I don't have long to write tonight, but wanted to share an awesome example of God's sovereignty in the "little things". Last night Josh and I led a night of worship. This was pretty different for us because we did not share any testimony. I led several corporate worship songs and Josh played some instrumental worship. I did a couple Scripture readings and prayer transitions between songs and people were invited to an open communion table. We always try to have a detailed plan about what we are doing and when in order to fit in the time frame of the service we are leading and to encourage a service that flows well so people are not distracted. Last night in particular, we wanted to have everything well thought out as it was a new format for us. We worked hard to have things planned down to the minute in order to fit in our allotted time. Right before the service, we found out that we had less time than we had expected and the order needed to be altered slightly. Josh and I scrambled to rearrange and I began the service feeling a little apprehensive about how the songs and Scripture readings would flow because of the last minute changes we had to make.
This is where I was so blessed to see God's sovereignty at work. Where I felt disorganized and anxious, God was working out His will. When the pastor came up to read a Scripture after our first two songs, I was blown away by how perfectly they led into the next song we had planned (after our last minute rearranging). What a perfect reminder of God's involvement in our lives. He knew the pastor would read that specific passage (no doubt He directed him to) and He knew exactly where it needed to be placed in our order of worship in order to touch hearts most effectively! I am so glad that God is willing to reach down and "mess up" my plans in order to lead me on His path and use me for His Kingdom!
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