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Half the Old Testament is the word Remember. No, that’s not true. It’s 48%. I just rounded up. As Israel forgot, so do we. Today’s insert is a simple reminder of some of the standards we work to maintain as we sing for the Lord. My prayer is that you […]

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Giving God Our BEST

August 20th, 2017


A choir is a group effort, but a group is made up of individuals. You.

To give OUR best means that I have to give MY best, and YOU have to give YOUR best. It might feel like you can hide in the group, but to do your best, you have to banish that thought.

You should not feel like you can hide in choir. You might be able to hide. That’s not the point. What I’m saying is that you should not feel like you can hide. It should feel to you like you’re the only one singing, and it’s all dependent on you.

Concert choirs instill that mentality into their singers. Competition choirs rigorously audition their singers to ensure that every voice in the choir is committed to contributing to the whole. There’s no hiding.

So, too, in church choir. No, I don’t listen for individual mistakes. No, we’re not a competition choir. But I’d love to have the mentality that MY part (your part) in choir is important. Because it is.

Give God your best. Not just in singing, but in contributing to the whole.

Giving God your best shows up in the simple, mundane things. But it takes concentration and effort. So, let me lovingly encourage you to bump up your commitment to the whole. It shows up in some basics:

  • Being on time.
  • Marking your music.
  • Looking up.
  • Marking your music, and reading your markings.
  • Looking at the director.
  • Looking up, and marking your music when an improvement is noted.

Wait… did I miss anything. I think that covers it.

-Bro. Ryan




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