I was recently asked these questions by AllAboutWorship.com and wanted to share my answers with my friends.
What is your favorite scripture related to worship?
Jennie: Hebrews 4:14-16 – Seeing then that we have a great High Priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession.For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
If you could say one thing to every worship leader in the world before they get up to lead worship this weekend, what would it be?
Jennie: “IT’S ALL ABOUT HER! I know… it seems contradictory when we have had it hammered into our head that “it’s all about Him” …and it is. But every time I look towards the Lord, He fills my eyes with what has captivated His heart, and that is His Bride. HE is ALL ABOUT HER. He is yearning for the day His Father says, “She’s ready, Son. Now is the time!” Our Jesus is looking so forward to those trumpets and shouts, although I doubt He will even hear them. He will be racing in God like speed in the direction of His Beloved to whisk Her off to the wedding that time has looked forward to since it was first wound up and began to count down. We are standing before HIS BRIDE. She is not ours. She is not a gig. She is royalty and betrothed to the King of Glory. We are on assignment to help prepare Her for life with Him as His helpmeet. We are to train Her towards Her job description, which is most easily seen in Proverbs 31. If we are doing our jobs well, we are quickly working ourselves out of them and equipping Her to take Her rightful place in this earth. This is how we serve the King best. So, how does this reality change the way we choose songs?”