My goodness, was tonight one of the most amazing nights I’ve ever had.
It’s all thanks to Jesus Christ, my Savior and Lord.
I’ll be honest… I used to be one of those people in church that would sit in the back, be as quiet as a mouse, and not sing my true praises to God. It scared me to let those insecurities go. To let those fears of sounding awful consume me.
Tonight, my wonderful friends Catherine, Maureen, and Jake went with me to a service held by Christ Community called “The Stream”, where it’s an in-your-face, two hour, nonstop service of worshiping Christ.
I dropped my burdens at the door and allowed the Holy Spirit to come into my heart.
Singing in community with Christ followers is more powerful than I can explain. We shouted His name. We belted out songs of praise. We all came together to give everything we had on our hearts and minds to Him. The feeling you get when you hear others exclaiming Jesus’ name as loud as they can is overwhelmingly beautiful. Seeing others, and myself, brought to tears is reassuring that the Holy Spirit is breaking us down to build us back up in His grace and strength.
Now, I’m free of those chains that used to bind me and I praise God more loud and proud than I ever thought I could.
“Oh come, let us sing to the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation! Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise!” -Psalms 95:1-2.