Every year, the NAMM Night of Worship presented by Worship Musician Magazine, Yamaha and a host of other amazing volunteers and companies provide their amazing support. This year was no exception kicking off with Tim Timmons, former worship leader of Mariner’s Church in Orange County, California.
Looking for inspiration? A great example what a pure trust in Jesus can do for you? Tim Timmons is a great story to learn. Tim had such an open, honest and thought provoking approach to his worship that one simply could not help but wonder; What if?
Here is a quote from his website which I encourage you to visit. “…Timmons was diagnosed with an incurable cancer. “Cancer sucks,” he says bluntly. “So, I know it sounds crazy, but I wouldn’t trade it for anything. Yes, I’m ready to be healed and I’m asking Jesus for that daily… I actually live as though I will be healed at some point, but in all of the craziness of cancer there is a gift. The gift through an incurable cancer, or any other sorrow we face, is perspective. And perspective is the gift that keeps on giving.”
And then there is the question presented above. It’s a simple one. One that might get you thinking a bit
What if I lived my life as a follower of Jesus, not just a believer?
Once again, I encourage you to visit Tim’s site. I think you will find some thoughts ad honesty that just might impact you too.
Here are a couple photos from the night. I did something I don’t usually do. I shot with a different body (An Olympus E-M1) and a couple lenses. The longest reach was the very inexpensive 40-150 f4-5.6. Generally considered very slow, and not the sharpest or most clarity. But you know what? It actually did a decent job. There might be one or two snuck in with the outstanding 75mm/1.8 too. This was a time that I needed to hear. God had impressed upon me to simply worship Him. To challenge my thinking. To simply praise. Sometimes we really need to slow down, forget about the craziness of the world and listen to His music.