Psalm 51:12 (NIV) “12 Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.”
As a young girl growing up in the church environment where we were all embraced in our gifting and even “called out” to stretch in areas where elders thought fit, I got the opportunity to serve in God’s kingdom with freedom. My servitude in this way continued throughout my life until my recent years where there seem to be stumbling blocks or policies that keep me from serving the local church, while I have strengths, gifting and talents that I use to serve my community and the world. Feelings of frustration, anger, confusion and questions lead me back to the Father – “Restore to me the JOY Lord! Sustain me with a willing spirit.
Hopelyn Mullings Brown©