Brothers and Sisters…
Hello all! I hope you are doing fabulously well today. Just wanted to send this little note out to you to remind you that Your Kingdom Come releases nationwide into stores in ONE WEEK!!! Next Tuesday, August 25th, it will be put onto the shelves, so I wanted to send this email to ask you to PRAY….NOT that this album would sell big or be the greatest thing to ever hit the Christian music world. Please don’t pray that. But pray with me that God would use this album to fuel the great commission….to make His Son and His glory known among all nations. His name, His renown, all over town, all over this world…..
It’s was PRAYER that started this journey.
In the fall of 2007 the LORD began laying new songs, dreams, and purpose on my heart….it was heavy and it was different. As I prayed for His heart, God began breaking my heart for the lost and the last more then ever before. So I spent some time writing and decided to head to the studio. Inspired by the late Keith Green, I made it my goal for this album that for EVERY HOUR we were recording in the studio, I wanted SOMEONE to be PRAYING. Why? Jesus said “Apart from Me, you can do NOTHING!” That’s life changing for me. That means no matter how great the songs, the music, or the playing is, without Jesus it’s ALL worthless! So, desiring this record to be doused with prayer, I began emailing many of you, making my FEEBLE attempts to ORGANIZE (not my strong point) and schedule a team of prayer warriors for “Your Kingdom Come”. I made an excel spreadsheet and plugged in hundreds of names and times. It took a lot of work. So many of you were faithful, willing, and ready to pray for this CD and you had not the faintest clue of how it would sound. But you prayed. Every hour you prayed. Many of you prayed for hours. And you know we hit some bumps in the road, but by God’s grace and the power of prayer, we got a record out of it.
It’s been PRAYER that started this journey, PRAYER that got us through, and I want it to be PRAYER that sends this thing out to be used for the LORD and for His Kingdom.
I believe that prayer is a weapon more powerful than any force in this world. Here’s what else I believe: I believe that no matter how good the “marketing” for this album is, no matter what the music on this album is like, and no matter even how many copies of this album get sold….that GOD DETERMINES THE COURSE, THE EFFECT, AND THE FRUIT THAT THIS ALBUM WILL HAVE. So let’s pray!!! I invite you to fast and pray with me on this tuesday the 25th of August that the LORD WOULD USE THIS ALBUM FOR HIS KINGDOM AND GLORY AMONG THE NATIONS. Believe with me that God can take this piece of plastic and make it into a weapon that strikes down the enemy and makes him fall from heaven like lightning.
“This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of Him.”
1 John 5:14-15
May GOD get ALL the glory-