"Preach the gospel at all times, if necessary use words." - St. Francis of Assisi

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Back in the saddle again!!! Woo hoo!!

God has been good to this guy and placed him back at a piano where he can use his gifts as he needs to do. Today was the first Sunday playing again at a local Methodist Church, and it was a wonderful experience of personal worship for me as I used this gift given to me by my God. It's almost a year and a half since I've been allowed to be a part of worship music at the piano and it was like coming home to the smells of Thanksgiving dinner cooking, chocolate cakes in the oven, and that orangey-cinammon-spice blend simmering on the stove.. Yeah, I mean it was mmm-mmm good. I'm thankful for God allowing me to fill in while a good friend is out on surgical leave for several weeks and I am looking forward to getting up on Sunday mornings once again. This may be just the healing I need to figure out where God wants me to be and to do. However, I have learned during this time that I will never again allow myself or others to compromise what I feel God has in store for me.
My faith is stronger today, my inner desire for service is flickering back to life, my creativity to head into a second book seems to be taking a direction now. I felt God's presence today among His people for the first time in a long time.

And for today my friends, this has been the gospel according to Jimmy.