*You are first a worshiper before leading at all. It’s your first identity.
*Preparation of your heart before the Lord is critical. If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me (Ps 66:18). No deception. God isn’t mocked. *You are man of authority because you are first a man under authority. Let the Holy Spirit the chief commander chart your course as you surrender.
*You should seek vision or direction or theme for the meeting as you stand before God in Prayer. Nothing is done until you’ve prayed. Where’s God leading you? Which song first? *Part of your task is stirring the congregation physically, vocally and joyfully to praise God. No excuse! Attitude is everything. So praise God with an attitude
*Remember to pray for the congregation you are privileged to lead-to be free from the spirit of heaviness and be clothed with the garment of praise that stirs readiness and willingness to worship *You need to be relaxed and be bold. It s a faith adventure. Don’t be scared *Move purposefully from intelligent thanksgiving to vigorous praise and then to a more personalized worship. From the gates into the courts and then before the throne *Have an open heart concerning the flow as you lead: do not automatically follow a line, song, style or procedure that was particularly blessed last time.
*As the worship becomes more intimate the leader must become less prominent. Remember you’re a bridge!
*Mistiming a ‘breaking in’ at a time of intimate worship can be disastrous. Leave the congregation to worship their God and experience Him individually. It isn’t a concert.
*Realize that worship will ebb and flow; it is good to understand the dynamics that preserves and enhances the worship time without distraction or discouragement *Encourage the people to avoid ‘second-hand worship’, which is riding on someone else’s expression or experience. Until you see somebody kneels down…you can’t
*Record both video and audio of your worship, rehearsals and experience.
Document, review, and learn from past…capture the moment for content in the future.
By Pst.Yomi Ajayi.
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