Investing $ in your worship ministry
A commitment to excellence is a commitment to investing $ in your ministry. Maybe you don't have a lot of spare cash, but in reality, you can't afford not to invest in your ministry.
Galatians 6:7 says, "Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap."
Similarly, 2 Corinthians 9:6 says, "But this I say: He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully."
In both of these statements from God's Word, the basic thought is that you'll get out of something what you put into it. If you want to see your worship ministry grow and flourish, then you can't skimp on necessary costs. There are instruments, accessories (like strings, reeds, sticks, etc.), music, tuition costs, to name a few.
But let me just qualify what I'm saying just a little bit: don't be stupid. You have other responsibilities in life too. If you're married, going home to your wife one night and greeting here with, "Hi, dear, guess what? I bought a grand piano today," is not a good idea. Be patient and take your ministry in balance with the other responsibilities you have in life.
But that doesn't mean you can't budget and save for something. Have a savings jar or open a bank account specifically for your ministry costs. Remember, if it's for the Lord, it's worth investing in.
Now read: Investing Time In Your Ministry