The days leading up to weekend services are full of preparation – my heart, body, and mind must be ready to fulfill my call. I orient my weekly schedule around three key factors that encourage me as I prepare each week: Find rest in Him, perfect my craft to honor Him, and posture my heart to bring others to Him.
Monday is reserved as a Sabbath day. It is essential to schedule time away from work and music. For me, this means completely unplugging as I spend a personal day devoted to rest, recharging, and reconnecting.
Psalm 116:7 “Return to your rest, my soul, for the Lord has been good to you.”
Perfect My Craft
The remainder of the week is spent meeting with our team, pouring into volunteers, finalizing set lists, and rehearsing. It’s undoubtedly hard work, but by preparing in advance, I can focus on my ministry when I step onto that stage.
Colossians 3:23 “Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men.”
Posture My Heart
Each Saturday morning, I like to cook breakfast, spend time in scripture, and read a devotional that will help prepare my heart for worship. When I get to church in the afternoon, I reflect on the weight of these services, and the impact they could have on each person filling the seats in front of me. My prayer is that my posture of leadership may be an invitation to Jesus.
At the end of the week, I am truly filled with joy that comes from doing ministry for our God. I get to lift my voice with other Jesus followers as we declare His sovereignty and as we praise Him for His goodness – what could be better?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Associate Worship Leader
Josh leads worship for the weekend services and leads the College Worship Team at Saddleback at our Lake Forest campus.
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