Saturday, July 25, 2009

John Waller

Many of you may have heard of the movie Fireproof. Last night hubby and the three older kids and I went to see the song artist, John Waller, who recorded a popular song from that movie. It was a very moving night.

John shared his testimony and his struggle with depression. He also shared how God healed him completely. One thing that stood out to me that he said was, "You cannot be walking in the Spirit if you are sitting in the pit." Think about that for a minute.

His song that made him famous is called While I'm Waiting. He told us he had been with a band on the road for 15 years. He knew God had called him to to a career of this nature yet the "big break" never came. The band broke up and John took a position as a worship leader. He spent the next 10 years or so in that position when God revealed to him that the time had come for the fulfillment of his dream. His wait was over. God wanted him to leave his secure job and start touring again. He has a wife and 4 children to support. Talk about scary!

Not only has John stepped out in faith with his job, but he also felt God told him that he was not to keep anyone from receiving encouragement through his music. His cd's are all available for whatever donation you can make. Yes, kids were walking away with cd's that they only paid $1.00 for. Yet, others, they were being gracious and paid $50.00. Isn't it great to see the family of God come together?

Thank you, John Waller, for showing my children what it looks like to really live out your faith. My kids were able to meet him personally, get his autograph and be inspired...inspired to live more for Christ and less for themselves.

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