At a young age Michael Robert discovered the "Answer to life" and has been writing about it ever since. Each song marks a mile stone in his spiritual journey. Some songs represent a place of rest or conviction; others a time of healing or rejoicing.
“Every time I write a song I feel God revealing something new to me,” Michael shares, “showing me a greater aspect of His love and grace, taking me deeper in His love, or putting His finger on an area of my life that needs conviction or healing. Life is just full of so many ups and downs. Worshiping God and praising Him puts our lives, and our worries, in perspective. He is on the throne and we can trust Him!”
Lately Michael has been moved by the hymns from his youth, “When I first became a Christian, I learned a lot of hymns in Sunday school. They are so rich in content. I enjoy teaching them to my kids and changing them up a little, making them more relevant for today.” The first fruits of this journey through the hymns led to the recording two very successful hits, “At the Cross” and “Crown Him”, being aired on literally thousands of stations throughout the world.
Michael’s success and love for the hymns has spurred him on to a new ministry. Taking the hymns putting them into contemporary arrangements and making them fresh for a new generation of worshippers. “The Revived Hymns Tour” has been taken Michael all over the world ministering throughout the United States, Canada, Japan, and Europe.
As the whirlwind of success continues Michael is very clear about one thing - no church is too small. “When I first set out to do this I felt God said to go wherever they invited me to come; to not let money or crowd size dictate where I went. I love reaching out to crowds of all sizes. It’s great to go to a church that might never get to see a national recording artist” he grins. “I’ve helped pioneer several churches in the past, and I love to encourage these vital ministries and hopefully help them grow.”
The creativity never stops for Michael. He has been branching out into other areas of music ministry by both co-writing and producing CDs for two new artists on his label. “Working with other musicians is very exciting for me. Seeing these musicians answer the call God has given them, and knowing that I had a part in that, is so fulfilling.” In the last year M.R. Music group has signed two other artists to the label, and is in the midst of a deal for distribution with Universal Music Group.