The music industry, just like television and other creative outlets that have fueled the platforms of celebrities, has been increasingly very accepting of crude behavior over the last decade. It is unfortunate that these industries are not just accepting, but promote and glamorize unbecoming behavior that is then exposed to the world, especially young and impressionable generations that are being influenced on a daily basis; their moral compass spinning crazily as they juggle judgements of what is actually appropriate.
I am so thankful for the talented musicians who are willing to share their passion for music while upholding a standard of modesty and moral boundaries that promote positive and respectable behavior. Natalie Grant is one of those artists that is doing just that.
With a beautiful talent for music, Natalie is a role model that the next generation can definitely look up to and learn from.
Will you take a few moments to encourage Natalie Grant with a heartfelt letter?
Natalie Grant is a Christian music artist who has won 6 GMA Dove Awards. She and her husband Bernie Herms live in Nashville with their three young daughters.
I had the privilege of seeing Natalie Grant lead worship for thousands of women at Women of Faith last year. Her closing song brought me to tears as she briefly shared how she wrote it for her nephew who had walked away from God and into the arms of a substance addiction. I am sharing the song below for you to hear and I want you to think about the power behind such beautiful lyrics. I want you to think about the people this song will impact in a positive way.
If you are interested in joining this love movement and feel like God is inspiring you to encourage Natalie Grant and her husband please take some time to follow the steps below:
1. Pray and ask God to anoint your letter. Ask Him to use you to encourage Natalie and ask Him to inspire the words to write!
2. Write Natalie a brief, personal letter, including words of encouragement and a prayer for her and Bernie (Please do not criticize or judge anywhere in your letter, remember this is about reflecting God’s love for them!)
3. Note specifically in your letter that the wives at Unveiled Wife are praying for them.
4. Take a picture of your letter and post it to Twitter or Facebook tagging @unveiledwife and @NatalieGrant
5. Seal your letter to Natalie in an envelope and use the address below:
Maximum Artist Management
Attn: Natalie Grant
4219 Hillsboro Pike
Nashville, TN 37215
6. Somewhere on the front of the envelope write boldly “unveiledwife.com/natalie-grant”
7. Stamp it and send it!
8. Be an advocate and encourage other wives you know to do the same! (via word-of-mouth, Facebook, Twitter, etc.)
Thank you for taking the time to be a part of this! Please be in continued prayer for Natalie & Bernie. Also, be praying that God uses all of these letters to move mightily in both of their lives and that His will is done.
Here is my letter:
My name is Jennifer, and like you I am a wife and mother. I understand the daily struggles that can come from such intimate relationships, but I am also aware of the beautiful reward of having family. I want to encourage you that no matter what you face in this life, God loves you very much! He will never leave you, nor forsake you! And He will equip you to fulfill your roles as a wife and mother! I along with the wives in the Unveiled Wife community are praying for you and your marriage. I also want to encourage you that your purpose in the music industry is evident. God is using you to change lives and to draw people closer to Him! In a world full of darkness, you are a bright light, radiating God’s glory. Don’t ever stop! Don’t ever give up! For His light shines through you and it is powerful! Your song Burn Bright is amazing, and I am confident God is using it in mighty ways. Thank you for being obedient to the call God has placed on your life and living it out courageously. Thank you for being such a positive role model for the next generation. Keep shining!
The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. – John 1:5
– Jennifer Smith
Thank You for the life of Natalie Grant and the talent You have gifted her. Thank You for guiding Natalie into the music industry and allowing her to be a bright light shining for Your kingdom. I pray she is anointed with strength and wisdom as she battles against one of the darkest areas of life that the enemy has tried to take over. I pray You would equip her to fight against the enemy and against the acceptability of today’s culture. Help her to stand strong in the convictions You have placed on her heart. Continue to anoint her ability to produce quality and inspiring music, so that hearts are drawn closer to You! Thank You for her husband and children. Please bless her family. Send encouragement to Natalie so that she can persevere in all the responsibility You have gifted to her through her talent, but also as a wife and mother in Jesus’ name AMEN!