When worshiper Byron Harvey invited me to the release party of his EP (a compilation of 4-6 songs), without a doubt, I had to attend. I knew that he “saaaaang,” but I knew him more as my brother in Christ who referenced awesome biblical passages during Scripturally Sound’s song and scripture discussions. Byron is a friend I’ve come to know through his transparent testimonies about what Jesus has helped him overcome– deliverance from depression, financial burdens and doubts about the future of his music ministry. Seeing his fearless openness with others, I knew–without even listening to the EP–that he would bear witness to many individuals through these songs he wrote. At the party, I was blown away by his triumphs and prayers penned to lyrics and put to melody. After hearing his set, I’m was so glad that he made the recording.
The EP’s title alone, “Millennial Faith,” speaks volumes, as the millennial generation (born in years 1982-2004) has been researched and classified to be a demographic that identifies with no faith in particular, simply deemed as “the Nones.” However, as the saying goes, “but God.” Defiant to what the studies indicate, Byron has been obedient to God’s call to reach this generation and others to help change perspectives about Christianity from being an organized institution, to understanding Jesus’ personal love. It’s this love that Byron longs to share as he lives out the psalms, “My mouth will tell of your righteous acts, of your deeds of salvation all the day, for their number is past my knowledge. With the mighty deeds of the Lord God I will come; I will remind them of your righteousness, yours alone.” (Psalm 71:15,16). In doing so, he reaches all ages living in this 21st century culture of digital distractions, pride and people searching for “spirituality.”
I still, I still believe
my life is in Your hands