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Blessings In Spite Of Me…

It never seems to fail. Anytime I start complaining or getting down on things, God shows up and says “Look what I can do, even when you dont think I can.”

This weekend went in the complete opposite direction that i foresaw it. First off on Saturday we had a show planned out in McKeesport for a church community event. It was an outside show. We we’re bring our system. We were scheduled to play two 45 minute sets: one at 1:30 and one at 3:15. We got 5 songs into out first set and then came the rain. As a side note, we had no tent set up or any solid coverage for out thousands and thousands of $ of equipment. So in a mad rush we had to take everything inside and get it out of the weather. No easy task for a system that usually takes 1 1/2 hours to set up/tear down.

Some of us got a little flustered about the situation. We were worried that our equipment would be ruined. And we even felt unhappy feelings coming at us. In spite of all of that. God gave us the show to play, God had us get paid, God took us safely to and from the show, God got this website up and going, and for me God brought me closer to the band in ways.

But He didn’t stop there.

Sunday morning I play with a praise team at a bar in Chippewa, Pa. We intend for it to be a great way to connect with people who don’t like the idea of church and want to be in a more “chill” environment. Being in charge of the entire morning at last minute put some added stress on me. And I got to talking about how i was dissapointed at the amount of people who come to the event sometimes (very new service, still growing). Moving on in the morning Troy was running a little late, which at first stressed me, but eventually blessed me. Because of his tardiness I decided to give a mini version of my testimony to use up some time and try and connect to some new faces. Through that, God brought two first timers to have solid, deep conversations with me. I also believe that they will be coming back and continut to help the service grow.

God never fails. Even when I get down and see only the bad in a given situation: He is there. He never leaves my side. I’m overwhelmed by the thought that there is a God out there who cares for me so much, He doesn’t just help me out, but He died for me.

 

-Phil

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Sunday, September 28th, 2008 Personal Stories 2 Comments