Below is an excerpt from Glenn Packiam’s recent article “Happy Are The Poor.”
A worship leader’s calling is, at its core, to help broaden people’s vision of God and narrow their vision of self. We are there to inspire faith, the kind of faith that leads to absolute surrender to the King and His kingdom. And the values of the kingdom are not the values of self. Christianity has nothing to do with self-help, self-motivation, self-confidence. The gospel of the kingdom begins with an admission of powerlessness, of the absolute incapability of self. It is not merely the relinquishing of control; it’s the confession that we never had it-and the refusal to use God to gain it. Worship leaders in these difficult days must lead people to this confession.