The Night Before

23 May

It is Saturday night.  I am ready for bed (face washed, teeth brushed) and now pondering the night before I lead worship again in the morning.

Having practiced my guitar earlier today, I quickly glance at my chord charts again, just so things are fresh in my mind.  I review our “transition sheet” which basically gives the run-down of all the songs we are going to do.  I think about what I will wear.  Forcast says it will be cool tomorrow so I might wear my boots.  I like that.

I realize how inadequate I am for this responsibility of leading worship for our church.  I get a little nervous about whether or not I will remember all the words and chords.

My prayer before I fall asleep:  “God, I know I cannot do this job on my own.  Even if I pull off everything perfectly – remember all my words, stay on time with the click, play the right chords – it doesn’t mean anything if I am not lead by your Holy Spirit.  Enable me, Lord.  Give my voice strength because it doesn’t have much right now.  Let me be open to what you want for me and for our church so I can lead our church in the direction you want.  Let us experience you, thus leaving service changed because we encountered the One True God. 

And please help me to wake up on time.” =)

3 Responses to “The Night Before”

  1. Jenny May 24, 2010 at 6:13 p05 #

    Becca I was brought to tears by your voice yesterday. I wanted to tell you after the service but you were surrounded by “fans” 🙂
    You truly have the voice of an angel, I LOVE when you lead worship!
    Keep it up!

  2. Jim (Dad) May 24, 2010 at 6:13 p05 #

    It blesses me beyond words to see you exercise your role as worship leader. It is an awesome responsibility and privilege to lead God’s people to His thrown room. Heb 6:19 tells of our hope to someday, in Heaven, actually go in there, “We have this as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul, a hope that enters into the inner place behind the curtain” When worshiping here on earth we go in to that room in spirit, but one day we will do it in truth.

  3. Jim (Dad) May 24, 2010 at 6:13 p05 #

    Well spell check would have been helpful!!!.. Throne room – not thrown room. this aint wrestling. Well maybe…

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