Heartbroken to Purity

It’s strange some of the things you have to go through when you are put in a position of leadership. Had a situation recently (which I can’t mention due to confidentiality), where as a music director at the church I attend had to deal with an uncomfortable issue, with help from church leadership, that had arisen in the band. Which could have been averted, if I had some procedures in place to stop unwanted emotional situations and to stop people from getting hurt. Which are now in place. Didn’t want the music team to become too legalistic, but it was a situation which needed to be dealt with in that manor. It really broke my heart to see some people have to step down from the band because of the situation they were in and then because of the decision they left the church hurt people. I wonder how many times this happens in other church’s? From my experience it happens a lot, may be not with the church band but just with the congregation. Some people put themselves in a position where they will get hurt by the church or may be there isn’t enough support in church’s to educate new Christians.

The question I ask myself is can I go from heartbreak to some sort of purity in Christ? I mean to say can I take something from these experiences to look at the sin in my own life, to improve my relationship with Jesus, go deeper, turn away the temptation from my own past to a better connection with God. I believe so. The sin in my life might not be greater then somebody else’s sin. But isn’t all sin equal to God.

But also as a band leader, this was one of my first great challenges and something I had to face and deal with. I keep coming back to Romans 5:1-5

1 Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we[a] have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we[b] boast in the hope of the glory of God. 3 Not only so, but we[c] also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; 4 perseverance, character; and character, hope. 5 And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us. (NIV)

Well God bless all,

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~ by deepercriesout on March 8, 2012.

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