I want you to know I had prayed long about this Youth Choir Director job.
You remember I asked for your prayers too. (( Thank You! ))
God answered BIG TIME!! ....as He ALWAYS does! He gave me wisdom and discernment amongst the ideas of many other aspiring leaders, and He aided me in gaining not only the respect, but the friendship of the Youth.
God's ways are plain AWESOME!
Last night was my 1st opportunity to teach our Youth to sing!
I had 6 individuals (ranging from 12 - 14 years) show up eager and nervous.
I called them in 1 at a time to "audition" for the Youth Choir.... - that Wowed them! LOL!!
They had not thought this would be a "professional choir". The auditions also worked to give them a good sense of what kind of commitment I was looking for from them....and it worked perfectly. (( God's Ways Rock!! ))
When I had them alone, the nervousness fell off & they each sang beautifully!
Due to the fact they were not performing in front of their friends, they connected with me, and I got to know each one from the start!
I had their FULL attention and respect in just 30 minutes - another God-thing!
Then I placed them in order together according to their voices & taught them one piece of music. I kid you not - from the very beginning, they gave me 100%....full voice and full of heart!!
I'm crazy as you know
...and as energetic as any of them & we just had more FUN - singing, moving to the music and putting our ALL into Worship! We forgot ourselves and "Worshipped!"
"I just LOVE it when a Plan comes together!" ...( quote from the A-Team's Col. Hannibal)
( I like the old TV series )
God's Plans always come together in much Bigger ways than we can even anticipate.
I have 5 high school Youth that are even more eager, but I had to test the junior high first to see how"serious" they were - and Boy, I got my answer!!
I believe they will mix well together. Thank You for your continued prayer!
I felt like someone had given me a hot fudge sundae...but WAIT!
.... here's the cherry for the top!
During our church service last night, testimonies were asked for...and towards the end, one of our youth stood and said that the Youth Group was just itching to sing. LOL!! So they got up on the platform, and sang the song that we had just learned not more than 30 minutes earlier - ACAPPELLA!
Crazy as bed bugs.... LOL!! I LOVE em! This enthusiasm is just the kind of LOVE God likes to use to shake things up and glorify Himself.
Praise God for His Hand, His Plan & for choosing to use little crazy ol' me to lead.
...I sometimes wonder - what must He be thinking? ...surely He could find someone else better qualified. But I trust Him 100%.
Thank you for letting me share my heart!