This week on Real Talk with Rachael I’m talking with artist and author Matthew West about his new book The God Who Stays. Matthew is a five-time GRAMMY nominee, a multiple ASCAP Christian Music Songwriter/Artist of the Year winner, and a 2018 Dove Award Songwriter of the Year (Artist) recipient. He has received an American Music Award, a Billboard Music Award, a K-LOVE Fan Award, and named Billboard’s Hot Christian Songwriter of the Year. Apart from his successful career as a musician, he is also an accomplished author, passionate father, and husband.
Key Points from Our Conversation:
- In some seasons it can feel like God is distant, but He is the God who stays. Not only does He stay, He actively desires to spend time with us because He doesn’t just love us, He likes us as well.
- The thing we need, don’t deserve, and that gives us hope is the grace of God. He is present in our failures. Our imperfections don’t disqualify us from His perfect love.
- When we know that God is with us regardless of the situation, we are called to stay with others in their times of need.
Let’s Get Real Practical:
Reflect on your own “blue couch moment” – the moment you accepted the love of Christ. He was the God who stays then and He’s the God who is with you now. Remembering our “blue couch moment” is a reminder of His unfailing faithfulness.