Darlene Zschech on Worship

Vulnerable 

I said, Lord, be merciful and gracious to me; heal my inner self, for I have sinned against You.

Psalm 41:4, AMP

King David was a man well acquainted with warfare of every kind—from the battlefield to the recesses of his heart. We know David didn’t win all of his battles. And as he pleads for the health of his soul in Psalm 41, we learn once again that absolute honesty and transparency before God is our only hope for renewal. Repentance begins with honest confession.

But as our heart aches with David in his brokenness, we also learn that over time we must begin to understand our own vulnerabilities. There are times when we are more vulnerable to the attacks of the Enemy. Places. Times. Conditions. When you are weak in your soul, you truly do leave your life open to all of your own weaknesses, whatever they may be. Do you know your own areas of vulnerability? Do you have healthy safety barriers in place to protect you?

For my own soul to be strong, I need God time, family time, thinking time, and creative time. When my soul becomes weary, I find myself vulnerable to waves of depression and insecurity. That’s the moment—the second—when I know I need to go and care for my soul with all urgency. Am I missing God time? Family time? Thinking time? Creative time?

Put plans in place to keep the Enemy of your soul at bay. Love yourself enough to do whatever is needed to care for your soul. Ask God to show you when you are vulnerable. Ask Him to show how you personally need to care for your inner being.

Mighty God, protect us from the Enemy. In our time of battle, may we stand.

 

This devotional is an excerpt from Darlene’s new book: Revealing Jesus: A 365-Day Devotional. Experience an entire year of powerful encounters with the heart of our Savior! It’s here at Amazon

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    2 comments on “Darlene Zschech on Worship

    1. Wonderful video. Too short :) I was completely immersed in those few seconds, because the church needs to reacquaint herself with true worship, and I myself am hungry for consistently true worship. The Father, seeking worshippers who will pour out their hearts of thanksgiving, dependance, obedience, enthusiasm, based on His faithfulness to His Word, will be pleased when we can intentionally move beyond just music to worship during music, during sermon, during offering, during announcements, during work, during school, during grocery shopping, during joy, during sadness, during life. It is not merely a responsibility, a stewardship issue, it is from the overflow of our grateful hearts that our mouths speak out praise, declaring the beauty of His accomplished Word on the earth and even in our own experience. We must worship… music or no, at church or not… in spirit and in truth, saturated by the living Word of Almighty God.

      (It just so happened that our one-year Bible reading plan took me to John 4 TODAY! God is amazing.)

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