Thanks to Rob Rash for sharing these thoughts with TWC.
Did you realize that your corporate worship is only an overflow of your private worship?
It’s true. If we are only worshiping while we are having rehearsal or Sunday morning services, something is wrong.
Private worship (meaning personal worship outside of the church) is the necessary fuel for strong and passionate corporate worship.
Don’t we expect our people to worship throughout the week? Don’t we believe in the biblical truth that worship is a 24/7 kind of thing? (1 Cor. 10:31)
Jesus reminded us in John chapter 4 when he was talking to the Samaritan woman at the well, that worship doesn’t only take place in a building or church. Rather it’s a personal aspect of our faith that is without walls. Jesus is our well when we’re thirsty. He is our portion and our supply.
So why do we only wait until Sunday morning to ‘worship?’
The challenge before us, is to take time out of our day, and spend time in worship before we ever attempt to lead anyone else in the same thing. Your private worship will only add and accentuate your corporate worship.
How much time are you spending in private worship?
Probably not enough.
Take some time to sit down, unplug, and worship on your own…
Rob Rash is a regular “sharer” at The Worship Community and writes about worship, leadership, and worship leading. He also has a great resource available for worship leaders and teams called A Guidebook for Leading Fantastic Worship Rehearsals. Originally published at RobRash.us – republished with permission.