Recently, I spoke to a group of successful Christian businessmen. I was sharing with them about my travels to Washington, DC as I lead worship at The Jefferson Gathering in the Capitol and as I walk the halls of the House and Senate office buildings to encourage and pray for members of Congress.
My sense was that some were thinking, "Oh, that's nice. Steve goes and sings a song and prays a little prayer." I had to remind myself that God can use the power of a song to do great things including bringing down walls and tearing down strongholds. The importance of a song is also reinforced as that is what is happening around the throne of God right now in heaven and it is what will happen for all eternity.
God has expanded my territory in so many ways. While the focus of Amerson Music Ministries was about my singing voice, it now includes the words I speak in the halls of Congress. It also includes the words I write as I deliver notes of encouragement and challenge in the notes I personally deliver.
But like anyone, I can wonder if my songs, words and presence really mean anything. A few weeks ago my friends, JoAnn and Dan Cummins, walked the halls of the Capitol and captured some remarks from members of Congress and others who work on Capitol Hill. I had no idea they had done this. They surprised me with these comments and it was an encouragement to me in my journeys to Washington, DC.
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