I can’t / couldn’t read song charts or sheet music.
I don’t / didn’t have the experience.
I don’t / didn’t have the technique, training, education, or background.
Yet God still called me to serve as a worship leader, as the youth worship director at my church, and has given me the heart to write songs. Why? Because it’s about doing things in His power to bring Him glory, and not what I can do in my own strength or abilities. (more…)
Though I’ve been filled with much joy in walking with the Lord, the past month has also been a bit solemn for me and many people I know. Literally within the last few weeks I learned about 8 different people that passed away. Four of them from my church circle, two of them in my work circle, and two from extended family. I don’t know if all of them were saved or not, but my prayers go out to each of them and their families. (more…)
There’s something I heard from a friend recently that bothered me. There are people who are actually discouraged from being around other Christians, because the Christians SEEM like they’re perfect.
In her words regarding several Christian families she met, she said, “You all have the perfect families, the perfect spouses, the perfect marriages, the perfect children, the perfect homes, and even the perfect dogs!” It pains me that we as Christians can give off that type of vibe, because we’re absolutely broken and shattered people, in need of a Savior. (more…)
During a small group discussion at a conference I attended recently, we discussed the issue of how many of us as Christians live our day-to-day lives seemingly uninspired, simply going through the motions. Complacency can lead us to merely accepting where we currently are… it is what it is, right? But if you feel like there’s more to life than what you’re currently experiencing, then why settle? (more…)