ABOVE ALL WRITING INSPIRATION

2 Timothy 3:16-17 teaches us that, "All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness." If you look at the history of the people of God, music has always been used to help train people in the ways of God. It isn't just to sing or have music about God, but actually for teaching, reminding, and training. The truth is, people remember songs better than sermons, so songwriters for the church have a huge responsibility in choosing what they write about. 

The congregations I pastor sing a lot about the work of Christ, and I have seen the incredible transformation that that has brought for our church. But with that I believe there are other areas that the people I pastor can grow in. Truthfully, it's because its an area I need to grow in. Recently, the Holy Spirit has been teaching me to love the Scripture. The Bible is an incredible gift that teaches us how to have relationship with God. So I think it is of the utmost importance for us to learn to hear, trust, and obey the word of God. And what better way to learn how to do that than through song? That's really the heart behind "Above All." We want people to learn the Scripture through song.

Colossians 3:16 instructs us in this. "Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God." The word of God dwelling in us richly or as the abundance will cause us to overflow into song. Our job as song writers is to let Christ's word dwell in us and let that flow out of us

-CD