3 THINGS EVERY MUSIC MINISTER SHOULD KNOW
(Being Effective and Efficient)
:By Ben Reign
1. Know Your Audience:
The understanding of the people you’re ministering to determines the impact you’ll make.
In as much as you are ministering to God, you are also ministering to the people of God, leading them to also minister to God. Therefore as a minister, you must study your audience, make sure they understand you and follow you as you lead, You have to minister with the spirit and understanding also (1 Corinthians 14:15).
Sometimes, you have to observe your audience and know what they need at a particular time through the leading of the Holy Spirit.
Jesus made a lot of impact because he always observe his audience, at some point He had to feed 5,000 men and also 4,000 men (Matthew 14:13-21 & 15:19-32). at some point He had to minister healing, deliverance etc to His audience.
But please Note this: always allow the holy spirit to lead you to observe, so that you don’t give to your audience what they want but what they need.
2. Know Yourself:
The better you know Yourself, the better your relationship with your audience.
When Jesus was on earth, He knew who He is, He also knew His assignment and He lived his life on earth based on it. For this reason He managed his audience very well and He made good success.
Now, everybody was uniquely created by God and that’s why we are so different. You will never be the best of yourself if you try to be like someone else. Learning from others is good but don’t let it take away your originality.
– know your area of strength and build on it, – know your area of weakness and work on it. – Always seek to know more, do more and become more.
Also, you must know your stand with God. Make sure your heart is in line with God and also to the will of God. Give the devil no chance to accuse you but Consciously endeavor to live a life that is pleasing to God.
Romans 12:1-2 NIV :
i). Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship.
ii). Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
3. Know Your God:
The Level of knowledge you have about God determines how well you worship Him.
The Bible says that God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth John 4:24 KJV. Truth here means knowledge, in other words we have to know Him in other to worship Him (Philippians 3:10).
Until you know your God, you are not a true worshiper.
The more you know God, the more you will know Yourself and, He will be revealing to you what your Audience need at a particular time.
Remember: Know your Audience, know Yourself and know your God.
God bless you. Leave a comment, question or contribution if any. Many thanks.