For Such A Time As This…
With 2020 already well underway, we are also underway into a brand new decade. Later this summer, another milestone marker in my own life will be crossed – turning 50 years old! There are many ways in which people react when hitting any milestone in their life. I can look at this as ‘time is up, I am over the hill; I missed my shot at music, and my life is over.’ Or, perhaps, I should go with all the other negative, ‘the glass is half-empty’ slurs that go along with that train of thought. I choose, instead, to live my life to see the positive in every situation, & to see the glass-half-full. Through the years, I have learned some valuable lessons: That all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose (Romans 8:28).
As I look back on this musical journey God started me on in 1984, I later would come to realize, was only put on hold. I have also come to understand with a deeper appreciation, Isaiah 55:8-9 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.
What I deemed as a failure, and ‘I missed my chance,’ God in His perfect wisdom and timing, is saying “not so my child.” I still do not know where all He is leading me as He walks this musical journey with me. I know within the deepest part of my soul His words to me: For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. (Jeremiah 29:11)
If you have enjoyed my blogs, or are wishing to check out my music, you may want to check out all my albums. My latest album, The Return of the King, features several artists and their incredible talents. My 2nd album, The Good Shepherd, was written during the time I lost both of my parents. Finally, my debut album, Best Part of Me, features many of my earlier song creations when I first got started into Christian music.
All my songs are meant to be positive, uplifting, and encouraging to all listeners. Most of all, my wish is that my music will draw you closer to the one who has walked this journey with me my entire life – Jesus Christ.
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