God labels us as his “masterpiece.” We have been intentionally created in the image of our Creator, and we are called to create.
For some of us, this creativity reveals itself through songwriting.
It is such a privilege to write with my teammates in Saddleback Worship.
We try to write songs for our congregation that support the vision and direction of our church while having open palms for what Jesus wants to say through lyric and melody. We place an emphasis on the sound of celebration, staying current and relevant, and remaining true to who we are in our writing.
But these songs aren’t always revealed neatly in the first few drafts — it takes time.
It takes wrestling with combinations of lyrics and melodies, writing and rewriting, sorting out differing opinions among team members, and above all spending plenty of time in prayer.
This journey is joy-filled and fun, but it is also taxing. No matter what stage of songwriting we’re in, we must remember why we do it.
- We write…