I know I’m late getting this out. I wanted to give it another day to marinate. So here is the set.
Blessed Be Your Name
He Is Lord
So this was my third Sunday. There were a lot of positives about this week. First of all no one quit this week. Last week I lost another Bass player. I won’t go into any of the details but I believe it was for the best. So this week my keyboard player became my new Bass player. He did a GREAT JOB. I had never heard him play Bass before and I was blown away.
This was the first week I tried a new song while leading the group. In the past learning a new song hasn’t been a big deal to me as a guitar player. I really liked it. I guess because I never really had to figure anything out. I just did what I was told. I wasn’t really sure how this was going to go but I was really passionate about this song and it fit well with the message.
Ever since going to the Tomlin concert a few weeks ago I’ve really been loving Jesus Messiah. Vocally I wasn’t sure if I could manage it. So I gave it to God and we rehearsed it and surprisingly it went really well. There is definitely a timing thing at the beginning I need to polish but it came together.
From a leading stand point I did try a few new things. One of which was the false ending. Ending a song and slowly building it and going back into it. I think it threw people at first but I like the way it worked out.
From a personal stand point I really felt a lot of doubt after the service was over. I didn’t feel like the set went well, despite all of the positive feedback. I was also starting to doubt myself as a leader. What my purpose was in all of this. I really think I was just under a lot of attack. However, yesterday I felt energized! I was excited to put this weeks set together. I feel very inspired. I’m sure the ups and downs are a natural thing in a position of leadership. I ask that you keep praying for my team. This is going to be a long learning process but in the end God will receive all the glory, and that’s what’s most important.