Years before I believed, when we had a rock band in the sixties, we only played songs famous entertainers had recorded. Though I played guitar privately until 1973, the year I was converted to Christ, I still composed no music. It was not until I received the Spirit in 1975 that I was given the words and music to my first song, “Walk By Faith.” It was summer and we were on a road trip from Manitoba, Canada, to New York, USA, on our way to Europe.
I did not intend to write a song; it just happened. “Walk By Faith” described how our lives were and would be. Then, over the years, other songs came, inspired by revelations, circumstances, and people brought into our lives. I cannot, and never could, sit down and deliberately write a song. While I would say that God gave me these songs (and I know He did), I have heard many unbelievers also report the same sort of experience, that they were inspired without deliberation. The important thing is their kind of influence.
We know that these songs will speak to, inform, strengthen, and encourage others in their walk of faith in Jesus Christ. They already have. I am thankful to God for them.