Monday, October 25, 2010

Inside the Question Mark: 2 Guys and a Bible

We were asked to lead worship for the dedication the new church at the Mcrossans Boys ranch last night.  Jeremy was home sick, literally couldn't get out of bed, and Leo busted a water pipe in his kitchen right before we were supposed to leave.  It was down to just Dave and I, 2 guys and a bible.
Go figure.

I brought a pan just in case I might need to throw up myself because my stomach was churning, and I new David wouldn't back down for a second.  That guy would bang on those electric drums even if the power gave out. No matter what, we were going.

Just before the service began we skipped downstairs and walked into the john to pick some guitar and do the most important thing we could do....give it to the Lord.

Before then, I literally was so scrambled I couldn't even remember the words to the songs I'd written, how ridiculous is that?   But after.... wow.  After!

As we were standing up to start the set Dave grabbed my arm and said, "Now remember, God did not give us a spirit of timidity!"

Everything went perfectly and God was glorified.

It reminded me of something I'd written earlier in the morning:
When accepting God's call, be prepared to live inside the question mark, in trust, in faith, in the purest of obedience.  Though tomorrow and the next second may be a question mark (?), yesterday and today will become an exclamation point (!)  Never take your eyes off of Heaven.

How long do you expect to live?!

Notice the new purpose of that question mark, then the exclamation point, at the end of that statement?
In Proverbs 3:5-6 it says to trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.

When God comes first, that crooked, uncertain question mark becomes the straight-arrow Ah-Ha of an exclamation point, amen?

Here's the news story on the dedication:
Mcrossans church dedication