"Complete peace and a feeling of connectedness came over me from the depth of my heart,
to my soul and my spirit ..."
Jacqueline - Canada
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 creates a peaceful and safe environment which can be used for relaxation, an aid to fall asleep, or to enhance your prayer time. Much in the same way as David played his harp and Gods peace would come (1Sam.16:23).
Creation Music sessions are spontaneous and not an instrumental version of an existing song: This is in order to quickly enter into a time of rest, while the music stays in the background and does not direct nor overpower.
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 encourage everyone to take at least 10 minutes each day to slow down and find a quiet moment: Push the pause button in your busy life and take a moment of prayer or contemplation. These prayer tips can be helpful for those times:
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
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!
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 multiple worship and instrumental albums.
Find more information at www.bdkmusic.com
The instrumental music of Creation Music is based on a christian foundation and lifestyle. Anyone who uses this music can be at rest that it is inspired by Holy Spirit and will provide a safe spiritual environment.
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!
Thousands of people around the world have encountered Gods peace through my ministry and music. Some of my albums have been given the nickname 'sleeping pill', as it helped people relax and fall asleep. And with the app, now I can bring calming music fresh every morning to anyone, anywhere!
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