Thursday, February 23, 2017

Reflecting Jesus

Recently, I read a quote from Mother Teresa that I thought was quite interesting.  She said:

"How sad it is when someone comes to you looking for Jesus and all they see is you."  

For such a nice lady, OUCH! 

Now, I'm pretty sure she didn't say this in the context of music and worship, but I do believe it applies to us worship leaders as well.  I've always told worship teams and choirs that our job is to point people to Jesus.  That's it.  We just use music as a tool and vehicle to lead people to Him.  We shouldn't be on stage to receive any glory ourselves.  Because nothing about entering into the presence of God should exalt us.  Our job is simply to reflect the glory of Jesus and become more like Him (2 Corinthians 3:18).  

So, let me ask you a question:  When you stand on stage and participate in leading in worship, who do people see?  Do they see you or do they see Jesus?  If they are truly seeing Jesus, then AWESOME! That is the goal.  But, if they aren't, why not?  What's getting in the way of you reflecting the glory of Jesus for others to see?  

Is your heart not right?  Is there some sin or sins that are holding you back?  What about your attitude? Is there some part of you that is intentionally trying to draw attention to yourself?  Are you prepared spiritually? Musically? Emotionally? 

Whatever the cause, it is our responsibility as worship leaders to do everything we can to make sure that people see Jesus, not us. Remember, the glory is His.  We just reflect it.

Worship Big!


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