Wednesday, August 25, 2010

God Speaking...Behind the Scenes

my view from behind the scenes on Sundays

Don’t you love it when God uses your own words to speak back to you?
Ever had this happen?
Yesterday, I said to someone at work, “I am just a behind-the-scenes person…”
And for some reason that I would discover later, it stuck in my head.
I did follow up my comment with, “…and I’m ok with that.”
Because I am…
I love being the one that makes stuff work so that services go on seamlessly.
My motto is “if I’m invisible, I have done my job.”
I like making the ones on stage look good.

But there’s this dream I have.
I keep wondering if it’s mine or God’s.
One day, I would like to be the one presenting the Message.
Not all the time…
And maybe God is changing the direction, not the destination.

Last night during our Anniversary Revival service, my dear friend, Sarah comes to me
in the media booth,
In the back…behind the scenes…
And gives me this word…
God says He sees your work “behind-the-scenes.”
You want to be on the frontline of battle.
He says this is your frontline.
This is where you do battle.
And just reading my favorite blogs and social media this morning I get these quotes:

“Just because God takes you on a detour doesn’t mean He’s changed His mind about your destination.”
Pastor Steven Furtick

“You don’t have to be
Famous to be a hero.
You don’t have to be known, heard of, or liked.
You Don’t have to be a phenomenal speaker, author, blogger, or musician to be counted among God’s elite.
You just have to be.
Be You.
Be who He made you to be. “
Michelle Wegner

Spending today being thankful for the place I am
The work I do
Being behind the scenes.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Joshua 10:12 (The Message)

The day God gave the Amorites up to Israel, Joshua spoke to God, with all Israel listening: "Stop, Sun, over Gibeon; Halt, Moon, over Aijalon Valley."

And Sun stopped,
Moon stood stock still
Until he defeated his enemies.

Notice the words "with all Israel listening"...another translation says he stood in front of all the people. That is some crazy faith! Not just to dare ask, no, tell, the sun and the moon to stand still, but to do it in front of ALL the people. Give us that Joshua faith, Lord! Be bold enough to believe You are Who You say You are and proclaim it to the nations!