In our second blog post, I wrote about a worship concert that Matt and I went to. The concert was fairly large and took place in an old theater in Monterey, and included some rather well-known artists in the Christian music industry.
For two weekends in the past month, Matt and I had the pleasure of joining Zed Fries in leading worship for campers at Calvin Crest. I found this to be strangely similar to our experience in Monterey. Except this time, we were the ones put in the leadership role.
In the same way that the artists at the concert sought to lead their audience in worship, we intended to lead the campers. Even though we aren’t a well-known worship band, have no professional music experience and are just a bunch of teenagers, I feel like we still lead our audience effectively.
That’s the awesome thing about worship: a bunch of punk teenagers can lead if they have the motivation and the right mindset to do so.
Am I the only one that thinks that’s crazy? I mean, I don’t consider myself to be someone qualified to lead anyone, let alone lead a group of people my own age in worship.
It has been said that “God doesn’t call the qualified, He qualifies the called.” This didn’t make a whole lot of sense to me before, but after considering that if everyone is messed up and sinful, then who is “qualified” to lead? I realized that no one is qualified to lead based on earthly standards and ideals to define quality.
But God looks so much deeper, past all the sin and garbage that can be so misleading when trying to judge one’s character. I realized that regardless of someone’s background, God can still use anybody as an active tool to further the kingdom.