Beloved friends and family!
-and the R&R DTS is about to start, but it’s still possible for people to join!
So first, we’ve been busily preparing for this upcoming Revival & Reformation DTS, which starts in a week, on September 21st, and continues until June. It feels like the most prepared we’ve ever been, but there’s still a lot to be done — as well as a huge amount of excitement about what God is going to do in all of our lives over these next nine months. I believe that this is a time when those involved with the DTS will have the chance to deepen their roots in God, through delighting in His word and receiving from His Spirit, so that they can produce much fruit — filled with seed, to grow more trees, to produce more fruit, filled with more seed, for more trees, for more fruit, for more seed… and so on! I believe it will be a time of individually awakening to a greater sense of the reality of who God is, so that each one can take their place in all that God is doing on the earth in our generation.
As we’ve been praying and preparing, I’ve had a strong sense that we should press in and keep asking God ‘the Lord of the Harvest’ to send us a full complement of labourers for the harvest field. We have space to potentially accept one more girl and three more guys. If you know anyone from 18-40 who might be interested, then please inform them of this opportunity. Even if they’re not able to arrive quite on time — the fact that the DTS is nine-months long, gives us a little bit more leeway to make up for late arrivals.
And even if you don’t know anyone, please pray with us for doors to be opened so that all that are meant to do this DTS are able to come: doors of faith, that they would have a strong and certain sense that they are called to be involved; doors of provision, that they would have the confidence that God will supply all of their financial and other needs; doors of favour, that they would have the necessary support from family, friends and church.
And second, we had an amazing time awakening the dawn at David’s Tent during our 5.20am eighty-minute worship session, and we spent yesterday with the YWAM Cambridge family in the studio recording those songs plus a few others — all new songs that God has given us over these last few months.
Taryn explains: To me, to worship in spirit and truth is about laying your whole life down on the altar, just being completely surrendered. Sometimes the sound that comes out of your mouth might sound beautiful, sometimes it might not — but God hears the sound of your heart.
The Bible says man looks at the outward appearance but God looks at the heart. In the same way, man might hear your outward sound, but God hears the songs of your heart, and that’s beautiful to him. So to worship in spirit and in truth is to have your heart tuned to Him and to be singing truly from your heart.
My vision for this album is just to be family and make a joyful noise together. i was talking to some of my friends the other day, as we were doing dishes together, and they said, ‘You know, you write these beautiful songs, and yo want them to sound perfect int he studio’, and I just had this God moment when God helped me overcome my perfectionism and my pride when I said, ‘You know what, I would rather sound messy with my friends than sound perfect by myself’ And this album is about that: about being family and worshipping the Lord together.
This is the most fun i’ve ever had because all my friends are here! It’s just a picture of eternity and what it’s like in heaven–to worship together!
It’s not about having the perfect sound — it’s just about being family!
Available December 1st 2015.
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Peter & Taryn + Isaac Prescott
(the ‘Praise-God’ family)