Are you parched?
There’s a time or times in every worship leader’s life where we feel dry, worn out, or wrung out; where every last bit of creativity seems to have been used. We often try to fix that by going to a conference, reaching out to other worship leaders for inspiration, or by taking a vacation or sabbatical.
A conference may inspire you or show you the direction in which musical styles are headed. Other worship leaders may be able to share new songs. A vacation or sabbatical will refresh your body and soul. But your creativity doesn’t come simply from seeing or hearing something beautiful; it comes from your spirit as you are inspired by God’s Holy Spirit who reveals the truths in the Bible.
If you are starving or parched it’s because you haven’t been getting your inspiration from God’s Spirit through the Scripture.
That is only thing that can provide true direction and inspiration, that can water you and make you flourish.
Psalm 1-3 says, “How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, nor stand in the path of sinners, nor sit in the seat of scoffers! But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and in His law he meditates day and night. He will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in its season and its leaf does not wither; and in whatever he does, he prospers.” NASB
If I want to stay fresh, creative, and inspired from a source beyond myself and natural wisdom, then I need to read, study, and meditate God’s Word.
If I’m parched, it’s my fault, and I shouldn’t be saying or singing, “Oh God, I’m so dry, come and fill me.” God has given us His wisdom, now it’s up to us to take it, implement it, and allow it to inspire us.
Let’s get wet.