Although this music sounds far from depressing it is birthed from great emotional stress, pain, depression, suicide, and disappointments. I don't create and perform music because it’s nice, I create and perform because it's therapy. The joy you hear in this music comes from the love of God found in Jesus Christ. Although some will discriminate against me because of my gospel roots and belief in Jesus, what can I say? It's who I am. and I wouldn't be alive today, literally, if it wasn't for the hope I found in Jesus to keep me from killing myself. I am only expressing what has saved my life. God has given me these songs of deliverance to rise above the storms and help others do the same. ( learn more )
Bitterness can destroy us if we hold on to it. The message of Be Leave is "Be who Christ calls us to be, and leave bitterness behind". Christ calls us to be the light in a dark world ( Matthew 5:14). He calls us to forgive, and be kind even to our enemies ( Luke 6:27). He says we can’t be forgiven by God unless we forgive others ( Matthew 18:35). Our faith in Jesus causes us to love our enemies, and pray for those who persecute us ( Matthew 5:44). Many times our worst enemies are people in our own family, just as Jesus warned: “ Your enemies will be right in your own household!” ( Matthew 10:36). Yet we are to Love them regardless of what they do as a sign of faith in God. This sign of faith can direct a whole nation towards the path of life, harmony, and peace.
There are so many voices that try to tell us which way to go. But what voice should we listen to? What voice leads us to live? What voice leads us to love? What voice leads us to our true identity? This album was made in 2016, the year of “ post-truth ” according to the Oxford dictionary. There are so many voices trying to shape our identity today, but it’s only in the light of Christ that can we find our true identity. It’s only in the presence of God do we find our true purpose and the reason why we are on this earth. Be True is an exploration into identity, love, and seeing the love of God like a good husband loves his wife. Because of Jesus, we are no longer slaves who serve out of fear, but the beloved who serve out of gratefulness ( Hosea 2:16). Be True was released on Valentine's Day and is a reflection of true love, and being true to your spouse, because God hates divorce ( Malachi 2:16 ), and it’s through the man and woman that he brings up godly offspring ( Malachi 2:15 ) that brings forth his Kingdom. To Be True mean to be faithful to God, and faithful to your spouse. Because it is in this faithfulness that great legacies are built and that we see the kingdom of God fulfilled.