God Accepts What We Cannot
Christian musician, worship leader, songwriter, and painter Jon Reddick is the guest on our episode today and what may seem like a random start to his story about his lawn lands home with a message that is always relevant.
Our Father in heaven loves us so much that his light, beauty, and glory can literally cover over any of the “spots” we’ve allowed to develop. Whether those spots are on our lawn or in our heart, our God’s grace is sufficient and our true power is shown in him working through our weaknesses.
2 Corinthians 12:9-10 (ESV)
9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 10 For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
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New Music from Jon Reddick
Who is Jon Reddick?
“Jon Reddick has been my worship leader for over eight years now,” shares TobyMac about Reddick. “He’s not only a gifted singer who expresses soul and emotion as well as anyone I’ve ever heard, but also a songwriter whose lyrics awaken my heart to hope through God’s love.” Growing up the son of a pastor and the church pianist in Memphis, TN, and brother to six siblings — including his sister, Janice Gaines, who herself went on to become a Stellar Award and GMA Dove Award nominated recording artist for Motown Gospel. The Reddick family was infused in music. It was woven into Reddick’s DNA from the start. Eventually, Reddick and his family made their way to Nashville, where God kept putting unlikely people in his path. He has had the opportunity to work on songwriting with artists like Matt Redman, Tommy Sims, Josh Kerr and Sheryl Crow. He is also one of the worship leaders at Church of the City working alongside Chris McClarney and led by pastor Darren Whitehead.
In addition to being a talented musician, Reddick is also a creative visual artist. In a fusion of his artistic and musical sides he has painted the artwork for each of his music releases. For me, art is a way for me to get my words out. It gives voice to what I’m feeling, allows me to say something in my own way. It’s okay to let people interpret it how they interpret it, because it’s something bigger. I just want to be a conduit to help people reconcile themselves with God and each other,” Reddick says. “I want to bring people together. I consider it an honor and a privilege to get to lead people in the transparency of worship.”
His song, “God Turn It Around,” charted top 5 on BOTH airplay/audience charts for the four consecutive weeks In 2020 Mandisa recorded and released a version of his song “You Keep Hope Alive” which became a Top 15 Billboard Christian Airplay and AC radio single and Top 50 single of the year. He has also performed at LakeWood Church, multiple IF Gatherings, the Unite to Fight Poverty event, the Experience Worship Conference and the fall 2021 TobyMac Hits Deep Tour alongside Tauren Wells, Jordan Feliz, We Are Messengers and label-mates Cochren & Co. and Terrian.