I have my friend Drew Worsham to thank for last night. [That sounds WAY more scandalous than it is… keep reading… I’m embarrassed…..]

Because I got to see probably my favorite singer/songwriter in concert last night- Phil Wickham.  [Now, Dave and Matt have no reason to get all up in arms, I still love their writing too.  Down, boys.]  But Phil.  There’s just something about his words.  Good gracious.

Summer of 05, Drew and I were riding in a car to the Atlanta airport and he said, “You’ve got to hear this guy.”  And voila.  I’m undone. And a permanent Phil Wickham fan.  Hence the reason I owe Drew the big thanks.

So Phil came to the ole Nashville and brought the band Fee along with him.  My hung-out-once-but-we’re-pretty-much-best-friends friend Brandon plays drums for Fee, so it was a double whammy of awesome.  Phil and a home friend?  Shut up.  Too good.  [And you will love that touchless Annie still has the ole “hug the home friends” problem, as I hugged Brandon probably 53 times.  Sorry, bro.  It’s part of my “moving issues”.]

I have never seen Brandon play the drums.  Sure, I knew it was his “job”, but I had never seen him in action.  And OH. MY. GOSH.  My friend is talented.  But its more than that.  I couldn’t stop watching him- there was this dude whom I love as a person TOTALLY moving to the rhythm of God’s heart.  He was smack in the middle of God’s purpose for him last night.  It was more than music, it was ministry.  It was beautiful.

I had a similar thought when I saw Melanie with her daughter Caroline.  The Melanie I knew before was just a friend with a daughter.  I’d never seen her in “action” as a mom.  The minute we were with Caroline, it’s like God breathed on Mel and suddenly she was walking in who He’s called her to be.  It was more than being a mom, it was ministry.  It was beautiful.

Amazingly, I have a lot of people I could tell you about here.  Suffice it to say that I am overwhelmed at the thought of listing all of you who I know have beautiful God’s purpose moments.  If you think, “I wonder if she would have listed me”, then yes.  I probably would have.

Phil has a song called “You’re Beautiful”.  You must listen to it.  I insist.  I know what you are thinking and no, I am not the boss of you.  But just GO HERE and download the FREE CD and listen.

In all honesty, its so true.  The Lord is beautiful.  And watching Him escort my friends into the very dead center of His plan for them, where their skills and talents and desires and His heart collide, is sometimes a bit too much for me.  It moves me deep.

I think I’m slowly creeping into that place.  I’m surely not a mom like Mel [wouldn’t that be an interesting twist if I was], nor am I a worship band drummer [though I wish I could be].  But I watch them.  And then I write about it, in my journal, on my computer, wherever.

I’m still figuring out what that beautiful place is for me.  And that’s okay.  In fact, its awesome.  So don’t be discouraged if you are still looking.

Because searching for who God made you to be?

It’s beautiful.