If I would some up 2017 in one word, it would be blessings. Blessings of many different musical opportunities as a band, blessings of a new home, a new family and having another year to serve, learn and grow.
The year was full of change and a total transformations for me.
It all began in March while on the bus in a little church parking lot in Terrell, Texas. It was there, I felt God’s presence like I never have before. The wind blew and the bus shook as I was delivered from the spirit of perfectionism that ruled my life for so long.
Freedom is something we as a band often sing about, but I finally came to the realization my singing it was prayer yearning for that freedom. Now it is my proclamation as I have that freedom.
The strongholds that kept me bound were now gone for good. The physical didn’t change for me. I still strive to do my best and be perfect in what I do, but in my heart and to who’s standard of perfectionism I hold myself to, is what has changed.
It seems like such a small shift, but it makes the world of a difference!
In May, I got married and was able to celebrate with my band family by my side. On my 3rd Anniversary since joining Bread of Stone, Skylar and I had our first bus call as husband and wife. The love and support we have from not only our families, but from this community of believers we’re able to share life with - that we just happen to call ourselves Bread of Stone - is truly a blessing.
Blessings come in all shapes and sizes - the good, even the bad and everything in between - that’s why God’s ways and His thoughts are not ours. No matter what path The Lord has us on and what He’s placed in front of us, it’s all to make us more like Jesus and therefore it’s all a blessing from God.