I remember the day when I found out why I was created. I have led worship for nearly my entire life in just about every size venue you can think of - from our own living room with my family to outdoor conferences of 500,000+ - but it was only a few years ago when I moved from “gifting” into my God-given “calling”. Where He shifted my thinking from experiencing great moments and instead being hungry for movements.
I was standing on the Circle Monument downtown Indianapolis about to lead worship for a city-wide gathering – but then there was an uproar that left me dazed and confused. Screaming and shouting filled the streets and echoed off of the buildings as tension began to build around the two engaged crowds.
I trembled in fear as I fell on my face asking God what to do. I felt the Spirit lift me up and say to me, “I have created you for moments just like this, Rise and Sing, proclaim my name and release my peace.” And so I did.
I rose up and began to sing with my whole heart. Releasing the peace and joy of Jesus on hostile crowds. Literally in a moment, the crowds were silenced, and the anger turned to praises as everyone present began to join in one song unto the Lord. Jesus was releasing His peace, His healing, His joy, His hope, and His Gospel through one act of simple obedience.
This is why I was made. It is no longer about gifting anymore. Or notoriety. Or being accepted by this or by that… Simply – the Kingdom of God coming to earth from the smallest level to the largest. Home to home. Community to Community. City to City. Nation to Nation. Until the whole world knows the unstoppable love of Jesus. This is why we were made!
In my upcoming album, HEART ON FIRE, you will get a real look into this journey on what I believe God is unleashing in this world through all of us, lifting our voice to the Lord - until loving one another becomes second nature.