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[The Weekly Worship Team Devotional is designed for reading before a rehearsal, forwarding via email to your team, or sharing with your tagged team on Facebook]
WHAT IS ON YOUR SPIRITUAL BUSINESS CARD?
From Luke 3 in The Message. “After all the people were baptized, Jesus was baptized. As he was praying, the sky opened up and the Holy Spirit, like a dove descending, came down on him. And along with the Spirit, a voice: ‘You are my Son, chosen and marked by my love, pride of my life.’”
People have many reasons for creating and carrying business cards. They usually designate something about that person’s identity and what they would like to be known for, be it the kind of work they do, or the way they like to express themselves. On every business card, you will find a person’s name, and then something written underneath it. What is written underneath may be a job title, a role, or a creative way of expressing a person’s sense of purpose.
I like to imagine that we all have “spiritual business cards.” Imagine your name written on your spiritual business card, and what the design might be like. Is it sleek and well-designed, or crumpled up and haphazardly laid out? Are the fonts clean and smooth, or are they rough, big, and loud?
Now, imagine you see your name on the card. What have you written beneath it – i.e. what words have you used to describe your sense of identity? I know that I, and others like me, take our spiritual business cards every day and write on them things like “worship leader,” “songwriter,” “vocalist,” “sound tech,” or “center of the musical universe.” We even may write “Mother,” “Father,” or some other role in our home or ministry life.
I believe that, every evening, God’s takes our spiritual business cards into His keeping, as our heads hit the pillow, and does some editing. After all, they were first designed by Him – we didn’t start from scratch. Where we have scribbled our roles, titles, and dreams, He lovingly erases each one to uncover the words that he knows belong under our name.
All it says is “Son” or “Daughter.”
You belong to God. Your identity, and my identity, begins and ends here. The rest is a privilege.
Lord, make me aware that today each one of us is Your son or daughter. When we begin to root our identity anywhere else, we ask you to make us aware and draw us back to this simple, eternal truth. In Jesus’ name we come, amen.
About The Author: Dan Wilt is the creator of WorshipTraining’s Essentials In Worship Video Training Course for worship leaders and teams. His worship leadership blog serves up weekly tools and team encouragements at DanWilt.com.