As I eagerly await the arrival of Jeremy Camp’s new album ‘Reckless’ (released today, with a preview of the title song available here and with the title on its own bringing a smile to my face as I realise more and more how God wants to shake me out of my comfort zone to live utterly and totally for Him, which to the world so often looks like recklessness!), I am working from home and listening to previous albums.

“Staring at this empty canvas
Waiting for the next stroke of my life
It seems to go by so fast
Another day I’ve wasted wondering
How it all ends up instead of resting
That it’s all in Your hands” (‘Slow Down Time’, Jeremy Camp)

‘Slow Down Time’, Jeremy Camp

I spend so much time wondering how it all ends up instead of trusting and ‘resting in Your words that never fail’.

Styles vary from the rocky ‘Giving You All Control‘:
“Take hold of these impurities
Giving You this wretched soul
I’m giving You these insecurities
Giving You all control” (‘Giving You All Control’, Jeremy Camp)

‘Giving You All Control’, Jeremy Camp

…to the more lyrical ‘There Will Be A Day’, with its promise of hope and peace:
I know the journey seems so long
You feel you’re walking on your own
But there has never been a step
Where you’ve walked out all alone

Troubled soul, don’t lose your heart
Cause joy and peace he brings
And the beauty that’s in store
Outweighs the hurt of life’s sting (‘There Will Be A Day’, Jeremy Camp)

‘There Will Be A Day’, Jeremy Camp

… and ‘Surrender’, which captures my heart’s desire to surrender to God’s authority:
‘I surrender to Your throne
I surrender to Your throne
And I will make my heart Your home
I surrender to Your throne.’ (‘Surrender’, Jeremy Camp)

‘Surrender’, Jeremy Camp

I suspect you’ll be hearing the new ones as they too speak into my life! Incidentally, whilst on this random musical theme, Matt Redman and Jonas Myrin won Grammy awards this week for ‘10,000 Reasons’ (best contemporary Christian song and joint award for best contemporary Christian music performance.) I am pleased that such a fantastic song received recognition, but was also touched by Matt Redman’s response: “We wrote this song for the glory of God, so He gets all the glory today too.” That’s humility.
Grammy award photo