"In order for the waters to part, you have to put your foot down."
The God that we serve is most definitely a God of passionate creativity (Need proof? Take a minute to check out the world around you.) That's why worship and songwriting are such an awesome way to honor and lift Him up. The gift of creation has been given to us by the Creator Himself, and that's worth celebrating!
But what do we do when there are roadblocks and challenges in our attempts? When we feel stuck or discouraged while trying to create something God honoring?
This month we have an awesome giveaway for all of you that we are so excited to share.
Matt Maher has been working on some brand new worship songs, and we get to debut the first for you today! Inspired by one of our all time favorite hymns, Because He Lives, we are giving the song & chord chart away FREE through October 14 here at Essential Worship. We are so excited to share this song with the church at large. Let us know your thoughts!
"As worship leaders we are called to lead in a way that allows people to take a photo in their heart, but never have us in the picture." - Andi Rozier
Regardless of your position in ministry, it can be challenging to find the balance between leading well and keeping the focus of our ministry on the Creator. Vertical Church Band sat down to talk with us about this very thing, and we love the unique perspective they brought to the topic.
Check out the video- and we'd love to hear your thoughts!
How do you lead well in your ministry, while still keeping the focus solely on God?
THERE YOU ARE, ENTHRONED ON HIGH AND HERE I AM I LAY MYSELF DOWN LOW AND WITH THESE HANDS STRETCHED OUT TO THE SKY I WILL BRING PRAISE TO THE LORD GOD ABOVE ALL
There must not be a sweeter sound than that of the Father's children singing praises to Him. Coming together as the body of Christ to worship in spirit and truth is vital to our walk with Him. We were created to worship and desire Him. Not just the act of worship, but the lifestyle of worship that transforms our words, actions, and thoughts. Worshipping Christ in every aspect of our lives allows us to recognize our inadequacies and acknowledge His sovereignty.
Enthroned On High (Holy, Holy, Holy) is a song written by The Neverclaim that proclaims that very message. The chorus above is such a wonderful reminder of how we are to approach the throne of God; on our knees with outstretched arms. By humbling ourselves before the One who humbled himself first, we are confessing His goodness and recognizing His Majesty above all. In the middle of the song, there's a return to a classic hymn, "Holy, Holy, Holy", that boldly proclaims the God who is worthy of all our praises. Acknowledging His worthiness for all He has done and surrendering before Him in complete adoration is what this song is all about.
Watch the tutorial for this song below or click here to get the story behind the song!