Can’t believe I’m still awake. Extremely tired and will not edit this post for typos so forgive me if I ramble which I tend to do when tired. I will write despite my fatigue because based on my blog stats, people are actually reading my blog (at least for this week). No little picture today to go along with entry. Kudos to those who stayed the entire evening tonight. We went about 45 minutes longer than we had planned…the start time was 7:00 p.m., projected end time was 8:30 p.m. and we actually ended around 9:15 p.m. Sarah kicked off the evening with another take of There Is A River (I messed up the one we did last night). Then I did my set, which consisted of 5 songs, 4 of which were mine. If anyone is wondering, I don’t really like doing my own songs in a set and I never to that many of my own. I don’t know why, it just feels funny. Not a slam on worship leaders who do mostly their own music. It’s just my issue I guess.
Anyways, we get about 3 or 4 songs in and I do this new song I wrote called The Great I AM. We’re vamping, vamping, vamping, I bring it down and just strumming away (it fun to strum since I was in DADGAD tuning on my guitar) and Kent Henry walks up to the stage, tells me to keep playing, and then busts out this spontaneous/prophetic song. Killer. Then he just walks off the stage so then I bust out into a spontaneous/prophetic song. Killer (I am not digging myself). Then Pastor Eric Peoples comes up and delivers an exhortation and he sings a spontaneous/prophetic song. Killer. I’m buying 50 copies of the CD for my unborn children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren as proof that I did a spontaneous/prophetic song with two of my heroes in the faith. That right there is legacy. Guy in his 50’s, 40’s, and me in my early 30’s playing with a band mostly made of up 20-somethings and a teenage guitarist and keyboard player. And aside from that, I believe that when people listen to that track they will find healing and deliverance. Not sure how it came across in the house, but it was powerful to me.
I finished my set with a song I wrote last year, Greatly To Be Praised, which apparently people in other churches sing in their worship services. That amazes me. I honestly record my songs and do albums because they help me worship…I’d still do it even if I was the only one to ever hear them. So yes, it’s strange (and very humbling) when I hear that people use my stuff. We took a break, Kent and his wife Carla shared a bit, and then we started Kent’s set:
- You Deserve – Hillsong United
- On The Mercy Seat – Kent
- When You Walk In – Destiny Church
- lots of spontaneous prophetic blowout free-flowing we-need-more-of-this-instead-of-cookie-cutter-worship-songs type songs
Kent finished with Where I Belong since I apparently told him he’d be excommunicated from the church if he didn’t get this one in during the weekend. I haven’t heard it but I hope we can use it because seriously, the violin and keyboard parts sound so amazingly amazing together (yay, Kendra).
In about 7 hours I am back at the church to support, cheer on, and play keys for our younger worship leaders who are going to bring the heat and record a new sound of worship. If you have any comments on tonight (good or bad) feel free to leave some since I know at least a few of you are actually reading this! Good night……………..zzz……….zzzzzzzzzzzzz…….