By Abby J.
These past 5 days I feel that God really wanted to overcome me with his presence. In every worship session I felt an overwhelming sense of joy that I know can only be from God. When i worshipped him, suddenly all of my problems and all the worries I had coming here seemed so insignificant. In his presence, nothing else mattered.
“No one is greater than him,” now carries so much weight. Before I would hear these things without taking it to heart, but when I was in his presence and heard these simple phrases, I was brought to tears because all of the love he has poured out on me now felt so real. For all the times when God has revealed images, words, promises to me in the past, I felt that this week he has been reminding me of his goodness. I had been so quick to forget all of the promises he had for my life, but this week I accepted a heart of remembrance. A hear that would receive from God and thank him for all that he has done, is doing, and will do in the future.
I want to remember what it feels like to captivated by his presence. I want to be so overtaken by my Father that I can’t help but laugh and dance in joy. I believe that Levites School is just the beginning of a new season in which I am guided 100% by the Holy Spirit. I will take these lessons with me into the next season of my life. I will remember to call on his powerful name rather than turning to the world to fill me when I feel empty.
A theme I noticed this week is that God provides in all aspects of my life, whether I see it or not. So, rather than living according to the plan that I have envisioned for my life in college, I will live day by day according to his plan for me. I will trust him to provide that I need for the day through TWA.
For the musical aspect of this week, I can say I was definitely uncomfortable in the beginning. Despite being in band and having played flute for so long, I know very minimal music theory. I was not able to read chords, but with Auntie Pansy’s help I slowly progressed. Although I wasn’t able to be as free as I wanted to be while playing (because I was focusing on the notes) I am glad I got to experience what it’s like being on a worship team. Even if the music wasn’t the best, I believe that God’s presence was there during worship. While we were playing “You are Good” I closed my eyes and sow God dancing with us as we worshipped. Overall, I want to thank God for being present with me and ministering to me as I worshipped. I also want to thank the Staff for helping me get to that place with God! I hope to come back and help others experience his love in such a powerful and tangible way. WORSHIP IS A LIFESTYLE.