(SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICE) To lead worship in church is truly an honour and a privilege. It is an opportunity to use the gift of singing to serve God and His church. For me, it was a special calling, which was given to me in a vision when I was 17 years old, and so it has taken many many years to come to fruition.
When God led me to His church at COR, He brought me to a cell group where many served in the Worship Ministry. Shortly after, I was roped in to serve as a vocalist. It was later on, in the last 10 years, that I served as a worship leader.
I remember the many occasions where I stood on stage as a vocalist, wiping away tears because of the touch of God. At times, I would sense His sweet visitation upon the church, His amazing holy presence. At other times, I would hear Him say that all would be well when there was a burden on my heart. Even as I recall those times, my heart fills up with awe and gratitude.
I would reject dinner invitations the Saturday evenings before leading worship. It was my special time with the Lord. This time with the Lord was not to be missed as I believe that when we come together corporately to worship the Lord, warfare is waged in the spiritual realm and victories are won on behalf of God’s people. It has also been our experience that when the Holy Spirit fills us, the worship takes on a far greater dimension, even when the natural musical ability may not be particularly outstanding.
Worship leading had been daunting for me, but God’s anointing and leading have made it a blessed and exciting journey, with glimpses of His holiness, His greatness and His power.
I thank the Lord, the church and members of the Worship Ministry for the opportunity to have served with them. It will always be a treasured memory!
能够在教会里带敬拜是一种的荣幸，是我们用歌声来服事神和教会的荣幸。对我来说，这是一个特别的呼召 - 从17岁的异象，到今天的果实。
This article first appeared in Issue 19, April 2019 CHORUS Magazine.