I've always given Steve Ladd a lot of credit for being THE GUY I wanted to sound like, that I studied, and he was. I about wore out Anticipation, and Reflections of Life by The Anchormen, matter of fact those are STILL to this day two of my FAVORITE albums of all time. That said we had a WHOLE LOT of Anchormen cassettes and I sang along with those as well and I've never given Brian Routh or David Walker nearly enough credit. We also had numerous Gold City Tapes I played the heck out of with an awesome tenor I never knew until later was Brian Free. I knew Jay and sang the fire out of God's Building A Church. Great tenors. So here's a showcase of the guys I studied and some of my favorites by them.
Now this might be borderline negative, and someone I'm sure will take it wrong and get bent, but it seems that's just what the internet is these days. Someone says something and everyone riots, but I digress. This week, and throughout life, I've seen posted in many places and heard said "Well, Satan must not want this to happen because...(Sickness, Bus broke down, LIFE INTERRUPTED)". Makes since right? Satan tries to destroy us, its his purpose in life. When we're doing things to further the kingdom of his adversary why wouldn't he try to throw a wrench in the plans to try and stop something major from happening? But what if its not Satan at all giving the sickness, or interruptions? What if its God trying to halt something for some reason. Like the storm he threw at the boat when Jonah was on board?
I've heard the expression before that God is in the interruptions. I've found Jesus in some of the greatest interruptions of my life, I've found clarity. Nine months ago, I was in Texas following God's plan, coming off of one of the biggest singing dates of my life when God interrupted and I had to leave and come home to Missouri. I got angry and believed it was Satan out to destroy thins thing I was building, but realized it was God teaching me a lesson in humility, and who was REALLY in control, and gratitude for what things and for whom I had in my life. I thought I was in God's plan but inside I was a mess and God brought me to my knees in a BIG way.
I don't know. These are just my ramblings, but maybe in the interruptions whatever they are, the wheel fell off the bus, you have to sing with THAT person AGAIN, you get sick before the big concert, you run out of money and have to leave your best friend, whatever the case may be. Instead of blaming Satan, maybe you might look at your life and ask "Could God be trying to work on me?".
Again, not trying to be negative, just thinking out