Trust & Believe
I am thankful to God for the release of my first and second CD and video projects. I had a great time with the group" Dray Hill & Company". At that time I thought we would travel the world together ministering in song, but that's not what happened. By the completion of the second project, things seemed to fall apart. Job schedules and situations began to compete with gigs. Without paid gigs, job responsibility wins, in most cases. I hate to admit it, but I was some what bitter. I was looking at the money, time and effort put into the second project and began to fret. "How am I going to promote this project now???" Hold up!!! Before we go any farther, let me say this! It pays to pray! When we acknowledge the Lord in all our ways, He will direct out paths! Ok, let's continue. As I was asking God which songs should go on project and which ones shouldn't, He led me to put a song on the project "Dray Hill and Company / Live at Unity Temple", that didn't seem to fit. As a matter of fact I had written it for an artist I had produced years earlier. The song is called "The Flow". I knew I had to promote the CD, so I picked 3 songs to begin to send out to radio stations. "The Flow" was one of the songs. To my surprise, "The Flow" was the song the stations and industry people liked most. I believe God used this situation to show me that things were not falling apart, but they were falling into place. Comments (online) about that song began to pour in from around the world. Before the dust could settle on the second project, the Lord began to let me know it was time for something new. I felt very alone and unqualified to try to handle such a task without the group. I was very slow about moving out on what God told me. Of course, God is very patience and used Sermons from my Pastor, Lessons from the Radio and songs from other Artist. One song, in particular, was sang by Dr. Marvin Sapp. The song entitled "Comfort Zone" ministered directly to my insecurity. These are the words that made the difference. "I'm moving out of my comfort zone. I'm being stretched to a place I've never known. God is challenging me, to trust and believe. For, to go where I've not gone, I must do what I've not done. I'm moving out of my comfort zone. Though I'll may lose some friends, I'll walk alone. God is challenging me, to trust and believe. For to go where I've not gone, I must do what I've not done." I was driving in my car alone, crying like a baby. Because I knew that Jesus wanted me to trust Him and move out on his word. Let's face it, if our situations were always safe and secure we would not seek the Lord as much as when we are on unfamiliar ground. I'm the first to admit, it is uncomfortable to do something you never done before when following the leading of the Lord. This is why our relationship with Jesus needs to be tight. Then we can walk closely with Him in faith and it won't matter what the circumstances may say or what they may look like. This project was inspired by the Lord to help me learn to trust Him more than I ever have before. I hope these songs will build your faith to the point that you will be able to Trust & Believe Jesus.