This past weekend at Dongshin we had our very first all praise and worship night.
Going into the event, I didn’t know what to expect. In all honesty my heart wasn’t entirely set on worship, I was more worried about the overall structure of the service. I had no idea what God had in store for our church—He really had some surprises for us that evening.
I’m very thankful to be a part of a church that is open to what the Spirit is doing and how He is leading. The worship night was just one example of how the Lord has showed up and how He has been opening our hearts to Him in Korea. That openness to the Spirit will turn the floor over to the work that God has for us. It’s very exciting to witness the moving of the Spirit with all of you at Dongshin.
Being involved in the worship band made worship night an interesting experience for me. As a musician I find it difficult to balance the performance aspect of playing with the worship and praise side of service. Even going into the worship night I was worried about how I would play, but eventually the Lord settled my heart down and reminded me that this night isn’t about my performance at all.
This week we remember Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection. I pray that it is a time for all of us to reflect on how God paid the greatest price to save us from eternal separation from Him.
Personally, my time with the Lord this week has really humbled me. Patience and peace are two things that God has blessed me with this week, in the midst of tension and frustration at work. Just when my mind starts to think that He turned His back to me, Jesus comes and comforts me and tells me that He’s been with me all along.
Praise God for His faithfulness and for his willingness to send His son to set the captives free.
(Written by Chris Whetsell)
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