Archive | September, 2014
13 Sep

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Good Morning! It’s a beautiful day in America’s midwest. The sun is shining and skies are blue with white puffy clouds. It’s a great day to praise the Lord!

Over the past few weeks, I have been sensing the Lord asking me to take a break from this blog. For several weekends, I’ve writen anyway. He is so wonderful, awesome (in the correct sense of the term), good, powerful, loving, and so much more, I could go on writing a post on Saturday for the rest of my life encouraging us to worship Him. There are times when God’s direction seems harsh – like a parent saying, “Do not cross the line I’m establishing!” This is not one of those times for me. His leading has come with gentle nudges to lay this blog down.

So, for now I am saying that I’m taking a break. He may be redirecting me to another opportunity, or just asking me to step back for awhile. Right now I’m not sure which.

While we wait together, the archives are here for you. Looking back over them, I became aware that even through a blog about worshiping Him, God has been faithful! I had no idea I’d written so many posts! And, honestly, I’d forgotten many of the points in posts I’ve written! How like God to give clarity, and then give it again at a later time!

Thank you, dear fellow-worshiper for your encouragement and trust. And most of all, for worshiping the God of Gods and King of Kings. He is matchless and completely worthy of our worship.

At His feet with you….

Slow Down

6 Sep

All week I work hard and fast because Sunday comes every seven days with unrelenting regularity. I scan and answer email quickly; I make sure meetings start and end on time; all with the goal of providing an atmosphere in which people can worship God and hear from Him collectively.

Part of my responsibility is to check and maintain our church’s Facebook page. While scrolling through lots of statuses, a video caught my attention. As it played, I felt my soul slow down and rest as others prayed… FOR ME! So much of my week is spent caring for others, and although those praying have no idea who I am or that I exist – God knows me intimately. He knew that I needed to rest for five and a half minutes while prayers of other worship leaders washed over my soul.

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READY FOR SUNDAY

Can you sit still for that long and allow the Holy Spirit to calm, empower, and encourage your heart before leading others tomorrow? Whether you are the worship leader, on the team, the pastor, or have some other role during the worship service tomorrow, you will benefit from quieting your heart in preparation.

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