Worship leader Israel Houghton is gearing up to release his first single, “Reckless Love,” since taking time off after finalizing a divorce that was followed by his second marriage, and says he’s now removing the “mask” and being honest.
Houghton announced on his social media accounts that “Reckless Love” is the first new song from his forthcoming EP, set to release this spring. He revealed that the single is about sharing the “freedom” that comes with being “transparent and surrendered” to God. In a series of honest videos, the former Lakewood Church worship leader spoke openly about where he’s at on his Christian journey.
“The risk of being honest can lead to people ostracizing you. It’s easier to cling to the persona, the stage, the reputation that people want to see,” Houghton captioned his first video. “But in my weakness, my God is strong. When I was reckless, His reckless love chased me down and brought healing that I never experienced.”