God has placed a calling in my heart to write songs about obstacles and triumphs people have in life and in their relationship with Christ, helping them articulate and address these things in a manner that is worshipful and healing. I've got the songwriting and willingness/ability to present these messages, the problem is, I don't know where to go with this vision God has given me. I feel this is something God wants me to dedicate my entire life to, and . . . well, that's just kind of scary. There are just so many questions with no answer. But God has clearly spoken to me, clear and indisputable, "Sing." He has led me to verses that reinforce this desire He has for my life. But so much vagueness leaves me feeling scared. So for now I wait, but for what, I don't know . . .
Favorite Bible Verses / Passages:
Jonah 2:9 With a song of thanksgiving, I will sacrifice to you, God. What I have vowed I will make good. Salvation comes from the LORD.
Exodus 15:2 The LORD is my strength and my song; He has become my salvation.
Psalms 28:7 The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in Him, and I am helped. My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to him in song.
Psalm 33:3 Sing to Him a new song; play skillfully, and shout for joy.
Ephesians 5:19 Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord.
Psalm 40:3 He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God.
1 Chronicles 16:9 Sing to him, sing praise to him; tell of all his wonderful acts.
Judges 5:3 Hear this, you kings! Listen, you rulers! I will sing to the LORD, I will sing; I will make music to the LORD, the God of Israel.
Man, this picture is a blast from the past! The goofy looking toe-head is me, and the kid with spiky mullet is my big brother. We were rocking out the leisure suits in '88. It seems weird to say this picture is twenty years old, but it is.
I am asking everyone out there in BlogLand to please pray for my brother. No, unfortunately the problem isn't that he is still suffering from this tragic hair. It's something far more serious.
God has placed it in my heart to write songs that ease believers' discomfort with questions and struggles they have in their walk with Him, helping them articulate thoughts and feelings they might be having a difficult time expressing or processing. Creating this medium for people to bring these things to God in is my passion, no matter how small the audience. I remember the first time I had ever heard the song, "Speak to Me" by Audio Adrenaline. At that moment in time, these words from someone… Continue
So, the other night I was up until 4:51am, unable to sleep. I decided to work a little more on a song I've been developing. I recorded it on my laptop to post on my blog. Some messing around with some lyrics here and there. Shortening the alternative chorus a bit. While I work on this song Ephesians 4:22-24 just keeps running through my mind:
Put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires (the 'mud'), to be made new in the attitude of your minds, and to put… Continue
So Nathan, let me welcome first to WTR. I checked out your site and almost got lost reading everything posted. Listened to "Your Clothes". Very touching message in the song. Dream big brother, don't let it scare you. It's cool to dream big.