Is your inner peace lost by financial worries, stress or sickness? Does your life feel like it is led by stress and anxiety even when you have time to relax? Do you ever feel guilty for not spending enough time with God? Actually most of us struggle with these feelings … But the reality is that we don’t have to!
This is how I know: When I was 28, my dear mother was fighting a very aggressive brain cancer. We were believing God for a miracle but within 1.5 years she passed away. I was there when she breathed her last breath and being overwhelmed with grief, I literally cried out to God! The next thing I knew, God invaded me with His peace. And even though my emotions were in immense turmoil, I sensed a supernatural foundation of inner peace being deposited in my heart!
In that moment I did not understand the 'why' and the 'how'. But now I do:
Looking back at the sickbed of my mother I remember how she enjoyed it when I played the piano while she was resting. I did not think much of it then, but now I realize that God was using me and my music to bring peace to her. Since then thousands of people around the world have told me how they have encountered Gods peace through my ministry and music. Some of my albums even got the nickname 'sleeping pill' as it helped people relax and fall asleep. And it is such a blessing for me that I can make this available to you now! Regardless of where you live!
Yes, you can buy a CD but now there is a tool that provides you with a fresh moment of rest each day: An app with calming instrumental music which you can use during your devotional times or simply when you need a moment of peace - like when you're stuck in traffic!
Why a Daily app and Podcast?
1. A traditional CD is only one hour of music. Many have told me that they use my music regularly during the week and soon know it by heart. They told me they wished it was new each day. And that's what we now offer! (Click here to learn about the daily app)
2. Technology and the music industry is changing rapidly. CDs are being used less and less. Streaming music is becoming popular but only pays the artist 0.039 cents (!) each time a song is played. With the new daily app I can provide something special for you and hopefully create monthly support for me.
Restful prayer, abiding or soaking is not a new concept, but an attempt to describe the practise of silently sitting at the feet of Jesus: To become still and spend quality time with our Maker. So much of modern life and noise has invaded our private world, home and even our church life. We need to return to these times of stillness more than ever!
Music helps create a peaceful atmosphere (1Sam.16:23) where one can rest and immerse in the presence of God. In our busy lives we need to be anchored into the daily truth that God alone is our strength. Like Mary we need times where we sit at His feet and simply listen (Luke 10:42). Times where we surrender and pause as we wait for Him and His direction.
Besides the biblical roots of using music to help enter Gods presence, we also find historical roots in christian books like ‘The Practice of the Presence of God’ including letters by 17th century French monk Brother Lawrence. The Catholic Church describe it as silent worship or contemplative prayer and it's practise has been around for centuries: In the Catechism of the Catholic Church, St. Teresa states: "Contemplative prayer is a close sharing between friends; it means taking time frequently to be alone with Him who we know loves us. It seeks Him 'whom my soul loves'. It is Jesus, and in Him, the Father. We seek Him, because to desire Him is always the beginning of love, and we seek Him in that pure faith which causes us to be born of Him and to live in Him. In this inner prayer we can still meditate, but our attention is fixed on the Lord himself."
Creation Music is the work of Bart de Krijger. Born in The Netherlands, he now lives in Canada with his wife and two daughters. He has traveled the world as itinerant pastor, speaker and worship leader. Over the years he has released several worship and instrumental albums.
Find more information at www.bdkmusic.com
Gods wants His peace to be tangibly present
regardless of what we are going through:
Regardless of how we feel
Regardless of where we are
God is peace
God is here
The music creates a peaceful environment that helps you focus and relax at the same time: It helps to calm down and enjoy quality time with God. Much in the same way as David played his harp and peace would come (1Sam.16:23).
Creation Music sessions are not an instrumental version of an existing song: They are spontaneous and only sometimes a short familiar melody line of an existing song is used. This is done on purpose in order to quickly enter into a time of rest, while the music stays in the background and does not direct or overpower, thus leaving it completely open for you to be led by God.
Creation Music is available on CD and also uses a daily app and podcast to daily bring you high quality video and audio of its anointed, instrumental music on the backdrop of nature sounds.
This time is about ‘being’ with God, not ‘doing’ things for God. There should be no agenda. Just ‘be’ with God, communing with Jesus and spending time at His feet:
I usually turn on your music when I start my early morning devotions. Every time I listen to it, I feel a burden is lifted off of my shoulders and feel the awesome presence of our Lord!! Thank you!
Margaret, Waskaganish - Cree Nation
We are going through a very very hard time right now. I just listened to your music and it is blessing us so much; It's absolutely amazing! I have shivers up my spine and no words to describe it! I love it so much, I'm telling my entire family! Thank you so much for using your gift of music!