It’s always going to be for me songs that are written from the heart of worshiping God: simple, singable songs that can hopefully find their way into the Church and that really help people to worship God and give them a voice to sing. That’s just always been it for me. That’s the filter I run [songs] through. People hear the finished product and really don’t know what went into it and what was knocked off and how many times these songs were re-recorded to really get the guts of it and make you feel it because at the end of the day that’s what music does and that’s God’s gift to us through music. You feel it in your heart and it helps us respond to God with our emotions; it’s a beautiful thing.
I’ve been blessed to see Chris Tomlin performing live on two occasions, and both times he has struck me as someone who puts God first and truly desires to honor Him while serving the local and global church. I haven’t had the chance to grab his new album Burning Lights yet, but it’s on my list.