Micah Tyler Shares on Collaboration and Music Creation
Micah Tyler, contemporary Christian music artist opened up about his music, collaboration and his faith journey in a recent conversation with Family Life Radio. Micah shares, “When I first started writing music, I developed a two-rule system.”
“I don’t want to write a single word that does not line up with God’s Word. If He said it already, it has to be something that’s important. If it’s not inside God’s Word, it’s not important enough for me to mention to anybody else.”
Proverbs 30:5 says, “Every word of God is flawless; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him” (ESV). Micah is committed to align his music, allowing God’s Word to lead and guide him.
“Everything you hear on a record, I found Scripture to back it up,” he said.
God’s Word serves as compass in our daily lives, helping us to navigate choices, relationships and creative pursuits.
Micah emphasizes the importance of honesty and being present in his writing process. “And rule number two is, I want these songs to serve as time capsules. I want to make sure that I’m writing from the honest point of view of where I’m at right then. … I can tell you where my heart was on that day because I made sure that I was writing it from the place that I was in right there. I can tell you where my heart was on that day.”
Micah reminds us of the biblical call to authenticity found in Psalm 51:6, “Behold, you delight in truth in the inward being, and you teach me wisdom in the secret heart” (ESV). Telling yourself the truth, acknowledging your feelings and your position in your faith journey, fosters a deeper connection with God.
When discussing collaboration, Micah draws a beautiful analogy with marriage: “The miracle of marriage is not that God takes one and one and cuts them in half, and the halves go together. But these two just kind of become this one thing. That’s one beautiful unit.”
Collaboration is not just about compromise but also about two becoming one, working together to create something beautiful, whether that in marriage, family, friendships or artistic endeavors.
“Working alongside of someone, you kind of go into it and you leave room for that person to be able to be there as well and try to make sure that you’re not representing only what you believe, but also giving a chance for you two to be able to put [the things you’re working on] together so that it becomes something really beautiful and special that only the two of you could have put together.”
Your talents and creativity can be powerful tools in your relationship with God. By aligning your creative efforts with God’s Word and your own honest experiences, you create something that not only glorifies God but can touch others’ hearts and guide them closer to Him.
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