Saturday, February 23, 2008

Josh Young

Our church is having a worship conference this weekend. It’s been a busy week. Josh Young is a worship leader out of New Hampshire. He travels doing worship all over. He’s recorded two CD’s and is incredibly gifted and talented. He’s been working with our worship team this past week preparing for the conference, which takes place Friday and Saturday evenings.

Friday evening was great. I’ve been at the practices all week. I’m not on the worship team, but I love to worship. I can’t sing, but that doesn’t stop me from doing so when I’m alone in my car. I love to dance, even though I’m not as graceful as I once was. I’m married to the pastor, so I get to tag along and be arm candy at these kinds of things.

I’ve observed something during the practices. Josh gave lots of direction on how he wanted a song to play out, like when the background voices were to come in. They sounded great. I didn’t know what to expect, but I knew it would be good. Josh has a great voice and I’ve heard him do worship before, but Friday night was fantastic. The night flowed beautifully. There was freedom and passion in worship. People danced, sang and entered into the presence of God. It was a great time.

I was so proud of our worship team. I’ve watched them be themselves at a new level. I always enjoy it when they put down their instruments or microphones and start dancing. Last night was no exception. I look up at one point and three members of the team were dancing their hearts out. The team worshipped and so the people worshipped. Isn’t that always the case? I have no idea if someone missed a cue, or strummed a bad note…the focus was where it should be - on Him. I’m so excited for tonight.

Josh is a good man and has been a joy to have around. He’s humble, real, friendly, and loves God with all his heart. When I look at him I see great things in his future.

I want to thank his wife, Jodi, for loaning him to us this week. Josh, you rock!

NOTE: If you click on Josh's name in the 1st paragraph it takes you to his website. Notice the bottom left side of your screen. You can listen to different songs by hitting the forward button. I'm sure you'll find something you will love.

© Nadine Z. 2008

17 comments:

Tom Zawacki said...

Josh does rock! And you're the best "arm candy" there ever was... :)

Tom

Tammy said...

That's what worship time is suppose to be...focusing on Him...sounds wonderful!

Arm candy...I don't think I've heard this one before...I need to get out more! ;)

Art said...

NEver heard of him but it sounds good. I hope it goes well.

jennifer said...

Isn't it cool how the Holy Spirit can take an event and turn it into an EVENT! The Holy Sprirt rocks through Josh and you all reaped the reward! Thanks for sharing Nadine, I could feel the excitement come across in your words. Be Blessed! Jennifer

Shionge said...

Yo Nadine, you are so humble about not being so graceful as you once was, I think you are a fantastic gracious woman :D

I listened to his song and yes, he certainly rocks! Thanks for sharing him with us too :D

Penless Thoughts said...

It is all about leading us to worship HIM. Sounds like he did!!!
Susan

Shadraq said...

Saturday night was even more amazing than Friday. I cannot WAIT for Sunday morning...

Jen(n) said...

It's been awesome... plus it has been nice seeing you two everyday as well!!!

Keshi said...

cool..Josh is HOT. Will visit him soon.

Keshi.

the160acrewoods said...

wow! lucky you! that sounds like it would have been a blast! and hehe i love the arm candy mention! too cute!

A Woman Who is: said...

Friday was great. What a big week we all have had. I can't wait for the worship team to be rereleased on us next Sunday. I bet THEY are gonna rock! I just know Josh was teaching them and imparting to them great stuff through this whole conferance.

eph2810 said...

Sounds like you all had a super time. It is always great do dance in the presence of the Lord...

Thank you for sharing.

Blessings to your day and always.

LL said...

I too think things were released that we will all benefit from even years down the line.

Sharing the heart and the love of God is never without a return!!

Louise said...

Just listened to his site...he is great!! Love worship...to sing and be involved worshipping the King of Kings doesn't get any better than that!!
Glad to hear all went so well :)

chelle said...

hehehe arm candy ... that was cute!

Josh looks like a talented person!

Debz said...

I think I have heard of him before. Sounds like you had a nice time.
I can't sing either, but it doesn't stop me from trying expecially if I'm inspired by the Holy Spirit!

Karolee said...

Sounds like a fun evening of worship!