Monday, November 5, 2007

Monday Morning Confession

Having been born and raised in the church.... going to the physical church building on Sunday is a natural thing for me to do. Given the personal relationship I have with Jesus Christ... even more so.... Yesterday was not natural. It was beyond what my feeble mind can comprehend.

Ever since I've been teaching the parenting class (Bible study) on Tuesday mornings, I have been hit several times with various health issues. I'm currently having this one for about a week now. I woke up yesterday morning with the thought that I probably didn't need to go. In my quiet time with my Father I asked Him to show me clearly if I should go or not. He kept pushing me onwards. So, I went....

One thing I do often is challenge others in their thoughts & beliefs about worship. For those who know me in the flesh.. I know big surprise... I found myself walking into the sanctuary with a sense of unrest. Unrest? Yes, unrest. I thoroughly enjoying singing as a part of worship. There was no way I was going to sing. My throat feels as if hot coals are being prepared to cook some burgers and dogs. It is swollen like a pound of raw meat is in a ball getting ready to be pounded. So as I sat there preparing to worship... I prayed. My answer came rather quickly, "Be quiet with your mouth. Sing within your heart. Truly worship Me."

It was without question one of the most worshipful experiences I have ever had. I know I was questioned by some as to why I wasn't singing. Of course, when I wasn't hugging everyone it was sort of obvious. But what wasn't seen.....

I was moved beyond words. He continues to show me time and time again... Be still and know that I am God.

How do you need to be moved today? And will you... be still and know that He is God?


Peter Hamm said...

Thanks for sharing that. You know, music does not = worship nor vice versa. It's nice to be reminded of that from time to time, isn't it.

Bless you!

Camey said...

Yes, it is Peter. And thank you.