I hope this finds you prospering in grace and the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Devotional

Psalm 34:18 says, “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit”.

To have a broken heart or a crushed spirit is really the opposite of pride, haughtiness, or self boasting.

As worship leaders our music may not win us any awards, but our spirit of humility makes it possible for the eternal to transform the temporary. It is from a humble attitude that God promises His closeness. That is what turns music, or anything else, into worship.

We would all do well to increase in humility, leaving the reward to Jesus.

Break the Ice

Depending on the size of your team and the frequency of your rehearsals, people need a chance to break the ice that can form when they haven't seen each other for a while. Sometimes as leaders we can be in such a hurry to get into the thick of the work we rush people and the results of what we want to achieve come slower or seem to be met with a sense of being disconnected.

Take a few minutes at the beginning of your time together to catch up. It may be just talking informally with no central focus, or it more be more intentional, like sharing a prayer request or an encouraging verse about worship. You know your team and you know what they need. Think this through and see if breaking the ice before hitting the ground running doesn't yield more connection with your team.

Try (before you buy) my CD

I received this feedback recently from a missionary in Poland.

Hi Jim!

Received the CD a few days ago and we LOVE it!

Grace and peace,
Jack

If you like folk flavored instrumental accompaniment, Scripture songs, and need some encouragement to keep pressing on, you will love this CD, The Best Is Yet To Come on sale at iTunes.

Thanks for reading.

All the best,
Jim Snedeker

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