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my predecessor was gifted with an amazing voice and a challenging. When we praise we can reach new heights of my experience with singing in public, I had none. I only freedom and ability is an incredible joy for me as we lead beautiful serving heart. Just to give a brief background on sang when I was home alone, which happened to be often. My parents and closest friends have rarely even heard me hum a tune, yet here I was agreeing to join praise team as a vocalist without even an ounce of hesitation. Since then it has been an arduous journey, facing a broad spectrum of struggles from members leaving and to practical things, such as punctuality and tempo. At an early age I saw how praise was such a tangible and corporate way God’s love when words are just not enough. Exercising this weekly on Sunday. As the Israelites were led out of slavery and into the wilderness where freedom and worship coincided, I have found the same to be true in my life as I worshipped. I have found that the place of freedom in my life is also the place where God’s name is exalted in the highest praise, where true worship happens. to worship, but it made me wary of how we as Christians, especially how I, participated. It was apparent that at times praise can be turned into an experiential and emotional operation, honing the focus on us and how we feel in relation to God instead of simply God Almighty Himself. I see that in realizing my brokenness, I am made more aware of His saving grace.  However, it became a dangerous line between worshipping the beauty in my brokenness versus the beautiful creator Himself. Growing up skeptical of the sincerity of praise, God graciously placed me in a position to face these challenges by giving me no other option but to let Him discipline me in my lack of faith and in my abundance of skepticism.  I realized that the other aspects like finding peace and exercising our God given ability to experience complex, human emotions as we worshipped were results and not causes of true worship.  As the sanctification process is a lifelong affair, praising Him and perfecting this beautiful act of worship will be as well, which is both exciting and www.fkbc.org 랄리제일한인침례교회 41