Music ministry is exhausting at times. The hours are crazy. Food and sleep is frequently sketchy at best. Our bodies are not made to function at their best, especially for live performances, in the circumstances we endure. But God makes up for our lack of energy and strength.
Here’s an excerpt from The Christian Musicians Devotional about us receiving God’s strength:
Strength from the Lord
“But those who trust in the LORD will find new strength.
They will soar high on wings like eagles.
They will run and not grow weary.
They will walk and not faint.”
There is a supernatural strength and energy available when we are doing God’s work. Christian music ministers often experience this strength without realizing it. We have come to rely on God’s strength and energy to get us through the weird hours and inconsistent sleep schedules. We perform when we are sick and when we are hungry; we play when it is time, not when it is convenient for us.
Have you ever been tired or sick prior to a show? You show up to play the gig regardless of how you feel. Then, you walk on stage and feel fine. That is God’s supernatural strength enabling you to do your ministry. You experience this energy because you trusted God enough to show up to the gig when you did not feel well. Sometimes God allows us to go back to not feeling well immediately after the performance to demonstrate a gentle reminder that He provided the strength. Other times, we leave the show feeling better than when we arrived as a testimony to His power in our lives.
Most of us have experienced this so frequently that we have come to see it as normal. On one hand it is a sign of maturity that we have come to rely on God so readily. But on the other, have we come to take God’s working in our lives for granted? Pause for a moment and consider all the times you have been given energy and strength to do your music ministry; be in awe of your God who cares about the details of your life.
Prayer: Father, thank You for giving me the strength to soar like an eagle while serving You.
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