first fruit.

“. . . music is supposed to be only a tool, a platter upon which the message is served. It’s not the point. If it becomes the point, you are left with only noise.”

. . . I confess that I have been in the middle of worship, paused, looked at the words on the screen that I had merely reciting, and thought, “Wow, I haven’t lived like that all this week.”

from “Lifestories: Finding God’s Voice of Truth Through Everyday Life
by Mark Hall (lead singer of Casting Crowns)

Lord, in rehearsal, I want to strive for excellence, to prepare my best offering for you. But I when I sing in a recording session or on a stage, I want to disappear and become your hands, your feet, your voice. Please speak through me and use me as a witness for your grace and glory, in spite of my weaknesses and my sin.

On Sunday mornings, I want to offer you my first fruits.

2 thoughts on “first fruit.

  1. wow. Been there, done that WAY too many times. That’s one of the hardest things with leading worship each Sunday–that it becomes something you recite instead of actually MEAN. I miss that!

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