22.04.2007 22 °C
At the beginning of last week Nathan asked me whether I wanted to lead worship in a day or two after he asked me and my immediate answer was "no man, I've never even led worship properly". My heart wanted to do it but due to lack of experience in leading whilst singing and playing guitar I didn't feel up to it at such short notice. The day after we had our one-to-one mid-term assessments. One of the onjectives I set myself was risk taking. Nathan pointed out that the opportunity to lead worship was a risk that I should have taken as part of my individual growth process. I then committed to lead worship the next Tuesday (17th) and got together a couple of songs: Brian Johnson - "Where You Go I'll Go" (Justin presented me with his copy of the artist's album he'd found in one of his many bundles of clothing, unintentionally of course), it's a song that's really grown on me and I've heard it several times and different church venues, then I played one of my own songs: "Incomplete" and I'd also grafted in "I Could Sing of Your Love Forever" and "Came to the Rescue" - Hillsongs United. When it came to Tuesday morning I felt really uncertain about how I was going to start the session and which song to sing first. I decided to go with my favourite. I felt a real anointing on the song and wasn't experiencing difficulty singing and playing, so I was relaxed to move into the prophetic. It was just me and God. Initially no-one was singing along in the verse or pre-chorus but I kept singing louder and louder until I heard more voices join with mine. The song went on for around 10 minutes before I moved on to my own song, which also seemed to carry an anointing.
I think since I lef worship people have started to see the 'real David' - everyone really appreciated my heart of intimacy in the worship and they said it made them able to enter in themselves and enjoy being in the presence of God. The day after I saw Jesus in the garden and musical notes were riding from earth to heaven - from under His feet into His grasp where He actually caught each note and collected them. Then He walked into the throneroom and presented them before God as a sacrifice i.e. He took the role of High Priest in my place and brought the offering before the Father. (Goes hand-in-hand with the teaching I've had during the last week or so on the tabernacle).