just a word about worship…

March 28th, 2003

God has really been teaching me a lot lately. a lot about journey. about trials. about growing. about hurting. about healing. and about just trusting Him in everything. but i just want to write a word or two about worship… and in particular… “leading” worship.

i don’t know how many people who read this have had the awesome opportunity to assist in “leading” worship. and i put “leading” in quotations, because i feel that no human can actually lead in worship. God leads. in talking to chris tomlin, he calls himself a ‘lead worshiper’ as opposed to ‘worship leader’. and i like that. it’s much more accurate of a title. but anyways.. i digress… (as usual).

being on the ‘worship team‘ has been such an awesome experience for me, for many reasons. the fellowship with other people who share in my passion for music and for praising God is just the tip of the iceberg! 😀 one thing that only people who have been in front during worship can tell you about, is the sight we see. it is so awesome. i can be playing SOOO badly. hitting on a wrong note.. speeding up the beat.. drop a stick… completely miss the drums. miss the cymbals.. hit myself in the head(don’t laugh… i’ve done it… MANY times. and yes… that does explain some things *grin*)… but then i’ll look out at the crowd.. and see people just worshiping God… it just makes me realize… it’s NOT about me. it’s NOT about how i play the drums. God can use me even when i do hit myself in the head. God asks us to make a joyful noise. (and trust me. i do that a LOT while driving in my car! *grin*) i wish everyone could see what i see when i’m on the worship team…. it puts things back into perspective for me… and just brings joy to my soul. (and this view of mine is a big reason why when people compliment me, i’ll tell them… “well.. thanks.. but i just hit things” :-P)

so anyways. that was on my heart to tell you all. thanks for listening (reading). and my God’s blessings fill your morning/day/evening/night. 😀

12 Responses to “just a word about worship…”

  1. Jamie says:

    Tracy, I totally agree. Although that’s not my calling, but i do know what you are talking about. 🙂 May God Bless you for following Him.

  2. Laura says:

    Have I told you lately what a great reminder you are for me of God’s grace? 🙂

  3. ben says:

    tracy, you’re cool.

  4. denise says:

    drums? that’s so cool, really. 🙂 anyway i’m going to look arounddd me during service from now. 🙂

  5. ali says:

    true that…it’s all about praising the King!

  6. It’s amazing the things that God has been teaching me as well. I know already that He has some major things for me and my family to go through but at the same time… I’m seeing the “worship” of living a daily relationship with Him more and more clearly as time goes on.

  7. Amy says:

    Tracy–nothing profound, but I have to say that I’ve missed the cymbals and hit myself in the head before too 🙂 I thought I was nuts, but we are twins-scary!

  8. tray says:

    scary is right! 🙂

  9. iris says:

    amen! very well said, tray. i feel you.

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