is so REAL!! His love, His peace, His grace, His forgiveness!! It transcends all understanding!! And I absolutely adore worshipping Him. Giving Him glory for all things!!
After we had prayed and finished our worship time, I had to run to the restroom and fix my makeup along with my friends who were doing the same. While we were in there I just grinned so big and I said, “oh my goodness yall, I love getting to do that!!” It has nothing to do with me. I’m not looking for the praise, I love giving the praise to God almighty who deserves all of it. I am so thankful to have the opportunity to be able to lead like that. I know there is such a fine line between leading worship and entertaining. Our music pastor talks all the time about our presence on stage. We do need to actually look like we enjoy being up there instead of looking like a bump on a log, however, it’s not about getting attention. It is about Jesus!! There is no doubt in my mind that you can tell that I love being up there. Ha!
Singing and helping lead people in worship is one of my spiritual gifts and I LOVE using it for the glory of His kingdom!! I’ve said this before, but there is a difference when you are singing a random secular song and when you are singing a song about Jesus. There is just something about it because that relationship (if you have one with Him) takes you to an entirely different level. There is a peace that overwhelms when you allow it to. A peace that I cannot explain. I will never forget this one particular quiet time that I had a little while ago. I had just sang my heart out in my apartment and just sat down in the hallway and was silent and let the Holy Spirit completely surround me. It was the most perfect and beautiful feeling that I have ever experienced. God was there! He is ALWAYS there!!! In the midst of this maddening world, God is still faithful!
He is the same today, yesterday, and always. I pray that you know the God of this universe! And I also pray that you know your spiritual gifts!! There is a test that you can take that tells you which ones that you excel at. Couldn’t tell you what that test is, but I’m sure Google knows! 😉 Anyway, I pray that you use them to bring glory to Him! That is why He gave them to you. I continue to pray for more and more opportunities to sing and to lead worship! And I know opportunities are coming!
“Therefore you do not lack any spiritual gift as you eagerly wait for our Lord Jesus Christ to be revealed.” 1 Corinthians 1:7