Ringing Hands

This photo is an accurate depiction of my life right now. 

I’m ringing my hands a lot. I feel alone, and distressed. Everywhere I turn there are major issues and concerns. A heavy weight of burden is laying over my spirit, and I am overwhelmed.

        Finances | Family unrest | Wife’s job | Health | Global catastrophes

It’s difficult to find faith at times like this. It’s hard to see beyond the stress and fix my gaze on the Lord. But I know it’s what I must do. It’s what I am doing.

“Therefore I tell you, do not worry  about your life, what you will eat or drink, or about your body, what you will wear. Isn’t there more to life than food and more to the body than clothing? …” – Matthew 6:25-30

What helps you look beyond the stress to see the Lord?

Sunday Set List – 5/17/10

Daybreak Baptist church

Trading My Sorrows Darrell Evans

You, You Are GodGateway Worship

The Heart Of Worship/Here I Am To WorshipMatty Redman/Hillsong

He Knows My NameTommy Walker

Order of Service – PCO

This week was nice. We had piano, keys, and drums. And we only had three vocalists. It was a nice minimalistic sound. We combined The Heart Of Worship and Here I Am To Worship in a medley that went really well together. We sang T.H.O.W. through the first chorus, repeated the chorus, and then flowed seamlessly into the chorus of H.I.A.T.W. It was great!

And we did He Knows My Name for the first time at our church. I love this song! It had a nice gospel feel to it, and Jason, our pianist did a great job of adding that element to the song.

Overall, it was an awesome morning of worship! Please comment below and tell me what you think, and what you did at your church last week.

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God Sings Over Us

“The Lord your God is with you,
he is mighty to save.
He will take great delight in you,
he will quiet you with his love,
he will rejoice over you with singing.”

– Zephaniah 3:17

The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the Alpha and the Omega, the Great I Am, the Creator of EVERYTHING… rejoices and sings over ME?! How do I wrap my head around this one? It’s one of the most overwhelming things I have ever thought of or felt.

Thoughts?

 

Sunday Set List – 5/2/10

Daybreak Baptist Church

CHOIR – Praise Him

Mighty To Save – Hillsong

Draw Me Close – Hillsong

It Is Well – Hymn

Made Me Glad – Hillsong

This was a Hillsong weekend!  We had a great time singing old and new Hillsong worship music! And our church loved the music this week.

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Be sure and check out what other churches did in their worship services on Sunday over at The Worship Community!

God bless!

Sunday Set List – 4/25/10

Daybreak Baptist Church

Glory To God Forever Steve Fee

All Creatures Of Our God And King – LCMS Gathering Band

God Of This City – Bluetree

Amazing Grace My Chains Are Gone – Chris Tomlin

Hiding Place – Jared Anderson

A lot of our women were out at the coast on a Women’s Retreat this weekend, including my wife LeAnn, who normally co-leads the worship services with me. So today was a bit different than usual. But it turned out great! It was a dynamic set, and even though we had fewer people in church today, due to the retreat, the worship was awesome.

We introduced a new song, Hiding Place by the Desperation Band and Jared Anderson. I think the church really liked it. Very nice addition to our rotation!

What music did you guys worship with this morning? Please comment below!

Check out the Sunday Setlists over at The Worship Community!

Sunday Set List – 4/11/10

Daybreak Baptist Church

Pre-Service

My Savior LivesNew Life Worship

Service

Better Is One Day/I Could Only ImagineMatt Redman/Mercy Me

Son Of GodStarfield

When I Speak You Name/Pure Gateway Church/Kari Jobe

I’m late putting up our set-list! Sorry folks!

This was one of those services for me. One of THOSE services! I thought a lot went wrong. There were a lot of little mistakes on my part. Little mistakes on LeAnn’s part. But… and this is a big BUT… as the service went on I could tell that no one was fazed by them at all. Our church was worshiping the Lord! And I was so convicted right there on the stage, as we sang. My focus had been on details and technical issues that were held over from the pre-service run through, and I had failed to put those things aside in my mind and heart to do the one thing God had called me to do that morning – to lay everything aside and worship Him. I choked back the tears I felt and put it all down… and worshiped God.

I’m so thankful that God loves me in my imperfection. That He still calls me to do this even though I get it so wrong sometimes. He is a gracious and loving God, and He is so immensely worthy of our praise, worship, and adoration.

Thanks to all of you who read my blog. I really appreciate your comments. They are encouraging and bless me. So if you feel like it, please comment below and tell me what you did on Sunday at your church. Then go check out The Worship Community to read what others like us did at their churches.

May God richly bless you today!

Sunday Set List – Easter 2010

Daybreak Baptist Church

He Is Risen, HallelujahChoir
My Savior LivesGateway Church
You Thought Of UsChoir
Worthy Is The Lamb Hillsong
Revelation SongGateway Church

Our Easter service was A-MA-ZING!

This was our first time singing My Savior Lives, and it was HIGH ENERGY! I loved that song! And we combined Worthy Is The Lamb and Rev Song into a power medley that sent our church into a deep attitude of worship. I was so touched by the whole service. Everything went perfectly. Praise God!

Our Pastor’s message was also amazing! We are so blessed to have such wise and dynamic teaching every Sunday.

Please comment below and tell me what you did at your church this Easter Sunday morning. And be sure to also visit The Worship Community to check out what other churches and worship leaders did, as well!

Happy Easter, everyone!