I posted this image of Marion yesterday on my personal INSTAGRAM.
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I unintentionally had stopped shooting WORSHIP at Sunday service for a few weeks now. I felt distanced. Not sure if it was burn out, afterall I've been shooting service just about every Sunday for almost two years now or just the fact that I have been shooting weddings so much the past few months and was starting to takes its toll.
Spending 12+ hours shooting a wedding. Breaking everything down at the end of the night and driving home. Unloading everything and then backing up all the SD cards with all the images on a hard drive and beforeyou know it, its 3am. Oh and Service is in the morning and not attending was never an option. Don't get me wrong it used to be. But we (my family) have obligations. We volunteer every Sunday. My wife in THE SOURCE as part of HOSPITALITY and my daughter as part of the BARISTAS making sure everyone has a great drink in their hand. Me? Well you guessed it. I document the worship that goes on and also capture community shots of our church.
As of late the enthusiasm of shooting was missing. I can't explain what it was. It really brought me down. I know that's not what I should have been feeling shooting and covering such awesome moments of LIFE CHANGE. All I've ever wanted out of my Sunday images was for people to find JESUS. I didnt care if it was by cursing it, loving it, be inspired by it, just so long as JESUS came into your mind. I would let him take it from there.
Well like I said, it's been a few weeks I didn't post. I posted about my Doberman Emma, my salad, my daughters homecoming but I felt something was missing.
You don't know the joy, peace and happiness it brings me to just have the LORD in my heart there is nothing like it and I was missing it.
I heard this yesterday.
The only way you can get rid of darkness is to turn on the light.
Our world is a dark unfit place. Not because the people are evil.
But because the GOOD people sit around and do NOTHING to stop it!
In the absence of LIGHT, DARKNESS will prevail.
Think about that for a minute............ are you part of the LIGHT or are you part of the DARKNESS? Are you shining your light. I knew I was not shining my light.
Which brings me to my image of Marion. She always comes through with the way she worships or leads us in worship that just does something that speaks to my family.
The surrender that takes place, I don't know but it's beautiful to capture.
Jesus came through for me Sunday. I had asked him to lead me and have his way with me in a way that I could show people what HE is about. I believe HE did that for me.
I hope HE is with me again in everything I do.
Thanks for taking the time and helping me take a break from wedding talk and getting to know a little about my personal side. Don't think this is about what a wonderful and perfect person I want you to see because I am a sinner and I am filled with imperfections but rather I want you to know he can make you new and HE forgives you and that there is more to this world than what we see.
Don't live for everything here. Max you'll live 150 years and that's a stretch. But live as if your eternity depended on it. ETERNITY!
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