By Rob

If you haven’t read Why We Sing, I encourage you to do that before continuing.

While Praising God with just singing is part of Worship, Praising God with instrument is also vital. In fact the Scripture teaches that in all that you do, do it as unto the Lord.

Colossians 3:1617

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.  And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.

Our personal background has a strong influence with instrument playing in the art of making music. While we were reading through the Bible chronologically, we started to notice a pattern of God’s directive of Worship to include instruments. As we added this into the Spirit’s calling to Praise God with song, we opened up a wellspring of power.

2 Chronicles 5:13

It came even to pass, as the trumpeters and singers were as one, to make one sound to be heard in praising and thanking the Lord ; and when they lifted up their voice with the trumpets and cymbals and instruments of musick, and praised the Lord , saying, For he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever: that then the house was filled with a cloud, even the house of the Lord ;

Both my wife and I had a background in playing an instrument. I started at a young age with percussion and played all the way through high school. Christine played violin for about four years in her youth, and chorus for 6 years.Even though it had been a while for each of us, as adults, we started to pray about which direction to proceed. I had always had a desire to learn guitar and Christine had been slowly learning the flute over the last decade. The thing that both of us lacked was a true understanding of music theory.

We had gone through some difficult times, and drew closer to God. We began asking seriously about deeper ways to praise Him. In an answer to prayer, our oldest son was anointed with knowledge of music beyond human understanding. It happened rapidly, powerfully.Our old knowledge was enhanced and our family music started to blossom. The influences we were experiencing had music available we could play. It did not take long as our children picked up piano, guitar, for Christine and I to revert back to our original instruments. I added in a percussive beat that was missing in our music and Christine started back with the violin.

As we have progressed in our abilities we began to desire to share what the Lord had delivered to us. We faced some resistance with those who feel instruments do not have a place in worshipping the Lord today. We continue to refine the message we were entrusted with and explore new instruments/music. The Lord has blessed us with original music and lyrics as well as new music and arrangements to original hymns.

Please continue to check back often for new music!