Will Dawdy

WILL DAWDY

 

CTI 14:21
Drums, Aux Percussion

 

Birthday: March 23

Hometown: Belding, MI

Favorite Bible Passage: James 1:2-4

Influential Music: Worship music, Indie

Favorite Movie: Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog

Favorite Book: The Way Of Kings

Hobbies: Soccer, volleyball, frisbee, playing cello and guitar, and reading.

 

Some say that Will looks like Nick Jonas. What do you think?

Will’s Blog Posts

On the Road Music Video

Hey, everyone!

We had an idea towards the beginning of our year (back in November) to do a music video while we were driving. Well, six months later we finally got around to it! This song is called Death Was Arrested, and it’s by Northpoint InsideOut. It’s one of our favorites, and one we frequently use to share the gospel. The bridge of the song is a declaration of the freedom we have in Christ, and it’s a beautiful anthem of praise to our Savior. We hope you enjoy!

Legacy

Hey, everyone!

A few days ago, we posted this video to Instagram asking if there were any alumni or people who have seen a CTI team perform that have been impacted by the ministry, and what sort of legacy it has left on their lives. So if you haven’t seen it yet, check it out! And if CTI has impacted you in any way, please send us a video. #CTILEGACY

 

There is a Cloud

Hear the word roaring with thunder

With a new future to tell

The dry season is over

There is a cloud beginning to swell

-There is a Cloud, Elevation Worship

Have you ever felt as if you were living in a fog? Like your mind was in a haze, and you couldn’t seem to find your passion? I’ve been there.

Over the past week, I felt like a dark cloud had settled over my soul, and it seemed as if everything was mundane. I knew what I should be passionate about, and I knew that there was still a fire in my heart, but I felt so forgetful. I seemed to miss the moments and opportunities that presented themselves right to my face, but I couldn’t find it within me to care. Lately, I’ve been reading a book by Erwin Mcmanus called “Chasing Daylight.” In this book, the author talks about how our lives are filled with divine moments that we can either seize or let slip through our fingers and that even the seemingly mundane, routine moments of our lives are filled with untapped potential that can be used by God through us to create the future He has planned.

This tour is the last tour that my team and I will travel. It is also the last tour that CTI Music Ministries will travel as a whole, and likely the last time that many people will see a CTI team. This reality has been a part of the essence of this dark cloud, and I have felt the weight of it.

But there is a new cloud.

The word of God is roaring with thunder, with a new future to tell. I love the imagery in this song by Elevation Worship because it puts my mind into an eternal perspective. God’s word is roaring with thunder, and it has been since the beginning of human history. His story is not limited to the Bible or the Gospel, but it is a continuous story that is shaping the future of humanity; this new future is one that will be shaped by those who are faithful to the ministry that God has placed on their hearts, those who hear the roaring battle cry of His word and answer to its call. Those who seize the divine moments that are placed in front of them.

So, a new cloud is beginning to swell. The dry season is over, and the future is ours to tell. Ministries will come and go, people will live and die, and the all the things of this world will eventually fade away… but the Gospel will remain the same, and its ability to be proclaimed won’t be diminished. What moments are passing you by? What potential remains untapped and forgotten? Is there a dark cloud that has settled over your soul that needs to be lifted?

To the skies heavy with blessing

Lift your eyes, offer your heart

Jesus Christ opened the heavens

Now we recieve the Spirit of God

 

Jan-Feb Video Update!

Hey, everyone! Check out this video I made of some of the locations we’ve been over the past couple of weeks. Recently, we’ve been in California, Arizona, Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming. As of right now, we have less than three weeks of tour left. I hope you like the video!

Thanks,

Will

 

Having Been Called to now Calling

“As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering  the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.”

Isaiah 55:9-11

God’s ways are higher than my ways, and his thoughts are higher than my thoughts. I’ve been in many situations in my life where I wondered, “Why, God? Why would you allow this to happen to me? Why did this have to happen now?” From friends who experience chronic illness, to brokenness within my own family, I have often been plagued with questions of “why?”

Recently, I gave a testimony at a church where I spoke about this, and I finished off by saying that in those moments of desperation and of reaching out to God for answers, He has met with me and pointed me to the cross, and my questions of “why?” begin to shift. I slowly start to wonder, “Why, God? Why the cross? Why would you go so far for me?” It’s in those moments where God has comforted me and shifted my perspective that I have come to deeply know a profound truth. The pain that we experience, and the suffering that we are put through, are challenges that can either overcome us or be overcome by us. I sincerely believe that every type of trial we experience in this present life is meant to make us stronger and more capable of sharing the message of who Jesus is. Because of the nature of this broken world, (a broken world that we caused) life will never be perfect. But it’s through the imperfection that the perfection of Jesus can be shown. It’s in the darkness that the light of God can be most powerfully seen.

Earlier in Isaiah 55, he writes:

 Listen closely, and come even closer. My words will give life,
        for I will make a covenant with you that cannot be broken, a promise
    Of My enduring presence and support like I gave to David.
     See, I made him a witness to the peoples, a leader and commander among the nations.
    Now you will issue a call to nations from all over the world
        people whom you do not know and who do not know you.
    They will come running, because of Me, your God
        because the Eternal, the Holy One of Israel, has made you beautiful.

Isaiah 55:3-5 The Voice

God has accomplished a profound work in those of us who have chosen to believe in him. He made a covenant with us and promised to never leave us, and he has transformed us into something beautiful. God called us into a new life, and then commanded us to go out and issue a call ourselves. Because of this truth, I can rest assured that the light and momentary affliction that I experience here on earth will be nothing compared to the eternal weight of glory that God has prepared for me in heaven.