Use them well

micTomorrow night, Brian and I will have the privilege of leading worship at our home church for the first time. We feel so blessed and honored to have been asked to do this at the Sunday evening service. As we have been preparing for this, I have been thinking a lot about the responsibility of worshipping and leading others to worship as well. Brian and I started our musical journey not long after we met. He is so incredibly talented and creative and in the beginning we were fueled and inspired by his creativity. We wrote originals. We loved them. We were so proud of them. And looking back, we were pretty proud of us too. When we would sing out at coffee shops, etc. we would refer to them as performances. We practiced sets and worked on things like stage presence. We loved God and all of our originals were about our faith and relationship with him…but back then, if I’m really honest with myself, it was really about us. I’m not saying that practicing and performing and stages are inherently bad. Not at all. But when its about those things, its not about God. As we have grown as individuals, and a couple, in our walk with God, He has changed our hearts. God has brought us to a place in our lives through the course of the last few years where He is teaching us what worship means. God created us to worship. As Brian and I prepare for worship times, we enter into it with humble hearts and prayer. We know and understand that God uses us as vessels to usher people into His presence and a time of worship. It is not about us at all. It is not about a performance. It is not about how good we sound (or not). It is all about HIM. I believe with all my heart that God has been grooming us for this type of service to Him. We are told in 1 Peter “God has given each of you a gift from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve one another.” We are honored that God has chosen us to serve in this way. And we are thankful for the perspective that he has shown us on our journey.

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4 comments on “Use them well

  1. Brian Suman says:

    It has been an incredible musical journey that He has been the director of and I am blessed to be sharing it with you.

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