I am an expression of His Heart
My name is Lyanna Austin, I’m an artist. I write songs, I make melodies with my voice and throw a few words around…lol. If you know me well, I pretty much sing everything – slightly annoying I know.
My hope is to share a few of my thoughts from this musical adventure and my journey of spiritual encounter with Christ. I won’t lie to you. It has taken me a long time to figure out that I am fearfully and wonderfully made and ultimately a true expression of His heart. Yes, little old me. You see we must grasp the truth about who we really are in Christ. His thoughts toward us and how we walk through life with this knowledge.
Well, my journey starts by saying, I am determined to allow the God of Heaven and Earth to completely invade my life. Everything within me wants to do what the Father is doing and speak out what He is speaking.
But here’s the reality….I struggle with creativity most of time and the enormity of the pressure that comes with creating music that’s accessible, relevant and meets the consumers needs. Creativity becomes crippling when my eyes are taking of the purpose. So this amazing, precious gift I have, becomes this extreme pressure – which was never the design.
The creator of Heaven and earth has made us in His image. If I am made in the image of God, then I have the nature of creation in me because I reflect His nature.
In that moment I sighed in relief …a sigh of the pressures off.
The pressures of being a songwriting monkey to please the crowd. Jesus had crowds around Him but He never let the pressure of the crowd change His focus.
“I tell you the truth, the Son can do nothing by himself. He does only what he sees the Father doing. Whatever the Father does, the Son also does. John 5:19
I’ll write what He is saying today – that’s why ‘Expressions of His Heart’ exist – it’s my process of freedom in music and the permission to share the expression of His heart to the world.
The Bible says; ‘That there is power of death and life in our tongue’. Proverbs 18:21
So tuning into Him to speak is everything to me. What is He saying today? What is His heart’s expression today?