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It’s been over two years since 33
Miles arrived on the scene with
their songs of encouragement
and faith. With their most recent
project, Today, they have taken
those themes one step further. CCM
sat down with the guys to get the
insider’s take on the album and, as
songwriters, what they have been
trying to convey.
CCM: So Today… What were you going
for with this project? How is this message
different (or is it?) from your first album?
33 Miles: This album is really just a
continuation of the theme that we’ve had
where we encourage people and ourselves
to make the most of our lives. The last album was called
One Life. And we thought that may be a little broad and
took things a little out of focus. So often we live in the
future—worried about what we’re going to do tomorrow…
How we’re going to pay the bills, how we’re doing to do this
and that… Or we’re worried about the past. Rarely do we
find ourselves living in the moment, in the right here and
trusting the Lord. For the album, we wanted that theme to
come forward in order to help ourselves and others to really
focus on today.
CCM: Do you ever feel frustrated with your focus? Or is it an
easy thing to let go and trust that God has you exactly where
He wants you in this season?
33 Miles: I think when you’re trying to follow a call on your
life, it can drive you absolutely crazy sometimes. I’ve been
through that whole process with music. I knew God had a
plan for me in that, but the whole waiting process for that
to come to fruition to struggle and to try to find my place
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was so difficult. And I thought I knew everything. I would
almost have arguments with Him… “God, I think you want
this to happen, but I think it’s supposed to happen now.
Where are you?” But God’s timing is always perfect.
CCM: How have you seen God’s perfect timing within your lives
33 Miles: When we first got started it literally seemed like
we had nothing to do with it. And God really just continued
to take it and snowball it. Our prayer is that we continue to
rely on God to hold us up and as we continue to try to live
that, we can also share that message with other people:
Don’t take it into your own hands. Just surrender to the
Lord and know that He’s got it.
Got a question for 33 Miles? Email them
firstname.lastname@example.org. The guys will choose 5
questions to answer. The author of each of those questions
will receive a free copy of Today.