God of the Impossible
Scott is thrilled to release his new CD 'God of the Impossible'. This album contains new and cutting edge songs of praise, worship, and passionate dedication to God. This powerful music will absolutely stir your spirit and lift you into a new place of worship and surrender to Jesus Christ. Scott's prayer is for God to uniquely touch the listener's heart throught his music and impart true passion for the Lord. His desire is to also write songs that were born out of time in God's presence that are easy to use in congregational worship. God word says in Psalm 42:7 that 'Deep calls to deep in the roar of Your waterfalls, all Your waves and breakers have swept over me' (NIV translation). Romans 11:33 says...'Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable his judgments, and his paths beyond tracing out! (NIV). There is a depth in God that we are yet to experience, and even when we go deeper, we find that we've just scratched the surface. Words simply cannot fully describe how amazing God truly is. God's love for us is so deep and so amazing, if we could grasp and understand just part of how much He loves us it could set us free, give us confidence, make us bigger risktakers, and cause us to live our lives without fear for the future. His thoughts toward us are good, and He longs to help us fulfull the unique call He has on all of our lives. God wants to be pursued. He is a jealous God. Some may not realize this, but in the bible, Exodus 34:14 says that one of God's names is Jealous! James 4:5 also says 'Or do you suppose that it is to no purpose that the Scripture says, 'The Spirit which He has caused to dwell in our hearts yearns jealously over us?' (Weymouth New Testament). God is jealous over you. He wants all of you - our love, our devotion, everything we are, and everything we ever will be. If we are willing to give Him that - you can be sure that He will respond to our daily lives in such amazing, unique, and unpredictable ways and bless us beyond our wildest imagination both now and throughout all eternity. We pray that this recording can impart even a glimpse of how wonderful God truly is, and that as we worship He will reciprocate with an amazing response in our daily lives, and help us realize that His loving thoughts toward us 'outnumber the sands of the seashore' Psalm 139:17-18. God wants to always be there for you. The Bible says that He is the same yesterday, today and forever. God is still a miracle working God today, and there is nothing too hard for Him. He truly is the God of the Impossible! Here are some notes on each song... LORD OPEN MY EYES This song is a prayer as well as a praise to God. Ephesians 1:17-19 says...'I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is like the working of his mighty strength...' (NIV). These Bible verses are extremely powerful. Paul the apostle, throught the Holy Spirit is praying a prayer that God would give us the Spirit of WISDOM and REVELATION. You see, a revelation is something that is REVEALED by God, it's not something we can just conjure up in our mind. God wants to divinely REVEAL things about Himself and His future plan for us, things we could never think up ourselves. He wants to speak to you! Then the Scripture goes on to pray for the EYES of our HEART to be ENLIGHTENED to know about the HOPE God has for you, the RICHES of an inheritance He has for you, and the POWER He wants to work through those who believe. I could go on so long about these verses, but this is something we can meditate on and consistantly pray the same things for ourselves.....and when we pray a Biblical prayer in faith, you can be sure God is going to answer it a very powerful way. Father God, in Jesus' Name please open our spiritual senses to know You better, hear your voice, know the hope you have for us for the future, and walk in the dynamic power of the Holy Spirit! Amen. GREAT GOD Throughout the Bible God reveals Himself to mankind in so many ways. He shows Himself to us as the One Who can meet every need we have, and His names even reflect that.... Jehovah Jireh - The Lord will provide - Through faith He will provide everything we need Jehovah Rophe - The Lord Who heals - This implies spiritual, emotional as well as physical healing Jehovah Shammah - The Lord is there - He is right here with us Jehovah Rohi - The Lord my Shepherd - He will guide us in the right path Jehovah Shalom - The Lord is peace - He gives peace in the middle of the storm, peace that surpasses our understanding Jehovah Nissi - The Lord is my banner, the Lord is my victory These are just a handful of the glorious names of God Almighty that show just how mighty He is for us, and will meet our every need. This song emphasises the fact that He alone is the Great God, and that no One else can do all the things that He can do. THE LORD OF FREEDOM I was stuck on writing this song for years. I had written the chorus and main melody and thought this would someday be a cool song. Years and years went by and I just couldn't seem to complete it. I felt like hit a dryspell with this song. Even my wife loved the chorus, but I was in a rut with it and just put it aside. I would bring it out every couple years and tinker with it and just couldn't come up with anything. Finally, while I was producing this project, I prayed, and God answered. I began to praise God with this song on the piano, and allowed God to take me out of the box that was holding me back. Everything came together for the rest of the song, and it came together in a way that I never anticipated! It went from being a slow worship song, to a driving, classic-rock feel praise & worship song about how Jesus Christ being Lord of freedom. I always liked certain classic rock and thought how cool that this song developed the way it did. There are so many things in this world that try to enslave us. Satan is the king of bondage, but Jesus is the Lord of Freedom. Galatians 5:1 says...'For freedom did Christ set us free: stand fast therefore, and be not entangled again in a yoke of bondage' (ASV). Simply put...satan wants to tie you up, but Jesus wants to set you free. This is true in every way...spiritually, emotionally, and physically! One of the biggest bondages that satan tries to ensnare us with are LIES, and we give power to them when we believe them. However when we know the truth of the Word of God in the Bible, and Jesus Christ Who is the TRUTH, we know how to destroy the lies that try to shipwreck us and to live victoriously! Jesus said that satan comes to steal, kill, and destroy, but that Jesus came to give life, and life to the fullest! YOU REFRESH MY SOUL This song is written for the Christian who has truly devoted their live to the Lord. Throughout our Christian walk, we begin to realize we have some real enemies - the devil, the spirit of this world, negative influences, temtations all around, and even our own weaknesses. In the Bible, Hebrews 4:15 says this about Jesus - 'For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are--yet was without sin' (NIV). This is such a wonderful scripture that says that Jesus completely understands what we are going through, because when he walked the earth He was also tempted just like we are. What is so wonderful is that He did everything perfectly, and the Bible says that He is the One Who intercedes to the Father in our defense. His perfect blood covers the sins of those who call on His Name. But many ask, what about if I sin as a Christian? The answer is in 1 John 1:9... 'If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness' (NIV). John the apostle, through the Holy Spirit, wrote this verse to the church - for Christians! The key is that we stay in constant reverence before the Lord and confess our sins to Him when we sin. God gave me this song during a time of extreme personal trial and weakness. I had felt I so dissapointed God as a Christian and felt completely ashamed and defeated. Yet as I called on Jesus He lifted me up, gave me strength and confidence, and refreshed my soul to continue serving Him with all my heart. What an amazing God we serve! GOD OF THE IMPOSSIBLE The title says it all. The Bible says that God is the same yesterday, today and forever. God is still a miracle working God today, and there is nothing too hard for Him. He truly is the God of the Impossible, the Lord of the incredible, and He will come through for you. However, God is looking for us to believe Him and to use our faith. We need to be specific and ask God in prayer for what we are looking for in Jesus' Name. Remember this, and this is very Biblical - God does not necessarily respond to NEED, He responds to FAITH. God desires to respond to those who are calling out to Him! THE PLACE OF SURRENDER Some of the biggest struggles we have in life are not external, they are internal - the struggle to truly surrender to God's perfect will. Yet when we reach that place where we give God the 'Yes' He is looking for, what a relief it is because there's no place like it. It's where we can literally feel God's presence and approval, and His blessings begin to flow so powerfully into our lives. When we give God the surrender He is looking for with our lives or a given situation, not just in words but in deeds, He literally opens the floodgates of heaven and pours out such blessings that we will wonder why we ever strived with God to do things our way! FATHER FOREVER God the Father wants us to know Him as 'Abba Father' (read Romans 8:15) which in today's terms would be like saying 'Daddy'. This is an amazing term of intimacy and shows how much God loves you as a daddy. Many of us have been hurt by poor role models in today's world, and unfortunately even in the church. So many people are turned off by church because of a bad earlier experience, and their image of God is tainted by those experiences. However, people are imperfect-but God is perfect. As we press in and ask God to reveal Himself to us as 'Daddy' I believe He will answer that prayer in a powerful way, heal wounds that go very deep, and help us experience Him as a true Father and friend closer that you can ever imagine. As Christians we will have the pleasure of worshipping and serving the Father God forever, the God Who did not spare His only son, Jesus Christ so that through faith in Him we can live eternally in heaven. He is truly - our Father Forever. THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD The song is inspired from Psalm 23. I can imagine the days when King David in the Bible would be out there in the field, tending his sheep, just alone and singing the praises of God. Psalm 23:1 reads 'The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want' (KJV). This is an awesome Scripture that tells us that God is interested in meeting our wants, not just our needs. In this song however, the first line reads...'The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not fear'. In Psalm 23 the first verse is extremely popular and rightfully so, however in verse 4 the Bible also reads...'Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I WILL FEAR NO EVIL, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me' (NIV). In today's world, fear is so prevalent everywhere. People are absolutely paralyzed by fear. However because the Lord is our Shepherd, we also NEED NOT FEAR! Psalm 23 is such a powerful Psalm in the Bible, and gives us such reassurance that God loves us so deeply and is everything we need Him to be. Just doing a quick study, Psalm 23 assures us that through faith in God, He will 1) Meet our wants 2) Give us peace and rest 3) Restore us 4) Give us guidance 5) Deliever us from fear 6) Comfort us 7) Vindicate us from our enemies 8) Annoint us 9) Give overflowing abundance 10) Have goodness and love follow us 11) Give us eternal fellowship in heaven. How powerful - to God be the glory! I WILL WAIT This is a very simple simple song about waiting on the Lord and trusting in Him. So simple, yet two of the toughest things to actually do as a Christian. The Bible says in Hebrews 6:12 that it's through FAITH and PATIENCE that we inherit the promises of God. Many times we believe God for something, but the waiting part is the biggest challange. As Christians we need to remember that delay is not denial, and '....There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven' Ecclesiastes 3:1 (NIV). There is a timing for everything that God does, and He is never late! We also recall the powerful scripture...'But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint' Isaiah 40:31 (KJV). YOU'RE WORTHY God is such a wonderful God, and nobody compares to Him...not in the heavens, and not in the earth. No one else can touch our hearts like Him, and He knows our deepest needs. Even when we were untrue to Him and when we were at our very worst, God still loved us. He loved us enough to send His only Son Jesus Christ to die for us so that through Jesus we could have eternal life. As a father myself who loves his son so much, I can't even fathom the sacrifice the God made for us. God is awesome, glorious, powerful, and amazing - and words still come short of describing how wonderful He truly is. Simply put - God is the only One who is worthy of ALL the glory and ALL the praise, and all we can do is lay our lives down and give Him everything we are. May God bless you richly, Scott Callender.