Because of the thought I need to communicate, I have used two words in inverted commas . That ’ s because The phrase HIT SONG is a term I shy away from , especially when it has to do with music ministry . And that ’ s because many times it creates a wrong impression and understanding of what music ministry is about . And besides, the phrase “hit song ” can be very subjective . Because what we may regard a hit song may just be an earthly idea and not necessarily God ’ s sometimes .
Now to my thought . One of the dangers of having a known song or songs is that if the opportunities that follows, that is the accompanying invitations, fame and attention , are poorly managed , the new experience may hinder you from doing the things and being in the place you were when the revelation( s ) came . Established music ministers would understand this .
After a while , you become very busy to stay in the “ place ” ( spiritual place that is ) you stood to experience the truth you expressed in the songs that have now made you known .
So for me , from time to time I have to check my heart, withdraw and ensure that I ’ ve not lost that child like enthusiasm for the Lord and yearning for His presence .
Guys! Let me tell you, it ’ s difficult to maintain that fire and oil if you are not careful.
That ’ s why after a while you begin to hear shallow songs and works from people whose works had before now caused such a Revival in the lives of people .
We must constantly seek to minister from an OVERFLOW.
When you begin to see that you are not excited about spending time with God , in private worship , word , prayer and fellowship , STOP . When your heart gradually gets hardened and unresponsive to the things of the Spirit.
Stop when you begin to have a sense of I KNOW HOW THIS THING WORKS , and you no longer have to depend on the Spirit for help . STOP & return to your first love.
May the Lord help everyone of us. Ministers in word and music in Jesus’ mighty name .