I am very fortunate to be able to work in a Christian organization where the Gospel is not banned or frowned upon. In a couple of weeks it will be my turn, once again (there are over 40 employees who take turns) to do and lead the morning devotional before work begins. We are allowed to do whatever is on our heart, usually 15 minutes worth. I try and have something that everyone can relate to.
Speaking in front of people, and especially my peers does not come easy for me! I have been at this company two and a half years now, and by the Grace of God each time my turn comes up to do morning devotionals, it does get a little easier.
At the beginning, I would get sick to my stomach five minutes before and having to rush out to go to the bathroom and come back quickly like nothing ever happened and begin. That does not happen anymore, praise God. Early on I would only read a devotional, pray and that was it. My fifteen minutes turned into three minutes.
Over the months, I have seen myself progress tremendously in this area of leading, praying and worshiping in front of people. So much, that the last few times I have incorporated playing my guitar and yes, singing an ending praise song or a song related to my devotional.
It is totally amazing how other aspects of my life are falling apart around me and I feel I cannot go on, when in this one little area of praise music I know I am gifted at and am confident about! In the past, I used to do worship for small women bible studies. Grant it, I still get scared silly before doing it, but the Holy Spirit’s calming affect goes into operation once I begin.
I am still tweaking the devotional that I got off the internet. I will tie in at the end performing The Air I Breathe (one of my favorite Christian songs from Hillsongs).
Any who. If you are interested in what I will be sharing in two weeks, please click HERE.