Jun 11 2010, 22h12
No one likes to go through hard times, but knowing that God loves us and believing that He will redeem the lowest points in our lives - if we surrender to Him - makes us able to stand up under them. All things do work together for those who love Jesus Christ (Romans 8:28). Eventually, we will stand up on these hard things, finding our faith tested, purified and our hearts even closer to Him. We are building a firm foundation based on Christ, preparing the way of the Lord into our hearts. We are walking the way of holiness straight to the heart of God where no unclean thing, no ferocious lion, no attack of the enemy can be found on it (Isaiah 38).
Even though the world is falling apart all around us, the future grows brighter for disciples of Jesus Christ because we become closer to the Lord and the day when He reigns on the earth. On that day, we will be found in Him because we have believed in His sacrifice, His love and His desire to call us His own. We pray that this encourages your heart on this day and that you would know that there is nothing you can't go through when in the arms of Christ. He is so strong and is there despite any circumstance even if you don't feel like He is! Get to know Jesus, speak and listen to Him through prayer and reading the Bible. If you persevere in Him, you'll see your life change.
The reality of Jesus Christ coming back to earth is pulsing stronger and strong every day, making it a theme in the songs we've been writing lately. We are excited to get back in the recording saddle once again as we plan on releasing our second album by the end of this year. Recently, we've been searching for the right CP-70 sound to use on the record and Joel thinks we've finally found it! It definitely has a lot of character and we can’t wait to see how this contributes to the new recording. Prayer is appreciated as we desire this album to be super creative and ultimately please God while helping people . We don't want to just make noise - instead, we want these songs to have eternal significance.
We've been singing a few of our new songs at our latest concerts and have been so encouraged by the positive response. We hope that you, too, can make it to a concert soon.
To see all of our upcoming dates, please visit: http://www...joelandjanna.com
Joel & Janna
"It looks like Heaven's giving way through the clouds
I see a bright light shining down on you and me
And it feels like freedom's reigning all over these hills
I hear it over and over and over and over again"