Valerie Jones

{Live with Purpose. Lead with Passion.}

I am a blogger, worship leader, and speaker who helps worship leaders and team members connect with purpose and passion in life and leadership by offering encouragement, community, and practical resources so that they can thrive in life and leadership, both on and off the platform.

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{Cut | Day 30 of 31}

Ready? Go.

Confession: I don't come close to having it all together. I struggle to get all my chores done. Sometimes, I fuss at the kids way too much. My faith is too often flimsy. Every single day I mess up in one way or another. Were it not for God's life-giving grace! It fills in the gaps between my feeble attempts at righteous living and God's standard for righteousness.
But I do try. I do work at it. There is too much noise. Too many voices. All I want is His voice. All that matters is His truth. All I want is to love Him with all that I am. I can't do that without asking for His help. That's it.

In Old Testament scripture, circumcision was a sign of God's covenant with Abraham. Scripture also speaks of a circumcision of the heart in Deuteronomy 30:6. Here's what it says: The Lord your God will circumcise your hearts and the hearts of your descendants, so that you may love him with all your heart and with all your soul, and live.  So, my prayer lately has been simple.

God, cut away everything in my heart that is not of You.

There's something wildly beautiful about placing your heart in the hands of the Almighty and asking Him to do whatever He needs to do so that you can love Him with all your heart and soul. It implies trust. It means being vulnerable. It requires saying, I never will get it right without His help.