As you may know, over the course of probably the last six months I have had the privilege of being challenged by Pastor Roger Valci to write some songs for our church. One of the recent projects that I had worked on was to write a song each week for the course of our Psalm series. As I took on the task of writing songs based on the Psalms I had this realization that honoring the text is something that is not to be taken lightly. The greatest tension I faced while in the process of writing was the question, “What does it look like to honor the gift of creativity that God has given me and at the same time still manage to highly honor the sacred text.” This was not an easy task and most weeks it took many hours of laboring over melodies, chord progressions, and lyrics to bring each song to completion.
The greatest thing that I learned through that process is that as long as you give God your very best, He will continue to provide you grace for the journey. I know that there is a call on my life to write songs. The greatest way I could honor the call of God on my life is simple. My job is to keep writing songs. In this I believe God will continue to be faithful to complete the work that He has begun in me to become an influential writer for the Kingdom. I believe the same you! Mark 16:10 says, “If you are faithful in little things, you will be faithful in large ones.” If you know what God has called you to do, big or small, it is so important to learn how to be faithful with what God has put in your hands. When you are faithful and obedient to God’s call on your life, He then will be faithful to entrust you with more.
Below I have attached a link to a video of a successful songwriter from Bethel Church by the name of Jeremy Riddle. In this video you can see the fruit of his faithfulness to the call on his life to write songs for the church.