3 Things You Need for a Successful Sunday
“And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of His glory in Christ Jesus.”
With this scripture as our guiding light, let’s get right down to it!
As leaders in worship and the Church, we should be bathed in prayer.
As we plan worship weeks in advance, be in prayer. As we communicate with worship and tech volunteers, be in prayer. As we put together the Order of Worship, be in prayer. As we set up the stage, be in prayer. As we rehearse, be in prayer. As we get ready to play, be in prayer. Everything we do should be started in and immediately followed by prayer. It’s simple, but we often need a reminder.
2. God’s Word
We must be in touch with what God has revealed to us - his people - through His word. This should be the basis for everything - how we “do” church, how we “do” worship, how we “do” life.
We should be reading Psalms to prepare for worship (and incorporate them in our worship frequently), reading scripture tied to the songs that we sing, and reading the text for the upcoming sermon just as much as our pastor. We should be bathed in God’s Word.
3. God’s Help
We often like to think that we can do everything on our own, but God often must gently (and not so gently) remind us that it is only through Him that we can accomplish anything.
Through constant prayer and reading of scripture, we are (hopefully) reminding ourselves that we must depend on God for everything we do. We must rely on him throughout our worship planning, our singing, our playing instruments, our communication, whatever it is. And we must trust that He will provide what we need. It is difficult, but liberating and comforting, when we can let go and fully trust in God and His will.
“But He said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.”
-2 Corinthians 12:9-10
I pray that you are encouraged by these simple truths and that you rely on the Lord this week for whatever you’re doing.
God is good. All the time.
As always, feel free to leave a comment or contact me if you have any questions, comments, or suggestions.