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Ryan Stevenson On New Album: ‘Pray That It Ministers To People’

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Ryan Stevenson On New Album: ‘Pray That It Ministers To People’

By Movieguide® Contributor

Christian singer-songwriter Ryan Stevenson is opening up about the inspiration behind his latest album, “ABLE.” 

“I know what I’m capable of, and this is really me, I promise,” he said while on the LIVIN’ THE BREAM podcast. “I am so thankful that people want to listen to anything I write down, and I feel like it’s just truly the Lord’s provision, and His hand and His wind on these thoughts and prayers that end up touching a lot of people and I’m so grateful for that.”

Stevenson explained that his music is all about “people’s brokenness” and how they overcome it. 

“It was so clear to me early on that we’re all just people and not necessarily broken; we’re just growing,” he said. “We are all going to face trials. I think one thing that unifies every single human being is the fact that we are going to face trials.”

The artist also spoke about “ABLE,” saying, “Every song on this new project — I just really pray that it ministers to people in that space.”

“The notion that God is able has a lot less to do with what He can do for me by changing my circumstances, but really who He is as a dad, in and through me, and that’s really the heart of these songs,” Stevenson concluded. 

He spoke further about “ABLE” to The Christian Beat, saying, “’ABLE’ is inspired by Ephesians 3:20, ‘Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.’”

“I want to encourage you today that God is the author of miracles!” Stevenson continued. “What seems impossible is where He operates. He is ABLE to redeem our greatest mistakes and most painful situations. God doesn’t use us in spite of the messed-up parts of our lives, He uses those parts too and is intricately involved in orchestrating our circumstances for the best outcomes. Because of His profound ability to redeem anything and everything that we go through, we become living, breathing testimonies of His kindness, mercy and love for everyone to see.”

The singer-songwriter often shares messages of faith and encouragement with his social media followers. 

One recent post reads, “God wakes us up in the midst of the storm to teach us a lesson…99% of the time, God doesn’t give you what you want, and that’s because he loves you! He will wreck your plans before they wreck you. He refuses to join us in our anxiety; though he’ll still mercifully love us there and continue to call us beyond it.”

“If you’re struggling to trust him, realize he’s allowing you to go through these storms to make you more like him, and ultimately know that he is a good father; that he is Abba!” he concluded. 

Movieguide® previously reported on how Stevenson’s career started:

Christian artist Ryan Stevenson shared how his experience as a paramedic allowed him to launch a music career…

While he still dreamed about music, his steady, comfortable job kept him from risking a music career. However, that changed after responding to a call about a lightning strike.

When he arrived at the scene, he saw a woman in her 30s who had been stuck by lightning and had gone into cardiac arrest. She had been unconscious for nearly ten minutes, and Stevenson didn’t think she would make it. However, he and his team loaded her into the ambulance and resuscitated her. Miraculously, she began to come back, and by the time they got to the hospital, she had a steady heartbeat and blood pressure.

Months later, the woman connected with Stevenson, and they became friends. Once, she asked what he would do if he wasn’t a paramedic.

“My dream is to do music full-time, to make a living playing music and helping people and ministering to people through my songs,” he recalled telling her, per Fox News.

She told him that if he ever decided to pursue his dream, she wanted to help in any way possible. Stevenson never planned to take her up on her offer, but a few months later, he felt called to seriously pursue music.

He reached out to the woman because he needed $4,000 to record his first set of songs, and she had coincidentally just received a $4,000 check in the mail for the lightning strike. She happily handed the money to Stevenson, allowing him to record his first songs to get started.

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