There’s no question that humans love to overcomplicate things. We do it in relationships, in our work, in our striving for material wealth and success, but, as Jaime Jamgochian points out in this great episode of The Walk, we also overcomplicate our worship time.
Simplicity in worship isn’t just a catch phrase or the latest fad, it’s the way the Lord would want us to approach him. The phrase Jaime references of “in spirit and truth” is from John 4 when Jesus is talking to the woman at the well and he says,
“23 But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him. 24 God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.”
Jesus was referring to the fact that, because of him, there’s no longer a need to worship at a temple and through a priest. Anyone can worship anywhere in the right spirit (the correct heart posture), with truth (understanding), and being in agreement with the gospel message.
Jaime’s call to simplicity can be a great practical reminder of the fact that all we need is an understanding of the gospel message and a heart focused on God and we can worship anywhere and anytime.
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Music by Jaime Jamgochian
Who is Jaime Jamgochian?
Sitting down to talk with worship artist Jaime Jamgochian you quickly realize she is a woman of faith who God is using in many different ways through her music and message. It’s immediately evident she has a passion to see people know how much God loves them and a desire to see that reality change their lives—because it has changed hers.
Jaime came to know the Lord at 21 while studying music at Berklee College of Music in Boston. God completely changed her life and it is her greatest desire to see people encounter Jesus in a real way.
From Boston, Jaime ended up in Seattle where she was a worship leader for several years and began writing her own worship songs. It was during that time in Seattle that Jaime signed with Centricity Records and went on to record 3 albums with them. She then moved to Nashville, TN where she still calls home, and continues to travel throughout the US and internationally leading people in worship, singing songs of hope, and sharing a message of finding your value and purpose in Christ.
Whether leading as a guest at churches, conferences or on various tours her heart is still to see people encounter the presence of God. Several of Jaime’s singles are still being played on Christian radio stations & many churches are incorporating them in their Sunday morning worship set lists. “The Stand”—one of Jamgochian’s favorites to lead because of the theme of “surrender”—is one of her highest radio charting songs to date, falling in line with a discography that includes two full-length albums on Centricity Records. One of her most well-known original songs “Hear My Worship” spent 12 weeks at #1 on national Christian radio and she was the #1 Inspirational artist on the Billboard charts in 2008.