Apr 29, 2015
What does God
desire in our worship and worship leading? One word:
BROKENNESS. "You will not delight in
sacrifice, or I would give it; you will not be pleased with a
burnt offering. The sacrifices of God are a broken
spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not
despise." - Psalm 51:16-17
In our worship and
worship leading, God desires us to be humble, dependent,
reliant, weak and broken. This is very opposed to what we find
in the church today. Church / Worship Leaders are bold,
self-reliant, have all the answers, and are on a mission to change
the world. But are we fooling ourselves? Today we talk with our
friend Sam Salerno about embracing, even boasting in, our
brokenness, weakness and dependance on God. No self-righteousness
allowed. Dive into the deep end and feel free to share your
thoughts in the comments section.
We've created a false religious system that says "if you're a
church leader, you can't have any struggles.” -Tweet That!
Fear about what others think about us causes us to hide,
but hiding breaks intimacy, with people and with
God. -Tweet That!
love is being fully known, and fully accepted. -Tweet That!
When we "let it out of the bag", others can be honest
about their struggles too. -Tweet That!
Worship that is pleasing to God comes from a place of
brokenness (Ps. 51:17) -Tweet That!
If you want
to be part of the kingdom of God, you have to be broken. (Mt
5:3) -Tweet That!
the world out of nothing and as long as we remain nothing, he can
make something out of us. - Martin Luther -Tweet That!
goodness shines through when people see that we aren’t the good
ones. -Tweet That!