“Walk by Faith” Singer Aaron Williams on John 15:5-8
- Aaron Williams has a passion to see spiritual awakening in this generation and a desire to write rich music that helps the Church worship.
Aaron Williams has a passion to see spiritual awakening in this generation. As an artist in residence of The Worship Initiative in Dallas, Texas, Aaron’s desire is to write lyrically rich and musically moving songs that help the Church worship.
In this Worship Sound Bite, Aaron brings strategic application to John 15:5-8, “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me, you can do nothing. If you do not remain in me, you are like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire, and burned. If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.”
Coming out of the last season of the pandemic, political and social dissonance, and economic woes, many of us are fatigued, tired, and confused. Many churches are having conversations and trying to establish strategies to address those needs. John 15 points out the place to start is to abide in Christ. The branch gets its sustenance, its foundation, and its strength from the vine, which is Jesus.
The danger is that we will become anxious or fearful, taking action first, then hoping Jesus will bless those actions. This is more in line with the world’s mentality. Aaron says, “We want to go out and be busy. We want to do things. But Jesus is saying, I want you to do things, it just has to be rooted in a relationship with me.” This is upside down from the world’s ‘just hustle’ mentality. Williams says, “The anti-strategy should be how to remain, and how to abide. That often is the upside down way.”
He points out we have to get our order of priorities right with this. As the John 15 passage promises, if you abide in Christ, you will bear fruit like love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, faithfulness, and self-control (Galatians 5:22-23). The fruits of the spirit will lead you forward better than any strategy devised by man.
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Aaron Williams is an acclaimed worship leader and songwriter who has been featured on numerous recordings from The Worship Initiative. Seeking to write lyrically rich and musically compelling songs to help the Church voice its worship, Williams also has a passion for training and mentoring worship leaders and teams. He is the co-founder of Dwell, a parachurch ministry offering a range of resources for individuals and churches—including concerts and retreats; original worship songs; and discipleship tools. Williams also serves with 10,000 Fathers & Mothers (10KFAM), a Colorado Springs-based ministry committed to creatively shaping the future of the Church by encouraging and nurturing worship pastors. A resident artist with The Worship Initiative, Williams and his family reside in Dallas.