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Music and its influence is powerful. Most days you can hear some type of music playing in my house; it usually plays on my phone and often times through our streaming device. Along with the sounds, you can catch my daughters and I dancing through the house. It helps me to stay sane and provides the kiddos the opportunity to work off energy! They have loved listening to the latest new music I have played for them.
Over the last few days I have been jamming to Toby Mac‘s latest album, This Is Not A Test, which is set to release August 7. Each one of the fifteen tracks remind me of summer and will do so even in the dead of winter. It is one of those albums that you turn on (and up) in your car, roll the windows down and let the wind blow through your hair as you fill the streets with music. The album is a mix of both Christian pop and rap inspired music–which creates a unique sound that people of all age groups can enjoy. Every song is an inspirational party, speaking of the joys of Kingdom life, the power of God, and even the struggles we all have had with allowing God to have complete control of our life.
The title track of the album, This is Not a Test, refers to the lives that we’ve been given and making the most of our time while we have the opportunity. It is a simple reminder that we have ONE life to live–take advantage and live in your purpose! Lights Shine Bright, my favorite song on the album, encourages us to help others find their way to their purpose by doing what Matthew 5:16 (NIV) encourages, “In the same way, let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in Heaven.”
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Who is Toby Mac?
Toby McKeehan (known professionally as TobyMac) is a husband, father, performer, songwriter, producer, and businessman. Toby met Michael Tait and Kevin Max Smith in the mid 80s and these three friends formed the Grammy winning, platinum selling group dc Talk. This Is Not A Test is his 6th studio album to be released. Toby clings to notions as hard work, persistence, patience, and – perhaps most relevant of all – the power of music, which he insists is still what keeps him going.
“It’s the truth,” he says. “I still believe that a song can penetrate a heart. I believe God can use a song to open someone’s mind and heart.”
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