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20 September 2016

'O God, turn my soul from leaning on the things You have made, and may it lean on You who have made these things so wonderfully.' Augustine We love and admire gifts in all their forms. And while gifts should kindle affection for the giver, too easily we are drawn away to simply enjoy the gift itself. This is an exchange of glory (Rom 1:23). God is the giver of every goo...

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24 May 2016

'God creates out of nothing. Therefore, until a man is nothing, God can make nothing out of Him.' Martin Luther How quickly we want to work for God. Help Him out. Use our gifts to do something for Him. But this is the God who Knew you before He laid the foundations of the earth (Ephesians 1:4). Knit you together in your mother's womb (Psalm 139:13). Has you engraved ...

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12 January 2016

'It is a strange infatuation that we. Who have borrowed everything good from our Savoiur, should think of exalting ourselves.' - Spurgeon As we sang on Sunday, everything is a gift from God, the breath in our lungs is placed there by Him (James 1:17, Genesis 2:7, Psalm 139:14)! And if we are dependent on God for something as basic as our ability to breathe, how much more...

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Guest Post: 11 August 2015

'Letting go of my pride, giving up all my rights.' -Chris Tomlin For me one of the biggest marks of a servant leader is someone who gives up their preferences for the good of others. As musicians it is tempting to make decisions based on what we enjoy, what will allow us to best display our musical talents and what is easiest for us. But, in the words of Stephen Miller, '...

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27 April 2015

'Excellence is the process of becoming better than I once was. I am not to become better than someone else is or even like someone else.' Harold Best God deserves our best, I'm sure there would be no disagreement among us about that. But saying it is so much easier than offering our best. It can be easy for us to fall into the trap of essentially believing that showing u...

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5 May 2015

Talent and passion are lost without discipline to steward it and integrity to guide it.' Chris Quilala Whether you consider yourself someone who's musical talent and ability could take you down the professional route, or someone who is 'good enough for church music,' or anywhere in between the truth is the expectation for all of us is the same. We are given varying level...

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17 March 2015

'Success is focusing on what God is passionate about and using your gifts and passions to join Him in what He is already doing.' Louie Giglio We can have all of the hopes, dreams, plans and vision for the future that our hearts and minds can hold but if 'success' looks like anything other than using our whole lives to make much of Jesus, then what a small, pithy waste. ...

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30 September 2014

'You don't lead [worship] for love and acceptance, you lead FROM a place of ALREADY being loved and accepted by God' - Kristian Stanfill Musician is not your primary identity.Leader is not your primary identity.Vocalist is not your primary identity.Using those God-given gifts should flow out of our true identity; which is loved, accepted child of God. It's so easy to be s...

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