Yesterday I practiced with my worship team for most of the afternoon.
Now most of you reading this probably aren't that impressed by that, but let me finish.
We did things completely differently than we normally do.
I usually have the songs already picked out and the vocalists picked out. Today they picked the songs, including a brand new one, and who would be singing.
I was nervous. I wasn't sure how it would work or if it would work at all.
It started rough. Learning a new song on the spot is never easy.
But then something incredible happened.
God showed up in that practice.
I'm not talking about that warm gushy feeling.
I'm talking tangible presence.
I stepped off the stage and I let those kids worship.
Because trust me, they weren't practicing anymore.
They were worshipping.
That room filled with His presence as it began to rain down.
And I was filled with humility and awe that God would choose me; a sinner. A broken person. Someone so desperately in need of His grace every day, to lead them and play this role in their lives.
In the midst of the chaos and busyness of life, we often forget His goodness.
My friends, he is so so good to us.
I haven't stopped smiling since practice yesterday.
I have plenty of reasons that could steal that smile.
But I've got so many more reasons to keep it.
Trust Him in your chaos.
Trust Him in your busyness.
He is still good.
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Until next time,