So this week at Main Event was our first week without Laura, she has a great blog check it out. Laura was the worship leader for our student ministry for the last 2 years. She did a fantastic job for us and God used her. Anyways she graduated from our ministry and is now a freshman at the University of South Carolina. So now we are in the process of rearranging our worship ministy to move new people into new roles. God has blessed us with students who love God and love music and can play instruments, the trick is the transition.
So this last Wed. night was the first Main Event with a new leader. Dalton is the student who is stepping into that role as our worship leader. So the entire week I was dreading Main Even because I know that it was going to be different, probably not as good musically, and I really was not looking forward to it.
Wed. night came and we practiced and prayed and it was time to start the service. It was a little rough. You could tell Dalton and the band lacked some confidence and experience, but all in all they did a great job.
Thank you again guys I know God has big things in store for us as you lead us in worship each week.
In my mind because of this transition of worship leaders I had written off anything big happening. Well God showed up.
Not only did we have a great night, but 6 kids said they needed to commit their lives to following Jesus and follow Him in baptism. It was AWESOME! Than 8 others indicated that God was calling them to something specific in regards to reaching a friend at school for Jesus.
We were inadequate compared to where our ministry had been before in regards to the quality of our worship experience. That is really what God does best. He is an expert at taking what little we offer and multiplying it into something great. He can take our sincere, yet less the enough effort, and use it to move people closer to Himself.
This verse really says it all.
1 Cor. 1:28 He chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things—and the things that are not—to nullify the things that are, 29so that no one may boast before him. 30It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God—that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption. 31Therefore, as it is written: “Let him who boasts boast in the Lord.”
Where ever you are know that God is the one who brings the blessing and many times He will use your inadequacies to bring the blessing about.