We had a last minute health crisis with our scheduled worship leader, so we had to put the entire music worship service together right before church. I got to play guitar today, which is nice. Usually, I’m on drums. Not that I mind the drums, but it’s nice to do something new once in a while. We were definitely winging it. The songs were songs that the usual worship leader knows by heart, but the guy filling in wasn’t quite as familiar with them. It turned out good. I really do love playing in the praise band.
The message was from James and centered on the dangers of our language. It’s a familiar theme, but as with almost everything in the Bible, it’s good to be refreshed on it. It’s so easy to let the lessons of the Bible slide away. I suppose that’s one reason it’s so good to go to church every week. One of the interesting thoughts that our pastor put out was that our words reveal the condition of our heart. It’s not enough to just guard our words, but we must also change ourselves inside, or more accurately, ask God to change us. If our hearts are right, then our words will be right too. If our hearts are wrong, then even if we remain silent, our hearts are still wrong.
Anyways, it was a good message. It certainly gave me something to think about as my mouth is one of my personal stumbling blocks.
That’s all for tonight.