I love God and I love to worship him. It is not a forced response when I begin to lift my hands, clap, move my head, dance, sing, cry, when I begin to worship him. I count it one of my greatest honors and privileges to be able to worship God and lead others into worship. Unfortunately, for the last 3 months I have not been able to lead worship at my church due to vocal rest. It has not been easy… having two surgeries…trusting God…has AT TIMES been uneasy. I have to say I TRULY have seen where my FAITH really is and how I need him!
I have continued to serve where I can…. helping others lead …which brings me to a confession…
I used to tell my team that as worship leaders…to effectively lead worship, how can they expect to lead others where they have never been themselves?
BUT, I started reflecting on how effective is that statement?
Why would I want to take someone where I have already been? Why would I want to go back to the same place? Over and Over again…would that be fun, interesting, new, enlightening, refreshing? Week after week, rehearsal after rehearsal, song after song, service after service, as a worship leader I have tried to recreate those moments that I spent with God earlier that week, or earlier that day, even that moment right before I was getting ready to go on stage.
I mean why WOULDN’T I want to go back to that place. I found God’s peace, joy, I heard him speak, I gained new revelation…
UNFORTUNATELY, there is a problem with wanting to keep going back….trying to re-create that experience.
Did God ever intend for the re-creation of anything? I believe God is a forever creating God and desires the CREATION of a new place, a new attitude, a new heart of worship, a new zeal for him, a new DEEPER longing for JUST HIM!!!
Our worship is that vehicle to a NEW CREATION in US!
A new WORK in us!
A NEW THING being done in and through us. God desires to speak new ideas, give new revelations, give new MERCY, a new LOVE, a new-found peace in seeking him, living for him, in our WORSHIP to him!
So, I confess, that as I lead worship, live my life in worship unto Christ’s that I EXPECT the NEW CREATION. I don’t have to draw off of where I have been, but I step out in FAITH fully resting in him that my worship will lead me to somewhere I HAVE NEVER BEEN!
Isaiah 43:18-20 “Do not call to mind the former things, Or ponder things of the past. 19“Behold, I will do something new, Now it will spring forth; Will you not be aware of it? I will even make a roadway in the wilderness, Rivers in the desert. 20“The beasts of the field will glorify Me, The jackals and the ostriches, Because I have given waters in the wilderness And rivers in the desert, To give drink to My chosen people.…
Living life on PURPOSE!