Hey Church Family!
First off, I just have to say how wonderful it was to be back “on shore” and worshipping with you all this past Sunday. God’s spirit is moving in our church and my prayer is that we are all aware of that and ready for God to do something great with each of us.
The past few weeks we have been without our wonderful choir as they have been on a well-deserved break. Well, we are counting down the days now to when we meet again as a church choir. This past week you heard from some of our very own church choir folks as they answered some very simple but powerful questions about being a part of the choir. Well, here are my answers to those questions:
Why did you join the choir?
I have grown up in church all of my life. My dad is a Minister of Music in a Baptist church and, even though joining the choir was never mandatory for me, I have always loved being a part of any choir. I have a background in classical music, so I have been in many different types of choirs. But the church choir elevates me to a whole new level, and not just musically.
Why should someone else join the choir?
For so many reasons! Here at FBC, we are all about community, and the choir is just another way of being a part of this larger community. Each of us were created to worship God. What better way to do that than to be a part of a choir? After all, that’s what heaven will be like one day – all God’s saints singing His name and shouting Hosanna!
What do you gain from the choir personally?
Personally, it’s more than making good music. It’s about using my God-given musical ability to worship God to my fullest.
What do you gain spiritually?
Spiritually, music lifts us to another level. Music that glorifies the One who created us can lift us to higher heights that we could ever imagine. I am so moved by a lot of the lyrics of today’s music and even the great hymns of faith that have shaped the music we have today. My prayer is that God will always reveal Himself through music to me. That is a treasured gift I never want to lose.
I could go on and on about the topic of musical worship. We live in a society that traps us in our preferences of life. My ultimate prayer for our church is that we realize it’s about seeing through the negatives the devil likes to throw in our minds and looking at the bigger kingdom picture. God created us to worship Him in EVERYTHING we do and say and even sing.This idea is the foundation on which God intended us to live.
So, I invite each of you to come and be a part of something bigger than the individual. Come and be a part of a singing family. It doesn’t take perfection or a membership to be a part of this family. All it takes is an open and willing heart to be used by God, for God!