Love wasn't put in your heart to stay. Love isn't love until you give it away.— Michael W. Smith
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Love isn't love until you give it away.
Transformation in the world happens when people are healed and start investing in other people.
I think if the church did what they were supposed to do we wouldn't have anyone sleeping on the streets.
I think it all comes down to relationships - how I treat my wife, how I treat my kids, how I treat the guys at the grocery store, all aspects of every day, what I'm involved in.
Friends are friends forever, if the Lord's the Lord of them.
Things change when you give your life to serving God, and that can be scary.
Just look at the Old Testament. They didn't go out with the army first. They sent the musicians out.
There's a beauty on the inside of you - and it shows on the outside too.
More love, more power, more of You in my life.
I will worship You with all of my heart, I will worship You with all of my mind, I will worship You with all of my strength, for You are my Lord.
God deserves the best from us.
Healing rain is a real touch from God. It could be physical healing or emotional or whatever.
Friends are friends forever. If the Lord's the Lord of them, a friend will not say never 'cause the welcome will not end. Although it's hard to let you go, in the Father's hands we know, a lifetime's not too long to live as friends.
I think worship is a lifestyle, first of all.
But I know God has big stuff planned that ultimately doesn't have anything to do with me.
For some reason, and for a time such as this, God has given me favor with kings and princes.
Doing the instrumental thing, you're really looking for the power of the melody to carry the record.
I think The Big Picture was such a huge shift from my second record.
I'm always trying to challenge everyone to raise the game on the artistic level.
We are supposed to be the best. Make sure we don't get complacent or comfortable, and always trying to push the limit on trying to write great songs. At the end of the day it's why we do what we do.
I sure love Ireland. The first trip I ever made was last year when I did this record in Dublin.
This fall I'm doing something I've never done before. I'm starring in a film, an independent film.
I think music is my destiny. I want to commit myself for what God called me to do.
Look at what Billy Graham has done, he's a legend.
He would never tell you that, but look at the history, all the way back to the L.A. Crusades in the 50s, all around the world, starting a youth night in 94 that I got to be such a huge part of. This guy has changed the world with the gospel.
There are a lot of bad worship songs, in my opinion, but there are a lot of good ones, too.
I've said to others that there were places I had forgotten about that were just so powerful. I've read the Gospels many times, but it's been a while since I've read through a whole book.
So I'm taking a stand-and I hope others will-to really live what I believe and embrace who I am in Jesus Christ.
In Christ we are given the courage and strength to change the world
People are brutal. Just to each other.
Not everyone can lead worship.
Even though we were all celebrities to a certain extent, we all looked at each other as family.
In terms of worship, I think we ought to have the right people leading.
I've explored the worship side, the pop side, and the film scoring side of me.
I, on the other hand, have a bit of a southern accent.
This Is Your Time, This Is Your Dance.
Live Every Moment, Leave Nothing To Chance. Swim In The Sea. Drink Of The Deep, Embrace The Mystery Of All You Could Be. What if Tomorrow? And What If Today? Faced With The Question, Oh What Would You Say?
I've been there and done all that, sold millions of records, and that doesn't bring you peace.
We were engaged three-and-a-half weeks after the first date.
I sang at the Inaugural prayer service at the National Cathedral.
Really, I could care less if there's a Second Decade record.
I'm actually the chairman of the historical foundation [in Franklin] called the Heritage Foundation in Franklin. We've got a pretty good group of folks, very influential folks, who are really striving to protect those lands and so far we're not having a lot of problems. We're growing too fast. Everybody wants to put up some sort of neighborhood but that's our biggest battle. Nobody's really trying to go on any of the historical land.
I think the people that enjoyed Freedom will love this one;
and I actually think some of the unique musical twists this project is taking will open it up to a whole new audience as well.
With faith and love God's given, springing from the hope we know.
We will pray the joy you'll live in, is the strength that now you show.
I think if Jesus came for the first time, and he was 33 1/2 years old and hung out with these guys, where would he be? They'd probably be at a coffee bar getting a latte or something.
I think there's a passion for God like never before.
I'm learning, but I'm getting better at it because I'm learning how to hear God in worship.
I'm really passionate about the song Sky Spills Over.
It was fun creating it in the studio and I've been overwhelmed at the response it gets when we perform it live every night. My son Ryan is a really talented filmmaker so I always enjoy working with him on a project. But what made this project even more special was that 3 of my own grandkids were in the video. This video was a lot of fun to make. I hope people enjoy it!
I think one of my greatest gifts is leading worship.
It's really interesting to go back to '93 or '94 and listen to that music, like the I'll Lead You Home record.
Love will fan the flame, and that flame will warm the heart that's waiting.
Some of the most powerful times are when we're quiet.
I've changed a lot but I'm still Smitty.
Hopefully I'm more mature and I'm a little wiser, and I plan on by the grace of God finishing well, and I'm more passionate than I ever have been in my life.