To Love & To Lead: Staff Discussions

Form Your Welcome Minister's Heart...

Posted on Mar 22, 2017 by Becki Kneeland, Welcome Minister


I love it when we worship as a congregation.  I love it even more when the songs seem to focus on ushering in the Holy Spirit.  There are times when we are worshiping together that the presence of God is so heavy that I can actually taste, smell, hear, see, and touch the evidence.  One of the songs that does that for me is “Come Alive” by Lauren Daigle. I get lost in the words and the worship and all my insecurities and quirks go out the window.
Probably, what you need to know about me is I tend to be very guarded about my personal space.  I take a step back when people get within inches of my face to tell me a story, or startle easily when someone walks up behind me and puts their hand on my shoulder.  Even in my house, when Mike and I lay our heads on our pillows at night, I request to put a pillow between our faces because I feel like he is breathing my air. (Please don’t judge me!) It is sad but he will tell you it is so very true.  There is a part of the song in “Come Alive” called the bridge.  The lyrics are as follows
     So breathe, oh breath of God
     Now breathe, oh breath of God
     Breathe, oh breath of God
     Now breathe
When we sing these lyrics as a congregation we tend to repeat the bridge until I can actually feel the very breathe of God on my face.  I can see the evidence of His presence on the faces of the people around me.  I can taste and smell the sweetness of the outpouring of his love and I can hear the voices of His people in beautiful harmony praising His name.  Oh, how it stirs within me a wonder and opens me up to allow him and me to inhabit the same personal space.  It is where I want to be.  It is where I should be.  Come join me.

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