Blanca's "Real Love" is blowing up radio with its vulnerability and expressions of pursuing authenticity with God. Currently sitting atop the Adult Contemporary charts, "Real Love" continues to impact old and new fans alike. Celebrating Blanca's latest EP, we recently asked her to give her own thoughts about each of the songs, including "Real Love."
Sometimes we get so caught up in our current problems that we forget all that God has already brought us through up to that point in our lives. For me, I feel like when I'm in a hard situation and feeling hopeless, the Holy Spirit gently reminds me of God's faithfulness over my life. He's been by my side through good and bad, so whatever the situation is that I'm dealing with, it's no different.
This song is basically breaking down the Holy Spirit! I love the honesty of this song. Sometimes we pray or talk to God and wonder if He's even there, if what we say will ever truly reach Him. Even further than that, I've met people who think it's so bizarre that I pray out to someone I've never seen! But the reality of it is, when the Love of God hits you, it's undeniable. Everything in you knows He's the real deal.
This is a song I wrote while I was literally in the thick of my mom's sickness. We were taking care of her at home and in that moment it felt like everything was falling apart. My career was on hold, my marriage was taking a huge hit, and things concerning my mom weren't looking good. I'm a highly anxious person, so the first place my mind goes is to the negative. "What if I get hurt, what if I fail, what if my mom passes and I don't have what it takes to move forward, what if nothing ever changes?" In this particular moment I felt God say, "But what if you don't, what if things work out for the good, what if my strength is enough?" That is what this song is all about. It's looking at things from a "God perspective."
"Give It All"
This song is about complete surrender. Trying to do things out of your own way and out of your own strength can lead you down a path you could have avoided by letting go, and allowing the Lord to lead you. I speak this more to myself than anyone else! I want Jesus to be the center of everything I do. I don't want to hold on to anything too tightly that I don't allow Him to move. I want to give it all to Him.
For a while I've focused on checking off every box that would label me a good Christian, rather than just being who I was created to be and clinging to Jesus, allowing him to guide my steps. I thought that I can somehow earn His love by my works and my actions. But going through a traumatic experience can really make you start questioning things. I've realized that experiencing real love is less about having every box checked, but more about Jesus and who He is. It's less about what I can accomplish out of my own two hands, and more about knowing and experiencing His real love.
Blanca is a Word Records recording artist who has released a full-length album and EP. She previously was part of Group 1 Crew.
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