Monday, June 25, 2012

Into the studio

Today I will go into the studio to start recording my first record. It is just a small offering, only 6 songs, but I am praying that it will be something to encourage hearts and point them to an all-satisfying, stabilizing God. The journey to this day has been long and sanctifying--and I wouldn't change a bit of it. I have gotten so much of Jesus. He has shattered me to reshape me, and for that I am incredibly grateful.

The Lord has been so sweet to prepare me for this week. Just this past weekend I was scheduled to speak at a huge women's conference--this was something that caused an equal amount of terror and excitement for me ;) But, as many of you know, the Lord had different plans. You can read about it here.

It was such a powerful experience. I felt so tenderly cared for and loved by God. I felt the heaviness and beauty of His favor. That day will be a monument to His relentless pursuit of my worship. Such a perfect way to walk into today--to be anchored in HIS favor, HIS power, HIS delight, HIS worship. All great weapons to combat the fear that could potentially creep in.

Will you join with me in praying over this? Will you ask the Lord to be gracious--to have this collection of only a few, little songs bring glory to Him and joy to the listeners? Will you pray that the enemy would have no part in this week? Will you pray that my flesh would be kept at bay and that if it does rear its head that I would be ready, prepared to preach the gospel to myself? Will you pray that my voice will hold up--that I would sing the song the Lord would give me with the voice only I have? Will you pray that I delight in His creativity in crafting the way I hear music and how it overflows through my vocal folds? Even then, will you pray that I will be malleable--able to joyfully take direction and criticism? Will you pray for the players and producers--that even they would be ministered to? Will you pray the Holy Spirit would be thick in that place?

Thank you, friends. 

I hope to be posting during the be keeping an eye out ;)


Marlo Haft said...

I will pray for these requests. I can't wait to get my copy. I've just about worn out #7 on the God of Victory cd, in my car.

Anonymous said...

yes, I will delight to pray all this for you, and be so blessed to have this recording to look forward to! The Lord is great, and worthy to be praised! "I'm glad from the inside out, ecstatic; I've pitched my tent in the land of hope." acts 2:26
His love and joy in the midst of all you have to do,
nancy mattingly

Unknown said...

Excited and praying for you! :-)

Melissa Rowe Smith said...

I am so happy for this day. It doesn't take much for me to imagine the butterflies, excitement, and relief you must feel to have the opportunity to do what our Father has graciously laid on your heart to do! Of course, I'm praying all these things. I love how the Lord has laid out the days leading up to this day. He IS in all the details! I'm confident He will prove faithful to make much of Himself through this project, and I can't wait to hear it!!! In the meantime, I'm joyfully praying that His beautiful will would be done.

Nicole said...

So excited for you and CAN.NOT. wait to hear these songs! Praying for you...asking for His sweet presence to be tangible as you glorify Him :)

Caroline said...

Lauren, what songs made the cut? Or can I not ask that yet?

Excited for you and confident in the Father's love for you and delight in your voice. I pray this time will be like dancing with Jesus, a soft sway back and forth, so gentle and intimate; and yet a crazy dance party in celebration of what He is bringing forth--words and melodies that will break chains of bondage and bring life because He has given you life. His banner over you is Love. Rest in that :)