Last night’s “Releasing the Sound” Concert

Jennie leading worship at "Releasing the Sound" concert

Jennie leading worship at "Releasing the Sound" concert

Last night’s concert was so wonderful that I am still revisiting it my mind today.  Niceville Assembly of God’s  Worship Choir ministered with Jennie Riddle at the first annual “Releasing the Sound” concert.  The sanctuary was almost full.  The two hour concert seemed like just a few minutes. Jennie is a songwriter from Texas, who has written many songs but the one that you will most likely recognize is the “Revelation Song.”  I had so many emotions as I enjoyed the presence of God. Below are a few of my thoughts:

  • The music (lyrics, voices, and instruments) was so anointed that I was brought to tears several times as the words penetrated my heart.  For me this really says alot because I don’t cry very often.  The funny thing is, I wish I could cry, but I think I have already cried most of the tears alotted for my lifetime. It was a special time with the Lord for me.
  • I was so proud of our worship leaders, choir, musicians, sound and lighting teams.  They did an exceptional job.  This was definitely a Colossians 3:23 effort by everyone involved.
  • Will and Crystal always amaze me, but last night I was brought to tears; (maybe the dam has busted on this tear thing 🙂 ), as I remembered the last 8-10 years they have dedicated their lives to ministering through song at Niceville AG.  They co-authored one of the songs sung last night with Jennie called, “King of this World”.  The words say things I would want to say, but could never articulate.  Now through their gift I can say those words to MY God.  Thank You so much!   Their song writing is a blessing to me.  Their gifts, calling, and anointing are completely aligned.  It is who God made them to be.   I know they paid a price for the songs God has given them… because most of the time God chooses to use broken people.  I am grateful for their willingness to take their every day trials and use them for the glory of God.
  • I just read in my Chronological One Year Bible this morning about the 10th commandment, “Thou shall not covet,” but I have to tell you that Jesus was so reflected in the countenance and spirit of Jennie Riddle that I said, “I want that!”  It’s so funny, Jennie has so many gifts that a person could covet  —  her song-writing, her beautiful voice,  her gift to speak with confidence, sincerity, and clarity just to name a few … but her beauty in Christ is the most powerful gift.  This is so encouraging.  We  all do not have the gift to write life-changing songs,  sing like an angel,  or speak with confidence and conviction but EVERY Christian does have the gift to reflect Jesus through their countenance, attitude, and daily lives.  Lord, help others to see you in EVERTHING that we do!   (Colossians 3:23)
  • Tommorrow, Sunday, February 8th at Niceville AG, Jennie and our Worship choir will be leading us in worship and then Jennie will be speaking.    Check out Niceville AG, Will and Crystal Yates and Jennie Riddle on my [Links] section on this blog.

3 Responses to “Last night’s “Releasing the Sound” Concert”

  1. jennie February 18, 2009 at 10:09 am #

    Dianne,

    Will and Crystal directed me to your blog to read your kind words… thank you so much for the amazing encouragement.

    You are a very good writer and your blog has been such a blessing to me this morning.

    I look forward to seeing you again and simply can’t wait to come back.

    Grace to you!

    Jennie

  2. Dianne Guthmuller February 18, 2009 at 10:14 am #

    Jennie, thank you so much for taking the time to respond. I am still feasting on the spiritual food from that week-end. Yes, yes, come again soon!

    Thanking God for you!
    Dianne

  3. Dianne Guthmuller February 18, 2009 at 10:14 am #

    Jennie, thank you so much for taking the time to respond. I am still feasting on the spiritual food from that week-end. Yes, yes, come again soon!

    Thanking God for you!
    Dianne

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