Brendan Lane

 

 

CTI 14:21
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Birthday: August 18

Hometown: Richmond, British Columbia

Favorite Bible Passage: Ephesians 2:1-10, Jeremiah 29:4-14

Musical Influences: Billy Joel, Elton John

Favorite Book: Lord of the Rings trilogy

Favorite Movie: Shawshank Redemption, Silence of the Lambs

Hobbies: Hiking, camping, hockey, board games, video games, playing/writing music, crafting puns

 

Brendan graduated with a Bachelor’s in Digital Design, but that’s not the only time he’s spent in the classroom. He took breakdancing classes for a little while and also enjoys teaching, both as a teaching assistant at a university and as a Sunday School teacher at his church. Brendan’s first time out of the Americas will be on his trip to Hong Kong with CTI 14:21. He is excited to gain a greater understanding of his own need for the Gospel, to see how God is working in the people and places his team visits, and to have opportunities to faithfully proclaim the Gospel wherever his team goes in response to God’s redemption in his own life!

Brendan’s Blog Posts

Transition Time

Hi everyone!

It’s pretty crazy to think about, but CTI 14:21 and 14:22 are finished with their touring years! Yes, we have a few local bookings left over the next few weekends, but for the most part, we’re no longer playing concerts together as our primary form of ministry. It’s a time of transition into other seasons of ministry for us, so here’s a quick look at what we’ll be doing for the last few months of our CTI year.

We’re currently in the middle of our Partnership Drive! This is a 6-day calling drive in which we contact past ministry supporters, road hosts, and alumni, thank them for their past support, and ask if they’re able to continue partnering with us and responding to the Great Commission by giving of their resources in order to support our ministry. It’s been a fruitful couple of days so far, and God has been doing amazing things, even through something as seemingly innocent as phone calls. Please pray for us as we seek to faithfully minister over the phones throughout the next week!

After the Partnership Drive has ended, our two teams will move into Fulltime Closure, a time set aside for looking back and reflecting on the entire year, and doing a ton of debriefing. Following this, we’ll jump straight into Leadership Training, as we prepare to take on our new roles as summer leaders and training staff. After an intensive week of training, our summer teams will arrive, and we’ll spend the next couple of months working with these teams in various capacities – team leading, music training, cooking, teaching, logistics-ing, and more – before sending them off to Colombia, Honduras, and Hong Kong!

Please pray for us, the staff, and the incoming summer teamers as we prepare for this transition into a new season of ministry. And if you’d like a tangible sense of what our fulltime teams have been up to and what God has been teaching us, come check out the live stream for our final concert on June 11th!

In Christ,

Brendan

For the Cause

Hey everyone! We’re currently feeling the Zeel in beautiful Zeeland, Michigan! With just a scant few weeks left in our touring year, it consistently amazes me how faithful our God is. He’s given us places to stay, food to eat, and Good News to proclaim everywhere we’ve gone! We’ve received salvation from sin through the blood of Jesus Christ, which purifies us from all unrighteousness, and this is the Gospel that we yearn to preach!

I’ll be honest, though; it’s tough to always make the Gospel the number one priority. When you’re on the road for a year, you start fighting for different causes. Maybe after a week of zero concerts, your sole desire is to finally jam out again. If you’re at a teammate’s home church, all you might want to do is impress their family and congregation. Sometimes, you’re really excited to visit a new state and you’re completely focused on traveling and anticipating a new locale to visit. And while there’s nothing wrong with wanting to play music, connect with team members’ communities, and visit new places, we’re not travelling around the continent for any of those reasons. We’re traveling as messengers of the greatest news in the world, the Gospel!


Matthew 16:24-28 reads:

Then Jesus told his disciples, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it. For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? Or what shall a man give in return for his soul? For the Son of Man is going to come with his angels in the glory of his Father, and then he will repay each person according to what he has done. Truly, I say to you, there are some standing here who will not taste death until they see the Son of Man coming in his kingdom.”

What does it mean to follow Jesus to the cross? In reading Luke 22 and 23, I realized that as the ruling authorities sought a reason to have Jesus put to death, they were finally able to accuse Him of claiming to be the Son of God, the King of the Jews, the Messiah. They accused Him of blasphemy and as a result, Jesus was nailed to a cross. When we follow after Jesus, we are proclaiming these same things – Jesus is the Son of God, the Messiah, the only way to be saved from our sin and the fate of eternal separation from God! As messengers of the Gospel, we are devoting ourselves to the very cause that had Jesus killed. That is a far greater cause than we could ever imagine!

In light of this, I wanted to share with you a song that I’ve been listening to over the last week or so that’s been really impactful for me, called For the Cause by Keith and Kristyn Getty. Through the song, there is a declaration that we offer our lives to Christ sacrificially for the sake of the Gospel, that the glory of Christ might be proclaimed! As our team seeks to make this our cause during the short amount of touring time we have left, I challenge you to take up the cause of Christ the King as well.

Let it be my life’s refrain:
To live is Christ, to die is gain;
Deny myself, take up my cross
And follow the Son

Six Questions with CTI 14:21

Well, here we are now, just a scant few days away from the end of Winter Tour. God has been so good, and has provided more than we could have ever imagined for this mission He’s called us to. It would be easy to just look past this final weekend and revel in the thought of Easter Break, but our goal is to remain intentional – we are still ministers of the Gospel wherever we go, no matter what we’re doing, and we cannot afford to poorly steward opportunities to faithfully witness and share the Gospel.

It’s been a long tour, and there has been a great amount of growth in and through the team, and a wealth of experience gained from our travels and our ministry. With just a little bit of time left before Easter, I figured you might want to hear from the team, what we’ve been learning, and what we’ve really enjoyed! So, without further ado, here’s a few questions for the team:

What was your highlight of this final month of Winter Tour?


Bradley: I can’t exactly pin point a moment that was the highlight of this month, but my favorite thing about this tour has to have been host homing. All of our hosts have been incredibly gracious to us, and have made us feel a part of the family in every place we stay. I cannot be more thankful for the time and energy that they have put into housing us, feeding us, and fellowshipping with us. It’s been a pleasure getting to meet so many people with different thoughts and ideas, and to learn about these people, the lives they’ve lived, and the ways God has worked in and through them. Truly an incredible experience. So to anyone who has hosted us this entire year, THANK YOU!

Brendan: Outside of rejoining my team in early March, I’d have to say that I really enjoyed our time with the Burdicks (Hillary’s family). They hosted us both in Fort Collins, Colorado, as well as in Cheyenne, Wyoming, and we got to spend tons of time with them and be encouraged by them continually. We also got the chance to minister from stage at Hillary’s home church in Cheyenne, and it was awesome to share stories from the road and be preachers of the Gospel to challenge and encourage that community!

David: My highlight of winter tour was driving into Medford, OR.  It might be my favorite place I have ever been.

Hillary: I would say, honestly, getting to introduce my team to family and home church. Basically both of my families got to meet each other, my CTI family and my actual family!

Isaiah: Brendan Lane joining us on tour again.

Kim: Meridian, ID.  We got to play for Valley Life Community Church’s Sunday morning service, and youth group.  In between sets, our hosts took us shooting.  It was really fun to have a lot in common with them, and encourage one another in the truth of the gospel.

Maddie: Earlier this month, we got to spend time with the Chinese For Christ Christian Fellowship at UC Berkeley and California. This whole month has been awesome and filled with ministry opportunities, but getting to be in community with Christians my age, spend time studying God’s word, and making friends in Berkeley was a very happy time. 🙂

What is your favorite place to stop and eat on the road?


Bradley: Chick-Fil-A is always a solid choice. We’ve only gone a few times, but those few times have been glorious ones.

Brendan: We haven’t been there in a while, but Culver’s is delicious, and we can usually snag a big enough table/booth to fit us all. It’s also super comforting, and I think it’s because it was our first road lunch stop of the year.

David: My favorite place to stop and eat while on the road was each time we got to go to a taco truck!  It’s tough to beat some good tacos.

Hillary: I loved eating street tacos in Arizona! However, In ‘N Out Burger was a close second. 🙂

Isaiah: On this tour it was the taco truck. BEST TACOS I’VE EVER HAD!!!! 😍😍🌮🌮🌯🌯

Kim: In San Diego, Bradley’s parents took us to a little place on Pacific Beach, and I had one of the best burgers of my life.  And I got tan.

Maddie: In-N-Out. Hands down. If there’s an In-N-Out around, you should probably go, because you know you’re not gonna be in In-N-Out territory forever, and that’s just the way it is.

What is a favorite lyric/line from your rep, and why does it feel important or significant?


Bradley: In Thank You Jesus For The Cross, there’s a line that says For me to live is Christ”. This line speaks so much to the fact that Jesus is the only source of salvation. Christ is the only way to true life.

Brendan: “Let Your will be done in me / let Your kingdom come in me / in my life, Lord, let it be as it is in heaven” – As It Is In Heaven, Phil Wickham

This song, throughout its verses, talks a lot about surrender to God. There are so many great lyrics throughout this song – a plea for our hearts to be temples enthroning God, a declaration that we are like battle-weary soldiers lifting up absolutely everything to God, and a desire to lay down everything and be servants of the most high God, among others – but I feel that the chorus just encapsulates this response of surrender so beautifully and prayerfully. It’s a chorus that I myself try to pray through – asking that God’s will, not mine, be done in my life.

David: One of my favorite lines from our rep is “everything that has breath praise the Lord”. Our God is so worthy of praise that if we don’t even the rocks, with no breath, will cry out. The opportunity to glorify Him is such a blessing and joining together to praise Him is POWERFUL!

Hillary: “When the lies speak louder than the truth, remind me I belong to You” from “Sons and Daughters”. This relates a lot to my struggle with my identity. When the world tries to tell me I’m not good enough, I can remember that my identity in Christ and in the fact that I  am His child.

Isaiah: “Come meet this motley crew of misfits, these liars and these thieves. There’s no one unwelcome here” To me it’s important because it talks about it doesn’t matter how broken you are or how many times you have messed up. It doesn’t matter how you look or dress. You are always welcome in the Lord’s house. He will always love you unconditionally.

Kim: There’s a line in Gift of God that says, “who could bring me back to you but Jesus, he’s faithful and true”, and “it’s the gift of God that I know my salvation by name.”  I love those lines because we were dead in our sin, and Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross was the only way we could be forgiven.  And it doesn’t stop there, God continually pursues a relationship with each and every one of us.  It’s a gift that we know our salvation by name, Jesus, and can live through His power.

Maddie: unnumbered souls are dying / and pass into the night/ / we go to all the world / with kingdom hope unfurled / no other name has power to save / but Jesus Christ the Lord

I know it’s a fairly negative line, but for me it’s been an incredible CHARGE placed on us to go share the gospel. Not because we have something of ourselves to proclaim, but a message that abolishes condemnation and death. And the truth is people are dying without hearing this message, so truly, we must go. This message is urgent and it is necessary, and it is alive in us because of Jesus Christ!

We as a team love games, and have some great bonding experiences over board or card games. What’s been your favourite to play with the team on the road?


Bradley: Definitely Ticket to Ride. We don’t play it often, but when we do, I usually win 😉.

Brendan: In Bothell, Washington, the guys and I played a game called Escape, which was a cooperative game all about escaping collapsing ruins. It’s frantic, chaotic, and there’s an ominous soundtrack that plays in the background letting you know when you lose. It took us several attempts to win the game, and when we did, we were all wound up and had noticeably higher heart rates. It was pretty rad.

David: My favorite game to play as a team was probably Escape. it’s a coop game where you all try to escape from a temple and in a certain amount of time, and there is a great sound track that goes with it.

Hillary: I would say Shang Hai is my favorite card game, and Code Names is my favorite board game!

Isaiah: Shanghai

Kim: We’ve been playing this game called Codenames a lot recently.  It’s a great game, but a big thinking one.  We split up into two teams, and most people like to sit there and think and process things, and they usually end up winning, but see, I’m too impatient to think for too long, I get antsy and just start guessing stuff.  Sometimes it works out!  But I’m not so sure my team always appreciates it. 😉

Maddie: Okay, so the logical thinking games are super hard for me to get on board with (haha) but I’m usually down for any game that involves being social, so like, Codenames is a solid game, and we’ve gotten pretty good at reading eachothers minds since living on the road together. But Bang (it’s like mafia, with a wild west twist and cards–also, I bought it in Hong Kong, so it’s in Italian and Chinese) is SUPER fun, and I’ve loved getting to show it to the team this year. 🙂

What’s a verse or passage that’s really stuck out to you during recent devotional times?


Bradley: The very first verse of 1 John, “See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. One of our songs, Sons & Daughters, bases one of it’s verses after this section. It tells us that we can identify as God’s children because of the sanctification we’ve received through the cross.

Brendan: “Therefore I will judge you, O house of Israel, every one according to his ways, declares the Lord GOD. Repent and turn from all your transgressions, lest iniquity be your ruin. Cast away from you all the transgressions that you have committed, and make yourselves a new heart and a new spirit! Why will you die, O house of Israel? For I have no pleasure in the death of anyone, declares the Lord GOD; so turn and live.” – Ezekiel 18:30-32

God is a God of justice and mercy. We’ve been reading through some of the prophets recently – Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel – and His sense of justice is definitely more prominent. Much of these books dwells on the absolute, sinful depravity of Israel (and its surrounding nations) and the righteous judgment that God will wreak upon them. It tends to be pretty grim reading, but I really loved this passage in Ezekiel that reminded me of His mercy as well. He is holy and righteous, and must execute justice on the sinful. But He’s also so, so merciful. He pleads with Israel to turn from their sin and live, to repent and renew their heart and spirit.

This is the nation that’s rebelled against Him and fallen into complete depravity! They deserve no mercy, and yet He extends it to them. So it is with us, broken sinners who deserve wrath and yet have been extended mercy by a just and merciful God. How amazing God is!

David: A verse that has really stuck out to me is II Timothy 4:2.  It relates to what we are doing so well and inspires me to press on towards the goal of ministering to others whenever possible.

Hillary: Here is a verse I read recently. Ephesians 4:1-3 “As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.” This has been a good reminder for me as I live day to day with my team.

Isaiah: Matthew 5:43-48

Kim: The whole book of 1 John

Maddie: I’ve been making a point for myself these past few weeks to read the book of Romans all at once, several times a week. The thing that has stuck out to me the most is the weight of mercy shown to us. I think sometimes, when I mess up, I think it’s because I’m now less worthy of grace than I was before. The truth is, though, we will never be worthy of grace. That’s what makes it a gift. That’s what makes it profound and unlike any other love.

Romans 3:11-12 says: No one is righteous, no, not one: no understands; no one seeks for God. All have turned aside; together they have become worthless’ no one does good,  not even one. 
 
So if not one of us is righteous, and no one does good, how all the more perfect and lovely is the love that Jesus Christ has shown us the cross? How all the more good? Not one is righteous, but in the same way there is not one like God. He is the only way, and He is the perfect way.

Finally, what would you say to anyone thinking about applying for a Summer team?


Bradley: DO IT! I can not stress enough how much the overseas portion of my tour has shaped my attitude going forward. My relationship with God grows every time I say yes to him. If you are feeling called to overseas missions, with CTI or without, I urge you to answer with a resounding, “Here, I am Lord. Send me.” Now let me say, you will struggle. You will be greatly challenged. You may get to the end of yourself, but it will be so, so worth it. I promise.

Brendan: Doing a summer team in 2015 was a huge reason that I’m still involved with the ministry on a fulltime team right now! I definitely went into the program thinking that it would be all about using music for missions work, and while that’s definitely the case, I was so blessed by the focus on discipleship and Gospel sharing, by which I developed a more missional mindset that I was able to take beyond the scope of the summer program. If you’ve prayerfully considered the opportunity and feel God calling you, then go for it!

David: For those of you thinking about a summer team, if you are seeking for God to work in your life, this is a great opportunity to serve.  Serving God helps us to learn more about Him and how to serve Him more fully, and spending 6 weeks this summer with CTI is a great way to disconnect from the world and connect to God’s will for your life.

Hillary: It will not be easy or fun, but it will be good! Through my experience, I have grown a lot in my faith, but it has only been through my difficult experiences that I have actually been able to grow. CTI is not a walk in the park. However, joining it is the best decision I have ever made!

Isaiah: Do it! I personally haven’t done a summer team but I’ve met many people who have and I’ve seen how it works in their lives. Plus personally with the full-time program I have not regretted for a second. It has been such an amazing experience seeing how God works through people. And being given the opportunity to go to a foreign country to spread the Gospel was an extremely humbling experience.

Kim: If you’re thinking about joining a summer team, DO IT.  It could very well be the most growing, challenging, and coolest trip you’ll get to be a part of.  I’ve had the privilege of being on two summer teams, and it equipped me with a mindset of servanthood, and a greater passion to live out the Great Commission in everyday life.  Going overseas is not easy, but serving through music is pretty dang cool and fun.  It’s not for everyone, but if you’re a musician with a heart willing to serve, I highly recommend joining us this summer!

Maddie: As Paul Vasilko says, “You will never regret saying ‘no’ to yourself and ‘yes’ to Jesus.” and I think that’s true. If you feel like God is calling you to give up six weeks to share the gospel in this way, then I encourage and challenge you to say yes. Even still, God is so faithful to use experiences in which we serve Him to grow us and make us more like Him. And that’s pretty great.

And that’s it! Hope you enjoyed hearing from the team. Please continue to pray for us as we embark on our last few days of tour, and for our supporters back home, we’ll see you soon!

Now There Is No Condemnation

What does it mean to be free from condemnation? What does it mean to truly be liberated from guilt and shame?

I struggle with clinical depression. It began to manifest itself when I was 15, and caused me to miss most of my grade 11 year of high school. Thankfully, I received therapeutic treatment and medication, and the depression never resurfaced quite as brutally, although it’s still an issue I struggle with all the time, during infrequent depressive episodes.

During the team’s winter break, shortly after Christmas, my depression resurfaced once more. I experienced a severe loss of motivation, a reduced desire to engage with other people, and passive suicidal ideation. It became severe enough that instead of rejoining my team on a flight back to Willmar in January, I found myself in the emergency room of a hospital, with medical staff and psychiatrists on hand to monitor my situation and ensure that I didn’t harm myself. Throughout a two-week stay at the hospital, I moved from the emergency room to the psychiatric assessment unit and eventually to the hospital’s psychiatric inpatient unit.

Gradually, throughout my stay, my condition improved to the point that I was discharged, and was scheduled for follow-up appointments with my family doctor and a psychiatrist in the hospital’s outpatient unit. I was charged not to return to ministry until my appointment with the psychiatrist, at which time he could assess my situation and declare whether I was ready or not to return. Unfortunately, that appointment was on February 27th, approximately 2 months after I was originally slated to rejoin my team. And while I did eventually rejoin my team with much rejoicing, it wasn’t until the beginning of March, 10 weeks into our 13-week Winter Tour.

Throughout those two months of waiting, I underwent a ton of frustration. Because, you see, I didn’t feel like I belonged anywhere. Logistically, I was supposed to be with my team on the road, but I wasn’t medically cleared to do so. Practically, I was at home, but I felt like I wasn’t supposed to be there. I fought with a lot of shame in being separated from the ministry to which I had been committed. I didn’t want most people to know what was happening, because I’d have to explain everything, and so I isolated myself from a lot of human contact. I felt, at many times, that God was actively working against me.

I was recently reminded of a verse in Romans that reads as follows:

Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death. For what the law was powerless to do because it was weakened by the flesh, God did by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh to be a sin offering. And so he condemned sin in the flesh, in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fully met in us, who do not live according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.

Romans 8:1-4

John Piper describes the “now” in verse 1 (bolded, above) as both a “finally now” and an “already now”. As a “finally now”, it means that the Law was once a curse to us because we could never keep it and thus were condemned to death by it, but “finally now” Christ has come – and His perfect blood came to bear our sin and become our condemnation. As an “already now”, it means that Christ has justified us and no condemning charge can be brought against us. “Already now” we who are in Christ are justified, and righteous before God.

Piper concludes as follows:

What Paul is saying is that all of God’s condemning wrath and all of his omnipotent opposition to us in our sin has been replaced by almighty mercy and omnipotent assistance. In other words, if you are in Christ Jesus all of God’s action toward you is almighty mercy and omnipotent assistance. It is not mixed. It is not as though some days he is against you with wrath – and those days are bad days – while other days he is for you with love – and those days are good days. That is emphatically not the case and not the way to think about it. It may seem that way. But that is precisely why we need the truth of God’s revelation in his word. Most of the time in this world of pleasure and pain things are not what they seem. To understand what things are really like and what is really happening we need to put on the lens of God’s word.

The depression I endured, the shame I felt – they might have rightly been felt had I not been in Christ. But as I recognize the magnitude of His saving grace for me, I realize – I am justified before God! There is nothing to fear, because He is for me, all the time. Now, this doesn’t mean that I understand the ways in which He works. This doesn’t mean that I will not suffer depression or shame again in my life, for I am sinful and broken, and will be tempted to believe the lies telling me that God is actively working against me. But it does mean that I can know, with confidence, that there is no condemnation in Christ. There will be good days and bad days. Life is fickle. Christ is not. I can hope and trust in Him fully, and He will never fail.

And so it is as we sing in one of our songs, More Than Conquerors:

Now there is no condemnation
Now there is no guilt or shame
For those who have been covered by the blood of Jesus

I’m overjoyed to finally be back with the team. But more than that, I am overjoyed because I am in Christ, and in Him there is no condemnation.

Good Stewards of God’s Varied Grace

Now that fall tour’s complete, where do we go? We’re in Willmar for the next couple of weeks, and we turn our attention to our calling drive before heading home for winter break. We won’t play another concert as a team for over a month, and we won’t even be together as a team over our 3-week winter break. Do we cease our ministry? Do we set down our mantle as bearers of the Gospel? Do we take a break from being faithful for a month?

Nope.

God’s faithfulness is apparent in all that we do, and everywhere that we go. At every venue, at every host home, at every place we visit, He has given us opportunities to share of His love for us, for others, and for this broken world that He is reconciling to Himself. He has allowed us to proclaim His faithfulness and goodness to us, through the Gospel and through stories of His everyday providence and sovereignty. This has happened whether or not we’ve played concerts! Yes, there have been many places on fall tour that we’ve visited without playing a concert (the very large state of Montana comes to mind) and yet we’ve still been tasked with being ministers of the Gospel wherever we go. The Good News remains Good News, and God remains worthy of all of our glory and praise; there is no reason that our ministry of proclaiming His greatness should not continue throughout winter break!

So we continue to yield and surrender to Him, being outward focused and servant-minded. For:

“As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace: whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies—in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.”

1 Peter 4:10-11

What does it mean to be a “good steward of God’s varied grace?” Firstly, it means that God’s graces are new each day, uniquely granted to each person and each life. We have all received God’s saving grace – the promise of salvation through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ. But we have all also been given grace in our lives, in order that we might serve one another in love; and we are carried along in our lives and our ministry by “the strength that God supplies.” He has given us varied gifts – our team may be comprised of musicians, but some on the team may also be gifted at forging new relationships, while others may be gifted speakers, and others yet may be gifted in children’s ministry. By His varied grace, God has granted us unique gifts that we may use to be servants in this world, and we serve by the strength that God supplies, poured out that we might be dispensers of God’s varied grace to varied needs in the world.

Especially when we don’t have concerts lined up to play, or when we don’t have a “scheduled” opportunity for ministry, it is so important for us to learn how to be stewards of God’s varied grace. In everything that we do – whether it was playing a game, or interacting with a host, or helping a church decorate for Christmas – we need to use these gifts, through the strength that God supplies, in order to serve one another and proclaim the glory of God. Music ministry without the music? Challenging at times, but our God is great and worthy to be praised – we must still heed His call and proclaim His good news, even as we return home!

I want to leave you with the first verse of one of our songs, Trust It All:

With every breath, with every word I speak
With every step, with every heartbeat
Jesus, let it be for You, for You only
My whole life, all for Your glory

God, may every breath I breathe, every world I speak, every step I take, every heartbeat I experience be lived for You and You alone, my life lived solely for Your glory. Whether I am ministering from a concert onstage or from across the dinner table from an old friend, may I be found a good steward of Your beautiful, diverse grace. May I never cease to proclaim Your glory, Your faithfulness, Your Good News, in all that I do, because You never cease to be God, worthy of all praise.