I was talking to a friend’s wife the other day and God smacked me in the head. She was asking me how I am able to write music and then put it up on the net and not be unselfconscious about it. She is a worship leader as well and has hundreds of song that nobody has heard, but she said she wasn’t happy with herself in a few areas. Right away the book “in a pit with a lion on a snowy day” by Mark Batterson came into my head.
“don’t let what’s wrong with you keeping you from worshiping whats right in Him”
She of course responded with..”wow, deep”. I told her that sometimes I have that issue but more often than that I have another issue.
“don’t let what’s right with you keep you from worshiping whats right with Him”
Her response was “huh”. It’s interesting…I can do music/worship with my hands behind my back, youth group without even thinking, ministry without with people straight from my own strength. It isn’t pride, but I am very good on resting on my own ability and leaving the spirit out of the picture.
I will have a church service and play wrong chords and totally mess up and be ticked that worship was horrible. That will always be the week that 3 people come up to me to let me know how great worship was and how amazing God was. Then God says to me “see…it’s not you bucko” We all know that, but seems we are really good at forgetting that.
So she says to me..”Joel you are kicking my butt tonight”
God responds to me “consider your A** kicked as well!”
1. Ever leave God out of your ministry and see how amazing He is anyway?
2. Ever give somebody Godly advice and watch God kick your own butt with it?