Written by Isaac Haaland
Tuesday, 29 January 2013 22:24
We spent this past weekend with an alumni named Shane Drause. It was awesome. We didn't play any concerts, we just got to hang out with him and his family for a couple days.
Shane took us to see some of the sites around Nashville including the Gaylord Opryland Hotel, which was crazy! a hugh hotel with a forest inside, waterfalls, and everything. On sunday we got to do something really cool: go to church.
One of the hard things about full time, for me, is Sundays. I'm so used to getting up each Sunday morning and going to church and being filled, but most Sundays we are the ones on stage pouring out. I still get filled up but in different ways. Concerts and the talks we have with different people on the road, like Shane, are two of the ways I find myself being filled, but there is still something that I miss about going to church on Sunday.
We went with Shane to Cross Point Church in Nashville, and it was such a blessing. The music was nuts! and being a musician I like good music, and it wasn't just that the music was played well it was the passion that the musicians on stage brought. And the message really made me think.
The pastor asked a question that I felt really pertains to me, especially being on full time and missing "Sunday church." He asked: How many moments of your life can you fill with the conscious awareness of God's presence?
My first thought was: a ton! We do a lot of concerts, and I feel like I see God move at a lot of them. Then I thought, how often am I aware of God's presence outside of our concerts? Is that maybe why I miss "Sunday church"? Is it about more than just being filled but about it being easier to see God's presence?
If I were to seek out God's presence in more of the everyday situations, would I find that God is constantly filling me up? I have no doubt in my mind that he is, but maybe I would begin to see it more clearly.