By Faith – Lyric VideoPosted: September 21, 2020
Happy Monday morning, friends! Today I’m sharing a new lyric video of an old song of mine called “By Faith.” It’s based on the classic chapter in Hebrews 11 chronicling our spiritual ancestors and their faithful actions and lives. I wrote the song for an ILC (International Leadership Conference) with this title, many years ago, up in Seattle. I was new in the ministry and it was surreal for me being surrounded by so many amazing leaders from among our family of churches I had grown up admiring and being so inspired by. I felt like David, “who am I and what is my family you have brought me this far?” (2 Sam 7:18). I get to be a disciple of Jesus, come from a family of disciples, be surrounded by great faithful people, get to serve in the ministry amongst so many amazing and faithful leaders. At the time it was a moment of crisis, reflection, repentance, and renewed vision in our churches (as well as division and conflict) — in some ways not unlike we are dealing with at present in our nation. It was inspiring to me to remember the spiritual battle is not ours, but the Lord’s, and he will lead and deliver us. On this day, in the midst of the crises we now face as believers, I remember again the men and women of faith who have gone before us, commended by God… we’re on our way, but we’re not there yet!
[By the way, if you think this song is long now, with four verses, my first draft had eight! There was so much great content to pull from in this chapter of the Bible. I had to combine a few things and omit some of the stories I had chosen to get the song down to four verses.]