Having been involved in Christian music for many years, I have made an unfortunate observation. Far too often, music has been the primary focus of many worship practices and events. Our Lord, whom we love, must be restored to the central point of our worship. As an orchestral composer, I realize how alluring music can be. We must set this allurement aside and refocus on God's glory. If artistic beauty and musicianship have taken center stage, then our music may have become a sinful source of pride.
Singers and musicians have sometimes become involved in worship teams and choirs without ever having begun a personal relationship with our Lord Jesus, and when their musical motivation fades, they depart, having never learned to love Him.
Music is the organized, auditory, communicative expression by the living of the life they possess and the truths they profess. In worship we affirm His worth. Worship, as an act of the will, indicates our position as His obedient people, and He, as Lord, must receive our adoration.
It is my intent with these devotionals, based on seventy-five passages of Scripture, comprising 291 verses, to provide a valuable resource for all who lead worship.