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I love how the Holy Spirit uses unique moments to speak to us, humble us and reveal our attitudes as He clearly convicts us by His word and His voice… If we let Him!
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Today I played drums in church for the first time in 10 years. Hammer time! While laying down a solid ‘4 on the floor’ ‘Animal’ style rock beat … The drum skin of the kick/bass drum broke and split in half … skills uh?. I was extremely frustrated while trying to continue playing through the worship set. I did everything I could including moving the bass drum beater to the outer rim to try to get some sound out of it. Pretty soon the frustration turned into an attitude, “That’s it, I’m here to help, I haven’t played drums for 10 years, I told them to change the skins… This is the last straw etc…”. My attitude stank. The pastor came to give the msg, and then it hit me, the first scripture hit me straight between the eyes:
“[We pray] that you may be invigorated and strengthened with all power according to the might of His glory, [to exercise] every kind of endurance and patience (perseverance and forbearance) with joy” (Colossians 1:11 AMP).
The split drum skin just revealed the wrong attitude that was already lurking there. I wasn’t being “invigorated & strengthened with power for His Glory”. The music and even the frustration of the moment should have been used as a tool of expression to overcome and lead myself and others into worship. I missed it by being distracted by myself instead of enduring with patience in joy for the glory of God.
When was the last time you were faced with a frustration (small like mine .. or significant)? What did you do with it?
We are to be strengthened by His Glory to endure in all, in patience and joy, using every circumstance to serve the ultimate purpose > Glorify His Name.
alive + awake + responding now
Those that worship the Father must worship in spirit + truth.
“But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him.” John 4:23
Anything less than the above is an insult.
The vision of ‘The Stirring’ is to see a growing community of people who are before anything else… ‘worshipers’. We want to see believers rise up in their God given talents + creative abilities to express the stunning magnitude + awesome detail of our God … in spirit + truth. We have many “Religious Creators“, “Creative Hypocrites”, + “Shallow Worshipers” floating around local churches. We believe a generation + community of sold out Christ followers are awakening around the world… their spirits are alert + active to God, their lives line up to their songs + so their worship is in truth. The natural response + outcome of true God worship is: Compassion, Love + Justice towards those in need.
“Take away from Me the noise of your songs, For I will not hear the melody of your stringed instruments. But let justice run down like water, And righteousness like a mighty stream.” Amos 5:23-24
This is what God wants from us.
The goal of the ‘The Stirring’ community is that our worship truly counts before the Father… Taking our creative worship from the ‘building’ to the ‘beggar’ … from a great ‘concert’ to a great ‘compassion’ … A passionate response of more than a song: but a river of justice + hope, a mighty stream of generosity and right living before God.
‘The Stirring’ is getting ready to resource people with opportunity’s and information on how they can action their creative worship… to bring ‘hands on’ impact to communities, hope to families + creativity to organizations around the world that will be blessed by their talents + passion for the living God.
Coming Soon: Details on projects + how you can contribute + be involved with ‘The Stirring’.
Be a ‘Creative Worshiper’ … Outwork God’s justice + compassion to someone in need.
alive + awake + responding now
Are you alive ? Are you awake ? Are you responding now ?
“Do this, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep; for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed.” (Romans 13:11)
The bell is ringing …