I am really excited to reveal something to you this Wednesday that has been on my heart for a while now. It’s called The Ultimate Rockstar Devotional Series. In this series of short devotionals we will be exploring the parallels between the life and times of Christ here on earth with that of a music entertainer.
Kind of rocks doesn’t it? Here is where I got the idea from:
One day I was watching Lenny Kravitz on VH1’s Storytellers as he was talking about his mega hit “Are You Gonna Go My Way”. He said that the song was actually written from the perspective of Jesus Christ who he described as The Ultimate Rock Star. Go back and listen to it. It’s pretty cool when you hear it again from that perspective.
I was born long ago
I am the chosen I’m the one
I have come to save the day
And I won’t leave until I’m done
…but what I really wanna know is…are you gonna go my way?
It’s an interesting comparison don’t you think?
– Rough and humble beginnings but later seen as an “overnight success”
– Little respect in his hometown and amongst his own people
– The more popular he became, the less privacy he got
– Praised by the public one week, publicly ripped to shreds by those same people the next (literally and figuratively)
– Close friends, close enemies
There are so many parallels and lessons to be drawn from the life of Jesus if you are someone with a platform within the music industry. So whether you are on the road, in the studio, enjoying some downtime, or getting ready for whatever the next step is in your career, I really hope that what I write will help you not only draw closer to the Lord, but to help you in your path of purpose. I sure welcome your input so please feel free to leave a comment or email me if you would like at firstname.lastname@example.org.