Weekly Worship Team Devotional – Come Out Of Hiding

[This week’s Worship Team Devotional is designed for reading before a rehearsal, forwarding via email to your team, or sharing with your tagged team on Facebook]


From Genesis 3 in The Message. “When they heard the sound of God strolling in the garden in the evening breeze, the Man and his Wife hid in the trees of the garden, hid from God. God called to the Man, ‘Where are you?’ (Gen. 3:1-3).


Many of us as worship leaders, musicians, and technical leaders have gotten somewhat skilled at hiding from God. Just like Adam and Eve, we avoid the vulnerable moment where God speaks into an area of quiet unbelief, misguided hope, disobedience or sin in our lives – even if we know His goal is to heal us and love us to life. We especially avoid those moments if He chooses to speak through someone else. Becoming whole is a vulnerable process, and Adam and Eve knew it as well as us.

Our job as a Worship Team is to create an honest meeting place for others in our community with God. We invite them to ‘come out of hiding’ before God, and self-disclose in His presence. We ourselves must be in that honest place with God also, as it deeply affects our ability to lead others there.

When we create that place of encounter, with words and music that draw the soul from its hidden struggle, we give people the opportunity to touch the healing power of God. Let’s come out of hiding before God, and welcome Him to do whatever He pleases with us.


Jesus, help us to consistently, as individuals, come out of hiding in Your Presence. We want to create a place in worship where people can come out of hiding to be healed by Your touch. In Jesus’ Name we pray, amen.


About The Author: Dan Wilt is the creator of WorshipTraining’s Essentials In Worship Video Training Course for leaders and teams. His worship leadership blog serves up weekly tools and team encouragements at DanWilt.com.


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