Peace Be Still

A song came on while I was working today and I found the lyrics to be very relevant to recent events. It says..

“I don’t want to be afraid every time I face the waves.
I don’t want to be afraid, I don’t want to be afraid.
I don’t want to fear the storm just because I hear the roar.
I don’t want to fear the storm, I don’t want to fear the storm.
Peace be still, say the word and I will set my feet upon the sea till I’m dancing in the deep.
Oh, peace be still, You are here so it is well even when my eyes can’t see I will trust the voice that speaks.
I’m not gonna be afraid ’cause these waves are only waves.
I’m not gonna be afraid, I’m not gonna be afraid.
I’m not gonna fear the storm You are greater than it’s roar.
I’m not gonna fear the storm, I’m not gonna fear at all.”

(Peace Be Still – The Belonging Co)

This is such a great reminder that no matter what is going on in the world; no struggle, diagnosis, or event is greater than the love of God. As the world continues to panic, find peace in the love and safety of Jesus Christ and pray for ways to let God speak through you to others who are also afraid. Philippians 4:6 says “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” That is what we are called to do. Not to panic or try to fix everything ourselves but to lift our concerns to The Lord in prayer and faithfully trust in Him.

To Be A Worship Leader…

Everyone involved in helping others experience intimate worship with God is a worship leader. Whether you lead prayers, sing songs, run lyrics, play an instrument, or mix audio (these are just a few examples), YOU are a WORSHIP LEADER! As worship leaders, our primary purpose is to point people toward Jesus and build up disciples following His example. Being a worship leader is not defined as standing on a stage at a church singing the lead part of every song.

Being a worship leader means leading even when you don’t feel like it.

It means rolling with the flow, even when the flow is going the opposite direction of what you planned.

It means convincing volunteers to give up their opportunity to sleep in on Sunday and come play guitar, sing, or run camera instead.

It means preparing everyone on your team to be a worship leader too, not just yourself.

It means meeting everyone where they’re at, even the ones who don’t come to church.

It means praying over every weekend, that someone would meet Jesus for the first time.

It means late-night worship sessions with anyone who loves Jesus.

It means leading worship, not songs.

It means you’re making a difference and Jesus sees it. And that’s enough to keep going.

Hello, my name is Sam

I’m from Fort Wayne, Indiana, and my passion is utilizing technology to create an immersive and inviting worship environment in churches and for other faith-based events. My experience is mainly in live production and broadcast, including live sound, lighting design and programming, video directing, as well as producing broadcast-quality video and audio. Other excperience includes designing and integrating broadcast and live video systems as well as analyzing and upgrading existing audio, video, and lighting systems. I also enjoy web design, computer programming, graphic design, video editing, and social-media marketing. I’m currently a senior at Homestead High School. I work at Emmanuel Community Church, in Fort Wayne, as the Technical Assistant. I’m also part of Sons & Daughters Worship School, an amazing ministry that helps today’s worship leaders find and lead from their identity in Christ.