Connecting with others via Twitter is such a great resource for information, ideas, and perspectives. Kirk Graham is one of those such Twits. Here is his guest blog post, which is a call to worship. Enjoy.
For us, worship is about giving credit to the One who deserves it all. Giving Him less than everything wouldn’t be a true offering to begin with. The lights, the cameras, the action, the smoke, the instruments aren’t about us becoming better rock stars. All that is for Him.
So Moses arose with his assistant Joshua,
and Moses went up to the mountain of God.
Another aspect of leadership crucial to the ministry of a worship leader is that of mentoring and discipling those God has placed in your sphere of influence or under your authority. Joshua was the attendant of Moses since his youth as well as one of his choice men (Numbers 11:28). He spent more than forty years along with and assisting Moses who was able to live as an example, through both the wise and foolish choices he had made.
The Bible is very clear about discipleship and this principle applies to being a leader in the church. Look around and discern whom the Lord has given you. Seek the Lord as you train up Joshua to take your place. This allows God to use your life by multiplying it—even as Jesus told his disciples in the following passage:
“Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father.
And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask anything in My name, I will do it.