Wednesday, December 3, 2008

December 3rd

EDIT: Mark Lee did actually post a Third Day on the Third post so here ya go.

Now in the habit of posting about Third Day on the third day of the month. Mark Lee started this idea although he has yet to post today...must be tired from his trip to Hawaii!!!

Well this month I want to talk about one of the main reasons I admire and support Third Day. I've been blessed enough to afford to go to alot of shows in the past 10+ years I've been a fan of theirs. I've gotten to know the band members as more than just Rockstars. I've had conversations with them about life not just about a great show. The guys are very down to earth and I believe they sincerely walk the talk. They don't put themselves on a pedestal and come across as more spiritual than their fans. They are men, husbands, dads, brothers, uncles, sons, etc. just trying to follow their Jesus. This is what I admire the most about them. I was listening to one of the concerts on WIRED Radio and it always warms my heart to hear Mac pray. I know sometimes when I'm at the concert I want to just hear them sing and play songs. Oftentimes God "hits" me upside the head to tell me that I should be singing to Him. Yes I come to be entertain and I believe God has no issue with that but when it's time to stop and focus our minds and hearts to God then I need to stop thinking about the next song they will sing. Everyone at the show has issues and just to be able to stop and worship the ONE who can solve those issues is a blessing. I enjoy going to concerts in general and lately they have all been Christian artists. I don't necessarily think the band has to pray and say Jesus every 5 minutes but I've come to realize that it is very nice and comforting when Mac stops the music to acknowledge Jesus for who He really is...our Lord and Savior.

It isn't easy staying on track and I think one of the best ways the guys manage to do so is because of Nigel James. If you haven't met Nigel you are missing a blessing. He is an amazing man of God. Check out his blog and see all that God has Nigel involved in around the world. Read this article about The Man Behind Band.

Third Day has used their God-given talents to encourage and entertain me since 1995 (yes I've been a fan that long) and I look forward to the next decade!!! God bless guys!