Hey there, everyone. I pray you are having a fabulous week so far! As for me, I am preparing (literally right now) for next Sunday’s service. I am up listening to songs in preparation as I write to you. Since I was a kid, I have worked with music in the background. Worship music is the best background music (to me anyway).
Moving on, for the first time, I will be singing back to back Sundays, but it will be cool! Allow me to explain. At my church, we have two services. If you serve, you serve for both services, so it makes for a long day (especially with the 45 minute gap between services)!
That being said, I am glad to report that I not only made it through both services last Sunday, but I was pain-free the entire time. For anyone who serves on a worship team, you know how physically tiring it can be. When I sing, I like to move, so I am so thankful I was able to. Sometimes, I have to be still or am not able to sing full range.
However, this time, I had full use of my vocal range and no shortness of breath! This is nothing but the grace of God. His grace is always there, and it is up to God to intervene as “He sees fit” for me (Matthew 6:10).
In the meantime, I continue to pray over my voice and my body because I submit my all in worship to God and know Him as a healer! Whatever God allows, He allows, and I surrender to this. Regardless, He is STILL good (Psalm 100:5)!
Honestly, I have to say this because some only think God is good when there is no pain or no problem. Not true at all! If I hurt the rest of my life, GOD IS STILL GOOD TO ME!!!
Needless to say, I always appreciate when I get a reprieve. I was not the same person I was last Thursday, at rehearsal, who had to stand up and walk around to relieve back pain and stiff joints. Praise the Lord! Faithful and merciful when it is deeply needed (Psalm 86:15). He allows what He allows, and knows what is best. Anyway He blesses, I will be satisfied.
“For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
neither are your ways my ways”,
declares the Lord.
“As the heavens are higher than the earth,
so are my ways higher than your ways
and my thoughts than your thoughts.”
Now, on to this Thursday. I have another rehearsal. Prayerfully, I will be able to sing another Sunday without pain. Either way, Lord willing, I will be up there (James 4:15)!
I have sung with pain, shortness of breath, or whatever. As long as I am able, I will be up there singing for Jesus! Even if I have to sit in the audience and am unable to stand (which happens sometimes), I make a joyful noise to the Lord (Psalm 100).
He is too good to just sit there and be silent! When He allows me to get a reprieve from pain, I thank Him. No matter what, God IS a loving God to me. He will always find me worshiping, regardless of what physical state I am in! Amen.
Until next time, have a blessed rest of your week, everyone!