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The May 1, 2016 edition of CCM Magazine

This note is meant to encourage anyone who is questioning God’s call on their life, to sit down—be still (and pray, Psalm 46:10)—take a look around you, and bloom where you’re planted. In the May 1, 2016 issue of CCM Magazine, you will read about two artists who are fulfilling the call of God on their life to bring His message through music—Jordan Feliz and JJ Weeks.

As you read the pages or posts ahead you might wonder, “How did they discern and/or receive such a clear calling?” Since we are a mostly music magazine, there are no doubts that many reading this are aspiring singers, musicians, songwriters, or even worship leaders. If so, ask yourself and ask God, “Why am I at [add your location, situation, vocation, etc.] right here, right now? Lord, what can I do for Your Kingdom in this place that I am currently planted?”

Again, seek encouragement, not discouragement! He might have even bigger and better things just around the bend, but perhaps He’s using our current situation(s) to prepare us for those? Feliz valeted in downtown Nashville (just think of all the “stars'” cars he had to park!) while scraping up gigs and writing sessions, Weeks remained faithful to leading his local congregation and performing regionally…they bloomed where they were planted.

What can you do for God, and for those around you in His name, right there on your own street, school, church, or community today? Our Heavenly Father knows all of our needs! Matthew 6:33-34 Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need. “So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.

Blessings,
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About The Author

Kevin Sparkman
Managing Editor

After both on-stage and front-office experience in the Christian recording industry, (including co-founding Exit 3 Entertainment, Inc. and General Manager of hip-hop label Beatmart Recordings), Sparkman returned to Salem in 2014 from a Dir. of Communications position in the United Methodist Church. He became the Managing Editor of CCM Magazine in January 2015.