In this video, Jimmy McNeal gives some encouragement from scripture to worship leaders who lack confidence when leading.
By now we are all familiar with the metaphor of a “shepherd”. We call ourselves “shepherds” and encourage one another to “lead our flock”. More than perhaps any other, Jesus uses the vocation of sheep-herding as reference for what He does for us and how He treats us.
In this video Jesse Reeves unpacks five key disciplines that any worship leader should have in their life.
We sing, “Jesus, center my life on Your name,” a cry that remembers the miserable slavery of self-love and begs God to turn us from the lesser lights of success, beauty, wealth, fame, comfort, and fleeting happiness.
We sing, “Everything and nothing less, forever,” with the hope that God will soon make these words true. We ask Him to hasten the day when we are gathered around His throne, faithful to give Him all of who we are and all that we have for eternity.
“Thanks for leading me into the throne room” might be something you have heard before, or even said to someone else…but it isn’t biblically correct.
Something that the Lord has been teaching me recently is this: s a worship leader, I can’t make myself, my audience, or anyone actually worship.
Who is the root and center of our trust? Through it all, it’s Jesus. From the day God gave us faith on, our entire ability to praise and honor God is dependent on Him giving us that ability. Having Christ in us is the only hope of glory in this life and in the one to come.
We Christians are a people who live this life with a great hope, and when we sing “It Is Well” we not only remember our hope, we are compelled to live in light of it.
When we sing these precious lyrics, we reflect on His promise that no attack, scheme, or effort from Satan can ever disrupt our standing as a child of God. We sing these words not only to praise God for His goodness, but to remember it and be comforted by it, and so we do so with exuberance!