Saturday, March 24, 2007
Will become a psalmist
The worship leader in the Church of the Future will understand the importance of putting his or her congregational experiences into words. King David did this for his people, and it was such an important part of cultural life, it became canonized. Every expression of church needs to identify the people with a gift of writing and allow them to chronicle it's journey. The ability to look back over personal history gives perspective, reminds us of where we have been and how faith has grown as a result. God constantly put this one word in front of His people; Remember. Psalms don’t necessarily need to be music. Some of David’s works might have been publicly sung, and are noted, for the choir director, but we don’t use them in the same manner today. Don’t make writing music a requirement. First encourage writing. This is one of the cool things about the blog world. The Internet has given everyone a voice, despite whether or not they have anything good to say. An aspiring psalmist doesn’t need to wait around on someone to give permission. She can just write. If it’s good, others will eventually find out. So if you’re reading this and think you might be able to fill this role, but are not currently writing, I ask “Why not?” Don’t wait for someone to give you permission or a position before you start. Write first for you.