Last week after church our pastor asked if Becca and I would like to do special music during offering each week. We would do it occasionally, usually per request of Pastor Daniel a few days in advance, so it's nice now we can just add preparing for that into our schedule for the week.
The song we picked was from a Patch the Pirate songbook (anyone one familiar with him?). We grew up singing Patch the Pirate songs in Sunday School, and while most of them can be a little on the silly side, (example: Temper Tantrum Tilly, Poochie Lip Disease, etc) there are some more serious ones that have really beautiful melodies.
So, with no consultation with Pastor about what he was going to preach on, we chose a song called "Wait on the Lord".
Pastor Daniel began the service by reading James 4:1-10, where one of the verses says, "You do not have because you do not ask."
The sermon was on the importance of prayer in spiritual warfare, and how we need prayer to put on the armor of God; Ephesians 6:10-20.
We need to ask God for help in putting on these essential things to protect us from the devil's schemes. In part of his closing, he read Matthew 7:7-8.
"Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened."
Isn't it awesome how God orchestrates things?
We had no idea that Pastor Daniel would use those verses, and yet the song we chose was based on them!