The One Working in Me

At worship practice, the music minister shared an interesting phenomenon. He tells us, we all lead worship and there are those in the congregation who tend to watch just us.

Last Sunday, one musician, who normally plays constantly, reached a part where they did not play. The musician took the opportunity and raised their hands in worship. Like popcorn, people, who normally didn’t enter in, raised their hands across the sanctuary.

He turned and said, “Pam, when you are not playing, enter in to worship.”

The Chatterbox in my head replied, “Why is he picking on you? You are switching sounds, playing your parts, Whitney’s parts, and occasionally the bass parts! When do you have time to worship?”

I shut that Chatterbox up by saying to myself, “At home.” I could practice worshipping on the parts I don’t play.

Philippians 2:12, 13, “Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not only in my presence, but so much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. For God is the One working in you, both to will and to do His good pleasure.” Modern English Version

When I sat down to practice yesterday, I played with a YouTube video and worshiped during the verse where I don’t play. Then, I played the songs, in new keys, three times to memorize them.

I thought it was Steve telling me to worship, but it was God. I thought it was Joe telling me to memorize the songs, but it was God. God is the One working in me for His good pleasure.

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