around the age of ten my parents, in obedience to God, opened a Christian
School in Rochdale. I was not overly impressed by this as it meant I had
to leave a school where I was settled and had a good number of friends
and attend a school that started with only 10 pupils from reception age
up to my own. This was a difficult time, as my Dad will testify, but it
was part of Godís plan as it was through the school, at about the age of
13, that I got the opportunity to learn to play the guitar.
From there I was able to
join the church worship group, playing guitar and subsequently leading
worship at a local youth meeting. I really enjoyed playing and leading
worship and I believe and have had prophesied that this is what God has
anointed me to do in serving the church.
Worship is our response to
who God is and what he has done in our lives. Sometimes the overflow
of our hearts and the things God has been revealing to us are not always
captured in the songs that are available. As I have grown up and experienced
life, at times journeying closely with God and and other times slipping,
or even turning away, I have come to write songs that capture a certain
time or revelation.
I have always been happy
to share (or subject people) to these songs but have never had any way
to share them beyond my own locality. It is my hope that some of
the songs that have come out of my journey and worship may be a blessing
to others and bring glory to the only One who is truly worthy of our worship,
praise and adoration.
Matt can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org