Saturday, September 10, 2005

Deep Worship

After step-weight training class last night I went to Zion to worship with Kent Henry. I sang with him a few years ago, and should've last night, but I was in simplify mode. Ha! He is an incredible worship leader and of course the Fire Dweller Band was backing him up and. . . ahhhh!

I walked into the sanctuary and whoosh! I was washed by the presence of the Lord. So incredible. Not just that I felt the Lord's touch, but that there is a place in worship - deep worship - that removes all the shadows from my heart.

Besides worship, Kent is very into unleashing the creative spirit in each of us. He talked about fear being one of our number one enemies, but also judgments. Our inner voice of "you can't do it" or the outer voice of others "you can't do that."

We have to break that off! God says, "I can through you!"

I went through that when The Country Princess sold. What if I can't do it? What if the editors hate it once it's done? What if... what if... At that point, it's all about me and I completely deny the power of my Lord.

But I realized what I was doing and turned it around. I can do it! Jesus is able to enable me! He's done so much for me already, how can I deny Him now?

Afterwards, I talked to Kent and he's wanted my name and number to talk about writing and my journey - as a testimony to others who are on the creative path. We'll see what happens. I had a sense from the Lord about something last night, but I'll leave it to Him. I'm familiar with that subtle sense and know the Lord will make it happen in due time.

Note to self: pray in the Spirit more. Hour a day?

Hurricane Allie is submitted along with Lena, Pamela and Lynette's stories. "Get Me To The Church On Time" will probably be retitled "Windswept Weddings."

You know one of my favorite parts about writing books? The dedication. I love that. . . Having a book dedicated to you would be so cool, don't you think?

I'm always torn between wanting to have a blank page with just a simple dedication like, For Dad, yet knowing I can't leave out all the people who support me and encourage me on this writing journey. So, I include thanks to people directly related to the book.

Well, we are off to buy new phones. I have lots to do today!

Tomorrow I'm off to Nashville. I probably won't blog next week, but will try if I can!

Peace out! Viya con Dios.


Heather Diane Tipton said...

Kent Henry? Oh man, I love that guy! Never saw him in person. I had a couple of his CDs... but they have disappeared on me. wahhh.

"I walked into the sanctuary and whoosh! I was washed by the presence of the Lord."

Oh I love that, I am totally into that kinda worship. I haven't had it in a while. My church is a little lacking in that department. I miss that.

See you in Nashville!

Will H. Donaldson Family said...

Personally, I see nothing wrong with having a simple dedication page as well as a "special thanks" page...
Numbers 6:24!

Lynette Sowell said...

Hi Rachel,
I could relate to those feelings once I turned the MS in. I'm just praying and trying to stay out of the way. :) I posted about this on my blog as well.