OK so on Thursday I took a big step....
I joined the church choir for the Easter service. This is a one-day three-services kind of opportunity. And yes I will be up there on stage with 50 or 60 other people singing my little heart out celebrating the awesomeness of Christ's victory!
If you have ever heard me sing you may be asking yourself..."who would let her join the choir?" or "yikes, have you heard her voice?". Believe me friends, the voice I hear in my own ears is not one I would classify as "good." It isn't awful but in no way would I win a Canadian Idol audition :) So, onto what really matters....
Last years Easter service was remarkable to me. I finally GOT IT! I finally understood what happened and it meshed with my soul that Jesus died....yes...sad but true. BUT GOD RAISED HIM FROM THE DEAD and was victorious over the enemy. I cried during the service....I cried in the van on the way home. I remember seeing the people in the choir worshiping and loving the Lord with all of their hearts...the excitement I felt was exhilarating. I want every. single. person to feel that...it is amazing!
So when the worship Pastor at our church announced that they were looking for choir members immediately the thought came into my head that I should be up there. I told Wes about it joking that if there was enough of us that they could drown out my voice. I did bring it up at one of our Sunday night Life Groups about this prompting I had (why me...why this voice??). So that was the end of it for a few weeks. I left it alone. Then this past Wednesday I was leading my last Friendship Factor bible study and we were talking about God Confidence. In developing this I was teaching (from a book, not my own ideas) that to develop more of our confidence in Him and what we can do through Him we need to risk stepping out in faith and do something you believe God wants you to do. So immediately in my head comes the the prompting I have received about the choir. I share this with my ladies....2 of them are in the choir as well and encourage me to come to Thursday practice. That afternoon I email Pastor Dallas and ask him if there is still room, he sends me this:
Worship the LORD with gladness; come before him with joyful songs.
So all I can say is DO IT...whatever you may feel a prompting to do for His Kingdom I challenge you to step out in God-confidence and trust in Him.