Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven. Matthew 5:16
I joined the Worship Team at my Church and last Sunday was the first time I sang for a service. It was amazing. I thought I was worshipping out in the croud but WOW there's something about being up on the alter worshipping full force hearing the congregation sing with you...it was beautiful.
Before we went out to start the service I whispered a prayer to God that I wouldn't be performing, that I would be worshipping and that it would be sweet for His ears and it would be pleasing to Him. I just wanted to make God smile.
I was scared at first. I'm better at being in the background, not to be seen or heard just there and if you see fit to speak to me then I will speak back...but God has different plans and it's becoming more clear He wants me in the front (smiles). When I got up there and started singing, the fear went away and it was just me and Jesus....it was beautiful (I can't say that enough, it seems like such an understatement)
After I was done though, several people came up to me to say "good job, you did great". I didn't know what to say, I wasn't performing, I was worshipping. It didn't matter once we started if I sang badly because God was there in the croud with us and He WAS smiling.
I can't wait to do it again!