The Special Gift of Ministry

Talk about “deer in the headlights!” I’m sure that is exactly what I looked like!

On the last song, a spotlight turned on the keyboards. (Barb, the worship leader, must lead from the keyboard I was playing on Sundays.) Everything around it went black.

We finished the song and I saw Barb’s hand. What was that signal? Play freestyle? Stop playing? I literally froze.

Then she started singing an old song.

I was warned. She told me last week that song was on her heart. I should have picked it out by ear.

2 Timothy 1:6, “And the special gift of ministry you received when I laid hands on you and prayed – keep that ablaze! God doesn’t want us to be shy with His gifts, but bold and loving and sensible.” The Message

When I first started playing, I rose to every challenge. Any song. Any key. There was only one time it ended badly. (C# minor is a difficult key!) I went down in flames at a Ladies Retreat!

2 Timothy 1:14, “Guard this precious thing placed in your custody by the Holy Spirit who works in us.” The Message

I wish I had tried to play it. I’m sure the Holy Spirit would have helped me.

July 24, 2019: 2 Timothy 1-4.

“2019 Relevant Bible Reading Guide”

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