Interview with Bethel Music by Worship Magazine

We wanted to share an excerpt from an article written by Worship Magazine. Worship Magazine interviewed the singers of Bethel Music. Here is one of the interviews with Steffany Gretzinger regarding personal worship. Her words struck a chord (no pun intended) in our hearts. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did.
 
Steffany Gretzinger

Steffany Gretzinger

[WM] How much of your personal worship time at home translates into what you do in times of free worship?
 
[Steffany] All of it – it’s everything, and it’s changed with every season of my life. When I was a teenager, I could go lock myself in my room for eight hours and just bury myself in my bible and have these beautiful worship moments as I just laid there. I built some serious history with God there, and I gained some authority. But it grew into something else. I got married, and I would cry with the Lord and say, “How am I going to have time for You now?” and the Lord would say, “this is a new season, and our love is deeper. It’s going to look different now, and that’s okay.” And the season changed again when I became a mom, and the Lord said, “If you seek with Me all your heart, I will be found by you. You will find Me in everything. I.m in every moment.” It’s about shifting your awareness to realize that He is Emmanuel. He is God with Us. You can’t turn out a light that’s shining from the inside. He is ever-present, and in every fiber of our being. It was about shifting my attention, and He said to me, “You don’t have to reach for Me, I’m right here!” My idea of worship was so connected to what I had experienced in church, or even to sit down around a piano, or a moment like where I felt moved to worship. And now, worship is in every breath. It’s an open conversation, and it’s changed everything. It’s also calmed me down, internally, to where I’m not self-important, like I was when I was a teenager. When we mature in God, we realize that worship doesn’t always look like a roaring room full of people, and our worship should look different when we’re not in that room. It shouldn’t look the same. I don’t share intimacy with my husband outside of my house – that would be weird! There should be something sacred that is between us and the Lord that doesn’t happen in corporate worship. When I  catch Stephen’s eyes across a crowded room of people, there’s something between us that only we know. And it’s like that with God. When we step into a corporate place, if everyone has met with God before they come and has their own history with Him, and they can catch His  eye and press into that place, what can happen in that room is unstoppable because they came in connected.