As Christian leaders, we believe our hearts are postured toward the Lord. We’re eager to engage with our teams in worship and in the Word. Or are we?
We made a recent board decision to rotate leadership for our engagement with God at board meetings. We want each board member to share in leading this core aspect of our ministry’s culture.
As the second board member took his turn, I readily entered into the scriptures he laid out for us.
The scriptures turned into an exercise, and I could sense it would go longer than our typical 10-15 minutes.
Hmmm… I thought. If other board members take their que from him, these times with the Lord could go really long. And besides, we have a big agenda tonight!
The worship extended to an hour and a half of very significant time with the Lord—full of faith and direction for the future. Afterwards, one board member said, “I could go home right now. God has already done so much.”
She was right. And God led us through that hefty agenda with ease and unity.
I was surprised by my initial reticence. I’ve come to deeply value extended times with the Lord. Why did I think the worship was going long?
My guess is that until heaven, we leaders will periodically bump into our human tendency to value work over worship. Thankfully, God’s Spirit is ever present to point our gaze heavenward. When we give God free rein in our worship, He will freely reign in our ministry.
“When we give God free reign in our worship, He will freely reign in our ministry.”- Lisa Hosler
“The true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth,
for the Father is seeking such people to worship him.”
As a leader, how is God nurturing a worshipful heart in you? Feel free to share your thoughts in the Comment Section below.