On the road to Fine Arts there are many rehearsals to sharpening God-given gifts. You take time to make the right selection that will stand out and fit your voice(s) perfectly. Then, you work on the presentation and technique, honing the skills and hoping to be as effective in ministry as possible. And through all this, you want to effectively communicate your message.
I’m sure some of you have heard the phrase “Let them see it in your eyes” or “Use your hands and move a little.” What does that mean? What does it mean to communicate a message with your eyes? Do you just open them as wide as possible and smile during the musical interludes? Simply put, your faces, eyes, and whole being should communicate the message of your heart.
“What is the song about?” I have heard my wife ask this question many times to Fine Arts participants. Surprisingly, “I don’t know” is often the response. Do you know what your song/presentation is about?
To communicate effectively, you have to know the message of your presentation. Have you ever wondered why Natalie Grant or Planet Shakers can move you with a song? I’ll admit there is something to be said for an awesome band and very good technique but the real difference is that they believe what they are singing. Their message is communicated from their hearts. It is possible to be all heart and no talent but there needs to be a passion greater than a desire to do well and advance to the next round.
Take the time to sit and read through words or discuss the message of your song/presentation. If you are in a group, ask each person to share what the song/presentation means to them. Try to think of what it could mean to a person you are ministering to that is going through a specific situation. Find scripture that supports the song and use it for team devotions. Finally, pray and ask God to reveal Himself through you. You can be all ready technically and forget why you are there.
Psalm 40:3 reads, “He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear and put their trust in the LORD.”
Let them see and know what you believe.
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Please feel free to contact me to talk more about worship and worship leading.
Some Assemblies of God Universities, Colleges, and Master’s Commissions offer scholarships to Fine Arts participants. Each institution determines its own application procedures, criteria, and award amounts. Contact the organization of your choice for details.
Contact the organization of your choice for details about scholarships at colleges.ag.org