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I love my children! They are awesome!

Did I learn how to love them from a book? No
Did I learn how to be with them from a Film? No
Did I learn how to discipline them from Facebook? No
Did I learn how to protect them from an app? No
Did I lean how to enjoy them from Twitter? No

I learned how to be with my children from……being with them, I learned how to treat them from being around them, I learned what works and what doesn’t from interacting with them!

I didn’t have to learn how to love them, I just did, even before they were born, I loved them, when they were born I found I had an unimaginable, unfathomable amount of love for them, I didn’t need books or films or Facebook or twitter or anything else for that matter I just needed them! As much as they need me, I need them!

My eldest will be 12 already very soon, and It has gone by so fast! And I know that I have lost some of that time due to my failings, I can’t get that time back but I can do something about losing more!
Yes I have to work and yes there are other things i have to do, but my children are vital!

Look at how God love us, that’s the example we have been set.

He knows every thing about me how I work, how I function, what I like, what I like less!
He knows how to get my attention and what works and what doesn’t!
Even how to discipline me
He’s always there for me, even when I’m not there for him
He protects us

He does you too, whether you know it or not!

Luke 12:6-7
Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God. Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.

1 John 3:1
See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!

Matthew 6:8
for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.

Get your Worship Mojo Back!

I have now been worship leader at my church for about 2 months having led at various intervals prior to this.

I was and still am excited to be in the position and to be able to use my Gifts for God. But over the Christmas period a couple of things have occurred which have sapped me of my mojo, and left me feeling a little deflated.

The usual excitement I felt about preparing set lists and practice has all but vanished and I know I need to get it back.

I need to get back to the point where God is in control and no matter what anyone says or does about my worship style or my song choice or even about the songs themselves.  What others think is nowhere near as important as what God thinks. I should not look for Mans approval which also means that I should not be worried when there is a little negativity.  I need to learn to Concentrate on God and remember that worship is all about him and not me or about someone’s view-point. It’s about giving back to God acknowledging his awesomeness!

I need to spend time with him, one of the issues has been exhaustion. I lead at at least 3 services during the week sometimes 4, I prep songs the day before each service, and try to practice and somewhere I have to find time to learn new stuff , and over the last few months I have spent less and less time with God in prayer about it all, about what he wants. Spending Time with him is vital to keeping weariness at bay.

I need to make sure that I am spending ample time with my family. Cause I work 5 days as well as lead it has had a negative impact on my family life. I know that I need to spend more time with them, my wife and I now have a fortnightly date night which has been amazing and is doing wonders for our relationship but I also need to make sure that my children are happy and spend time with them they need quality time with me and I need quality time with them. I don’t believe for one moment that God would want me to do this thing it was detrimental to my relationships.

If if keep to these simple ideals then I am pretty sure I’ll get my mojo back.

If you lead worship

A- How do you get your mojo back

B- what measures do you take to make sure that you don’t loose you mojo?