Our guest this week is singer and songwriter, Matthew West. Matthew just released a brand new album called “All In.” When we heard about Matthew’s heart behind the album, we knew we had to interview him.
Most noteworthy, our conversation centers around a song on the album called, “The Beautiful Things We Miss.” If you listen to our podcast, you can already tell where this is going.
As a self-described “professional Christian,” West knows how easy it can be to coast, to pretend his spiritual life is in a better place than it actually is.
“That’s a dangerous place to be,” he says. “That’s what the Bible talks about. Being lukewarm. So I’ve had this idea that I want to be all in like never before. I want to be all in with the songs that I write, I want to be all in with my time with the Lord, I want to be all in with my wife, I want to be all in with my relationship with my daughters.”
As a husband, dad, and “professional Christian,” Matthew takes us behind his crooked picture frame, and tells us what it means for him to be “all in.” As you listen to this episode, may you ponder these lyrics:
Open up my eyes, Lord
Keep me in the moment just like this
Before the beautiful things we love
Become the beautiful things we miss