I once was asked to lead worship on a youth retreat. That was my one and only stint as a worship leader folks. I mean, I love to sing. I love to praise Jesus (usually pretty loud not on purpose I just get excited)
I took choir and was a pretend soprano because I couldn’t quite figure out how to find harmony as an alto, but for sure couldn’t hit the high notes of a soprano.
But that retreat- I got the chance to lead worship. And I was terrified. And that year, they wrote a song with these exact words in it to sing every time before a speaker came. . which was 5 times a day.
The song sounded great when the guys who wrote it sang it. But me– oh the key of that song was no where near one I could sing .
And so I sounded like a dying cat. It made me giggle every time, along with my friend who was worship leading with me. It was her first time also.
The only part I could sing was the last part and I would sing it with gusto.
wellspring of life.
I want my heart to spring out wells of living water.
Jesus promised He is the living water and when we drink of His water we never thirst again.
Guard my heart. What does that even mean?
I want to guard my heart with the truth of God. Proclaiming and knowing His word. Standing on Who HE is and who He says I am.
Proverbs 4:9 says She will place on your head a graceful garland, she will place on your head a beautiful crown.
Here’s some fancy English for you– She is being used as personification– making the characteristic of wisdom into a noun. (whew.. I feel so smart right now)
I have never won or participated in a beauty pageant, but I know those who win and wear crowns have to hold their head quite high and poised to carry their crown.
If I am walking in wisdom– studying the truth of God, then I am crowned with it. And as I walk, I walk different. I walk with my head high, steady, my eyes confident and up. (maybe a slight princess wave also)
Friends, let’s walk in that wisdom. Let’s seek that wisdom.
And let’s guard our hearts from the enemy and his lies and the things we falsely believe will satisfy deeper then the deep love of God.
Let’s let the wellspring of life flow and our crowns hold.