One day a question was posed to the group of worshippers and the question was, since I’m a worshipper what is the place of the word of God and what was surprising was not that a lot of the worshippers and worship leaders seated at this table couldn’t answer this question, but it also challenged me in the same space. What is the role of the word of God in the life of a worshipper?
As you read the word of God you bump into scriptures like this “already ye are clean because of the word which I have spoken unto you” John 15:3 and “… the words that I speak to you are spirit and life”, in John 6:63 or “thy word have I hidden in my heart that I may not sin against thee” in Psalms 199:11. I recently bumped into this scripture that kinda brought my attention to something that I had not seen before.
“But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him”, 1 John 2:5 KJV. it says whoever keeps the word will be perfected in love. It’s not the amount of scripture we can remember or we can say at the top of our minds but it’s about the word we have kept, that one that can’t be stolen, the word we have allowed to grow within us and grow its roots within us.
So in answering the question, what is the role of the word in the life of a worshipper? The word of God in our lives brings reproof, instruction, healing, cleansing, deliverance and light at the entrance of the word there is light. The word in the life of a worshipper allows us to be perfected in love, it is when we worship and lead worship we do it out of the overflow of our lives.
The world is looking to see and experience God and when we keep his word within us, then we shall see his love overflow from within us. Let us study the word of God, not for the sake of ministry or so we can lead on Sunday or at the meeting but that we can carry Christ into our day and allow his love to be fed through him. We carry his presence as worshippers, its time to keep his word within so we can also carry his love to those who need to be touched by it, healed and blessed by it.
The byproduct of you being a worshipper is that men are drawn to God as you minister and may we do it with everything we have within us without holding back.
This article was written by Kelvin Mutize and originally appeared on tehillahworship.org