We spent the last week in Nashville, TN at Worship Encounter 2011.  It is a small, intimate conference for worship leaders and their teams.  There are always an incredible number of “big name” people in the music/worship industry there to teach the mentor sessions and make themselves available to us.  It was a sweet time of refreshing.  Many times, it is a chance to leave our everyday cares behind and get alone with God, focusing only on Him while allowing Him to breathe life back into our battered sails.  Let’s just face it:  life is tough.  It’s hard enough on a really great day to stay wholly focused on Him; on speaking life and living in thanksgiving.  When the hard times come, we can often feel swept away by the waves of our circumstances.  But there’s such hope!

God doesn’t ask us to stay five steps ahead.  He doesn’t expect, nor often allow, us to know what lies ahead.  Nowhere in the Bible are we told to seek His will.  2 Chronicles 7:14 tells us to humble ourselves, pray, and seek His face. When we seek His face, we will know His will.  2 Peter 1:3 says, His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us to His own glory and excellence.

Remember always, that worship is not about music, it is a lifestyle.  Everything I do is an act of worship to my heavenly Father.  Everything I do should bring glory (great honor, praise, and distinction) to Him.

I hope that encourages you.