Sunday, April 21, 2013

Worship Team Performance: Preparation Part 2 – Grace Makes Us Lazy

Catch Up : Introduction
                 Part 1: Preparation

This is all about REHEARSAL!

Rehearsal is all about being one with your performance. The audience can tell when you’re completely whole. You can hear one song from two different singers, one moves you to tears and the other you can’t be bothered. The audience can tell when you’re just singing words of a page and when you’re releasing your hearts cry.

Rehearsal is also a space for growth. You get to be with other musicians who can tell you when you’re messing up in a safe space so that when you get on stage you’ve perfected what you had. If you don’t do it in rehearsal and get comfortable with it, chances are you won’t do it on stage.

Africans have been blessed by God with a spirit of spontaneity. We can burst into a 3 part chorus with matching dance in the middle of the street! This is all great, but we also need to tap into the culture of diligence, commitment and rehearsal that many great artists have. She gave the example of Beyonce who rehearsed from 9-5, 6 days a week for 6 months for her tour.

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Grace makes us lazy. We’ve heard it said all the time, “don’t listen to the voices, listen to the words.” We have this attitude of God will still come down in my inadequacies and do His thing, but how much more powerful would it be if we dwelt in God’s perfect will rather than His permissive will? How much greater would corporate worship be if we led it coming from a place of diligence and commitment and constant dwelling in the presence of God. 

See You Next Sunday!

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