so, myself and trent (keys) made a lone trip to lead worship last night for Crossroads Fellowship in Jackson, Missouri. we will also be leading them sunday morning for worship- woot! we got the call for this just about 9 days ago, so this was a short notice thing… which is amazing- and we love doing this. it keeps it fun :)… most of the time…
but to rewind a minute:
i’ve had my world shaken up a bit in the last few weeks. and as i talked to a friend on the phone a few days ago, she brought up ‘getting back to the basics’… which we laughed at b/c we always giggle at the cheesy cliches’. but she was right- in making some decisions about life in the last few weeks, i was rocked a little bit, just to be honest. i realized that my particular ‘basics’ was just getting away, praying about what was happening around me, and seeking the Lord and what He says- period. not just seeking Him in my situation, but seeking Him and His holiness.
now to fast forward:
we got to missouri yesterday, sound checked, changed in the church bathroom, and headed out for worship. the night went well, and at the end, it happened. in a spontaneous moment of testimony, a broken man shared of his son’s new found journey with cancer. and as he asked for prayer- i became broken. in that moment, God reaffirmed all of those conversations we’ve had over the past week and a half… and all i could do was smile. 🙂 which is what i’m doing now even as i write this. God in all of His amazing grace reminded me of one of the reasons why i do, why we do what we do- to encourage… as i felt i could encourage this man, i was encouraged.
please pray for our friend jordan who is beginning a new season in life, and for his dad, tom; tom, took his son’s name to Jesus thursday night and asked for healing. please stand with him in that prayer!
His timing… was perfect… for all of us.