I want to update you on how the hymns album recording is going! It has been such a beautiful creative process, and I have felt the Holy Spirit's presence in the studio. I feel that when I sing these Hymns, it's as if I am standing on Holy Ground. The stories of faith that have gone before, the great men and women who have authored the text and tunes of these songs...direct our hearts to the power, love, and grace of Jesus Christ. I reflect on Hebrews 12:1-2:
"Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God."
I pray that these beloved hymns from centuries past and even ancient times, would direct our hearts to Jesus, the Author and Finisher of our faith. I pray that when you hear this album, you will be reminded to fix your eyes on the Savior, and that your heart would be flooded with desire to worship Him. I pray that this album would inspire prayer in all of us and encourage an authentic seeking after the Lord.
As I record these songs, I feel my lungs crying out in praise to the God who not only has rescued my life physically, but has transformed my heart spiritually and given me eternal hope. I pour out worship to the One and Only True, Living God, who is good beyond measure. I remember those who have gone before us in faith- missionaries, saints, martyrs, hymn writers, pastors, and everyday believers...each one flawed as a sinner, but saved by the reckless love and perfect grace of Christ.
I absolutely cannot wait to release this album and share it with you. I'm excited to announce all the hymns that will be on it and the special album title we chose. Stay posted on facebook as I share a video each day that we're in the studio, and I've also shared a fun video tour of Morningstar Studios! Soon there will be an exciting pre-order opportunity for the album!
Blessings & Joy,