Back to: A Heart of Worship

Hey peeps, happy Sunday!

Can you believe it? We are in NOVEMBER also known as my birthday month and just a few weeks closer to Christmas. Where has the year gone?

I have been M.I.A for a long time (23 weeks and 5 days. But who’s counting?). I’ll tell you that when I started this blog I told myself that I’d be transparent, honest and real. And I have been, to the extent of what I’m comfortable to share. But when it comes to the bad and the ugly, maybe not so much. I notice often when someone shares their testimony they talk about it as if it was centuries past. But our testimonies are our stories. The truth is, life will always have it’s challenges. But if you wake up in the morning and decide to rise in strength despite what you’re going through, isn’t that a testimony in itself? I think that my problem was that I was no longer writing for myself or to God, but I was writing to appeal to the eye of my readers. But the truth isn’t always appealing, or desirable. But it is what it is, truth.

Imagine learning to ride a bike without the safety wheels. Great right? Summer starts coming to an end and you have to wait until Spring time next year to ride it again. When Spring comes along you may wobble a little balancing yourself on the bike, but you won’t completely forget how to use it (unless you were in a physical accident, have physical limitation, brain injury etc…) . But worship unlike the bike shouldn’t have to be something I take out from the dusty garage after a season of having it in hibernation. Having a heart of worship must come daily. And right now, I’m wobbling a little, but  I’m steadying myself. Worship to me is not unfamiliar ground, but I found that I began treating it as an occasion (i.e: church, Christian conferences) instead of also treating it as a way of life.

I’m a constant work in progress, and I’ve had to come to terms with that. I can’t promise you that I won’t go on another hiatus, but I’ll tell you this: I will be more transparent when I do, instead of disappearing.

Psalm 29:2 New King James Version (NKJV)
Give unto the Lord the glory due to His name;
Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.

A Heart of Worship? What’s that?

You may be reading this and be wondering what it means to have a “heart of worship”. I believe everyone has their own edited definition of what it means to them. For myself, it means to choose God over my circumstance, whether good or bad. A heart of worship is putting God in priority of everything and anyone in your life. A heart of worship means to lay all your worries, burdens, plans, problems and so on at the feet of Jesus. To surrender. Sounds hard doesn’t it? It can be. But why carry something that was never meant to be carried by you?  God is not a man that He should lie. His promises are true and His mercies endure forever. So cast your cares onto Him. If you long to put Him first, I leave you with this short & simple prayer:

“Lord, please come into my life. I lay down all my burdens, my worries and my life to you. I can’t do it on my own, I need you. In Jesus name, Amen.”

I love you and until next blog post…

Peace & blessings,

Joy DelaSoul


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