Worship Week @ Ridgecrest Conference Center
Worship Week is here. Â I’m so excited
I got my room set up this morning. Â The kids helped me unload the car. It is so easy to pack more when you are driving than when you are flying. I was setting up when McKenzie comes running in, “Mom, listen what I just read in Nehemiah……!.” Â She was communicating very enthusiastically. Nehemiah 6:9 “For they were all trying to intimidate us, saying, “They will become discouraged in the work and it will never be finished. Â But now my God strengthen me.’
Of course she could never know how I needed that this morning. Â I have been working on this Music Mom thing since January and well, success measured in man’s eyes doesn’t always match God’s eyes. I am going to keep going with the great reminder that it will be in His strength and not my own. Â All the while I am realizing this, McKenzie is still talking. Â As she continued telling me about the coolest thing she’s read in the Bible in Nehemiah, she adds, “…..So I wrote a song about it.”
Off on my tangent thoughts again. “Yes, and that is why I am here right, Lord? to do the work and you will strengthen me.” Â What a sweet affirmation that I am still supposed to be doing what I am doing.
So back to what McKenzie was saying…….She wrote a song about it. I love that when she learns something new, it comes out in a song.
First my joy was as a mom – Love that kid.
Second my joy was how she delights in God’s Word.
Then my joy hit as a Music Teacher – I love that somewhere along the way she caught on the fact that music is truly a gift from the Lord.
Thank you Lord, for the gift of music – may we use it to worship you!