Sunday, June 10, 2007

What I Learned Today

One, I can do worship on Sunday morning with out David (primo guitar player) and Tony (primo keyboard player.)

However, I prefer not to play without them, but I can survive. Thanks to Keith who stepped up and the rest of my faithful band.

Two, today I learned it's not about me!

"What, Rachel," you ask, "happened to give you this revelation?"

Well, I went to a lovely event as an author. There were "others" there, too, and as we were getting ready to leave for the afternoon, a person comes up to us and immediatly starts telling us about himself. He's written a book for new believers which of course fulfills some big void and need in the ever inadequate Church.

I can't take the Christianese any more. God is well able to prepare His Bride. Does He need us? Yes, because He chooses to need us. But, the idea of how inadequate the church is based on our own experiences is so short sighted.

Recently, I was some place where I saw no less than a dozen titles on the subject of prayer alone. Jesus only gave us five verse in Matt 6.

There is no quick fix to prayer. JUST DO IT.

Okay, that was a freebie.

So, the lesson for me was to alway focus on others. Put them above me. Even if I'm the one standing there with my books and they are telling me about their work. Even though it's tiring, listen.

And when I'm on the other side of the table, talking to the author or musician about their work, don't promote myself. It's not pretty.

While promotion is part of my job as an author, I do not want to do it at the expense of others. I want to know the right time and place. Better yet, let God promote me. He will exalt me in due season if I do not grow weary.

1 comment:

Georgiana D said...

Great revelation, Rachel! It's neat to see someone keep things in perspective--so important in worship. Hope and pray the fast is going great for you!