Sometimes folks email me through my website. All kinds of requests come through. Some are inquiring about hosting me at their church and some are asking for song lyrics or accompaniment tracks. But, some just want to share their stories and how God has revealed Himself in their lives. Such was the case with this one. Courtney has kindly given me permission to share…
How Your Music Changed My Life
I have been wanting to thank you for a long time but God has reason
for letting things happen in the time that they do.
When I was a small child (6-7ish) my mom was raising me and my younger
brother by herself. It was at this time we began to experience
spiritual warfare in a very strong way. I won’t go into details but
some very scary things happened and as a young child that fear was
only amplified. My mother was very young and listened to bands like
Metallica and Poison but one day as I went through her cd’s I found
one of yours (My Faith will Stay). Every time that I felt scared or
felt an evil presence, I would begin to sing one of your songs. It is
amazing how God can work through someone you don’t even know to help
bring you through trials and scary experiences. Eventually my mom
realized that something was definitely wrong and got my uncle to come
and pray for us and our home. He hung Psalm 23 in my bedroom and told
me to memorize it and repeat it when I felt scared. I did this but I
also always sang one of your songs (especially Heavenly Father and My
Faith Will Stay).
Thank you so much for following the calling God placed on your life to
be a singer/songwriter! Without even knowing it you have been able to
help me through some of the toughest times in my life. I will continue
to pray for you and the impact that you have and still make in Jesus’s
So once again THANKS!!!
————No, thank you, Courtney, for sharing how God brought you through those difficult years. How wise of your uncle to have shared Psalm 23 with you. And how kind of God to have reached down to a frightened little girl to give her songs to sing that would connect her to her Heavenly Father.
This is why I do what I do. Because God does what He does.
And so I carry on with the call…