I’ve been hosting worship gatherings for over ten years now. My faith is a huge part of my life. I’ve learned through the years that it’s not enough to say I’m a Christian. I must simply live as a Christian.
Whether I’m coaching a woman, mentoring a young teen, sharing bits and pieces of my story, leading worship on a Sunday morning, or working in the marketplace– you’re bound to see traces of my faith smeared all over my work! It’s who I am. It’s how I live and I make no apologies for it. So glad that no one asks me too!
So, this worship girl is super excited to bring The River of Passion Worship Gathering to Baton Rouge, LA in October. Baton Rouge is home for me and I am always at home when I worship Jesus. This is going to be fun!
On Friday, October 7th, my husband and I will host The River of Passion Gathering – a night of worship. It’s free and open to the public. Save the date and make plans to join us. On October 8th, we will host a special session for Worship Leaders, Worship Pastors, Musicians, Worship Teams, Dance Teams and any one who wants to learn more about worship. Registration for this session opens on Monday and seating is limited. Get the scoop here.
Hope to worship with you in October.
Stacey Joseph Harris
Most of us are enamored with the idea of love. The windows of our soul give way to the texture and feel of a new love. Our minds and hearts adjust to the ups and downs of love. We make concessions for the time that it takes for love to germinate in our hearts. We simply want to experience it and give it away. I believe that our hearts were uniquely designed by God to share. We are love children and we were made to love. It’s woven into the fiber of our being. It’s smeared across our ideals and thoughts. It is the compass that guides us along the streets of our journey where we find ourselves parked.
I believe that within each of us lies a “God spot”. It’s a place within our spirit that needs to express a deep and genuine love to God. And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. Mark 12:30 It’s the depth of our souls that must bear everything, with all sincerity, to the one that loved us first. Worship is the ultimate expression of love. I’m not regulating it to the first 30 minutes of service or the song that moves you to tears. It travels intentionally beyond music or a church setting. It finds its way into your thoughts throughout the day. It appears during a moment when you realize that you’re grateful for the grace that has carried you through the seasons of your life. It shows up while you parent your children and honor your spouses.
God’s amazing love toward us is beyond comprehension at times. For many of us our understanding is thwarted by the many relationships that left us wanting and searching. It takes a level of trust to abandon all and trust God completely. To believe with all of your heart that He won’t hurt or leave you like the others. Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. Hebrews 13:5. He can be trusted with your heart and your secrets. It’s ok to love God with all that you have, and be confident while you’re sharing that He loves you more. Your worship brings Him pleasure and the personal benefits that you’ll receive while offering your love to Him are endless. So, let your hair down. Expose your heart. Be vulnerable. Be honest. Worship God with no restraints. Pour your love on Him daily and experience the purity of His love for you. Give him your worship and He will give you Himself…..
Stacey Joseph Harris