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Looking on the bright side

Posted by on October 16, 2005

One of my ABSOLUTE favorite things is singing worship songs around a campfire, and I got to do that very thing last night. Every Saturday night, a group of college kids from Bethel Baptist Church gets together to worship, fellowship, and pray for the service the next day. I had never gone, and all week I had been planning to go this week. I missed Thirst No More on Wednesday night because I was sick, and when yesterday came, I was still sick.

I debated whether or not I should go, but then I found out that it was a special night last night because they were driving to Daniel’s house in Kersy to have a bonfire and sing worship songs and pray around the fire. I REALLY wanted to go even though I felt terrible half the day. So I decided to go anyway. I was losing my voice, but that didn’t stop me from talking to my friends and helping people make s’mores. The worship music was AWESOME! I couldn’t sing, but I got the priviledge of playing the little hand drum while Adam played guitar. It was SO much fun to be a part of the music even though I couldn’t sing. Even if I did have my voice, I still would have wanted to play the drum, but it meant so much more BECAUSE I couldn’t sing. It was the awesomest thing EVER!

This morning at church I still couldn’t sing, but I tried to focus on the words of the song more. Sometimes when I’m singing in church I find that I focus more on the music than the words, and the words are the most important. I’m always wanting to harmonize, which isn’t bad, but sometimes it does take my focus away from the words that I’m singing. Even without a voice, I can still worship God with singing in my heart!

“Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord.”
~Ephesians 5:19b

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