Wednesday’s devotionals are “Worship Wednesday” devotionals. Join me on stream (https://www.twitch.tv/ukuleleworship from 6:30am-7:50pm ET) for worship music and devotional time, or watch the recording. Today’s devotional is titled “When you are a worship leader… you put others’ needs before your own”, and while Spencer did not include Reference verses in this lesson, I’ve added some that seem to fit:
Psalm 40:3 He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God. Many will see and fear, and put their trust in the Lord.
Colossians 3:16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.
1 Peter 5:1-4 So I exhort the elders among you, as a fellow elder and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, as well as a partaker in the glory that is going to be revealed: shepherd the flock of God that is among you, exercising oversight, not under compulsion, but willingly, as God would have you; not for shameful gain, but eagerly; not domineering over those in your charge, but being examples to the flock. And when the chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the unfading crown of glory.
Check out my livestream or recording to learn why your worship leader already wants a new song when you’ve finally gotten to know the last one they introduced. (And it’s not because the Bible says to sing a new song!)
Lord, Help us to remember that to lead others we sometimes have to put our self aside – not to neglect ourselves, but to recognize and meet the needs of others.Remind us that we’re in a place of privilege, that we’ve been trusted, to lead others – not for US but for them.Give us compassion for others, tenderness and understanding for their needs. Help us to find those things and people you’ve put in our lives to meet our needs as well, so that we can be refueled and continue to serve. Amen.
I’ve gotten permission from a wonderful creator, Spencer Cormany, to share his worship leader devotionals on stream. I’ve been following Spencer’s “Leading Worship Well” channel on YouTube for quite a while. He’s candid about worship teams, and genuinely cares about getting the work/worship balance right. But since I believe we’re all made to worship, I think we can all get something out of these devotionals, even if we aren’t on a worship team. If you want your own copy of these devotionals, sign up at Spencer’s website https://www.leadingworshipwell.com . (If you want more Leading Worship Well content, find him on YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram as well.)