1 Peter 4:10-11 Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms. If anyone speaks, he should do it as one speaking the very words of God. If anyone serves, he should do it with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen.
Today a friend sent me a note of encouragement about the recent live CD that was created by my church. I had the honor of writing two of the twelve songs and leading our church body in a live recording of our worship experience. I have always been a singer – everyone tells me that they always know where I am because they can hear me humming a tune. I have never, however, considered myself a musician, performer, or song writer. But last year God gifted me with words to transform into music – worship of Him. It was a very scary experience to me; working among seasoned artists and professional musicians. But they embraced my offering – mostly I believe – because it wasn’t from me – it was a seed that God wanted to plant. He gave me the strength and perseverance. The process ended up being exhilarating and I can confidently say that God used me to help others worship our mighty God. I am so thankful that God helped me step out of fear and experience a walk of faith.
Thank you, Lord. And so now I am asking, God, would you please lead me down this path again? Would you send me your “seeds” and would you water them in my life. As another artist said. . . Give me words to speak of Your Glorious Name. Amen.