6.17.2009

Word Wednesday .::48

Word Wednesday is posted every Wednesday. Each week I post a scripture that I've read that week that has spoken to me in a fresh way. I believe that if we read God's Word every day, He will give us at least one scripture every week that will impact us. Sharing Scripture with each other is like iron sharpening iron. Leave a comment and share a scripture that has impacted you this week.

Here's the scripture that stuck this week:

Galatians 1:10 ESV

"For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ."

When I first started leading worship in my first church, I immediately was thrown into a big worship war. It was ugly. Looking back I don't have any major regrets in the big decisions made, but it certainly broke me into ministry real quick. A lot of staff pastors experience, what they call a honeymoon period, where people are really excited and nice about there new ministry...not I. I brought a new intensity to the worship service that was not immediately welcomed. During that time, I found myself constantly questioning the direction and decisions, because of all the premature opposition. As I stayed in my Word everyday, God gave me this scripture that will forever be in my heart. As I read this recently, I was reminded that God's pleasure is priority #1. No if's or but's about it. That doesn't give me the right to be a jerk to people and not care about them. It doesn't mean that I don't need wise counsel. It simply means that sometimes what pleases God doesn't always please people. It's easier said than done, but it's worth the fight.

What's your Word?

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