How Music Can Illuminate Your Faith Journey

Finding Hope and Light with Austin French

Austin French, a Contemporary Christian artist spoke with us and shared how he aims to connect deeply with both God and listeners through his music. His approach is beyond creating music; it’s about fostering genuine connections and conversations that lead people closer to Jesus.

When asked which of his songs someone new should listen to first, Austin chose “Jesus Can.” He explains, “I introduce who I am, what I’ve lived through, why I needed Jesus and what He’s done and what He’s doing for me.” This song isn’t just an introduction to his music; it’s an invitation to see life through the lens of faith, acknowledging that no matter what, “if you have a pulse in your body, you have real life happening to you.”

  1. Start Conversations about Faith

Austin’s approach to faith is all about starting conversations. It’s about sharing, not preaching.

In your own journey, consider how you can engage in meaningful discussions about Jesus. Remember, it’s not about having all the answers but about sharing your experiences and listening to others. Proverbs 27:17 says, “As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another” (NIV).

Engage in conversations that build up and encourage your faith and the faith of those around you.

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      2. Recognize Jesus in Real Life

Real life is messy, challenging and unpredictable. Yet, it’s in the midst of this chaos that Jesus often makes His presence most known. Austin reminds us that Jesus is not just a figure from the past but a living presence in our daily struggles and joys. Reflecting on this can help you see His hand at work in your life, even in the smallest details.

Matthew 28:20 assures us, “And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age” (NIV).

     3. Personal Testimony

Sharing your story can be powerful. Austin’s song “Jesus Can” is all about how your personal testimony of faith, struggles and redemption can serve as a beacon of hope for others.

Never underestimate the impact of your story; it could be the encouragement someone needs to see God’s love and grace.

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      4. Music for Connection and Healing

Incorporating Christian music into your daily life is a powerful way to connect with God and reinforce your faith. Let songs of worship, hope and redemption fill your space, reminding you of God’s love and promises.

Music can be a source of comfort and strength, a constant reminder that you are not alone on this journey.

Your faith journey is unique, filled with its own challenges and triumphs. Remember, no matter what life throws your way, “Jesus Can” be your source of hope and light. As you navigate your path, keep your heart open to the conversations and connections that draw you closer to God, and let your life be a testament to His enduring love and grace.

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