“My counsel is this: Live freely, animated and motivated by God’s Spirit. Then you won’t feed the compulsions of selfishness…”
Now don’t gerrit twisted, worship is an ACT. And an individual with a mastery of that act,to the end of cooperation amongst or in the midst of other worshippers; is a WORSHIP LEADER.
This is quite different from singing special numbers or vocal worshipping. There are much more to Worship leading, than Vocal Worshipping.
1: a Worship Leader must lose sight of his songs and lyrics. True worship is spiritual. Mere words aren’t good enough to express our Praise of Worship. Thus, as a spiritual Leader, he comes upstage, not leaving his essence behind. Regardless of the diligent hours put into practicing and rehearsing; the spirit of God remains the signatory. Now, You’re a worship Leader, not because you’ve got Nice voice texture, stage gait nor charisma. You are, owing to presence you carry. So, You’re upstage, He is,too. Let’s not lose recognition of this; so don’t run faster or slower. LET THERE BE A SYNCH! You remain connected,first.
2. Be effective in linkages. There is something called “break in transmission “. Not because you ain’t connected,or your connection is fluctuating. The issue here is majorly, connecting to the hearts and spirits of the people. Now God is Worship and he is on the inside of you. You lead Worship effectively when you are able call up the worshippers on the inside of the masses. Now, this isn’t gonna be some mechanical input and output. It’s solely a heart-to-heart, spirit-to-spirit stuff.
Now, there’s been an error. Many Worship leaders have refused to do a complete homework. Instead, they look out for the overhauling to be done upstage. Now I’m not speaking of intensively and extensive rehearsals. They’re cool,too. But I speak of a Long lasting. Not something that gets spurred up when the mic is handed to you, or the spotlight is on you. Wait on His Presence for the intro, spoken words, songs(it mustn’t be a Sinach, Burrel, Byron, Donnie,etc rendition, already scored; ever heard of Spiritual songs),gait or charisma, even.
So, even before you come upstage, there already is an arena. On the stage, they don’t just see you; they behold the worshipper in you. This Isn’t a mechanical affair. It’s their spirits in sync with yours. Once this happens, the worshippers on the inside of them.
2 Corinthians 3:
Does it sound like we’re patting ourselves on the back, insisting on our credentials, asserting our authority? Well, we’re not. Neither do we need letters of endorsement, either to you or from you. You yourselves are all the endorsement we need. Your very lives are a letter that anyone can read by just looking at you. Christ himself wrote it—not with ink, but with God’s living Spirit; not chiseled into stone, but carved into human lives—and we publish it.
 We couldn’t be more sure of ourselves in this—that you, written by Christ himself for God, are our letter of recommendation. We wouldn’t think of writing this kind of letter about ourselves. Only God can write such a letter. His letter authorizes us to help carry out this new plan of action. The plan wasn’t written out with ink on paper,…. It’s written with Spirit on spirit, his life on our lives! .
So, they link up and be caught up in your ministration when there is a witness in their spirits. There, only can be a witness, when they can see the Worshipper in you.
Do your homework,mbok! God’s Grace. Isn’t for haphazard, cut and join stuffs. His Grace is actually to be used effectively. Don’t bask on the testimonies of your last ministrations so much. God’s mercies are new every morning.
3: Be Conscious of your Environment, always.
“Nothing as salient as God having someone who has Great sensitivity to his heartbeat for a set people at a set time”.
This could be any minister,either of the word in songs or sermons or instruments. These words formed as I conversed with my Father in the Lord, weeks ago.
Some Worship Leaders are prone to getting swept off by their ANOINTING, charisma,that they have little or no space for little little spiritual signals and directives,at set times .They’re overwhelmed by themselves. Too bad!
I’ve seen this happen in many occasions.
In a gathering, Fellas come with expectations. And the ANOINTING from God’s presence is meant to soak it up,causing a performance. Now,the The Worship Leader takes charge of the navigations. On the mount of the Lord, shall there be deliverance!
Asides singing awesomely,God longs to shed on his ministers, insights to specific needs of his people. But many atimes we get carried away by our own syllables,you know! And the propensity to stick skintight to them Isn’t far fetched.
Nevertheless, John 3: 5
“Let me say it again. Unless a person submits to this original creation—the ‘wind-hovering-over-the-water’ creation, the invisible moving the visible, a baptism into a new life—it’s not possible to enter God’s kingdom(command heavenly existence anywhere).
7-8″So don’t be so surprised when I tell you that you have to be ‘born from above’—out of this world, so to speak. You know well enough how the wind blows this way and that. You hear it rustling through the trees, but you have no idea where it comes from or where it’s headed next. That’s the way it is with everyone ‘born from above’ by the wind of God, the Spirit of God.”
So my Dear Minister of the Most High,
I commend your efforts in seeing to a great and in-depth study of the Word, with laudable outlined points for discussion. I also salute the hours put into spirit filled rehearsals, maybe all night, plus the prayer quake after…. But in the God-realms,any and everything is possible. Including a blackout and rebirth. Stepping into an arena, you may get to understand stuffs you never knew; thus the need for a re-alignment and readjustment to perfectly fit into God’s will for his people, per time.
“Such characterises the move of the spirit, -The Wind.” And SO is anyone born of the spirit.
I pray,this day, that God causes a sharpening of all our senses,to the effects of proper, creative diversified and Spiritual Worship Act(s).
Let’s Keep worshipping!
Mimi Okwara © 2015.