Do you have a favorite radio station you always listen to in the car? I suspect most of us do, and for me personally that station is K-Love. Being a nervous driver, the inspirational music they play helps me to stay calm and collected on the road- and keeps me growing closer to God as I go about my day.
But every once in awhile a song comes on that makes me wish I were anywhere but driving. The kind of song that makes you want to just stop what you're doing and take in the beautiful words. For me, Plumb's 'Lord I'm Ready Now' is one of these songs. Just take a look at these lyrics:
Oh Lord I'm ready now
All the walls are down
Time is running out
And I wanna make this count
I ran away from you
And did what I wanted to
But I don't wanna let you down
Oh Lord I'm ready nowLord I'm ready now
I could listen to this song over and over again and never tire of it. Could there be any truer words? Don't we all at one time in our lives find ourselves wanting to do things our way rather than God's way. We think we know best and set out to prove as much. Eventually we have to reach that point where we truly are ready to let God take control. Between the beautiful lyrics and the amazing voice behind them, it is hard not to be moved each and every time.
So, when I was given the chance to experience Plumb's all new album Exhale, I could not wait!
But before I get to that, here's a little more info for those not familiar with Plumb...
Tiffany Arbuckle Lee, better-known by her stage name Plumb, is a songwriter, recording artist, performer and author. Plumb has sold more than 500,000 albums and over two million singles worldwide, co-penned songs for numerous other artists, including Michelle Branch, Mandisa, Mandy Moore, Jaci Velasquez, and Natalie Grant, and had music placed in many films and television shows.Originally signed as a Christian Contemporary Music (CCM) recording artist in 1997, Plumb is now known as well as or better in alternative rock, electronic dance music, and for the use of her music in film and television than she is in the CCM market.
About the album:
EXHALE, the seventh studio album from acclaimed multi-genre singer, songwriter and author PLUMB, expresses a new focus and vision. After the runaway success of NEED YOU NOW (the album, title track and book), which coincided with her own moving story of brokenness and ultimately healing, Exhale brims with worshipful songs of gratitude and hope.
The defining concept of EXHALE was born from a sermon at Plumb’s home church, wherein her pastor Pete Wilson expressed the notion that the Church doesn't exist for itself. Rather, believers come to church to breathe in grace and truth, be changed, and then go out and “exhale” that hope into their surrounding community.
“That idea of exhaling hope hit me right away and I couldn't get to the Notes section on my phone fast enough. I started writing the chorus of Exhale right then and there,” explains Plumb. “I have been made new by the ultimate hope, and I want to share and exhale that hope in every way I can.”
If I had to sum up this album with just one word, that word would have to be AMAZING. I already knew that I loved 'Lord I'm Ready Now', so I had hoped that the rest of the album would live up to my expectations... I did not expect it to exceed them as it did! You truly cannot help but to fall in love with these beautiful words and beautiful voice throughout each and every song.
Whether you are already a Plumb fan, or just a general Christian music fan, this is a must have for your Christian music collection. Exhale is available to purchase now at your favorite music stores and on iTunes.
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