A neat little story from our worship time today:
Whilst singing ‘Forever Reign’, I kept hearing the old chorus, “I have decided to follow Jesus…” in my head. It was kind of distracting – so distracting, that I followed the impulse, hoped the melody fit the tag chords we were playing, and prayed it was God. We got to the end of the section and moved onto the next song. “That was neat,” I thought.
At the end of the service, a lady told me that this morning she had been praying and listening to the Lord speak to her. All the while, she was singing, “I have decided to follow Jesus…” Then, in our service, she heard it again as we began to spontaneously sing it out. It was a confirmation to her that she was hearing the Lord.
No gold dust, lightning, or clouds of glory. Just an old song, and a heart that needed to hear from God. Worship leaders, follow those little God thoughts. He knows exactly who He wants to reach, and how to reach them. Sometimes, in those moments between the songs in our awesome setlists, God wants to speak. That urge that feels distracting may actually be God nudging you as if to say, “Hey, can I interrupt you here?”