I’m in a small worship band named To Those Without Hope (yea its kinda long) that is made up of 4 people…myself (Shane longoria), Grant Keel, Phillip George, and Taylor Moore. We formed in early January of 2012 and have played at various d-nows, lock in’s and Wednesday night worship services. This is in no way a plug to make ourselves know or an attempt at publicity. It is an opportunity that I have to share us with you. Well if you don’t know me my name is Shane Longoria I am currently 20 and I am a student at Louisiana College on a beautiful hill in Pineville, Louisiana. Back to the band. I play rhythm electric guitar and sing lead vocals. Grant plays lead guitar. Phillip plays bass and Taylor plays drums. In the first post I made I expounded upon Gods faithfulness and how He is faithful to us if we are faithful to Him. Here is the process that led me to
The band is in the process of rewriting hymns for an upcoming cd. In working through hymns and praying that God would show us what hymns to rewrite the song Great is Thy Faithfulness was a song that God showed me that we were supposed to work on. I sat down and worked on an arrangement and finished in a short amount of time and said basically “thanks for another hymn God” but God had more in store than just a hymn. The next week I was reading through Hebrews chapter 11 and I saw the faithfulness of biblical characters like Noah, Abraham, Sarah, Moses and many others and God’s faithfulness to them. After reading this chapter 1 of 2 responses laid before me: 1) I can say “these were very sound people that were very close to God so God was faithful to them. 2) I can say “the same God that was faithful to all of these people is still the same God who can and will be faithful to me. Needless to say I went with choice number 2. God began to show me that His faithfulness is like no others and this was something that He was showing me in my life as well as the life of the band. I stared to see that God was going to take care of us no matter what and that He would provide everything we need to continue to play. Through prayer and the dwelling on scripture as well as conversations with each other we decided to move to a non profit worship band because we all felt that this was the direction God was leading us in. We know that God is faithful and that He will take care of us.