Skye Reedy is premiering her new Live Sessions video for "In The Mighty Name" today on NewReleaseToday. You can watch it below. She is also sharing the incredible story of healing that inspired the song. "I knew that this would be a song we could pray over people facing impossible situations," shares Skye. "This song is a gift and was so evidently given to us by God."
Full Song Story From Skye Reedy
"In the Mighty Name" is a prayer I have waited my entire life to write into a song. Something I've carried around in my heart waiting for the Lord to give me the right words. When I was a toddler, I along with a few other family members was diagnosed with a painful, chronic autoimmune disease. I spent most of my childhood in and out of hospitals, doctor's offices, or at home sick. I began singing because I could do it without having to be too active. I was raised in a Christian home and met God at a very young age. My family was walking through such a difficult time with sickness; I learned to lean on the Lord early. My brother was suffering severe life-threatening strokes and my mother, who was very sick, went home to be with the Lord at the end of my junior year of high school. I was 16.
When I was in my 20's I met my husband. He had faith for healing and restoration like I'd never encountered before. He started to tell me, "God wants to heal you." God used him to encourage my faith.
I felt the Lord invite me into a season of building my hope through reading testimonies of Jesus healing in the Gospels. One day I read Mark 5. It talks about a woman who had seen every doctor and they could do nothing for her. They had even made her worse. But in a crowd of people she reached out and touched the hem of Jesus' garment. She knew she would be healed. Jesus could feel her faith and when He turned to her and said, "daughter your faith has made you well; go in peace and be healed of your disease." This shifted my heart into a place of real faith. The word testimony means "to do again with the same power & authority". Reading this story built my faith and I knew if God did it for her he would do it for me.
My husband and I began to declare healing and restoration over my body and life. Fighting the mindset and the lie that I would have a chronic illness my whole life. We declared I was healed and whole in Jesus name! One day we were watching church online at home, worshipping. All of the sudden I felt the weighty presence of God tangibly fill our home and heard the Holy Spirit say so clearly, "I am healing you right now." I felt this chronic fatigue I had for 25 years lift off of my body in an instant. We spent the next few hours praising and worshipping God together in our home. Thanking Him for what He had done.
After that all of my symptoms were healed. I began to understand that my physical healing was the outside evidence of what God had healed in my heart. He has removed the doctor's diagnosis from my identity and taught me to stand on the promise keeper. It reminds me how Matthew 19:26 says, "Jesus looked at them and said, 'With man this is impossible. But with God all things are possible'."
A few years after that encounter with God I was on tour leading worship with Michael W. Smith. We had just ended a run of shows and I was flying to California to meet my husband for a trip. On the plane I randomly met a few guys coming home from playing with Gospel
artist Travis Greene. They told me about their church in LA called ONE: A Potter's House led by Touré Roberts & Sarah Jakes Roberts. They instantly felt like family. We exchanged numbers and stayed in contact. It felt like such a divine meeting, but I had no idea what was to come of that friendship yet. A year later they came to Nashville to spend time writing songs for their church. They asked me and one of my good friends, Mitch Wong, to join them.
The morning I woke up before the write, I heard the Holy Spirit tell me to share my testimony with them and my idea for a song called "In the mighty name of Jesus". As I told them what God had done in my life,
I felt the atmosphere of the room shift. Mitch walked over to the piano and the chorus fell out. It was such a powerful moment. The rest of the song came quickly. I had gathered notes and ideas for years. I shared all of them and we basically pieced it together. I think we all knew it was powerful as soon as it was finished.
The day we recorded it I shared my testimony and the story of the woman with the issue of blood. I knew that day that this would be a song we could pray over people facing impossible situations. I recognize that this song is a gift and was so evidently given to us by God. I believe He is pouring His spirit out on the earth right now and we can all say yes to Him and join in what He is doing. This song is a reminder of that for me. God is in the business of doing miracles still today! But more than going after his hand and what He does, we seek his face and a relationship with Him. God is faithful. I hope my life is always a song of gratitude to his ears.