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Day 2 - Acclamation Week 2018
So much to practice. Already on the second day we realize how little time we have left to solidify and smooth out rough spots. But we also are reminded that however well we might know our notes, our work is in vain unless God breathes life into it. We spend time in prayer, asking Him to come and shine Heaven’s light on us, in us, and through us.
We were blessed by the devotional that Davie Yoder shared. “Do you believe that God can get you through anything?” He asked. “Really?” He went on to talk about faith, and how so often we make it seem so complicated, when really it’s so simple. In our song, “Sinner Man” the question is asked “where you gonna go when it’s time to die?” And the answer to the lost man’s plight is simply, “Sinner, get down on your knees and pray!” A powerful reminder to, as Davie put it, “Face your mountain and believe!”
After that precious half an hour or so of worship and sharing, it’s down to business. A bit of procrastination may have been tolerable in the months leading up to this week, but no more! Those of us who did a bit too much of that may or may not begin to feel a bit of whiplash. But even those of us who felt super confident about our music are stumbling over a few unforeseen rough spots. Nothing like working along side other people to make you realize your shortcomings!
This afternoon, we seemed to hit one of those little “mountains” in “Ezekiel Saw de Wheel” that no amount of listening, repeating, frowning, and finger-snapping seemed to budge. Finally Graham called for prayer time. No use wasting our time trying to push through this on our own strength, right? We asked God for understanding of the timing, for strength to figure it out, and for His will to be done. I of little faith was still skeptical that we’d ever get it together, but God came through for us. A few minutes and a couple of lightbulb moments later, there were nodding heads and sighs of relief. Still not perfect, but hey, ten times more solid! God still moves mountains!
We’re excited to see what God wants to do with the rest of our time this week. May He get all the praise!
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