I’m so excited about the new project. While I love my job and the gift it is to be able to make music, this is more than just music to me. It’s really more about a movement. My prayer is that the music will compel the you to live the love of the gospel out loud. My prayer is that we return to the simplicity of the message. Jesus said, “Love me. Love others. And think about others more than you think about yourself.”
I know I’ve complicated it a long the way. And I know I’ve gotten in the way. My dreams, my plans, my agendas, my hopes….somehow they would always make their way to center stage. But I’m ready to revolutionize that part of my life. Are you? I’m ready to love out loud. I’m daring to be more than what this culture tells me. I’m daring to be all that God’s made me. Are you? The Bible in Colossians 3:12 says to clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. You want to be a trend-setting fashion statement? Start being kind for no reason. Show compassion. Be patient. I promise you people will notice. And it just might be contagious. Don’t wait for a love revolution. BE the love revolution. It’s not about religion. It’s about relationship. The kind of relationship that changes everything.
I thought for the start of the Love Revolution campaign, I would do something, well, revolutionary. So I’ve partnered with a team of other artists and authors and people just like you as a part of the 31 Days of Freedom Campaign. July is the month that we celebrate our Declaration Of Independence. But there are many around the world, many in this very country who are not free. Slavery still exists. The most innocent among us are being ravaged in the most horrific of ways through the realities of human trafficking. But one by one, we can stand for their freedom. Being a revolutionary can stem from the simplest of acts. This is what I’ve decided to do. For the month of July, my family is giving up movies. No theaters. No redbox. No Comcast On-Demand. And everything we would have spent on movies every week, we’re donating to the building of domestic, faith-based shelters for victims of human trafficking. It may seem small. But EVERY DOLLAR COUNTS. So as we get ready to celebrate our country’s freedom, let’s remember those who are not free. Would you join me? What will you give up? http://www.thehomefoundation.net/31days/
Love God. Love people. That’s it.
Today’s your day. Start a love revolution.