I have taken a two week break from leading worship at church, to get me through to 37 weeks… It has been SO very nice. And I have realized I need to do this way more often, just because!!!
Maybe take two weeks off every 6 months… last week I still went to rehearsal and sang, but just didn’t lead. This week I skipped rehearsal because I was exhausted and contracting and had swollen feet, though I’ll probably still sing if Heather wants me to (she is filling in)
SO I am feeling rejuvenated, and ready to let God use me some more, and willing to cling to Him for His confidence and ability and anointing… (WHY would I want to, or dare to any other way? I DON”T KNOW!)
2 Samuel 6:21,22
“I will celebrate before the LORD. I will become even more undignified than this, and I will be humiliated in my own eyes” … this was the KING… the leader, not just one of the crowd… and he wasn’t trying to hype anyone up and create any momentum… God does that, often using a leader’s heart that is “so on fire with praise that it burned right through any inhibitions or pride.” (Matt Redman)
Once again I find myself in a place of needing to kindle my heart’s flame for Father God, my Redeemer, to renew the romance… Luke 6:45 “Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.”
So do my words and actions and face and worship reflect a heart of abandon? Am I lost in His wonder and love and majesty and mercy and grace and kingship and beauty and PRAISE???
Hmmm… its been good to think on recently… a little soul searching does the body good… both personally and the church! 🙂