How do we as individuals, leaders and worship teams go from good to excellent? How do we take from the past and learn from the present to lead our congregations in passionate worship of the Lord? Here are four main areas that we can grow and work on.
1. Love the Lord with all our heart, soul, mind and strength
Loving God with all our hearts must be at the center of all we do. Here are two of the main ways we can grow in this area.
a) Reading God’s Word daily: I am passionate about the power of God’s Word to change and transform lives. That is because I have seen God’s Word transform my life. If you are not reading your Bible on a daily basis, I want to encourage you and help you make that an important daily habit in your life. Please check out my Bible Reading Challenge.
b) Praying daily: Jesus spent daily time in prayer. Praying and spending time with God needs to be one of our top priorities. Only God, working though us, can change the hearts and minds of the people we minister to.
2. Love each other
Jesus said, “Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples.” Two of the main ways we do this are:
a) We serve each other: Jesus said it this way:
“You know that the rulers in this world lord it over their people, and officials flaunt their authority over those under them. But among you it will be different. Whoever wants to be a leader among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first among you must be the slave of everyone else. For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give His life as a ransom for many.”
Two of the main ways we show our love is by serving each other and laying down our lives for each other.
b) We are kind to each other: We should endeavor to have God’s Spirit working through us in all our actions. The fruits of God’s Spirit are: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness and faithfulness (Galatians 5:22). None of us gets it right all the time. But our heart should be to love our fellow believer and be forgiving, just as Christ has forgiven us.