Repost from July 14, 2015.
We were determined. My husband and I had an early dinner, brought all the kids to the church building, and began to set up.
At first, it took forever just to make it sound right. My husband said he felt like we were singing in a tin can. After working on mics and finally choosing one thing, we finally got to practice, him playing his guitar, and our voices uniting. There were a few songs that we needed to get down and only so long that I felt the kids would hold out. It took about an hour or two, the kids contentedly playing in the nursery, walking in every once in awhile, seeing what we were up to or asking for food, but we kept at it. Almost breaking between every song, but we were getting it! We were determined. We wanted to glorify God with leading others in worship.
We wanted to do it well.
And, can I say, I’ve never been so blessed? Well, I have been, but being able to do this with my husband and just letting God work in our hearts, through our voices, oh how amazing!
On Sunday morning, we felt more ready than if we had practiced that morning (even though we did practice again that morning). This time, it just worked, and the feeling of just being able to worship God was amazing! Afterwards, a couple of the women came up to me to tell me how blessed they were that my husband and I did it together, and that is sounded great.
We were worshiping the king! Praise God it sounded good!
But praise Him even more! Amen?
Music isn’t always an instant gift. It isn’t mine. I would say my husband has more the ear and the voice than I do. It does take constant practice and having the heart to want to do more. The ability to just give it to God, surrendering it to Him, and giving it all you have.
It’s worth it.
And one way I was blessed the next day?
My kids were singing one of the songs in the car. ALL OF THEM! Even my 2 year old seemed to be joining in.
They have been apathetic towards the worship service as of late and haven’t wanted to sing, but this one song rung true, and as we praised Jesus as we went on errands, my soul sang!
Praise God to whom all blessings flow!
And, with all that, I again realize it isn’t about what I make my kids do or learn, it is what they see it in us. In me.
Oh God, help us to show you and yet show yourself! Work through us. Help us to disciple our kids!
And even that takes practice. 🙂
Hope you had a great Sunday, and don’t forget to praise Him for all He does!
Never give up. Believe in the King!
Be inspired today!
Wondering what song we were singing? Here you go! 🙂
“Be careful, then, how you live – not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is. Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit. Speak to one another in psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Submit to one another out of reverence to Christ.” Ephesians 5:15-21