I read this quote on Ben Arment‘s blog yesterday and it stuck out to me. I want to be a success in whatever I do. This is probably the key to why I am not successful as I should be.
Here’s the thing: I’m not afraid to die on a treadmill. I will not be outworked. You may be more talented than me. You might be smarter than me. And you may be better looking than me. But if we get on a treadmill together, one of two things is going to happen: you are going to get off first or I’m going to die. It’s really that simple. I’m not going to be outworked.”
– Will Smith
This week our church did a few things differently. We set up the chairs differently. Had acoustic worship with just myself and a guitar and a djembe player. We turned out all the lights and had a simple lamp.
And it was phenomenal. God truly moved.
Here was the set list:
He is Exalted/Indescribable – Shane & Shane version/Laura Story
Divine Romance – Phil Wickham
Refuse to be denied – Desperation Band
It is well – Philip Glass hymn
Be thou my vision – hymn
It was a great time of switching things up and focusing more on the intimacy that should be had in worship. I have found that an acoustic time of worship is very much needed in churches. Too many times we feel that we need a full band with drums, an electric, and more in order to enter into worship. But God is calling us to worship Him with our lives and not our preferences.
What songs did you do at your church this week? And what has God been teaching you about worship?