Hawk Nelson Frontman, Jon Steingard, concludes His dissolution in the existence of God .
On Friday, May 22nd, Jon Steingard of Hawk Nelson states that He no longer believes in God. Throughout the lengthy letter, posted to his Instagram page on Friday, Steingard questions not only the love and grace of God, but His existence as well.
Steingard discusses how he grew up in a Christian home as a pastor's kid and always felt an obligation to Church and Church sponsored events. He compares his faith or lack thereof journey to that of pulling threads of a sweater.
The letter explains Steingard questioning everything he has known for most of his formative years.
Doubt is a typical human experience, but you have to be careful and always use it as a motivator for the truth.
God never told us that this life would be easy. In fact, He told us that it would be hard if we choose to follow Him. But, Steingard has to figure out his faith on his own. It can't be someone else's decision. Later on in the letter, Steingard said that he was open to the idea of God being there. He was honest and open with the public.
Find the whole letter on Jon Steingard's Instagram.
Have you been waiting for something to happen for a long time and it hasn't?
Do you keep getting your hopes up only to get pushed back down again?
I understand what that's like.
I've gotten discouraged from not getting the part multiple times.
I haven't gotten enough views/circulation to expand my blog the way I wanted it to at one point.
I've gotten discouraged that my YouTube doesn't have "enough" subscribers/likes.
I have let myself and my thinking get in the way of so much.
You're probably wondering, how did you become not discouraged?
Well, I made the decision every single day to wake up and give control of EVERY aspect of my life to God.
First, I had to realize that in the long run, views and likes don't matter. I had to come to the point where it didn't matter to me if my pages didn't have as many likes as someone else's.
In all actuality, everything that I do is for the glory of God and if even one person sees it and it helps them, it'll all be worth it.
Discouragement is in the eye of the one who can't see the good in a situation. The key to seeing the good in any situation, even hardships, is solidifying your relationship with Jesus Christ.
Once your relationship with Jesus is the center of everything you do, the rest of life will give you more fulfillment and joy.
God never said this life would be easy, but once He is truly at the core of your life, that discouragement that we tend to feel will become much easier to deal with.
When life hits you with disappointment/discouragement, get back up and believe in the purpose and plan of the Creator.
The most amazing feeling in the world is when the Lord takes ahold of your life. I used to think because my life hadn't had any significant upheavals that my testimony wouldn't be viewed as powerful as those who have gone through many struggles.
That ideology couldn't be more wrong.
So why does my testimony matter then?
The perfect Creator of the universe created me; and because He created me, the story of how I came to know Him as my personal Savior matters.
Not only does it matter, it's important.
Every testimony is important.
Because each testimony given by a fellow brother or sister in Christ is the true story of how God transformed their life into one following Him so that we can spend eternity with Him.
My testimony matters. Your testimony matters.
Our stories, our lives leading up to and after the most important decision ever made?
Yeah, that definitely matters.
God loves each and every one of us.
When we commit our lives and eternity to Him, He rejoices.
I would love to see how you came to know the Lord! If you feel led, leave a comment with your testimony! I'll leave mine too. Love you all so much.
I was raised in a loving home with parents who cared so much for me and my sister, and most importantly, God. I grew up going to a small Baptist church in my hometown. For most of my life, I thought it was great. I was comfortable. Second semester of my sophomore year of high school, my parents decided, after lots of prayer, that moving churches was the best decision for us as a family. For a while, I didn't see the purpose or the plan. At that point, I thought it should've been my decision too. But, I realized after a while that I was living under my parents' roof and it was their job to make those kind of decisions. We church hopped for about a month until we landed at this one. We listened to the sermon, I went to high school sunday school, and we knew we had found where we were supposed to be for that season. God places some of the best friends in my life during that season. Friends that encouraged my walk with God and helped to keep me accountable. The youth pastor pushed me to daily study God's word and learn from it. God placed him in my life to push me out of my comfort zone. The rest of my high school years is when I really started to make my faith my own, instead of my parents' faith. I've still struggled, but because God moved me out of my comfort zone and pushed me in the right direction, my life has been so much better. There is always more to learn, and I love learning more and more about the Lord and reading His word daily.
Joshua Micah, "Who Says" singer, released the upbeat Christian pop hit "We Can Be The Ones" today.
Micah, recording artist with Hatch music, is known for his catchy and upbeat tunes.
"We Can Be The Ones" is an anthem speaking to this generation.
The message speaks levels to those of us who want to be the change and make a difference.
The song talks about the mindset of a false reality where the social media you is better than the real you.
"We Can Be The Ones" discusses this and how we can be the ones to change that harmful and dangerous mindset. You are you. God created you and you are beautiful.
For more information on Joshua Micah, visit www.joshuamicah.com
Dove-Award winning and Grammy- Nominated band, Bethel Music, formed out of Bethel Church in California in 2001. Bethel has released 14 albums to date as well as carrying 11 Dove Awards. "Revival's In The Air" is the 15th live recording from the powerhouse group.
The album, executive produced by Brian Johnson and Joel Taylor, included assistant producers David Whitworth, John-Paul Gentile, and Matthew Ogden. The album theme discusses sturdy faith in the unfailing promises of God. The album, comprised of 17 tracks, includes a superstar lineup of songwriters including but not limited to, Cory Asbury, Josh Baldwin, Matt Redmen, Phil Whickam, and many more.
"The last two years we’ve been through a lot of really difficult things as a community, but we have felt the presence of God so strongly through it all," said Brian Johnson . "We started our new album during all of this and have watched the Lord guide us through each stage of the process. This album began with a theme, 'God of Revival.' Although we changed things as we tried our best to follow what He was saying, we always came back to REVIVAL."
"Then COVID-19 happened," he continued. "Although this time has been difficult in many ways, we’ve watched God move, disrupt and REVIVE—in family time, the global spread of the Church in homes, personal awareness of what we need to work on, priority checks, a worldwide reset, fresh hunger and total dependence on God. Through this shaking, people are being awakened. REVIVAL is in the air."
"We don’t know what you’re going through right now, but you are not alone and God is working all around you," Jenn Johnson adds. "We love you and pray this album awakens your heart and lights your soul on fire for more of God."
Bethel Music has so far debuted three singles from the live worship experience: beginning with “God of Revival,” led by Brian and Jenn Johnson; Cory Asbury’s “Egypt,” a celebration of God’s faithfulness; and “We Praise You,” led by Brandon Lake, speaking peace in the midst of panic and uncertainty. The project’s highly anticipated fourth single is set to bow later this week, followed by one new song each day beginning May 24 until the album’s release.
In addition to touring and ministering globally, Bethel Music hosts the annual Heaven Come Conference; a one-week Bethel Music Worship Conference held on the campus of Bethel Church; and songwriting retreats in a personal setting with experienced writers. WorshipU, Bethel Music's online school of worship, offers ongoing teaching and training programs at worshipu.com.
For further information, visit bethelmusic.com or turningpointpr.com. Follow Bethel Music on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
Information Courtesy of Turning Point Media Relations.
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