Photo by Darlene Taylor
What a treat to lead worship at Coast Hills Community Church on Mother’s Day, with my mom present! That was a gift.
Also a gift was the incredible team of musicians with whom I collaborated today: Petra Bolton(Vocals), Marci Ehrhart(Vocal and piano), Becky George(Vocals), Jeff Olsen (sound), Rhonda Fabreth (AV), Shasta Ehrhart (Electric bass), Kohler Johnson (Cello), Brennan Ranche (Acoustic Guitar), Matt Silver (Drums/Percussion).
Last night (Saturday) I played bass at the Salem Vineyard Church and I had to leave before everything was done. Thanks for the invite, Michael. I have grown very quickly fond of that part of the family. I wanted to get back home because it was 9:30 and they were still going and I had my parents with me, plus I needed to be up at 7 the next morningso I could be in Mac for 8:30 rehearsal.
I snuck off-stage, exited through the back hallway and pulled the car around to the front to pick up mom and dad. Then I thought I’d say bye to Chrissy and her friends since they had shown up at my invitation. So I ducked in to do that and was just coming back to the car when the resident crazy prophetic guy stopped me.
He said, “may I pray with you?” Then he proceeded to speak things over me that only the Holy Spirit could be feeding him. He talked about my past hurts and promised victories and he assured me that what God is about to reveal and exalt in my life is even bigger than I hoped.
Now here’s the thing. There is power in the tongue, and I don’t care if it’s a stranger, when someone speaks empowerment to your destiny, soak that up and keep it in a safe place. Somebody, sooner or later will try to tell you what you can’t do, what you’re not, what you don’t have and who you’ll never be.
So when a messenger speaks life into your dreams and your destiny, I say take a minute to really receive it. Own it, and let it change the way you walk. Here’s to you, brother T, I truly appreciate your words and the spirit in which they were offered.
Now I am going to get some rest and let my mind and body recharge for the week ahead.
To all the women who will read this, whether on Mother’s Day or any other day, to every Mother, every sister and daughter, every wife, girlfriend, “just-friend”, or friend, you are so important, so valuable, so necessary.
We wouldn’t get far without you. Just like brother T, you are the constant encouragers. You compassionately demonstrate the truth in this saying: “In the heart of every man, there is a prince and a beggar. The one you speak to will respond.”
Thank you all! Happy Mother’s Day!