Saturday, November 22, 2008

THEN SINGS MY SOUL SATURDAY-You Are Mighty

I know I have a long story, but I wanted to give a little background first so you could have an understanding of what was going on in the video.

When my eldest son was around 8 1/2 years old, he took an interest in playing the guitar. We just thought it was a phase, so we didn't put too much thought into it. After asking us over and over if we would buy him a guitar, we finally said, "Yes!" We still didn't know what we were going to do (as far as him taking lessons), but his birthday was coming up so it would be like an early birthday gift. It so happened that a couple of weeks after he got his guitar (and him just playing around with it), one of the Associate Pastors decided to give free guitar lessons before the Sunday morning service! We were like, "Yah..perfect timing!" Unfortunately the class ended a couple of months later, but my son did learn some of the basic chords. So, at this point, that's all he could do, but he would still practice what he did know. Eventually, there were alot of older boys (and adults) who would bring their guitars to church and would jam in the cafe after the morning and evening services. My son would sit with them and just follow what they were doing. They even taught him a few things. By this time, he could already play a few songs by memory. A few months later, the Children's Church coordinator called me and said that they wanted to put a Children's Worship team together and if Isaiah wanted to be the lead. After much practice and commitments, the worship team was formed. There were four boys that played instruments and at the time were ages 9-11 (Isaiah being the youngest) and they had the the choir who's ages ranged from 6-10 years old. The team would lead worship for the elementary school on Sunday mornings, and would also play at something called Worship One. We had this night of Praise & Worship in the cafe at our church every Friday. Anyone could sing or play an instrument. So, the video I uploaded is them in 2006. This is one of my favorite songs, ever! Isaiah is the one playing guitar, but I couldn't fit all the boys on my camera.
We no longer have a Children's Worship team, but we do have many gifted, young musicians at our church in the Jr. High & High School ministry. But, it's totally the Lord that blessed Isaiah with his ability to play the guitar, and I pray that he continues to use it for His glory alone.



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7 comments:

Laura said...

Isn't it great when children use their talent for the Lord? That video is great :)Your son did great.

My 2yr old is already asking for a guitar!! He might just be getting one for Christmas.

Mocha with Linda said...

So cute - making a joyful noise!

He And Me + 3 said...

That is amazing! He is really really good! So glad he is using it for the Lord!

Robin said...

God Bless Him as He continues to serve the Lord! What a beautiful gift. Thanks for sharring!

McCrakensx4 said...

That is awesome! Our church has a youth praise team that plays for our 3-5th graders. Brendan loves worshiping and praising to them every Sunday! Great job! He is so talented!

Cathy said...

Sounds great! I wish I could see him better. They are really having a great time in the Lord! I know you are proud of him. And I would not be surprised if he starts writing music. That's what I did after piano lessons.

Daphine said...

How cute! I really enjoyed getting to listen to this right before leaving for church this morning! So precious! and especially in the Lord's sight! Thanks for sharing it.

Happy Sunday!