Posted by Gary on August 14, 2006
We just had the desperation conference here and Hillsong united lead the worship at a couple of sessions. The comments are all a variation of “wow they really brought something”
I love those guys. They are great musicians and song writers and very gifted at the skill of leading worship. But there are lots of gifted people who are skilled at the craft of songwriting, musicianship, and worship leading. What is the difference? What do they bring that isn’t as strong in other teams, or leaders?
I can tell you these folks work hard at the craft of what they do and they pursue excellence but there is something more that can’t be shortened or substituted.
There are some rehearsal nights when Ian Fisher would lock the door and we would get on our faces and seek the face of God.
If you want to be a good songwriter, worship leader, preacher, father, etc. etc. Work at it, pursue excellence, be the best. But don’t stop there.
If you want to be the best at something pursue the presence of God. Don’t forsake your own personal worship time. Jealously guard your time with God. In other words:
Pursue God practice your craft.
I Samuel 30:6
II Samuel 12:20
I Chronicles 15:22
I Chronicles 25:1
I Chronicles 25:7
II Chronicles 16:9
II Chronicles 26:5