October 7, 2015

Ch 6 - The Worship Leader and His Heart

Over the last week, my schedule has been fairly full and there has been plenty going on to keep me busy.  Unfortunately, I’ve allowed that to cut into my personal time with God.  On Monday night, I was home and was ready to catch up on my devotional reading…when I realized I left my Bible and book on my desk at church.  This afternoon, in my preparation for tonight’s choir rehearsal, I sat down to review the devotional thought from our Doxology and Theology book.  The topic was very convicting to me this week as an area of needed growth.

Chapter 6 discusses The Worship Leader and His Heart.

Here are a few thoughts from the book:

- The character of your heart (good, bad, and ugly) will shape everything you do in ministry.

- The perilous detriment of sin is that it separates us from God, our source of life.

- What our congregation sees us doing publicly; they are expecting us to do privately as well.

Matthew 6:1 says, “Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from our Father who is in heaven.”

Worship leaders are always in danger of falling into the pharisaical trap of honoring God with our lips, but keeping our hearts far from Him.  Our mandate is to actually love the Lord with all our heart, mind, soul, and strength—not to simply make people think we do.

Please pray for me in this area that I can keep my heart more focused on Him all week long.

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