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It’s truly a privilege to see others connect with God. As worship leaders, we get a front row seat to life change. There is no greater joy.

While leading worship is certainly life-giving and rewarding, it also demands that we pour ourselves out spiritually, emotionally, and physically. There’s no doubt that a day will come when you just don’t feel like doing it. You might feel tired or worn out; you might feel stressed or overwhelmed; or you might feel discouraged by events in the world that are tough to process.

David didn’t hold back when it came to being honest with God about how he felt. Throughout the Psalms, it is clear there were moments when David just wasn’t feeling it, so to speak. In Psalm 73, he was troubled and confused when he observed people doing wrong and getting away with it. Psalm 42 figuratively describes David in a deep ditch with mud weighing him down. In Psalm 42:3, David openly admits to a deep sadness: “I’m on a diet of tears – tears for breakfast, tears for supper” (Psalm 42:3 The Message). All of this as he recalls joyfully leading a great procession…

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PD Worship

What an amazing week at the Purpose Driven Church Conference! We’re still thanking God for the opportunities to grow together, reaffirm God’s purposes for the Church, and experience his powerful presence.

All of the songs we lifted to Jesus this week are songs that reflect our season of worship here at Saddleback. So we thought we’d share the whole list from this past week – songs that inspire us and lead us into worship as a community.

Day 1 General Sessions

You Are Good – Israel Houghton

Love Endures – Saddleback Worship

One Thing Remains – Bethel Music

O Praise the Name (Anástasis) – Hillsong Worship

The Lord Our God – Passion (ft. Kristian Stanfill)

Our God – Passion (ft. Chris Tomlin)

Above – Saddleback Worship

Day 2 General Sessions

Alive – Hillsong Young & Free

This Is Amazing Grace – Phil Wickham

10,000 Reasons – Matt Redman

This I Believe (The Creed) – Hillsong Worship

Love Endures – Saddleback Worship

Night of Worship

Holy Spirit – Bryan & Katie Torwalt

This Is Amazing Grace – Phil Wickham

Open Up the Heavens – Vertical Church Band

You Came to My Rescue – Passion (ft. Christy Nockels)

Never Gonna Stop Singing – Jesus Culture

Great God – Saddleback Worship

The Lord Our God – Passion…

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