SO YOU STILL WANT TO BE A PASTOR, A WORSHIP LEADER?
Habitually choosing intimate work and interaction with God instead of any other option is what Jesus was talking about when He said to the woman at Jacob’s well, “God is seeking genuine worshipers.”
He says that that worship, that choosing must be more than inner intention – spirit. That’s just the beginning. That choice must lead to open expression in visible action and audible words – truth. Transmitting that intention into action in the physical carbon-based world is, in Scripture, the meaning of “to glorify God,” His disposition seen and heard in my actions and words. “The chief end of man is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever*.” What I’m saying is that His Program is meant to be physically carried out; His Life is meant to be lived – openly and OUTLOUD!
The secret-place, One-on-one intimacy is meant to produce an openly lived, outloud life that affects the natural world like nothing else because the authentic power of the very holiness of God is behind it. The mountaintop experience with Jesus is meant to fit us for the life He wants to live in us down in the mundane, daily-routine valley where life is tested and worked out to its ultimate end.
So, Question… If “leadership” according to Jesus is Leading-The-Way, do you still want to be a “leader?” The fact is that you are already leading people toward something by your life, good or bad, without even thinking about it. But, if you are a genuine worshiper, you are a leader,“fruitful to God” – leading the way toward openly living the radiant, this-minute adventure of the personal, intimate interaction of a redeemed human-being with the Living, Loving, Saving, Creator God and Eternal Father.
I hope you can deduce where the music comes from and what its purpose is. Just think about that a while and then go to Responses, Questions, Comments and put it into words. I’ll get right back to you, and we can continue this conversation personally.
[“The chief end of Man…” Westminster Shorter Catechism]