Introducing Melanie aka Heart of Worship
Hello! My name is Melanie, aka â€śHeart of Worshipâ€ť. I am so excited about the opportunity to join this wonderful group of ladies as we aim to share with you the deep love the Father has for each one of you and serve Him through this ministry.
I am 31 years old and have been married to my best friend for over 10 years. I feel so blessed to have my husband in my life. He is a true man of God and always supportive and encouraging to me. We are the proud parents of two young sons who keep us very busy! They are lifeâ€™s greatest gifts to me, and I am overwhelmed with love for them! I am also a full-time working mom and pray for Godâ€™s wisdom and strength to keep all things in perspective as I try to juggle responsibilities at home, work, etc.
I was raised in the beautiful Appalachian mountains of east Tennessee in a stable, Christian home. At the time, I guess that I always took a Christian family for granted, but now I count it as one of lifeâ€™s greatest blessings. I consider myself very fortunate to have been told of Godâ€™s love early in my life and trained in the ways of His Word. At five years old, I accepted Christ as my personal Savior at our churchâ€™s Vacation Bible School. Even though I was very young, I have never once doubted that Christ saved me from my sins at the very moment I asked Him so many years ago.
However, it took me many years to fully surrender my life and plans to God. I kept worrying that completely surrendering to God would cost me my perfectly planned-out, white picket fence, â€śAmerican dreamâ€ť life. What if He asked me to give away all that I own? What if He asked me to become a missionary in a foreign country? What ifâ€¦ what if? After all of the questioning and resisting God, I realized that apart from God I am nothing, absolutely nothing. If His will is for me to do any of the things I questioned, He alone would give me the strength to do it. I felt convicted of my complete selfishness and of relying on my own strength. At that time, shortly after I graduated high school, I completely surrendered my life and all of my plans to God. I prayed that God would open my eyes to the plans He had for me as I stood on the crossroad between being a teenager and an adult. I told God that wherever he wanted me to be, that is where I wanted to be too â€“ whatever the cost. I have never regretted that decision and continue to pray that God will lead me in all that I do.
I wish that I could be there with each of you ladies and speak with you in person. Please know that my heartâ€™s desire is to be used by God to encourage and exhort you to surrender fully to Him. Peace can only come to your heart after you give it all to Jesus, holding back no little pieces for yourself. I pray that you will know His love for you, and that we will praise Him together for the wonderful ways He is working in your lives. I selected â€śHeart of Worshipâ€ť as my pseudonym because I want all that I do to be an act of worship to God, and not to draw attention to myself, but to glorify His name.
â€śTeach me your way, O LORD,
and I will walk in your truth;
give me an undivided heart,
that I may fear your name.
I will praise you, O Lord my God, with all my heart;
I will glorify your name forever.â€ť
~ Psalm 86:11-12 ~
In His precious, unfailing love,
Melanie aka â€śHeart of Worshipâ€ť
Visit her personal blog – Mel’s Coffee Break