Thursday, March 17, 2011
In 2007 I was living in the beautifully underrated southern part of Nashville called Antioch. I was struggling with truly getting into the Word of God and meditating on scripture on more of a daily basis. I was busy with a full time job and trying to continue creating music. Like many, I was having a hard time juggling all of this on top of trying to be faithful at reading the Word of God.
I became frustrated because I was not able to dig deeper into the knowledge of God. Maybe I was committing to too much, maybe I was having a hard time saying NO, or maybe I was just becoming lazy. Whatever it was I began to cry out to God. I was sick of making time for everything else but not making time for growing in the knowledge and understanding of God's Word. I asked the Lord to show me how I could become more diligent in this area.
I will never forget waking up on one of my few days off and having this hunger to read the word and record. So, I asked my spirit...should I focus on reading the word today or focus on recording, creating, doing what God gifted me to do. The only answer I remember hearing is..."Yes". I asked again...and again. All I heard in reply was "Yes".
In that short momentas morning I received an incredibly beautiful idea that resonated with my passions, my creative intentions, and my utmost desire to learn more from my loving Father God.
The Lord guided me to the studio where I felt specific instructions to get before the Lord and allow His Spirit to speak to me. Then I drew up a click-track in Logic (my software recording program) and recorded my voice reading what I felt led to read first- The book of Phillipians. In that day I read all four chapters. Days later I created what would be a soundtrack to one of many letters written by the apostle Paul.
I feel this way was revealed to me so that the spirit behind this project would always start and begin with The Word of God. Before any kind of creative talent or ability that God has given me...The foundation is and will always be on God's Holy Word.
The book of Colossians project came just a month and a half before I married the woman of my dreams, Rachel. She assisted in the project by reading two of the chapters which evened the short, powerful, four-chaptered book.
We initially gave the project away at our wedding reception as 'party favors'...and now I have decided to release it on itunes.
I will say that since the release of "Phillipians" many others have spoken out and have connected with this form of reading and allowing the words of our heavenly Father God being spoken over our lives in a daily routine.
Paul's Letters Book of Collosians is now available on itunes.
Review on "Colossians" by www.theworshipcommunity.com
Also, Paul's Letters Book of Phillipians is on itunes