Wednesday, January 7, 2009

the Deep...

I’m trying to write down my thoughts about our first “Deep” worship experience.
It was basically a very loosely scripted worship design…
We are meeting the first Sunday evening each month in a senior citizen center in the lovely little town of Purcellville, VA. I guess about 30-35 people total.
Acoustic set with lead guitar, to percussions sets and a piano. Seating in the round.
Two hours…of worship (singing), interspersed as people felt lead with praying, sharing scripture, and small gatherings during communion.
We did not have child care (since we are pretty sure they didn’t have child care in the early church). So the children were free to be themselves, which I thought was pretty cool.
I’m not doing it justice, but suffice it to say it was very worshipful and all the attention was focused on God.

Short story to share from our pastor about our first “Deep” worship.
He shared he didn't necessarily "feel" emotional about what was going on during worship (it happens sometimes).
Then afterwards one of the moms came up to Chris and said that during worship her little 3 year old daughter, tugged on her pants and said

"Mommy, I want to pray to Jesus now and tell Him I love Him"...
Needless to say, if that is the ONLY emotional thing that happened at the Deep our first night, nothing else mattered...

Where does your passion lie? Do your actions show it?

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