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Cory Asbury On ‘Learning How To Fall In Love With the Presence Of God’

Cory Asbury On ‘Learning How To Fall In Love With the Presence Of God’

By Movieguide® Contributor

Christian artist Cory Asbury recently shared his “beautiful” early experiences working as a worship leader.

“I loved the community we were building as a team,” he said while appearing on the WORSHIP IS MY WEAPON podcast. 

Asbury and his wife Anna worked with the International House of Prayer, “an evangelical missions organization that is committed to praying for the release of the fullness of God’s power and purpose,” per their website. 

“Our vision is to work in relationship with the wider Body of Christ to engage in the Great Commission, as we seek to walk out the two great commandments to love God and people,” IHOPKC’s site states. 

Speaking of that period in his life, Asbury said, “It was a beautiful time. It was formative years in my walk with God — it was learning how to fall in love with the presence of God, just being with Him, really nothing else. There was no goal; you were just trying to commune with the Holy Spirit.”

“It was really pure because there was no great aspiration, there was no end game,” he continued. “It was just like, ‘I want to sit in this room and be with God as much as I possibly can and write songs out of scripture.’”

Asbury has spoken about his music, telling American Songwriter he wants his songs to “speak to people and hopefully change lives.”

“Whatever that looks like, I’m good with that,” he said. 

Movieguide® previously reported on how Asbury’s faith influences his music:

Christian singer Cory Asbury recently shared the emotional meaning behind his song “My Inheritance.”

“I felt like, growing up as a kid, my dad was tough on me, but thankfully, our relationship has grown over the years, and we found a lot of healing,” he said in an Instagram video. “When I was a teenager, especially, it was difficult, and this song is just kind of reckoning with that fact and going, ‘You know, I didn’t get what I thought I was going to get out of that relationship.’”

Asbury admitted he “wrestled with God” over the “hurt, pain, and heartache” that came from his complicated relationship with his dad. 

Asbury also said his dad “brought me home my first guitar and that was a massive gift. That’s what started the songwriting journey I’ve been on and it’s a place that I’ve gained so much ground and wisdom and healing…I wouldn’t have gotten that if not for my dad bringing home my guitar.”

“Life always does look different than we thought it would, but God works all things for good,” Asbury concluded. “It’s one of those situations where it didn’t go the way I wanted it to, but it made me the man I am today. That’s my inheritance. I guess that’s good enough.”

 


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