8 March 2016
‘Grateful hearts want to monopolize the tongues of the people for the glory of God.’ – Spurgeon
Gratitude is born in two areas: when we’ve been given something unexpected, undeserved or extravagant, and when we see a bigger picture past the present moment. Is this not the Gospel story? A grace and love that we do not deserve that moves us out of the present moment into eternal life and relationship with God Himself (Ephesians 2, Colossians 2, Romans 5). And if that’s the case, should we not be people in a continuous posture of gratitude?
As grateful servant leaders, we should be the first to help our fellow brothers and sisters see a bigger picture of who God is and what He has done – and enable their own gratitude not just in a Sunday song, but in the song of every day life.
Whether you are responsible for choosing the songs that ‘monopolize the tongue’ or serving as a musician, vocalist, or tech team member, our responsibility is the same: to be grateful people who love and serve in a way that directs the gaze, gratitude and worship of those around us. For God’s glory and our good.