The album was birthed during a season of transition, where significant changes were taking place in our life. In that time, our faith was stretched in many areas and instead of moving forward we were going through setbacks. We knew that God was in control of our situation, redirecting our steps, so we had to depend on Him. Slowly, we realized that He was leading and guiding us through an incredible journey even though it did not look like it. When things just began to fall into place, we felt prompted to offer something to God in response to His goodness and to testify of Him, and my husband encouraged me to share my experience with the Lord through songs. Therefore, with the collaboration of amazing and talented musicians, we were able to produce this project.
Though each song is unique in content and style, they all point to my personal encounter with Jesus Christ, the revelation of His unconditional love, the desire to know Him more, to follow Him, and to bring glory to His name. It is in His presence that we are found, encouraged, refreshed, empowered, transformed, guided, envisioned in His plan and entrusted with what He has predestined us to do.
I pray that you will be inspired by the songs, to look beyond your current circumstances, good or bad, pursuing Jesus above all else, because nothing truly compares to God’s manifested presence in our lives through the enabling power of His Holy Spirit to become all that we were created to be.
After all “God’s grace compels us to testify of Jesus Christ, the One Who loves us unconditionally and never looks for perfection in people, rather than contrite, grateful and willing hearts where Perfection may dwell to glorify His name in any capacity”.
Executive Producer – Hector Rivas
Produced by David Holmes
Arranged by David Holmes and Ivana Rivas
Recorded at Grove Studios – Somersby NSW
Engineer Josh Telford assisted by Jackson Barclay
In House Studios – Mangrove Mountain NSW - Engineer Josh Telford
Jerrawa Place Studio – Glenhaven NSW - Engineer David Holmes
Mixed by Josh Telford
In House Studio – Mangrove Mountain NSW
Mastered by Don Bartley @ Benchmark Mastering Blaxland NSW
Vocal Production – Simone Waddell, Ivana Rivas, David Holmes
Vocal tuning and drum edits – Josh Telford
Drums – Mitch Farmer
Bass – Ben Whincop
Keyboards – Daren Sirbough, Craig Gower, David Holmes
Cello and String features – Craig Gower
Electric and Acoustic guitars – David Holmes
Loops and programming – David Holmes
Backing vocals – Elizabeth Hewitt, Barry Southgate, Ivana Rivas,
featuring Simone Waddell in “You”
Lyrics critique – Daniel Thornton
Scripture reference taken from NIV Life Application
Bible Study 1991- New King James Version 1994