May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, Lord , my Rock and my Redeemer.
The life of a worshiper
The life of a worshiper is about life with God. Daily communion and a constant state of humility before His feet. Like a broken fragrance, we pour ourselves upon the feet of Jesus, yet He is the one who wipes away every tear and stain. (Matthew 26: 7-9)
It’s not so much about you being a leader of any kind, as it is about you being a worshiper – a worshiper who is just as serious about prayer as God is serious about hearing our prayers.
God wants your prayers. It comes from the understanding that you are not your own. This discovery is foundational in your identity: you are a child of God. When it comes to what you do and who you are, it has nothing to do with someone else’s expectations, but everything to do with you being His.
It’s a knowing that only comes from God through His word, intersecting with your soul. A recognition and agreement that takes place in the heart.
Sometimes we work so hard that we miss our true identity. Know this: God has not called you as a worker, but as a son or daughter. Ministry is about seeing Christ within you, doing the work through you. It begins by Him making you, instead of you making it.
We need to find our true identity is to be a son or daughter of the King by being who we truly are in Christ. Not a worship leader, not a director, not a CEO, not even a busy father or committed wife – but a child who is dependent upon the Heavenly Father’s unconditional love, lavishing care, grace, protection and provision.
When you see yourself through this lens, everything you do – or should do – becomes clearer.
Your identity is not just in Christ, but in the eyes of Christ – not in the eyes of others. Galatians 4: 6-7 states: “Because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!” Therefore you are no longer a slave, but a son; and if a son, then an heir through God.”
God is looking for sons and daughters to become worshipers by the heart, not by trade. Take a closer look into how God looks at you, and you will find what He’s created you to really be – His worshiper, His child.
God isn’t looking for worship leaders, He is looking for leaders who worship. And, He is looking and listening for those worshipers to pray.
Father, please remove this grown-up-adult-view and give me the eyes of a child to see You. Give me the utterances and words from my heart to give You praise in sincere worship. Forgive me for withholding the echoes You long to hear from my soul. I turn to You as You turn your ear to hear my voice. I love You, O Lord. Thank You for hearing, listening, giving and providing for my every need. May I, in-turn, share Your love with others. In Jesus Name, Amen
By day the Lord directs his love, at night his song is with me— a prayer to the God of my life.