Whats Going on in the Life of the Ward's
This Blog is my quarterly update's on what's happening in our life
Yesterday I arrived in Albany, OR with my friend Tim Feddes. As soon as we got to the Pinkstons house we where aware of the presence of the Lord. My heart was nervous and excited at the same time. My body was tired as I had traveled all night without sleep. I was excited because this dream of recording is becoming a reality. Nervous because I have no idea what I am doing.
When people record albums its with songs that have been written. I sing the songs that come to me as they come. Its spontaneous, prophetic, songs of the Lords, psalms, oracles, I sing what I hear. This thought came to me on the plane "what if I don't hear anything this time". But then I realized that was the voice of "fear" talking and I focused on truth.
So as I sit down with Pinkstons and Stephen and talk Michael says "the worst thing that could happen is we spend 3 days worshiping together having fun and we don't get anything recordable" well if that's the worst thing then we are good to go. But we all know we will get something.
You see what we are attempting I don't thing fully has been done but this crew. How do we capture the authority that comes from me and changes peoples lives through the sound. Can it be recorded? Is it something that can only happen in the moment when your present or can they authority of heaven on my life be transferred into a recording. Well we are going to find out.
We got the band together to pray/sing last night to hear what was on the heart of God. Heaven showed up!
The story is told by my mother that I sang before I talked. This sound in me has always been there. I have always sang, but it in 2000 I joined up with the a "Tribe" of people in Wasilla, Alaska and that is really when the sound started coming alive in me. With the Pinkston's and others we grew in this together. We journeyed, loved, grew, where broken together. So last night I looked over at my friend Tim and I said "these are my people". There are lots of people that love me and the sound in my but no one understands it better then Michael and Angela. I could never imagine recording my first album without them. I trust them fully with what I carry. They don't try to make me fit in a box, they break every box I have and call forth what is inside. Last night I repented in front of the band for the agreement of lies I have been bought into about what I carry. The shame of I had at times of not being able to be a normal "worship leader". I heard a phrase inside me last night "let the psalmist and the seer dance again". I don't know what is about to happen but I am excited to find out. I know this is much bigger then I understand and I am leaning into his grace and love today!
Tonight we are gathering about 20 people in the Pinkston's living room. Its being turned into a studio and tonight I record for the first time............
The Ward family adventures by Amy Ward