Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Wild At Heart

"Naturally, we are inclined to be so mathematical and calculating that we look upon uncertainty as a bad thing... Certainty is the mark of the common-sense life; gracious uncertainty is the mark of the spiritual life. To be certain of God means that we are uncertain in all our ways, we do not know what a day may bring forth. This is generally said with a sigh of sadness; it should rather be an expression of breathless expectation"

-A quote from "My Utmost for His Highest"

This solidifies everything I've done with my life. I left home at 20 to start an unknown music career in LA, which led me to Oh, Sleeper. Had I never left, staying within the comforting walls of my parent's home, I would not have been ready for the physical, emotional, and spiritual battles to come. Understanding and preparing me for these battles will lead me to the man I hope to become; the man who will let the world feel his weight and who will make an impact.

Uncertainty is the very thing that has slowed me down and has kept me from being what I NEED to be. Never again will the mystery of my future stop me from becoming what I am meant for. By accepting that I know nothing of my future, I also accept that my future is in God's hands. He is the only one that can decide what I am here for and what I need to do. NOT me.

This takes me to what I have based my life upon: drumming. My talent was not by my own doing, however, it was by God's grace alone that I have been blessed with my gift and the position I have been put in. If I wasn't meant to be here, I wouldn't be here, plain and simple.

I am seeking God and I am finding him. Never have I felt his presence at this magnitude. Finally I am doing something right.

-Matt Davis


Mexico 2008 said...

Hey Matt, thanks for sharing. You should listen to the sermons that are in these four radio broadcasts. They're no more than 25 minutes each. http://www.desiringgod.org/resourcelibrary/radio/FoundationalBroadcasts/ and its really interesting stuff.

Tiago and Sendo said...

Man. You just inspired me.

That uncertainty you described is exactly like what I am going through too right now. For weeks I've been waiting for a confirmation whether to step out of my comfort or not--the uncertainty is just way too frightening. BUT here you are, and man, believe it or not, I felt as if you're talking to me!!!

I just hope I might attain the same success you're having right now with the new business I'm taking on. Well, as you said, it's all by grace. Yup, it should be. Because if not, I know I won't amount to anything.

My continued prayers for Oh, Sleeper Matt. I'm really glad and stoked they got you as the new drummer--especially now that I discovered you share the same faith and passion as theirs! Can't wait for the new stuff...

Wide-eyed and mystified,


Tiago and Sendo said...

Just heard what machine you've got as a drummer on "Son of the Morning" off the recent Fuel Sampler, and man, I have to say it's gotten me even more stoked for the full album!

Looking forward,

SQUIRL said...

AMEN! His Grace Alone...Him, not me...uncertainty is my Achilles heal. Wow I love this post so much...its like confirmation from God that I'm not alone in this. It's almost like you wrote my prayer.
Hope to See you guys in JAX Fl.

Mike said...

I don't know if you guys ever read these, but I just want to say that it's awesome how honest you guys are. There are so many bands out there that are just doing their thing, a lot of times just talking about God, but you have no idea who they really are or where they're coming from, so it's nice to see something like this, especially from someone deserving of respect. The only thing I'm bummed about is that your last post was in April. You guys should post more; I'd totally read it.

I would also like to say that Son of the Morning is an incredible album, and this might sound pretty weird, but it's the only metal album I've found that I can really sense the Holy Spirit in, if that makes any sense. It's similar to what you'd experience in a worship service at church. God bless.

The Purging Apparatus said...

Hey Matt, thanks for your heart, man. I wanted to write to you guys for a while now, and since I don't have a MySpace this was one of the only ways I thought I could get a hold of you guys. I can't tell you how thankful I am for "Son Of The Morning" and the huge encouragement the album has been in my life. It's gotten me to stop fearing so much and to know with confidence that God is watching over me. I know that you guys are embarking on a huge list of tour dates soon and I just wanted to wish you guys well. I hope that you touch more lives as you have mine, and I hope and pray that when you guys feel worn out, that you can turn to God and that you guys could encourage each one of your bandmates and remind yourselves the true reason behind what you are doing as a band. I love you guys!

Brother said...

Good to hear I'm not alone. I'm in college and came here because I felt I needed to be hear. I'n not sure what I'm going to be doing after college but I need to put it in God's hands and let Him do the work. I love the new album it's brought me much comfort and strength and it's good to see bands like you and For Today taking a stand pulling no punches when it comes to standing in faith for Christ. Kids these days need that.

Tunafish said...

Hey guys, its so cool that y'all have a blog! =) I love you're new album. I finally got it and have been listening to it soo much this week =) I praise GOD that He has called you to speak to so many people in such an amazing way! I thank Him so much for you guys =) Keep living for Him =) Jesus loves you!

jon said...

Amen to that, Matt. I'm so glad that God has led you to Oh, Sleeper. You're a fantastic drummer! :)

xchristian777x said...

you are one of my favorites drumners.

can you create a youtube whit videos of drumn solos?

i thing you can be best even more than Joy jordison