Monday, January 01, 2007
Monday, August 28, 2006
It is finally here. This Wednesday marks the official release of my debut album "Overwhelmed". I am so thankful for the chance to try music as a career. It has been a long journey and I am so excited for the next step. I am in awe of God for His provision over the project; He never fails me. This past weekend I had a great encounter with God and I hope I continue to experience the same as my schedule begins to fill up. Sunday night during our evening service Elevation, I truly felt the God I was worshipping. It was incredible. Please pray for me in regards for my heart. Sunday night I was focused, prepared and worshipping. It was great. Everything I get up to lead the precious church in any act of worship I want my heart to be in the same place it was in on Sunday. Too many times I step up to the plate unprepared. I am excited to discover what God has planned for me and where He is going to take me.
May all the glory be given to God!
Saturday, August 12, 2006
Hey guys I just wanted to ask for some prayer. I am in full swing trying to expand my music ministry with the arrival of my first record "Overwhelmed". I am trying to book worship gigs, get all of my merchandise ready, practice, along with getting everything ready for my release concert on the 30th of this month. I am having so much fun but I always finding myself going at my own pace. It seems like it is a weekly thing where I find myself convicted that I have not consulted God on any part of my life. I feel like the man who looks in a mirror and quickly forget what he looks like. I need to stop and recognize how great God is. I need to be overwhelmed with Him and right now I am not. I am too busy with my own life.
Father forgive me for my selfishness. I know I need to seek you and your desires for my life. You know my heart father, take it and lead me in the way everlasting. Please help me receive your grace and rid myself of the filth that pours out of me.
Sunday, May 28, 2006
It has been an incredible journey over the last four years. I am excited to tell everyone the my CD "Overwhelmed" finally done. It will be available for purchase the middle of June. I am so thankful that I have had the chance to make this album. There has been many seasons of doubt over the past several years, but the people God has placed in my life to make this happen, really affirms the fact that I was supposed to do this. I just wanted to say thank you to all of you who have made this project possible. Thank you to my friends and family, the people who gave financially, and all the people that actually had a part in building these songs and making them what they have become.
I want to enter into this new season of life with an expectation to see and follow God's will. I want to live and play passionately. I would be really encouraged if you would spend some time praying for me over the next few months. I have no idea what is comming my way. I have no idea what struggles I will have. I have no idea where this journey will take me. All that I want to do is know God's will and conform mine to His. I want to be at a place where I can take a leap of faith. I feel I need to be ready to jump in with both feet where ever He leads me. I'm scared! I guess what I am asking is this. I want prayer for Lindsey and I that our desires will be the same as our creater. I think if we follow those desires and stuart our lives and this project with His will in mind, we will find success. I want to be content with God's desires, whether I sell 100 records or a million.
Father, thank you for this opportunity. I am humbled by your grace. Please help me to love like You do even in times that are hard. I feel it is so easy to be excited about You and this world when my circumstances are like this. I thank you for these times of joy. Please let me recognize that all things that are good come from You. Give me strength.
Wednesday, April 26, 2006
Today is a great day in Denver, Colorado. The trees are growing leaves and the warmth of the sun feels so amazing. It has been a long while since my last post and I apologize. I really have had nothing to say, it has been one of those seasons. I guess I just wanted to give a little update on my life. I am so thankful because I only have one more trip to Phoenix where I am recording my first record. I cannot believe how close I am to being finished with the whole project. God is so good! I am loving my pursuit of God right now too. I am learning to view myself as God sees me, and to recognize that everything good is from Him. It is so refreshing to look around and see how incredible God is. This is such a great time of life and I am so thankful. I hope life is treating you well.
Monday, March 06, 2006
One of Those Weeks
This week has been a week to remember. I just returned from Phoenix last night after working on the final vocals for my record. What an experience. I can safely say that I have never worked so hard and been so tired in all my life. Even though the trip was plagued with many setbacks I believe I walked away a better artist/musician. I have been spoiled throughout this project. The people God has put in place for this record is incredible. I know God has a plan for this record and it is so much bigger than me. I guess the reason I feel so blessed to have people like Matt, and Sean working on my project, is that I do not deserve it. A lot of the time I get caught up in feeling inadequate in a selfish kind of way. I am trying to hold on to the healthy mindset of being inadequate. I get caught up in chasing the wind. I chase things that will not bring my fulfillment. I think to myself all the time, that this record will give me credibility and will make me feel better about myself. That is CRAP! I want to get my worth from something far greater than I. In my eyes this record serves as a good metaphor. I believe this record will bring glory to God not because of me but because the of the strengths that have filled my weaknesses. God has provided many players and people for this project. This little dream that was given to me four years ago is manifesting itself and I hope the lessons I am learning will overflow into my daily life. I can't live alone. I need the guidance of the one who created me and the one who died for me.
I am so thankful for this weekend. I am thankful for my friend Matt being willing to push me and be honest with me. That alone is a great gift and one that I think is so important for growth to occur.
Lord let me rise everyday with a spirit of dependence. Let me fall to my knees and submit to Your guidance and Love.
Wednesday, February 22, 2006
Season of Life
I just wanted to update my blog because it has not been done for a long time. I apologize for that. I guess I have been lacking inspiration lately. It has been a great few weeks of searching and growing. God has answered so many prays this week and blessed me with so many gifts. I guess what blows me away is God's prompt answers to my prayers. After months of singing and praying and crying out for some kind of passion or purpose for my life, I wake up and find that I have grown and a kindled heart. Last night was a special night for me. I feel Jesus tugging my heart and telling me to clothe myself with love. His love. Lindsey and I met with some old friends last night that are heading up a nonprofit chapter for community service that takes care of the Denver homeless. Have you ever had one of those moments that feels so right or even divine? Last night was a divine moment. Being missional with my life has constantly been on my mind for the last year, and now I am seeing fruit. I am noticing life change. I am noticing missionality. Praise God!
Do you remember the time on your spiritual journey when everything clicked? When you really decided be a Christ follower. That is what I am feeling right now. It's exciting. I can't sleep. I feel like the past five years of my life have been devoted to God, but recently I woke up and caught a glimpse of how much I have grown in the last five years. My thoughts, relationships, and world views, are different. I can see my life becoming more like Jesus'.
Today I post out of excitement and not arrogance. I so desperately want God to be glorified through me and to see more and more disciples of Jesus. I leave you with a couple lines from a song that will be on my record. It is set to be released in early June.
Reform me now, my intellect
Let me live through eyes
I see the worlds they overlap
Illuminate with our lives
I cry holy holy, make us holy bring glory to Your name
I cry holy holy, You are holy holy
And harvest Your fame.