Unplugged


So today our worship was all acoustic instruments. Instruments that work with out electricity or a computer. A lot of hollow wood and metal strings, air blown through a reed or through a pipe. A grand piano, acoustic guitars, acoustic bass, mandolin, flute, harmonica. It created an incredible environment for worship. There was an authenticity, a transparency in the worship. It was stripped down and unpretentious.

We do an unplugged Sunday after Thanksgiving to remind ourselves that we come to God, just as we are. It also remind us that God already knows the "real" me."..........after all He made us.

We need more time to unplug from the fast pace and take time to connect with God.

I'm enjoying this cool weather today. It reminds me of snow days as a kid. We would stop the routine of school and work and just "be" a family. We would talk, eat together, play in the snow, make snow cream and come inside to get warm. There was a peace and serenity to it all.

I doubt we will get a snow day in Houston year, but I hope we can still find time to unplug from the race and connect with the One who made it all.

One of my favorite verses is when Jesus says in Matthew 11:28-30
28 ā€œCome to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.ā€

Our Lord knows what's best for us. I'm sure His plan for my life will work far better than my own. And instead of moving in forty directions at once, I will move in one.

Keep it real,

Joe