prayer and spiritual health
Prayer shouldn’t be an afterthought or a pleading for the Christmas production to go off smoothly.

Spiritual Health: Worship A Key Aspect

We need to allow His word into our hearts, to guide our path in ministry. When we disconnect from the Word and grow distant from Him, our ministry will suffer.

It's nearly Christmas, and while the calendar year is winding down, this is often the busiest and most stressful time of year for church techs. It’s also a time when daily devotionals can easily get pushed aside, and it can be easily forgotten who we are truly “working” for.

Prayer shouldn’t be an afterthought or a pleading for the Christmas production to go off smoothly.

During these times, we must be the most diligent in maintaining our spiritual health.

Without God’s word, we wouldn’t even be in church. It should guide us in everything we do in life, especially how we approach our ministry.

Psalm 119:105 (ESV) says, “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.”

We need to allow His word into our hearts, to guide our path in ministry. When we disconnect from the Word and grow distant from Him, our ministry will suffer. Maybe it won’t happen all in a week, maybe not in a month, but at some point, a lack of focus on Him will cost you.

When we’re connected to Him, we grow, and it allows the relationships we have with others to grow, and lastly, it allows us to build our ministry, as He guides us.

Equally important as spending time in the Word is spending time in prayer.

Prayer shouldn’t be an afterthought or a pleading for the Christmas production to go off smoothly.

Prayer should be a priority.

God wants a relationship with us and that relationship can’t grow, if we’re not taking time daily to be with Him.

Put away the distractions of life and take the time to talk with God. This continued conversation will help us in the most difficult times and help us lean on our faith. 1 Chronicles 16:11 (ESV) says, “Seek the Lord and his strength; seek his presence continually!”

It is his strength that will get us through services that go completely wrong. It allows us to understand that even though we give the best we can, that He is the one that can and will change hearts and lives, regardless of our actions. Continuous time in prayer will allow God to work and move in our lives and shift our ministries to where he wants them to go.

Without time in prayer, we can make all of the plans we want, but if they are not in line with His will, we will not be successful.

Worship is a key aspect of our spiritual health.

As church techs, it is so easy to get wrapped up in making the service happen, that we miss the service. Even when it isn’t our service to serve, and we’re not “on,” it is often hard to focus on worship, when we’re thinking about the light that isn’t working, or how we focus on how the lyrics aren’t changing on cue.

We can spend so much time making worship for others a pleasant experience, that for ourselves worship can become a burden.

We need to remember that worship isn’t for us, or about us, in the first place. It is about Him.

We aren’t gods. We aren’t worthy of being worshipped. God is.

He is deserving of our worship, even when we don’t feel like it. At regular intervals, we need to step back, step away, focus on who we’re really working for and give praise to Him.

Ask yourself these questions: Where is your tech team at right now? Where are you as a leader? What have you been doing to grow yourself and deepen your relationship with God?  This self-examination can help us reflect on the things that matter the most.

Your spiritual health is critical to the overall success of your ministry. Re-connect with God over the next few weeks and let Him guide your team into a great 2019.

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