Never Gives Up!

April 14, 2009 at 12:05 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

I cried when I watched this video and I just had to share it with you. Everyone has a unique voice, a dream worth living out, a gift worth giving to the world around them. You may know that about yourself but feel like you are standing alone. Or maybe you’ve just lost hope and have given up all together. The truth is that you are not alone and there is someone who hasn’t given up on you. You have a heavenly father who is cheering you on. He isn’t sitting behind the judge’s table waiting for your next mistake – He knows your name, your story, your hurts and your dreams. He made you, all of you, so know this:

success or failure, his love NEVER gives up.

I feel like I’m writing to myself more than anyone else.  I need this truth today and will need it again tomorrow.

What about you, do you ever feel like someone who has been given up on? Or is there anyone in your life who you have stopped believing in?

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Know, Believe, Live

August 8, 2008 at 11:32 am (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

When life becomes difficult you often hear the charge to, “have faith.” I’m coming to see that everyone has faith. We are all believing and trusting in someone or something. Who are you trusting today?  The battle for my faith and trust is between me and God. And the crazy thing is, I am the only one fighting. God is just being who He always has been while I spin my wheels like I know what I’m doing. 

God is faithful. I know this. I can see that in the scriptures. I’ve seen His faithfulness in my own life many times. Do I believe God is faithful and trustworthy? I think so. Do I live like God is faithful? Not very often. 

When push comes to shove I allow my faith to drift, from a confidence in who God is and who He has promised to be, to faith in my own abilities to take control. I believe I can fix things. I live like I can manage life to go my way. When things settle back down I allow God to take back over. 

God has been using my involvement in Broken Voices to change my life. Having a faith that is alive and moving can’t be something that resides in my head. I’m seeing more and more that my faith in God must be an active conviction, something that connects down to the deepest fibers of who I am. He’s causing me to believe and live out things that I have known for a very long time. It’s exciting. It’s scary. I hope it’s the way I choose to live the rest of my life. I hope and pray that you will live your days believing there is a God who is not only worthy of your complete trust but who is also walking with you every step of the way. 

God used some young ladies in St. Louis to challenge my faith in a really cool way. In another raw clip from Anthem you are going to meet Allyson and Kelli. Every week they get together with a group of friends to work on a project that is so cool! You’ll hear all about their project in the film, but in the meantime enjoy this clip from a group of girls who know, believe, and live like there is a God worth trusting. 

Matt & the BV Team

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My eyes have seen

July 21, 2008 at 11:05 am (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , )

Hey guys welcome back to the Broken Voices blog! We hope you’re doing well. As always, thank you so much for walking this journey with us. We are starting another week still hard at work on cutting Anthem. We’re more grateful than ever to be a part of what is happening here. Please, continue to ask God to give us His eyes and ideas for the story as we shape and mold it this week. It’s amazing as we look through the footage to think through how much God did in our lives personally during our time in production.

Job 42:5 says “My ears had heard of you, but now my eyes have seen you.”

Recently God had slipped into someone I heard about, not someone I personally knew. In the process of making this film, He has revealed himself in fresh ways that I am still taking in, and I am seeing first hand what I have only heard of him doing before. The challenging part for me is wondering what changed, the work He was doing all around me or my ability and desire to take notice.

I hope wherever you find yourself this week, you could experience the true and living God. I am praying that we would be people truly falling more in love with God, not just knowing about Him or hearing of Him. Furthermore, that in the process we would begin using our lives to make known the loving king and perfect savior to a broken world who has never needed him more.

Thank you for your prayer and belief in this God and in us. Moving forward to what lies ahead…

Andrew and the BV Team

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