Practicing the Prophetic (Part 2)

In part one of this article, we considered that the gift of prophecy is something that has to be cultivated deliberately and intentionally if we want to see it at work in our lives. This gift is not something reserved for an elite or super-spiritual few; it is available to every believer who will pay attention to the nudges of the Holy Spirit around them. Here we will begin to dive into some very practical steps and tips for growing in this gift. The points below are not by any means meant to be exhaustive, but rather they serve as a starting place. And remember—humility is a vital componen...
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Practicing the Prophetic (Part 1)

Growing up in the church, I really wrestled with the idea of prophecy and being prophetic. In 1 Corinthians 14, I read Paul’s admonition to eagerly desire the gift of prophecy, yet something in me resisted with a quiet, but firm “no thank you.” It wasn’t that I didn’t believe in prophecy or think it was real. It wasn’t even because of the times I’d seen the prophetic used manipulatively, although that certainly didn’t help. My primary resistance was because, well, prophetic people seemed weird. (Is that too much honesty?) The Biblical prophets didn’t strengthen the case much—giving their ki...
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What a Worship Leader Actually Does

This is for my fellow worship leaders and everyone in the music ministry. Read and meditate and be blessed. What a Worship Leader ACTUALLY Does Let’s be real. You’re not the best worship leader there is. Neither am I. There will always be a better musician, a better singer, a more charismatic personality, a more organized leader. You’re not the best. But isn’t it good to know that leading our churches isn’t about being the best? World class worship leading is about being hidden more than being noticed. It’s important to distinguish what we actually do and facilitate as worsh...
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20 Signs Of Insecure Musicians/Singers

I find this to be true in many people. If there's something that reflects you in this list, then you need to pray and work on it. 1- A Bassist who is Insecure would detune the Strings after playing especially when another bassist would be playing after him. That's one reason most bassists carry their own Guitars to programs. 2- An Insecure Keyboardist would Transpose the Keyboard and would leave it like that, so the next player comes to play a wrong key. Abi you remember the Musical Rockshow days. 3- A singer who is Insecure does not want anyone else to lead the Songs. 4- A Sin...
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20 Ways to Pray for Worship Leaders

I love this article. 20 ways you can pray for worship leaders in your local assembly or elsewhere. Pray that they never sacrifice their family for ministry since their family is ministry. Pray for them to prepare for Sunday by focusing on worship as primary and music as secondary. Pray that they will help us focus more on the creator and less on their creativity. Pray that Scripture and Prayer instead of song selections frame their worship preparation. Pray for healthier ministry staff relationships. Pray that their days off and vacations provide rest that is free from ...
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The Myth of “Cool Church”

Lovely article I came across on Hillsong’s worship blog… More and more there are churches being labeled as a “cool church”. What does that really mean? For some it is said in a positive light and by others as a criticism. However perhaps there is more substance, depth, authenticity and thoughtfulness than meets the eye at first glance. The reality is, you can’t build church on what the world says is “cool”. Trends change all the time. Different styles and different fashions go in and out all the time. And there’s no universal definition of what “cool” actually is – what’s cool in New ...
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Return To Jesus

This is a call to all those who have gone astray! If you abandon the faith - Kingdom of God, the ways of Jesus Christ - because of how church leadership or folks treated you in the past, and go into the ways of the world - the lust of the flesh, lust of money, debauchery, etc; I pray you find your way back like the prodigal son before it's too late. People can treat you badly, even anointed ministers of God - pastors, prophets, evangelists, apostles, general overseers - but by the standard of God, it will never justify your action to abandon the faith. You are still solely responsible fo...
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​The Holy Spirit, Church and Music

Have you seen a live performance of the legendary Michael Jackson? Have you seen the crowd? The RAGE OF EMOTIONS? Women falling down in awe of ‘his glory’? Women CRYING profusely? Men and women tearing their shirts in the OUTBURST OF THE EMOTIONS? As their SOULS WAS IMMERSED IN THE PASSION OF THE ATMOSPHERE? Did you see the STAMPEDES? Did you noticed how many FAINT as they behold the GLOMOUR of ‘HIS GLORY’? That’s MUSIC! MUSIC IS POWERFUL! MUSIC OPENS OUR SOULS UNTO AN ENVIRONMENT. Music RELEASE THE FLUIDS OF OUR EMOTIONS BEYOND BOUNDARIES. WE ARE DRENCHED IN ITS POWER! MUSIC I...
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Song: Good Morning Lord

GOOD MORNING LORD is a worship song devotional with a Country Rock feel, based Psalm 92:1-2, that will inspire you to connect with God every new day in thanksgiving, worship and prayer, and it will light up your spirit and soul and your day in a wonderful way. Enjoy and be blessed, and share the link! Download it via iTunes Store or Amazon Music or Spiricoco or NoiseTrade.   Song Lyrics: Verse: It’s a new day to sing Your praise It’s a new day to worship You It’s a new day to sing Your love Father, you’re worthy of all my praise Chorus: Good morning Lord Fa...
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17 Differences Between A Stage and An Altar

This was written by an anonymous person, but it is worth reading for worship leaders, worship teams, choristers, church musicians, pastors, and ministers. 1. A stage is for performance; an altar is for worship. 2. A stage is for competition; an altar is for completion. 3. A stage is for personal applause; an altar is for God’s glory. 4. A stage is for wooing the frantic crowd; an altar is for serenading the King of kings. 5. A stage is for dishing out popular sentiments; an altar is for delivering heaven’s edicts. 6. A stage is for selfish ambition; an altar is for selfless...
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