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Zec 4:14 So he said, "These are the two who are anointed to serve the Lord of all the earth."
To lead worship in any church is one of the most difficult things to do, because not only do we have a responsibility to the church and church leadership to carry out the duties involved, but we have a greater responsibility before the Lord as we lead people into his presence through music and song. The verse from Zechariah is an interesting one because the translation and meaning of the word anointed means "shining one".
The question of anointing in worship to some people can be answered in this way, you either have it or you don't! And sometimes anointing comes upon somebody when they haven't realised it, but members of their congregation have. But let's go back to our question of anointing in worship and in particular for worship leaders. I fervently believe that in today's church worship Leaders need to seek the anointing of God on their ministry, and to be as it were "shining ones" for the Lord.
At the beginning of every meeting in our church, we try to get together as a worship team and pray for God's anointing on our ministry, and that we would be open to the move of the Holy Spirit within our midst. Do you have the anointing of God on your ministry, or if you are a member of the congregation do you see the anointing of God on your worship leaders, and if they have, do you tell them! The Worship Leader who is truly anointed, takes the congregation into the presence of God and you can't get any better than that, because that is what the Lord is seeking.
The Church who have a anointed worship leader and who is seen to be anointed have a real gem in their midst, and the leadership of that church should encourage that anointing to grow.
I went to a seminar once on worship and the speaker put forward the argument that if a worship leader did not have the anointing to lead worship, should they be leading worship at all. Because as sometimes is the case people are asked to get involved in worship because they are musically gifted, and without them the Church would have no music at all. As we all know there are always two sides to an argument, and those who are often found to be in that situation, are often in faith for that anointing to come upon their ministry. Just because someone may not have the anointing at this present moment in time, doesn't mean that they are not seeking it.
As Worship Leaders let's encourage one another to continually seek the anointing of God on our lives and ministry so that we should honour him with the gifts he has given us
What are your feelings on this area?
Do you encourage your worship team to seek the anointing of God?
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