Onward and Upward

October 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

Posted in: Worship Leadership

The apostle Paul wrote in Philippians 3:14- “I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.”

In the praise and worship ministry, we deal with issues before (and sometimes during) our time of worship through music. At times, technical difficulties interfere with the execution of a song. Other times, a note is missed or a transition doesn’t happen smoothly. From a leader’s perspective, it’s easy to get caught up in the details of the procedural side of the music. That’s when it’s time to take a step back, breathe and remember why we’re doing what we do. I like to tell the team before our group prayer on Sunday mornings that we are singing and playing our instruments for an audience of one. We don’t rehearse or practice at home for the purpose of putting on a good show; we do so because it’s God’s calling upon our lives to serve Him in this particular area of ministry.

Our ultimate goal is to serve God through whatever channel we have to reach others- either by music, conversation or by our actions.

If we’re having an “off” day, or if the technical side of worship doesn’t have that cohesive “vibe”, we press on and look up for God’s hand to move. He can do greater things than we can imagine if we just do our small part and wait with expectation for Him to show up. Let me tell you, I have been blessed beyond measure on some days when I wasn’t sure how everything would work together.

We serve a God who calms raging storms, yet gave us the beautiful craft of music. I’m glad I have had the privilege of finding Northwest Assembly of God and serving in this ministry. I have learned more about God’s will for my life and I’ve been able to live it out each week with some amazing people.

So, in whatever ministry God has called you serve: PRESS ON, my brothers and sisters in Christ! LOOK UP to our Heavenly Father, who gives us the fortitude in Christ Jesus to reach our ultimate prize!

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