A Time for Everything
For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:
2 a time to be born, and a time to die;Ecclesiastes 3:1-3
a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted;
3 a time to kill, and a time to heal;
a time to break down, and a time to build up;
The writer of Ecclesiastes hits a vital but often difficult to understand truth of humanity: Every season has an appointed purpose.
As a worship ministry, we have been in a transition-based season for some time now, with changes in leaders and team members. And that can be a tough time period to weather through.
But an underlying aspect of any ministry is that it, above all else, belongs to the Lord. He operates it and controls the seasons of ministry, the times of building up and the times of transition. Every moment, every transition.
Another underlying aspect of ministry is that it operates best when in alignment with the leading of the Holy Spirit. As we seek to move our worship ministry to another level, a critical aspect is every team member being plugged in to the Holy Spirit and abiding in Christ. Let us aim to be intentional in our walk with God in 2020, and see where the work of the Lord will take us if we will give Him the lead.
I encourage you to look at this ministry, as any other ministry, through the lens of what God is doing and not just what we can see what with our physical eyes.
What do you aim to see in worship moments in 2020? I want to see an environment of praise that honors God and brings people closer to experiencing God for themselves, for moments of active healing and prayer during worship times and a brand new season and atmosphere of vigor and energy in the church that elevates our church to the next level.
I want to see us go beyond striving to succeed each week to thriving on a new level – and that only happens when we yield to God.
The past season may have been difficult, but every season is preparation for the next season of what God is doing – and in the world of the Kingdom of God it is an exciting and thrilling time. Will we be part of it? What do you want to see?
“The Lord will fight for you, and you have only to be silent.”Exodus 14:14