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Friday 11 January 2013
It is easy to love music more than loving God. We can become so obsessed with the craft and sometimes forget the call. Our call is to love God with all our heart, soul, mind and strength. Unfortunately, I have met a number of worship ministers who love music more than God. They don’t last very long in the faith. Even when they do, many become just another musician filling up a space in the ministry. There’s no conviction, no passion and no sense of God’s calling. Jesus said, “No servant can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other.” Music became their master and their lives became ruled by music. For instance, a number of them formed secular rock bands and have used their God-given talent to serve their own desires. It is thus important for worship leaders to provide spiritual leadership and mentor the musicians and singers who serve with them. This can be done one to one between rehearsals or together as a group utilizing a segment of the rehearsal time or both. This makes worship leading more than just the act of leading songs, it involves leading worshipers into a life of true worship and abandonment to the Lord. As you begin your walk with God today, be mindful of how easy it is for a worship minister or musician to slip into loving music more than loving God. In the same way, it is so easy for a person serving in any ministry to love what they do in the ministry more than loving the God who calls us into that ministry. We can easily become more passionate about the work for God than the walk with God. Let’s be careful and let nothing compromise our love for the Lord. Have a great day!
Today’s Bible text: “No servant can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money.” (Lk.16:13)
Pastor Barnabas Chong
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