Same Purpose, Different Stage

guitarsIt had been three months since I’d pulled out the Taylor on a Sunday morning. This time was different. Same purpose, different stage.

For Father’s Day, Jeff wanted to have church at home, and he wanted me to lead our family in worship. What a gift. What a responsibility. It was in those precious few while-we-have-their-attention moments that God reminded me WHY I love music. WHY I connect with God so strongly through this tool He has given us so freely.

Our beautiful children hesitated at first… they just listened to Mommy and stared at the guitar. But after a little explanation about the song (and some repetition), they started singing as loudly as they could “Your love never fails, it never gives up, it never runs out on me!” Then Katherine picked up her princess guitar (broken string and all) and started playing along with me. I didn’t even notice how badly it was out of tune. In those precious moments, I remembered what worship is really about.

It’s not about where we are, who we’re around, or what is happening around us. It’s not about how many times we repeat a phrase versus how deep the theology is (although the fact that His love never fails seems pretty deep to me). It’s about loving God. It’s about experiencing a deep and true relationship with Him to the point that everyone around us wants to know how they can “get that.”

It’s a connection between my heart and my Creator God. It’s a connection between my amazing man’s heart and our Creator God. It’s a connection between each one of our precious children’s hearts and our Creator God. It’s about a connection between YOUR heart and your Creator God.

And I loved having the guitar back in my hands on a Sunday morning. I treasured the fact that I wanted to be doing what I was doing. It wasn’t to get attention from anyone else, it wasn’t so that people could notice me. My heart and my soul wanted to lead the people I love most in the world to worship the One who loves us most!

May the way I lead worship, and may the platform from which I lead worship, always stay true to this incomprehensible, unexplainable heart and soul connection.

His love never fails. It never gives up. It never runs out on me.

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4 Replies to “Same Purpose, Different Stage”

  1. Love this! Love your words and the whole idea. (And the song of course). It makes me smile as my 8 year old got a guitar for Christmas and I got one for myself. I want to learn together. 🙂

    1. Thank you so much, Sarah! 🙂 I would encourage you to pursue learning together! I gave my 9-year-old the first guitar I ever had and he is going to learn too. 🙂

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