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Saints and Sinners: Matt Maher records his journey in faith

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“A Future Not My Own” speaks of the first steps toward an important place

“One reaches a point where you mature in your faith, and you realize God already has the course of your life taken care of.”

Matt Maher is no stranger to the pages of Cecilia. Off his newest album Saints and Sinners, Maher’s opening track entitled “A Future Not My Own” is a tale of the first steps toward a relationship with God: Identifying that you must let go of control.

The tracks to follow create something a bit different. In an interview with AllAccess.com, Maher described the album as a spiritual journey:

“The record starts with this prayer of, ‘I need a future not my own,’ and it ends with the prayer of saying, ‘I know He holds my future in His hands.’ I think early on when we don’t know God, we pray, ‘I’m headed toward disaster. I need a different course for my life.’ One reaches a point where you mature in your faith, and you realize God already has the course of your life taken care of.

“I think it’s a hard thing when you fully surrender to the present, and you give that to God, and then you turn around and you are able to slowly trust the mystery of an uncertain future and know that the certainty in it, is God. I wanted to put it toward the end of the record to help create a space where, if somebody hit track one and just let the whole thing run, it would really take them on a journey of arriving back at the most important place, which is the resurrection.”

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–J-P Mauro

 

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