Nine Truths To Empower The Worship Leader's Mindset, Part 2
By Rob Still
Today's article is a guest post from Rob Still, a worship leader, instructor and blogger in Nashville, TN. Rob packs a so much into this consice two-part post. I'm stoked to have this great content on WorshipTeamCoach.com.
5. Priorities – keep the main thing the main thing.
“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength” Mark 12:30
This is the first and greatest commandment. It helps prioritize what is most important.
Lose sight of this and you will get lost.
If you’re disoriented and confused, come back to this scripture as a guidepost and re-think it.
7. God is not impressed with what impresses people.
He never has been and He never will be. God does not need us to put on a show.
Jesus delivers a devastating critique of “worship for show” in Mark 7:6-7:
“‘These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. They worship me in vain; their teachings are but rules taught by men”
Lights, loops, atmospheric pads – great tools, but that’s all they are – and meaningless in His eyes.
8. God evaluates the heart.
“The LORD does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart." 1 Samuel 16:9
No matter what your context, lead worship in such a way that people can respond wholeheartedly.
The worship leaders mission is to be a good shepherd and feed the sheep God has placed in his/her care. Do everything you can to encourage wholehearted worship.
9. Finally, be strong and courageous. Be an overcomer.
We delight in the Lord because He delights in us (Psalm 149:4).
“Be strong and courageous, because you will lead these people … Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:6 &9
Take courage that God will be with you, because worship is all about Him. The Father, Son and Holy Spirit will do the heavy lifting. You do your part, the Lord will do the rest.
What about you? Is there a scripture that particularly empowers your mindset as a worship leader? Share it in the comments.
Rob Still is a worship leader, artisan, instructor and blogger in Nashville TN. He teaches at conferences and extensively on the mission field in eastern Europe – and blogs at http://RobStill.com.
June 7, 2012Tweet