As a person of faith and a worshiper of Jesus, who creates music, my world has been rocked and turned upside down of late by the teachings of Ray Hughes. If you are searching to find your musical “voice”, mission or purpose, or a songwriter searching for true north in that calling, these videos are for you!!!
[Note: For the sake of distinguishing the Father, God from the Son, Jesus, in this article, the Father, God pronoun will be capitalized and the Son, Jesus, pronoun will be lower case, but in no way meant to diminish His deity.]
Like Paul, I count all things, rubbish, compared to knowing Jesus. I am stirred to study his life, his love & his death; his words, his motives, everything about him. I am, after all, being confirmed to his image and my desire is to be like him. Therefore, I comb his Word, where all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge are and where I behold the face of Jesus.
Many believe the woman who entered the room was Mary, the sister of Lazarus. The account in John 12 identifies her as such. The other Gospel accounts don’t mention her name and it says they were at the home of Simon the leper. Details for a scholar most likely, but our focus is not the who or the where but the what.
It’s been said, music is the universal language. I don’t know who coined the phrase, but it appears to carry a lot of truth! Artists can travel around the world singing to those who don’t speak their language and still be just as powerful as they are in their native land. Why? Because song has power!
“My God’s not dead, He’s surely alive. He’s living on the inside roaring like a lion.”
This was a song written by Daniel Bashta made popular by David Crowder Band and Newsboys. A song of revival and spiritual revolution.
When I think about all the revolutions in the earth and our country, they started with a voice! A declaration of sorts.
WORSHIP is not about our music, it’s about our allegiance! (loyalty or commitment of a subordinate to a superior or of an individual to a group or cause. Loyalty , faithfulness, fidelity ,obedience, homage, devotion.)