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Missional Worship

Lindy Conant

0:32:28 · Lifestyle

Lindy Conant shares her experiences in leading worship in countries all over the world, and encourages us to serve the people we are leading and cultivate a surrendered heart to the Lord.

Worship Saves Souls 

  • “I don’t think people don’t put limits on music, I think it’s the enemy’s strategy to limit music. Because if he can do that, then we don’t reach the world.”
  • “I believe for this generation, comparison is like a distant conversation. Instead of that, we want to have bravery to walk on an unpaved road, and courage to go where no one has gone before, because that’s what our generation was made for.”
  • When Lindy was reading the Great Commission (Matthew 28:16-20) for the first time she said, “If this is what Jesus left us with, then what are we doing?” She started going on mission trips in high school, and in the midst of people’s suffering and brokenness, she was falling in love with God. 
  • “There’s this beautiful thing about when you get so in love with God, and In that place of intimacy you can’t help but be outward focused. Because Jesus was the most outward focused person, but so one with the Father.” 
  • “God doesn’t want to just use music to change culture, He wants to actually save souls and see people’s eyes open up to the revelation of Jesus.”
  • The term musicianary means is a musician and worship leader who wants to give it all for God and do whatever God asks. 

A Servant of The Lord

  • The angel Gabriel says to Mary the mother of Jesus, that she will carry the Messiah, she rises from that place and says “Behold, I am the servant of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word.” (Luke 1:38) When Lindy first read that scripture she said “Put that in me God.” So that when something seemed so far out of reach and culturally wrong and embarrassing, that would be her response. 
  • “Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.“ Philippians 2:5-11
  • “As worshippers that are called to go and break the silence, and bring the presence of Jesus, you have to have that type of security in the Father that you are willing to live abandoned and emptied out. Jesus had so much security in the Father that He was obedient to the point of death.” 
  • One of Lindy’s prayers is that God would reveal the entitlements she doesn’t know she has so that Philippians 2 can be a reality in her life. When the voice in our head keeps saying “I deserve, I deserve,” the Holy Spirit is saying “Serve, serve.”
  • Sometimes musicians and worship leaders have the mindset of being excused from what God is doing in the room. There’s this assignment from the enemy on worship leaders that make them think that their exempt from being all in with Jesus.

A New Breed of Musicians

  • “The Lord is raising up a new breed of musicians. The Holy Spirit is sovereignly erasing lines in genres, denominations, cultures and people groups. It’s causing us to walk in a greater unity and love for one another, and they’ll know we’re Christians by our love.”
  • As worship leaders we need to drown ourselves in the Word. The enemy tries to keep us out of our spiritual disciplines and use the “creative” excuse. 
  • Are you in the Word? Are you worshipping Jesus on your own time? Do you have a prayer life? Are you actively sharing your faith?
  • When you share your faith, keep it simple.

How to Serve

  • When Lindy started leading worship in Kona, there were more Koreans in the audience than English speaking people. So she and the other Korean worship leader would switch leading every week. The Lord spoke to Lindy and told her to do bilingual worship, where Lindy would learn to sing things in Korean. When people can learn how to do that , it’s almost like you’re touching heaven, because heaven includes every nation, tongue and tribe.
  • Sometimes it’s not an actual language change, but it’s praying and asking God, what will translate the language of Jesus to these people? 
  • “Own your sound but don’t forget to serve the people in front of you. Make those decisions for the sake of his presence invading your realm.”
  • Worshipping in the nations will change your life. It’s beautiful when you get to see the different expressions of culture and what God is doing on the earth, because it expands your heart. 
  • “All across the earth, there are wells of worship springing up from the ground.”
  • There are really great worship movements that are happening all over the world, but what if we went down the road that’s not been paved, where we can take an acoustic guitar and lift high the name of Jesus?
  • Dont ever undermine what God wants to do through your music and your worship. It’s to bring glory to Him but also about helping people see Jesus and see the gift of salvation pour out through your music.

Questions:
What is the Lord really speaking to you right now? 

  • Vulnerability. I burn with wanting to see souls saved and that comes out in the songs I write. But what the Lord is teaching me right now is that there is a journey that got me to that place-10 years of singing love songs to Jesus. And God is bringing that back to the forefront of being able to be vulnerable with my love for God and how that translates into love for people and love for the lost. To be unashamed of letting people see those deep emotions with God. The place of loving on Jesus and seeking Jesus and letting Him love you is the only place you can gain a passion for souls.

How can we take worship to the next step? 

  • The biggest thing is pressing in. Your own secret place with God is what translates the most. That’s why two people can sing the same song and there’s a totally different outcome in the room. Press into Jesus and ignite your secret place. A great place to start is by reading the Gospels.