More of Nathanael's Story
A little about me, I Studied and graduated from S.O.W Costa Mesa.I have also studied audio production, both live and studio, as well as stage production. But my Purpose of heart that God has given me is leading worship. It’s so much more than just singing! Worship is so very important. See, my goal and only purpose every time I lead worship is to bring God's people into the very real presence of our Savior Jesus Christ by opening their hearts to the Holy Spirit, truly worshiping. In worship God's people may receive God's true message given through the Pastor and that is what God put on my heart years ago. Music has always been apart of me for as long as I can remember.
Music is so fascinating to me! Being a worship leader was the last thing I ever wanted to do, I wanted to go other places with music. But God grabbed me and sent me in the other direction, leading worship.Through the years I have learned of such a great wonder working power in music that is so amazing when used for God’s greater good.
God has put natural music everywhere in His creation, that is so beautiful and all you have to do is just stop and listen. Sadly, people don't take time from their busy lives to hear God’s music. Think about it! You have in you right now a heart beating at a constant rhythm which is music and if your heart beat were to stop.. what would happen? Your body would die. So you see, God uses music within us that keeps us alive. I believe music must be important to God we can not even begin to imagine what music must sound like in heaven I know it must be Brilliantly AMAZING! we know music is in heaven the Bible tells us so, music must be so powerful and important to God that He created special angels to sing music and worship him for all eternity "Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God Almighty" the angels sing. This is why I believe music is powerful and important to God and as a worship leader I believe we need to take worship serious in prayer to our hearts with humility so God can use it for the power of His will, This is of my belief and opinion.
See Worship is so important and it truly saddens my heart to see so many churches now, even the mega churches, just rush through worship. Most only do 3 songs, cut short and done. There is no feeling to the worship. They do it just as practiced. Nothing more, nothing less. I believe you have to allow the Holy Spirit to lead the worship. Sometimes the songs I have practiced and have ready on the set list never make the cut. Right at the moment of leading worship, sometimes the Lord gives completely different songs for worship. Let me tell you, that can be a little scary! But Wow, guess what? Those are the times the worship is greatest and not because of me at all. It's not about me. I want all focus to be placed on Jesus because it's all about my JESUS. THE ONE TRUE GOD OF EVERYTHING IN ALL EXISTENCE.
It is truly my joy and honor to be able to do worship as a servant for the Lord.
God Bless You All and I hope to see you at Purpose of Heart Ministries.