Jon Foreman Quotes
Music is mere tuning a song with words; to some degree you have a beautiful endeavor of cosigning God’s blank checks and you’re actually co-creating. You’re certainly not the creator with the capital C, but you’re embarking on an endeavor, you’re using the building blocks that have been given to you by the author of time and space.
I think sometimes we can use spirituality as a vehicle to go closer to the things that frighten us and sometimes we can use it as a shield. I’m guilty of it too. I think spiritual words can do one or the other. Because when I hear people say, in a religion setting, ‘Glory,’ ‘Praise the Lord,’ ‘Hallelujah,’ but it doesn’t mean anything, those are actually words that distance us from God, ironically enough.
I am often tempted to think of success in terms that are defined by others: records sold, popularity gained, album reviews, etc. These are impossible demands, however, and they can never be satisfied. Letting finite others define our worth is a horrible way to live. Only the Infinite Other [God] has the authority to do this.