, At Its Purest

I’ve spent the last few months pondering what worship really means. I’ve been leading worship now for almost 15 years (I started when I was 5…) 😉 and I have definitely made my share of mistakes along the way. I’ve admittedly led worship from the wrong place, focusing on my career more than the anointing. There was a time I didn’t even understand what anointing was. But as I embark on a new chapter of worship leading with Lately, I’ve been in prayer daily about what that looks like and the fruit it will produce.

I cannot say that I have all the answers today. I cannot say that I will have all the answers tomorrow or even next year. But my pastor spoke about prayer recently, explaining that prayer is about long-term faithfulness. He said that most of us have more faith that the faucet will give out hot water than we have faith that our prayers will be answered. It’s so true. And I think it’s also true for how we learn. I think we often set out to learn spiritual principles with the same mindset we had in school – memorize what we need for the test and move on. But I think spiritual lessons are really more like spiritual discipline. It’s something we learn over long periods of time – often our lifetimes. Not something we learn overnight for one big test.

My point in all of this is that my journey in worship is something I expect to continue my whole life. And my goal, when you boil it down, is to worship in the purest form possible. Not to be cliche, but “more of Him, less of me.” Really, I want “all of Him, none of me.” I want to lead worship in the anointing of the Holy Spirit, letting none of my filth taint the oil as it pours off of me and onto the audience God will place before me each time.

That’s it. Pure worship. That’s what I’m after. And as I travel down this road further, I’ll share with you what I learn along the way. It’s a journey of a lifetime and I am privileged to be on it.