My break from leading worship

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! 🙂

About reneegrace

A place to record my journey of creating a life of balance. First as God's child and bride, "wifing", mothering, homeschooling, leading worship, neighboring, mentoring, teaching piano, and the myriad of other things that clamor for my time and energy. And a place to put pictures to show my family whom I miss incredibly, and who live so very far away from us here in Alaska!! View all posts by reneegrace

2 responses to “My break from leading worship

  • EEEEMommy

    So while you were taking a much-needed break, we (dh & I) were filling in for our worship leader and leading worship for the first time in oh….5 or 6 years? (we’ve led since then, but in living rooms not in front of the entire church). It was refreshing to be up there again, and I’m excited to see if God has more of that in store for us in the near future.
    I’m so glad to discover you’re a They Might Be Giants fan too! I was wondering if any of the homeschool moms would have a clue what in the world I was talking about! 🙂
    Continuing to pray for a safe delivery, only a little bit longer! So excited for you!

  • Joyce

    I am so glad that you are taking a break. I always took the last week off before birth, and then the babies would come late and so I would have a little extra time off :). Our newborns would be cuddled and passed around the church until I was done. We are a small church, very family oriented.
    Soul searching is necessary. How else do we come before this great King of Kings and worship freely?
    Praying for you and your baby.

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