Have you guys listened to Lecrae’s new album? I particularly love gospel music in the rap genre simply because anything that is taken and used to glorify God is awesome (especially when that thing generally isn’t used by people for His glory). I’m also a huge advocate of simply replacing the music that plants sinful seeds into our minds- with music that’s got a positive/God glorifying message and sounds just as good! I am still in the process of weeding out my iTunes, its tough. I have listened to a few songs from Lecrae’s new album and they were great. On twitter, I threw out a question to people who have the full album about what they think about it. This is what someone said:
‘Lecrae’s new album “Anomaly” is awesome. This album addresses some of the problems of society without straying from the message of Christ. For example, his song ‘Timepiece’ focuses on how so many people have stored up earthly treasures and live as if Jesus isn’t going to return very soon. His song “Runners” addresses the problem of lust and how it will only give us problems. Another song: “Messengers” calls out all the believers to spread the gospel to those lost in the world. It is a great album’. – @EtiennedaTiwa
Thank you to @EtiennedaTiwa for reviewing this!
Anomaly is available on iTunes. Here’s one of the lyric videos from from the album.
This message by Lecrae pretty much sums up everything the World Light Movement is about, and the vision for its impact in Lagos and the rest of our country.
In a nutshell, Lecrae stresses that as Christians, we need to be cultivators! We need to take the things that are in our world and create honourable things for God. Are we still living in a secular vs sacred divide? Where we’re Holy on Sunday and opposite the rest of the week? Where we don’t know how to view our world through a biblical lens? This fractured approach to life prevents us from impacting the world and being light. As already said in the previous post, we need to be audacious and demonstrate what redemption has done for us, to the world. The three step model set out in the video is apt in describing how WLM also wants to go about impacting our culture:
1) Engage the culture– this is the act of knowing the people; knowing the values, and ideals. Being able to speak the language and culturally contextualise. Be genuinely interested in the people around you and engage them with Christ.
2)Love the people in the culture– people are not projects, they are souls that matter. Reflect Christ’s holy love to the world. Connect with people.
3)Rehabilitate the culture– paint a picture of what it looks like when Jesus radically changes people. This is our light. Build, serve, be involved in the care of our city and the world at large.
Our mission is to show this country a radically different picture. To show what it really looks like to live under the Lordship of Jesus. To move away from a fractured and religious vs secular worldview, to a radical, relevant and Christ-like culture. Ultimately, to see more connections with God and more transformations in people’s lives.
I hope this gives some clarity on the vision for WLM. To be a part of it, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will respond with more information on how you can make an impact.
thanks for reading and do watch the video to be blessed and inspired by Lecrae’s message!