DIVINE ORDER FOR EACH DAY An excerpt from Extravagant Worship, by Darlene Zschech
For years, I tried to juggle all the elements of life. I knew there was a God call on my life to be in ministry, and yet I also knew that it could never be at the expense of my family. When I tried to juggle all the boxes, I learned the hard way that it is difficult to keep them all from crashing down. So I no longer have boxes for marriage, ministry, and motherhood. Instead, God has shown me that there is a divine order for my life. Instead of trying to make sure that everything is balanced (there is no prescribed formula of balance), God showed me that I am to break out of the box mentality and instead seek Him for divine order for my life. Each day differs from the day before. The dynamics change, but the call on my life doesn’t. Marriage, motherhood, and ministry are all cohesively part of that call. God anoints us for our entire call.
WHO IS DARLENE ZSCHECH? Darlene Zschech is a worship leader and a world-impacting minister from Hillsong Church in Sydney, Australia. Her passion is leading people into the presence of God and seeing them realize their full potential in Him. Darlene has written over seventy worship songs, including “Shout to the Lord,” a beautiful chorus sung by millions of churchgoers. Many of her songs emphasize the importance of reaching the lost: “You Are My World,” “Call Upon His Name,” “Touching Heaven, Changing Earth,” and “Change Your World.” Darlene and her husband, Mark, serve as a vital part of the leadership team of Hillsong Church; and Darlene leads worship most weeks for the Hillsong Television program, which reaches over 180 countries around the globe. She also ministers through teaching, writing, supporting her husband, and being a loving mother to their three children.