Weekly Worship Team Devotional – Create Something For Others

[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 1 in The Message. “First this: God created the Heavens and Earth – all you see, all you don’t see. Earth was a soup of nothingness, a bottomless emptiness, an inky blackness. God’s Spirit brooded like a bird above the watery abyss.”


The very first verse of the Bible tells us something about the way God works in the world that should cause us to sit up and take notice. God creates. From nothing, He creates. For something, He creates. God is about making things, but those things He makes always have a purpose. At the beginning of time, God creates all things, in part, for you and for me. Every shining star, every dancing rain drop – it all started from Love.

When we approach our God-given creativity, we do so as those who reflect God’s image. Unlike God, we can only make something out of something He has already allowed to run through our hands, our eyes, or our hearts. He starts the creative process in us. Why? To do what He does. He creates to show love, and to build others. We can take what seems to be insignificant to the world, and we make it into something substantial. Just like God has done with us.

Look for the hidden gems, in people and situations, that God is inviting you to touch with your creativity.


Lord, let me see the seemingly worthless things today, with the eyes of my Creator. I want to join you in recreating people through the creative work of my hands. Teach me to create something in response to what You’ve done in my life. 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.


Sheltering Mercy: Prayers Inspired by the Psalms

Sheltering Mercy, along with its companion volume, Endless Grace, helps us rediscover the rich treasures of the Psalms—through free-verse prayer renderings of their poems and hymns—as a guide to personal devotion and meditation.

The church has always used the Psalms as part of its prayer life, and they have inspired countless other prayers. This book contains 75 prayers drawn from Psalms 1-75, providing lyrical sketches of what authors Ryan Smith and Dan Wilt have seen, heard, and felt while sojourning in the Psalms. Each prayer is a response to the Psalms written in harmony with Scripture. These prayers help us quiet our hearts before God and welcome us into a safe place amid the storms of life.

This artful, poetic, and classic devotional book features compelling custom illustrations and foil-stamped hardcover binding, offering a fresh way to reflect on and pray the Psalms.