Why I Make Moody Instrumental Music - Testimony by TaurusBeats aka Taurus M. James
In 1997, I was following the teachings of Elijah Muhammad and Minister Louis Farrakhan, striving to be the best I could be in the Nation of Islam. One night, I prayed to God to, "Tell me what I am missing".
I was broke, bitter, angry and depressed. I wanted Him to tell me why my life was so messed up. I knew there was more to life - more to my life, but no matter how hard I tried, I couldn't make my life better.
The next morning, I awoke saying, "Jesus Christ is the Son of God. Jesus Christ is the Son of God. Jesus Christ is the Son of God!" I was sitting straight up in my bed by the third time I spoke these words.
While following the Islamic faith and while under the Nation of Islam, one thing was clear to me that Jesus was NOT the Son of God. I not only knew this, but I had become quite skillful in debating this point and antagonizing Christians. However, this one point was the turning point of my life.
It's not only WHAT was said, but HOW it was said that struck me to the core of my being. I asked this God to tell me what I was missing that was keeping me from Him and the life He had for me. He answered me with my own voice, waking me from sleep, proclaiming the very thing which I had rejected so strongly for so many years. "Jesus Christ is the Son of God!"
I spent the greater part of my life seeking what I was missing, thinking it was something that I could do to make me right with God - something that I could do to gain favor in His eyes. In one moment, in one statement, God shattered what I thought I could do and pointed me to what He had already done in Jesus' death on a cross and resurrection from the grave.
My life's journey since that day has been amazing! Christ has walked me from a life of bitterness, anger and hatred to a life of peace, joy and love. People I once viewed as enemies, I now consider my friends and family in Christ.
It's very hard sometimes. I still make a mess of things and I suffer the consequences. Truth is, Christ promised that I would suffer in choosing to follow Him.
The amazing part is that He does not hold it against me when I mess up. He forgives me. He is always with me and brings me through the suffering, every time.
I am still learning this Jesus, daily, as He shows me what reconciliation is.
In Christ, God has given me a "new song" that I express through this "Moody instruMental Music". All of it together is much like an "audio journal" that captures my moods, my thoughts and feelings along this faith walk.
Like me, this Moody instrumental Music isn't perfect, but it is getting 'Closer' to being what God wants. With Jesus as my Lord and Savior, I am now free to "Listen and Enjoy" this "Moody instruMental Music" along the way in this faith walk with Him.
(In The Name Of Jesus)
"I have been crucified with Christ;and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me."
"Jesus is the Son of God!"
"But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name." - John 20:31 (NIV)
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