By Jeri-Nichole Kendall


“I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh…”                                                                                                                                                     Ezekiel 36:26b

My first night back in Recovery, I remember hearing this promise whispered over me. There was this stirring in my heart, feelings that had not been there in a while. 

I wish I could put to words all the ways the Lord is re-awakening me to his plan for my life through leading worship on Thursday nights. I have learned, once again, the beauty of surrender. The beauty in turning my will and life over to the care of God as I understand him (Step 3). And isn’t that what true worship is? Laying my life down to give God the glory. The calling is not singular for a worship pastor, and it is not only done through music, but in all that we do (Colossians 3).

In my surrender, I have found even though God’s plans are different than mine, they are so much sweeter.