I had a chance to speak with Matt Maher about his song “Your Grace Is Enough” and where his song writing inspiration comes from. In today’s video, I share those thought, as well as Matt’s answers.
So Matt preformed his song, his hit song “Your Grace is Enough”. And the interesting thing is that normally that is a kind of Rock and Roll kind of a song and he did it with just his guitar. And very, very softly. His message about Jesus’ grace being enough, it really does say it all.
And Matt indicated that as a young man before he found Christ he you know stepped out a bit and experimented with some things and was really trying this whole… where his place was in this world. And even as a worship leader he was trying to find that special someone in his life as well. He dealt with some loneness as well as some failed relationships. And some of his songs that he has shared with us have been written in moments of such pain and loneness.
He said he came in from being on the road and sat down at the kitchen table. He was all alone in the house he was living in. Nobody there. No body to chat with or hug or say hello or wow I missed you. He sat down and he as a single guy wrote a song about being married. He said it took him all of 5-minutes. Like what did he know about being married. But you know what? It is a beautiful song and then he said you know what? As I was sitting there that it occurred to me that Jesus was saying you know Matt I love you. I-Love-You.
He goes then he had a weird moment there in the kitchen there. You know because guys don’t do that kind of thing.
But really when we think about the fact that Jesus loves us with just as much passion that a spouse would have it really is.. it can be overwhelming.
Matt is Catholic. Which I am not. And I’m learning more about Catholicism and what looks like. But it was so funny because he said we have this thing in our church it’s “Hatch, Match and Dispatch” and we cracked up. Hatching meaning Baptism, Matching marriage and Dispatch funerals and we were cracking up. I have never heard that before. And so I thought that was really funny.
But I guess when you are in the business of worship and church and all that you get your own terminology.
He also shared with us that in the industry, the Christian music industry they have this thing called JPM. And it’s called Jesus per minute, like how many times you mention Jesus per minute, has some coalition on how successful your song might be. So I just thought those two things were really, really very funny and I thought it was neat of him to share those.
But it’s very clear to see that he has a great relationship with the guys of Third Day and with Trevor and it was great to see him up there jamming with these guys and preforming his own work as well.
I saw Matt today, he signed my Bible. His Mom is here with him and his wife as well. The little one is not. Great guy and just really has such a heart for the Lord and I just really really enjoyed being in the close environment that we’ve had and getting to know him as a person a little bit more.
So if you haven’t heard In your Grace is Enough or Turn Around, I encourage you to look up Matt Maher and check him out.