We are the ministers of the gospel through music.
“…When you meet, one will sing, another will teach, another will tell special revelation God has given, one will speak in an unknown language while another will interpret what is said. But everything that is done must be useful to all and build them up in the Lord”. 1cor 14:26
We are a preacher of the gospel through music and as a preacher of the gospel there is what you can do and what you cannot do, and things that you must have that can make your singing ministry effective. Music is a wonderful thing, it is something that God created to move all to who we are, sometimes no words are needed, sometimes they can even trivialize or cheapen the communication, and music is a powerful tool in the hands of God to bring life and healing. Let me share with you what you need to make your singing ministry effective.
Firstly, you need to know Him, knowing Him is not about having knowledge about God but have personal encounter with Him, have Him as your Lord and your Savoir. Let Him guide you and control your life, let Him dwell in your thoughts, make your thoughts a sanctuary in which He can dwell because you can lose the fellowship of God and a sense of His presence and a sense of spirituality by just thinking wrong. God doesn’t need you as a servant, God wants you in totality, not just a part, your whole life must be given over to Him until all you are truly His, He genuinely longs to have an intimate fellowship with you, that are a prerequisite to your knowing and how He wants you to serve Him. Your motive and secret passion must be His will and glory, seek His glory only in all you do and don’t ever share part of His glory. To know God, it is necessary that we be like Him to some degree, it is necessary that we must use every means of God grace to bring our souls into harmony with the character of God,
A. W TOZER said in his book that “Many of our popular songs and choruses in praise of Christ are hollow and unconvincing; some are even shocking in their amorous endearments and strike a reverent soul as being a kind of flattery offered to one with whom neither composer nor singer is acquainted. The whole thing is in the mood of the love ditty, the only difference being the substitution of the name of Christ for that of the early lover”.