Special note: in the above video, Kerry Livgren, the original lyricist for the song makes an appearance. Kerry was the lead guitarist for the band Kansas. He also wrote the lyrics to many of their songs. Although always on a spiritual journey, looking for more in life, it wasn’t until he was on tour and frustrated with this spiritual search. He describes his frustrations in his biography (Seeds Of Change -i may put link here) and said that one night while in his motel room he called out and basically said,
“God, whoever, whatever, you are, help me and let me know your there.”
That is all it took, inviting God in and accepting an invitation God has been giving since the creation of mankind and still gives today.
God got a hold of Kerry. Kerry searched all different paths, gave several religions a try, however it wasn’t until he developed a relationship with the creator of the universe that he began to change from the inside out.
Without giving away the awesome details he mentions in his book, “Seeds Of Change” (audio album), God began to reveal Himself to Kerry Livgren, step by step, slowly but surely.
If He hasn’t yet, may you allow Him to do the same thing for you.
THE END…of is it?
:::for those still in the Theater or still on the stage:::
:::Let the music play on:::
…Play above music while reading on…..
Every time you cross my mind, I break out in exclamations of thanks to God.
Each exclamation is a trigger to prayer. I find myself praying for you with a glad heart.
I am so pleased that you have continued on in this with us, believing and proclaiming God’s Message, from the day you heard it right up to the present.
There has never been the slightest doubt in my mind that the God who started this great work in you would keep at it and bring it to a flourishing finish on the very day Christ Jesus appears.
It’s not at all fanciful for me to think this way about you. My prayers and hopes have deep roots in reality. You have, after all, stuck with me all the way from the time I was thrown in jail, put on trial, and came out of it in one piece. All along you have experienced with me the most generous help from God.
He knows how much I love and miss you these days. Sometimes I think I feel as strongly about you as Christ does!
So this is my prayer: that your love will flourish and that you will not only love much but well. Learn to love appropriately. You need to use your head and test your feelings so that your love is sincere and intelligent, not sentimental gush. Live a lover’s life, circumspect and exemplary, a life Jesus will be proud of: bountiful in fruits from the soul, making Jesus Christ attractive to all, getting everyone involved in the glory and praise of God. ~Philippians 1:3-11
Paul wrote that from a prison cell to his friends.
I share it here, free from my cell of self-righteousness and sin,
hang ups that weighed me down for so long.
I still have some limitations. MY earth suit is physically malfunctioning and you will notice an occasional plank in my eye that sheds tiny splinters that may affect those closest to me.
For this i am truly sorry
but may what i share ,
even where and
if when i fall short, may that inspire you, others, anyone to grow some ballistic courage and may Jesus Christ shine even in my
pain, shortcomings and weakness.
After all, we are all just
dust in the wind.
“Because of my chains, most of the brothers in the Lord have been encouraged to speak the word of God more courageously and fearlessly.
Not only that, but most of the Christians here
have become far more sure of themselves in the faith
than ever, speaking out fearlessly about God, about the Messiah. ~Philippian 1:14
and let where that takes “you click with all you already know”.
HIS mode of transportation/instrument,
For music Kerry did after he got saved and was able to get out of his contract with the band “Kansas” see comment section below.