The power of Holy Spirit is very important for any gospel musician, the scripture says “But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth”. Act 1:8.
This world is full of power and we need the power of the living God to succeed in this world, you can only witness to the world in music through the power of God. ”That this song shall be my Witness for me” (Duet 31:19-end), is either you are for this world or you are for God and if you are for God you must receive His power into your life which will help you to prevail. Without this power it is not possible to fulfill this ministerial assignment, you need God’s power that will back you up, the difference between gospel and entertaining is the resurrection power which make a great different. We may go astray by assuming that we can do spiritual work without spiritual power, the cross of Christ isn’t fun and it can never be fun that is why you need the power of God to stand against adversity and to do the work of God.
Thirdly, you need to be a student of the bible, David said in Psalm 119:105 “Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path” and also 2Timothy 2:15 says “Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needed not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth”.
Every gospel minister must not joke with (a) the Word of God and (b) Prayer that is why our Lord Jesus will say, “It is writing” and at time He will go to a solitary place to pray, no successful gospel minister or ministry should joke with God’s word and prayer.
The scripture supposed to be the bases of your singing ministry, the Bible supposed to be the foundation of your composition, you need to be a student of the Bible, have you ever seen a preacher without a Bible and without been study the Bible? let the word of God be your companion, your best friend because that is what you stand for, that is the sources of your inspiration, your backbone, your strength, your Light, insight, revelation, power and your very song you sing.
The word of God through Jesus Christ is the solution to any situations of this world, the word of God is live and spirit, is powerful, sharper than any two edges sword, is a hammer, so there is no way you will study the word of God and sing the word of God as a gospel singer or minister that God Himself will not back up his word with signs and wonders in your ministration. Seek to know your Bible better than your instrument,
sing the Word, hear the Word, see the Word and pray the Word.
Fourthly, you need to connect to God in Prayer; private prayer should be practiced by every Christian, in the work of this singing ministry prayer is very important, commit every aspect of your ministry to God in prayer, you need to build a dynamic prayer life, build a strong prayer relationship with the Lord. You can never rise higher than your prayer life, you must strive to pray at least 1-2 hours every day in private, Jesus said “this kind can come out by nothing but prayer and fasting” (mark 9:29, col 4:2,1Tim 2:8), you need to prepare the heart the people for your song for that song to have great effect in their life and your deep life of prayer will enable you to live a curse-free life.