I wouldn’t be lying if I said that I honestly considered titling this post “WOW,” and I think after reading it you’ll understand why. I could’ve never imagined that I’d be in the place I’m in right now, but I don’t think I’ve ever felt more excited or “right” about entering into a new season of life than I do right now. Hopefully at this point you’re dying for me to hurry up and get to the point. If you aren’t, I’ve failed as a writer. Thankfully, though I enjoy writing as a hobby, that’s probably all it’ll ever be, so don’t even think about leaving any comments including phrases like “don’t quit your day job…” Anyway, enough bunny trails. I’d say it’s time to get to the point….
The Lord has been stirring my heart in an unexpected and unusual way in the past month or so. If I were to share all the “ins and outs” of this journey, it would probably take at lease three or four posts, so I’ll so just stick to the condensed version. Feel free to contact me if you wanna here more! Basically I am entering into a huge transition season, and it involves two main things.
First, it is bittersweet for me to announce that this will be my last semester in the Forerunner Music Academy at IHOPU. When I first began my “career” at IHOPU, I planned on doing the full four year prophetic worship program to get trained and equipped in studying the Word and growing on my instruments and as a worship leader in order to prepare me for my future ministry in the house of prayer. Now, I would by lying if I said that I didn’t surrender that to the Lord and commit to follow His leadership (even if that meant something other then what I had planned), but I had no clue it would look like this! The bitter half of the bittersweet is because I love my school, my classmates, and my teachers more than words have the capacity to describe. The fact that I won’t be finishing out my last year of school and graduating with the rest of the class of 2015 next spring is definitely a bummer, but sometimes the Lord calls us to lay down our own desires in order that His can be fulfilled through us, and it’s a sacrifice that I’m honored to have the opportunity to make at this time in my life. The sweet half of the bittersweet is the excitement for what lies ahead, which leads to my second announcement……
In the first week of April I will become the primary worship leader of an IHOP-KC worship team in the NightWatch! This is a huge step launching me into full-time ministry in the house of prayer way sooner than I ever would’ve imagined. This has been a dream of my heart since I was 14 years old, and I never ever thought it would actually happen, especially this soon! I am aware now more than ever that my decision to surrender all of my hopes and dreams to the Lord as a child allowed for His dreams for me to become my dreams, and the fulfillment is like an explosion of awesome. I know that though I still have a TON of learning and growing to do, He has prepared me for such a time as this. It’s a huge undertaking, but I know it’s what He’s calling me to in this season, and I am so excited and honored to partner with Him as His friend and servant in the night leading the nations in worship to the Worthy One. To say I am ecstatic would be quite the understatement. I can’t wait to begin full-time ministry doing what I love to do with a group of people I am growing to love more and more every day.
I can’t do this without the prayer and support of my friends, family, and brothers and sisters in Christ, so I’m asking that you please join me in praying for continued strength and grace as I transition out of one of the busiest and most demanding seasons of my life so far into full-time ministry at IHOP-KC.
If you have any questions, comments, or just want to hear more about what this will look like for me, please don’t hesitate to shoot me an email via the contact page above. I’d love to hear from you! :)