I want to send out Big Kudos to Tony Guerrero at Saddleback Church for arranging for me to meet Big Daddy Weave. Tonight Big Daddy Weave played with Kirk Franklin. They opened up the evening with their version of “Let It Rise.” I am so thankful for their passion and excitement over this song. It was such a great moment to finally get to meet them and thank them in person.
I wish I could have seen them perform, but like every true worship leader, my first responsibility is to the flock of God that I lead worship for faithfully every week. As I often teach those worship leaders whom I am mentoring – the church doesn’t care how many hit songs I’ve written, how many gold records I have, how many stadiums I’ve led worship in… all they care about is am I going to meet with Jesus when we gather together to worship Him.
Here’s a good perspective to keep one humble. I picked up a book of the top songs of the revival periods around the turn of the century. This book was the WOW Worship of the day. I only recognized one song – Just As I Am. I wonder how many songs we sing today will actually survive beyond the generation they were written in. Just a healthy perspective to balance out the worship star crazed industry that exists today.