October 29, 2015

My Passion

Worship is my passion. 

I am often asked, "What do I need to do to sing with an anointing? or "How do I get an anointing?" My heart was especially touched, though, when one lady said, "I want your anointing." God used that simple statement to stir my heart to help those who desire to worship, minister, or simply live a life that is truly anointed by the Holy Spirit.  I can only speak to this because I have fumbled, mumbled and stumbled until I found truth. 

We can all live anointed lives and serve from a place of spiritual power.  To do this we must understand why we lack the anointing and determine how to gain it. An examination of my life exposed hindrances and tools which impacted my journey to the power. Those truths provided the seed of the Pour the Oil series which has now grown to a vision of five books (two have already been published). 

The desire to help others birthed purpose, and the execution of purpose (writing Pour the Oil) changed me. Most amazing were the revelations in the writing process. They irrevocably transformed my heart. Many of the contaminants God exposed were eye openers. Even the exposition of some tools and how they should be used blew my mind. His revelations provided a spiritual awakening. In 2 Timothy 1:6 Paul reminds us to "Stir up the gift." I was stirred, vigorously. 

I didn't realize how much my heart could take and what that meant. There was more (in me) for God to take apart, reorder, replenish and reassemble. I was humbled to a point of persistent worship. God is bigger, wiser, stronger, and He knows just what we need. I am grateful that I am not the same, and my journey continues. One thing which hasn't changed, worship is my passion, and I am pursuing God - relentlessly.

October 24, 2015

How Are You Living?

"What matters is not the duration of your life, but the donation of it. Not how long you lived, but how you lived. You are going to give your life for something. What will it be—a career, a sport, a hobby, fame, wealth? None of these will have lasting significance. Service is the pathway to real significance. It is through ministry that we discover the meaning of our lives. The Bible says, "Each of us finds our meaning and function as a part of his body" (Romans 12:5 Msg) - Rick Warren.

Those words struck a deep chord as I sat in a memorial service where I'd been asked to sing. As I listened to the tributes being offered, I thought, "Wow. What a life." It wasn't perfect, but it was enviable. We were celebrating a man who had great vision and lived every moment positively impacting the lives of others. He was fearless in his expression of faith and boldly shared the gospel of Jesus Christ with anyone he could. Many said he'd left this earth too soon, but the way he lived and what he'd accomplished seemed like the product of many lifetimes. He was committed, and passionate. Purpose drove him.

Myles Munroe said, "Die empty." Leave nothing you are purposed to do undone. I find myself on a journey of epic proportions. Not just serving, worshiping, or teaching our youth, but writing and publishing books as well as promoting my first worship conference. It sometimes seems surreal. Mainly because I am just a vessel. I have to rely on God every step of the way.

One thing is clear, a God-given vision is never accomplished without God. It is larger than life. You face doubt. You battle fears, yet giving up is not an option. I have decided to live on purpose, to die empty. This resolve allows me to keep moving in spite of uncertainty. Fear becomes motivation, not discouragement or prevention. Whatever you are destined to do, do it scared. Don't stop. That's when you're living? That's how you live.

October 10, 2015

Pour the Oil Worship Conference

Now is the time for the power of God’s anointing to saturate His people, and spread His glory throughout the earth. Are you hungry for His presence? Would you like to enter into a consistent lifestyle of deeper worship? If you answered yes to any of these questions, the Pour the Oil Worship Conference is for you. It will take worship leaders, worship teams and members of the congregation to another level.

Our special guest presenter and music minister is Mrs. Benita Washington who serves as worship leader at Mt. Zion Church in Nashville, TN, (Bishop Joseph W. Walker, III, Senior Pastor). Mrs. Washington has been supporting the ministries of Cece Winans and Donnie McClurkin for many years as a background vocalist, and was a featured artist on Winan's national Throne Room tour in 2005. Her following grew as she evolved into the world’s most recognized internet worship leader. She mentors and trains worship leaders and worship teams across the country. On December 5th, Ms. Washington will be in Fort Pierce sharing her experiences, ministry and a life changing teaching on worship. 

We would love to see you there, Resurrection Life Family Worship Center, 405 Ixoria Avenue, Fort Pierce, FL 34982. There are giveaways for early registration.

Get in the move. A new dimension of worship awaits. Now is the time to rise. Now is the time to worship. Purchase Your Ticket at www.theaharris.com.

October 06, 2015

...But It's Too Hard

But, it's too hard God. How many times have you said this when you could not see the way forward? I can't do it - your cry when you feel the weight of purpose. I quit - when finances dwindle. God, are you sure you want me to do this? 

I want to encourage you today. Don't give up. Dreams never die. Decide to bring them to life.
Write a plan. Create a vision board. See yourself living your dreams, and begin moving toward them one step at a time.

You were created with purpose, for a purpose. Do something.  Don't die with unrealized goals - live. Yes, it is hard, but you can do it.