Do you like to listen to worship music? It is just about all I listen to unless I have my husband’s car with satellite radio; then I’ll listen to the 80’s station or country.
Our worship pastor, Daniel Bashta, has signed a recording contract with Integrity Music and we’ve all been excited for him through the recording process. He has a vision of having an army of voices singing parts of his songs on the CD. Last night he hosted an event he called “The Voice” at our church where we came together and recorded segments of his music for his CD. It was a lot of fun to support him this way and to know in a small way we would have a part of this project with him. We wouldn’t be getting the credit for it, but we would be part of something much bigger than ourselves.
Our Christian walk is similar. As believers, we are called to be a part of something bigger than we can do ourselves. We each have our own voice of gifts and talents we bring to the mix [1 Corinthians 12:12]. One part is no more important than the other and we need each other to advance the Kingdom of God [I Corinthians 12:4-5].
The songs we recorded last night would not have been what Daniel needed if one or two people tried to sing louder than the others, standing out alone [1 Corinthians 12:25]. The idea was to blend together and make a beautiful sound that sends a unified message. God calls us to do the same. We don’t come together to share the message of Susan or Laura or Mark or Sam. We come together to share the message of Jesus Christ [2 Corinthians 5:19]. It is for His purpose, by His name, and for His glory [2 Corinthians 5:5, Philippians 2:13, Psalm 148:13, and Psalm 72:19].
This is not a dress rehearsal. Every day is real and it counts. Our time is limited and we need to make the most of it. Jesus is calling us together as one voice for one purpose…His purpose. Are you ready? It’s time to sing!
2 Chronicles 5:13 “The trumpeters and singers joined in unison, as with one voice, to give praise and thanks to the LORD. Accompanied by trumpets, cymbals and other instruments, they raised their voices in praise to the LORD and sang: ‘He is good; His love endures forever.’ Then the temple of the LORD was filled with a cloud”