Christmas time has always been a very special time for me personally. Of course being a father I always enjoy watching my kids opening up their presents on Christmas morning. There were times where I truly enjoyed those Christmas mornings even more because it was God who miraculously provided those gifts to me and my family.
June 2007 I released my first full worship CD titled You Reign. Not realizing then that it would be another ten years before I would release another full worship CD but God does things in His timetable – not mine. One of the main delay's in recording a new CD was the financial costs. But God had a plan and I had to wait on Him for that.
The first week of August I began to lay down the tracks for my new CD because a friend, who is also a worship leader and talented musician, had started his own recording studio. The Lord spoke to him and told him to record my worship CD project for free. I began the process but was also calculating the cost as though I had to pay for it.
When all was completed I had put in almost 275 hours of studio time which would have cost around an estimated $35,000 and another $7,000 for mixing and mastering. However, the total costs actually became $5,500. Now that is a miracle! Praise the Lord!
From the Kick Starter Fundraiser and other donations God provided for this project in ways I couldn't dream of but the key was I had to wait for His timing through every step. Even during this project I ran into hurdles, obstacles and delays but God still made a way through it all.
Because of you, I was able to complete this project because you believed in me and donated and supported this project and I can't say Thank You enough for that. I call you blessed for your heart of generosity. I believe God is going to use this CD to bless many around the world and you are a part of that outreach.
I am happy to say that the last obstacle has been removed and now the CD is the process of being made. Due to the Christmas season there will be a little longer delay but it worked out and they are adding on additional 200 CD's in my order which was a miracle.
So the release date now for the new CD Your Glory will be on Tuesday, January 24, 2017. As for when the CD will be available on iTunes and other online digital stores and streaming I don't have that information yet. Usually it's a week or two later after the actually CD is available but I will keep you posted when I have that info.
Again, thank you to those who continually stand with me and support me each month and with these projects. I still get amazed and usually cry every time God answers my prayers and the miracles happen to me. For some reason it's always easier to believe for someone else and not ourselves but God is more than good and He desires to be an active participant in every area in your life as well as mine.
Blessings to you all and Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
*I'm excited to share one full song, Jesus Lord of All, from the new worship CD with you. This new CD has 10 songs and runs just under an hour. To get the full song preview, just click on the YouTube link: https://youtu.be/uX2rNB30f1c