“For what man knows the things of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him? Even so no one knows the things of God except the Spirit of God.” (1 Corinthians 2:11)h
You can not know a child more than his parents. So also you can not know how to worship God without the leading of His spirit. The spirit of God, is the third person in trinity. He is a companion to every worship leader. I have walked with him and I can say He is a good mentor. Worship is all we have to give and we cannot give God our best without the Spirit who knows God the best. The place of the holy spirit in leading worship is highly essential.
What is worship ?
Worship is to adore, to be silent, to cry out, to laugh. There is a height of fulfillment that can not be explained when we truly worship the Father in Spirit and Truth.
How do we know what God desires from us if we do not have the holy spirit. It is amazing to see what God does in the place of worship through His Spirit. Scripture instructs us to worship God in spirit and truth and have no confidence in the flesh. (Philippians 3:3)For we are the circumcision, which worship God in the spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh. KJV
You can not operate in the ministry by your own efforts. You can’t depend on skills, good voice or song selections etc. Though it’s good to have but can not replace the Spirit of God. “…we worship God in spirit and by the Spirit of God”. (Philippians 3:3 Amplified).
The Spirit makes the difference
There are many in the music industry that are yet to fully understand what it takes to lead people to Gods presence, so they show skills and talent. The Bible says it is the Spirit that quickens the flesh profits nothing. It is the spirit that makes the difference in every worship gathering. Have you ever noticed that it’s almost the same list of songs we sing over and over, but each time we hear people lead this same known songs it is always on a different level. The Holy Spirit always makes the difference! The spirit of the Lord knows how to worship God. So, for any worship session to be impactful the Spirit of the Lord must be present. Whatever you can do as a worship leader to engage the Holy Spirit during your worship, go for it. He makes the difference.
“God is Spirit, and those who worship Him, must worship in spirit and truth.” (John 4:24)The Father wants the Holy Spirit to help us worship. He requires us to have dependency on the Holy Spirit for every worship service. It would be futile to consider leading worship without His help. The Holy Spirit is the one who comforts, guides and helps us to effectively live the life of worship. Without His presence in our lives on a daily basis we could not pray or worship, as we should. Scripture says that the Holy Spirit knows the things of God. He knows how we can satisfy His heart with our worship at every meeting.
A spirit filled worship leader is continually conscious of the Holy Spirit and yields to His promptings as he/she leads worship. The Holy Spirit must be in charge of each worship experience, because the way you led worship yesterday may not be the way and direction in which the Holy Spirit will guide you today. Being sensitive to the Holy Spirit who lives in you makes it possible to worship the Father, who lives in heaven but rules in the affairs of men. This is a great mystery but a reality that we accept by faith.
Who is the Holy Spirit?
He is our INTERCESSOR.
Prayer is one of the backbone to every spirit filled ministrations. The Bible says He not only intercedes on our behalf to the Father, but He also comes to our aid and helps us to pray that perfect prayer when we don’t know what or how to pray (Romans 8:26). The Holy Spirit can always help us pray the right prayer at the right time, while helping us to sing the right song at the right time.
No matter how strong, talented, or capable you think you are, every single one of us requires God’s strength to accomplish His will. Isaiah 40:29 says that God …gives power to the faint and weary, and to him who has no might He increases strength. Our strengths multiply and he makes it abound]. It is not enough to have the skill to sing or having the platform to minister, but the holy spirit must strengthen you as a worship leader for you to accomplish the purpose which you were called. As song ministers the holy spirit knows us the best and He desires to help us the most.
He is the COMFORTER
There are situations people go through day in day out. Overwhelmed by life’s ups and downs. One thing that should be in our prayer list as we prepare towards a worship session is that people who are hurt receive comfort through the help of the Holy Spirit. The Bible says that God is “the God of all comfort.” (2 Corinthians 1:3) The Holy Spirit, who dwells on the inside of us, knows us better than anyone else, and when life is painful, He has the ability to bring strength and healing right where we hurt.
He is Our COUNSELLOR
It is simply amazing what can happen when you ask the Holy Spirit for help and answers to your questions. Good to know that the holy spirit is the best counselor. Through spiritual songs, the spirit of God can attend to all matters and give the right answers to every question. The Holy Spirit is our Counselor, and as we seek Him. He will direct and instruct.
He is the REVEALER
Have you ever been under a worship atmosphere and words of knowledge or wisdom comes forth. Yes! That’s it. He can reveal in a few moments things we could never discover on our own. Which builds our confidence in God the more. I have so many experiences even in my secret place of worship, when God will speak to me about what He wants to do. It reassures me and builds more confidence in me. Hallelujah!
And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you forever; John 14:16 I believe you might have well experienced him as the revealer and if you are yet to, ask! He is and will always be.
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