My title at church is worship pastor.
This position makes me responsible for many elements of Sunday morning. The tech booth, the instruments, the vocalists, projection and the like all fall under my umbrella. We recently moved into a brand new sanctuary. We moved from 350 seats to 650. The first time on the new stage was humbling. Much of my team felt the same way. The tech booth tripled in size from one Sunday to the next in order to facilitate a space of that size. It took a lot of focus, determination and training to make the logistics of the new space a reality. After about two months of being in our new space I shared the following devotion on our team page.
Praying over each of the team members that will serve tomorrow. I was reading in Joshua this afternoon. Something stood out to me in the commentary of Joshua 24. “Their (the Israelites) purpose was to become a holy nation that would influence the rest of the world for God. The conquest of Canaan was a means to achieve this purpose, but Israel became preoccupied with the land and lost sight of the Lord God.” I prayed over our team that we would not get so preoccupied with the building and the logistics of the stage and the booth that we lose sight of the purpose, to bring others to God and glorify Him. God is moving at LifeChurch. I pray even as you sleep tonight God prepares you for your service to Him and to LifeChurch tomorrow. You all are loved and appreciated.
My encouragement for you today is much the same. Have you become so preoccupied with what God has provided for you that you’ve lost focus of His purpose in giving it to you in the first place? We are all put on earth to bring glory to God. Israel was to be a holy nation and conquer the Promised Land in order to show God’s power and might; to bring Him glory. They got caught up in what the land and its inhabitants had to offer, instead of what God desired.
I think it’s easy for us to make the same mistakes. We get caught up in what life has to offer; jobs, money, possessions, people, etc and forget the purpose of our very being. Take an inventory of your life. Is your life bringing God glory? If it’s not, it might be time to refocus.
Father I pray that you would shed light on the areas of our life that we may have lost focus in. Help us remember that our sole purpose is to bring you glory and make you known. May you be the center of our lives. Amen