At the time of this post, I am 44 years old. Ever since I was about 21, I have been fascinated by the idea of the prophetic. I have wondered so many times about ‘this thing’ called prophetic music.
I have even questioned myself… am I a prophetic person? Am I a prophetic artist? Am I a prophetic singer? How does this idea of prophetic music fit into the local church? If I am prophetic, what are the boundaries for this gift and calling of being prophetic musically?
The book by Anna Blanc provides a true and practical piece of the ‘prophetic-singer’ puzzle that is sitting on the coffee table of my purpose.
Let’s get into our Worship Leader Review of Anna Blanc’s book called Growing as a Prophetic Singer
- Total pages: 113
- Shortest chapter length 14 pages
- Longest chapter length 6 pages
- Personal Stories & Scriptural Examples
- first published 2013
- Using This Book
- Possessing a Biblical Vision for Prophetic Singing
- Countering Comparison, Envy, and Pride
- Remaining Faithful in Hiddenness
- Developing through Demotion
- Passing the Test of Promotion
- Facing Fear
- Knowing Three Truths
- Singing the Word
- Pursuing Excellence
- Not Quitting
Quotes about Prophetic Singing
Here are a few quotes from this book:
- You are not the first to taste the thrill of standing in worship as a vessel of the Lord
- Comparison is the poisonous weed that takes out brand new singers
- It is a delusion to think that, if you are called by God to minister as a singer, your ministry will be very public and valued by many
- Talents does not ‘wow’ God, and crowds do not move Him
- The Lord is not looking to increase our comfort, but our righteousness
- As the Lord increases your gifting or gives you a greater ministry platform, it is for the profit of His body
- The one opinion that matters and the only correct evaluation of you is what the Lord thinks
- Justice is making wrong things right
- If we do not know the word we have nothing to sing
- If you do not practice, you will not move forward
Singing the Word
My favorite chapter in this book is titled Singing the Word. This chapter does a great job at outlining the practice of opening the bible and singing the scriptures.
“The Bible is the most valued resource to the prophetic singer.”
Anna clearly gives the job description of the prophetic singer, which simply sing the word.
“Our job as prophetic singers is to gain an understanding of the Word, know it in our hearts, live it in our lives, open our mouths to sing it.”
I like the idea that Anna Blanc shares about us being little libraries of His Word with its many books hidden in our hearts.
I really enjoyed the practicality of this chapter. (1) put reading and meditation upon the word into your schedule (2) map out how you will spend the time studying Gods word
some helpful suggestions:
- try reading large portions of scripture in one sitting (10 Chapters)
- try bringing your focus and meditation slowly on the Holy Spirit who lives inside you as he leads you to one or two verses
- choose a passage, book or topic and study with resources such as commentaries