7/24/2013 10:56:27 AM
New music for the week of 7/22/13
Psalm 96:1 says "Sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the Earth"
New songs to listen for on WCTL:
Beautiful Day-Jamie Grace
Build your kingdom here-Rend Collective
In an interview with newmusictuesday.com, lead singer Gareth Gilkeson said of the song:
I guess for us, it's actually been a bit of a prayer of where we are as a band right now. We are praying for the Kingdom to come. We are new to the music ministry—only a few years of experience. Really it's in the next few years we'll find out whether we'll be able to do this long-term and what our goals are. We're praying to God to reveal that to us.
Amidst all of our making music and playing concerts there's one desire that we have, which is for God to build His Kingdom wherever we go. It's funny, in the 1990s there was a Church prayer for revival. It's interesting how that word revival has become less and less popular. In the 1990s we prayed for an outpouring of the Holy Spirit, and we prayed for God to move like He did in days of old. It seems that for people that if nothing dramatic enough happened for people to see the answers to their prayers, that the Church has gotten tired or cynical in that area of prayer. Almost like, "Well that didn't work, let's pray for some other stuff."
This song came from a place of calling the Church back to the place of praying for revival. I feel like we've matured, and we must mature beyond just asking for God to come and do stuff. Jesus sent the disciples out in twos to proclaim the Kingdom. It seems the more mature approach is, yes, pray for God to build His Kingdom here, but also say, yes God, I'll be the hands and feet and I'll be the vehicle for Him to build His Kingdom. A difference in the UK and Ireland compared to America is that the only "worship music" we have is focused on congregational singing.
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