One of the biggest things I’ve learned in this season is that when you are obedient to say yes and follow Jesus there will be a promise and blessing waiting in the end. The blessing that happened to follow this obedience is better than anything I could have ever asked for.
As most of you know, I have been a slight music geek for basically since I could understand what that even meant. What I mean by that is that I love to follow bands, find new music, and see what they're doing and where they are. One of the biggest worship bands that I’ve looked up to and admired is Bethel Music. Bethel is a worship community passionately pursuing His presence. They have a heart to see heaven invade earth and they believe that worship is the forefront of revival. The way that Bethel leads has always inspired and captivated me. Their lyrics have always been so profound and moving and you really can tell that they all lead from a place of intimacy with the Lord. They're fierce and they know how to cultivate the presence and draw people into a deeper place of intimacy as well. I’ve always wanted to go and see it and to be able to learn from them would be a complete and total dream because what they cultivate I also want to be able to cultivate but in my own way.
I recently just discovered that Bethel holds a 2 week worship intensive (which runs from July 10-21) called WorshipU just by scrolling on Facebook one day. It caught my eye and immediately it just felt like my heart fluttered with excitement as I began to dream with the Lord of what that could look like for me. To be able to actually learn from this community of worshippers would be INSANE. All the dreams I feel like have just been shoved down in my heart began to come alive and began to become more of a reality.
I knew that it wouldn’t be a good idea to just randomly apply, so I just decided to sit on the idea for a few days and I just wanted to seek the Lord. I was wanting to make sure of a few things and ask the Lord some questions. I was only wanting to go if this was a total God idea and not a "me idea". I didn’t want to go if I didn’t have His ultimate mind and heart for going. Not only did I feel like He gave me total peace about going and tons of confirmations but that it lines up perfectly with everything that He has done in my heart in this past season. I feel that the intimate process that the Lord has taken me on is now being able to be fully released in the way that He wants it to be by going to Bethel. This for me is more than I could’ve ever thought, imagined, or dreamed. I had no idea that the Lord would ever open up this door for me to actually be able to go, and already I have so much joy and expectancy for what the Lord is going to do in and through me. I’ve found that through seasons of preparation come so much expectancy.
Going to Bethel isn’t a selfish desire or something I want to go do just for fun. I know that I’m called to Boston to help be a part of the release of what God is doing there. I’m not just a missionary, but I’m also a musician and worshipper. Sometimes within the ministry, you can lose sight of the gift, but I’d rather find the perfect marriage between serving both the ministry and my gift of worship to further the calling the Lord has placed in this season.