Rise To Your Worship Vocation

I’ve been lingering this morning, candles lit and house dark and silent, on the vocation of worship.

I have the privilege of recording a fresh set of stories today for radio and web listeners, and my heart is heavy with the call to worship in a perilous and tumultuous world.

Romans 12:9-21 follows the great worship passage of Romans 12:1-2, and opens a tool shed of “how-to’s” for daily responsive living.

After a pointed call to love, serve, and elevate others, it ends with these words:

“Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.” (Romans 12:21 NIV)

Go today, and overcome evil – in all it’s dehumanizing and subtle forms – with good. Love and serve your friends; love and serve your enemies. Let God fight your battle, as you attend to mimicking his life.

Rise today to your worship vocation.


Sheltering Mercy and Endless Grace help us rediscover the rich treasures of the Psalms—through free-verse prayer renderings of their poems and hymns—as a guide to personal devotion and meditation. Sheltering Mercy helps the reader pray Psalms 1-75; Endless Grace leads in prayer through Psalms 76-150.

The church has always used the Psalms as part of its prayer life, and they have inspired countless other prayers. Each book contains 75 prayers drawn from the Book of Psalms, providing lyrical sketches of what authors Ryan Smith and Dan Wilt have seen, heard, and felt while sojourning there. Each prayer is a response to the Psalms written in harmony with Scripture. These prayers help us quiet our hearts before God and welcome us into a safe place amid the storms of life.

These artful, poetic, and classic devotional books are a perfect gift, and feature compelling stunning illustrations and hardcover binding, offering a fresh way to reflect on and pray the Psalms. Co-written with Ryan Whitaker Smith, Brazos Publishing.

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