Being able to record worship music is such an amazing honor and I thank God for it every day. I honestly love every minute of it. But just like anything in our walk with God, it always comes with trials and challenges. And this project was no exception.
As soon as we heard from God that it was time to record a new project we began seeking Him for guidance. There are so many decisions that have to be made. Do we do a live or studio project? What’s our budget? How will we get it into people’s hands? Where will we record it? Who will we record it with? What songs will be on it? How many songs do we need to write to make this happen? There are legal contracts, lawyers, producers, engineers, musicians, writers, publishers, executive producers, marketing gurus, travel planers, mixing, mastering and the list goes on. I could go all day listing the things we needed to hear from God on. And the battle begins to keep your focus on the call of God and truly worship Him through the process. Because the last thing we want to do is put out a project that God’s presence isn’t flowing through.
So, right in the middle of this massive planning I got some terrible news that a key player in the process had to back out last minute. It honestly rocked my world. It was two weeks from the date we were to start recording and it was a position I thought there was no way we could fill in two weeks. I’m ashamed to say it, but I got the call at 9pm and honestly spent that entire night awake and somewhere between prayer, worry and anxiety. It was like half of me knew God was in control and I had nothing to worry about and the other half was just completely faithless.
The next morning I was driving my 45 minute commute to the office and I heard God say “Nate, after all I’ve done for you; you still don’t truly trust me.” Well, I couldn’t argue with that since I had proven it true all night. So I broke down in tears and began to repent. Repent for my doubt, unbelief and striving. It’s a problem I’ve battled before and God was fathering me though it once again. It wasn’t that the circumstances were so terrible that brought me to tears, although there was a lot on the line. It was just such a strategic move by God to bring me to a place of trust and I could just feel him lovingly put me in a situation that would draw out my unbelief. And it’s so amazing when you see God moving on your heart.
We had just started doing the song God is Able live and I said, “God, I’m going to put this song on repeat until I believe what it says.” The love of God just flooded my car. My faith was charged and I knew God was about to move. Literally 5 minutes after I got to the office I got another phone call about a totally unrelated issue and through that call God literally fixed everything. Just like that, all my worry, fretting and striving seemed so ridiculous as God proved himself faithful once again; despite my utter weakness.
Shortly after that I got a call from Daniel Meyer wanting to put God Is Able on the project and I just laughed. One more confirmation from God that He was with us!
God Is Able! Able to do exceedingly above all we could ever hope, ask or think (Eph. 3:20). I know there are far greater issues in some of your lives than what I dealt with. My struggles were large to me, but trivial in the big picture. But, no matter what giants you are facing today, God is faithful. He’s always there, always cares and as John 10:28 says “nothing can pluck us from His hand.” Trust Him today! It may not work out the way you planned. But His ways are so much higher and better than ours. He’s amazing and His love will never let you go. GOD IS ABLE!
Check out a live video of our new single By Your Blood – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFge13uo7u8
The New Fuzed Worship EP, BY YOUR BLOOD Is Here – https://bitly.com/ByYourBloodEP
To hear this song go to – http://fuzedworship.com/music
- By His Blood: Tedd T produces worship EP for Fuzed Worship (crossrhythms.co.uk)
- Fuzed Worship (christiantoday.com)