Not by might, not by power, but by My Spirit, says the LORD. This morning we might look at adding "not by numbers up in front."
We had 1 vocalist (me) 1 guitarist, and 1 drummer. Our pianist, our other guitarist, and our other vocalist were either sick, unavailable, or out of town. With the last-minute loss of the one guitarist we had to swap one song on our playlist (with the accompanying last-minute PowerPoint change) for something the remaining guitarist knew better.
In spite of the thinness up front, and the last minute changes, we had a wonderful set. We had several visitors, and they seemed to join right in, and we had good participation from the congregation.
There was nothing that looked encouraging heading into this. It was nothing in my power that made this morning go as well as it did. It had to be the power of God.
Be sure to check out the other reports from this morning over at Fred's Sunday Setlists page: http://www.fredmckinnon.com/myblog/2009/11/08/sunday-setlists-68/