Leaders are Worshippers

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I was flicking through my journal this morning before settling down to worship and pray and came across some notes from a David Holden Prayer & Fasting talk on leaders and worship…

Effective leaders are worshippers


King David was a great leader and worshipper – like cause and effect. Whether things were going well or bad – I will worship!

Here are ten things worship does in us…

  1. Psalm 34 “Magnify the Lord with me!” To Magnify is to make bigger in perspective. When we make Jesus bigger in our perspective, it changes things. We cannot change His omnipotence, but we change our perspective, when we worship. When we fail to worship, we magnify something else – ourselves, our problems, or the devil.
  2. His presence floods us
  3. Worship fills us with hope
  4. Reminds us of truth
  5. Brings fresh vitality
  6. Keeps us spiritually alive
  7. Filled with Joy Psalm 16:11
  8. Lifts burdens
  9. Gives solutions
  10. Causes faith to arise

When we see the importance of worship, it affects the people around us.

3 bad leaders…
“I’m very distracted” leader
“Doesn’t like the worship in his own church” leader
“I’m preaching this morning” leader

Worship must be a priority for leaders!