“One of my favorite Quakers Jim Corbett said ‘Verse can make false inspiration obvious, even when a line almost fitsâ€¦ a line that fails to fit is obvious to meta-conscious awareness, which recognizes contrived inspiration the same way it recognizes an idol. A line that fails to fit holds attention in the present, while the composer stops to listen for the line that has meta-conscious approval.’
People with a gift of ministry have that gift whether we name it and support them in it or not. When I am writing a song, I am being faithful to God. Period. If Iâ€™m not, weâ€™ll all be able to hear it, because the song will suck.
You know that one line in your favorite artistâ€™s most recent album that makes you cringe when you hear it? Yeah, thatâ€™s the â€œnot Godâ€. That artist had to meet a deadline or forgot what it was all about for a moment and forced it through. Sometimes it takes a painful amount of waiting. But thatâ€™s better than releasing crappy songs.”