Worship Ministry – Justin Westlake
Growing up as a kid I was never really in the church other than Easter and occasionally filling a role in a Christmas play. My childhood was broken and it bred a lot of bitterness and resentment as I began to get older. I was always skeptical of a loving God because my heart was so full of hate. It wasn’t until my mid 20’s when Gods grace tore down the walls I had built around me all of the years before. Yet even though His love for me was revealed I hit the ground running the other way. My hurt, shame, hate , and heart was exposed. I was scared of His goodness because I had only ever known sadness and unforgiveness.
Through the years God has continued to remind me of His grace, love, and power through the death and resurrection of our Lord and savior Jesus Christ. We were not created to live in bondage to sin but to bond with the one who created us and because of His love for me and my love for Him I can love you too. My prayer for this body of Christ is that we can live a life of honoring God each and every moment, let us practice daily what scripture tells us about how we should live apart from this world.
I dare say it is not my job to usher you into the presence of the throne room because that is the work of the Holy Spirit within you but I will vow to pray continually for strength to remain passionate for Jesus and worship Him without holding back. I will also hold fast to the word of God as it reveals to us all the paths we will take in this life. Let’s be a place where when someone walks in they don’t leave without knowing that we truly BELIEVE in God Almighty!