Since we often incorporate music into our womens Bible study, we welcomed the opportunity to interview Adie for her new album Just You and Me. We’re excited to share this interview with our readers, as well as giveaway a CD version of Just You and Me. Her new album is available in stores on March 9th, 2010.
Adie Camp is a singer, worship leader, homeschooling mom and wife of recording artist Jeremy Camp. She was raised in South Africa, and spent time as a worship leader in Nashville. Today Adie is focused on spending alone time with God, and helping her family live as intentionally as possible through Speaking Louder Ministries.
While her daily life is overflowing with activity, Adie keeps her focus on God, and says “ultimately at the end of the day it’s our relationship with the Lord and our heart toward Him that really is the most important thing.” Her family finds balance by homeschooling, allowing the family to stay together, even when Mom and Dad are on tour sharing the news of the Lord.
In defining her strength, Adie replies “We all have our struggles. We all have our bad days. As a mom sometimes you feel like you’re going crazy. In that, I hope I can encourage people to just go to the Lord. For me as a mom there’s no way I could do it unless I work on my relationship with the Lord on a day-to-day basis. It’s like plugging into your power supply. It’s like I’ve got to charge all the way up before I can handle the day and do ministry alongside Jeremy.”
God’s presence is the driving theme behind her new album Just You and Me. The last track on the album, Only You, is Adie’s favorite as she uses her voice in praise to God. Another song on the album reflects her intimate moment with God, as she miscarried her second trimester baby, and found comfort in His Presence. Her words “Oh God I need you/ I need you here with me/I know you hear me/ You’re my shelter in the storm” from the song Shelter, are symbolic of the strength she found by trusting Him.
As I listened to the music, I found myself reflecting on the Lord and my personal relationship with Him. Soon I found my own daughters listening to the music, asking me to replay certain songs and mentioning them by name. Just You and Me by Adie has now become a “carpool favorite” as I listen with my children. Adies’s music has inspired some insightful family discussions about God!
Bible Cafe Conversation with Adie Camp
When I listen to Christian radio, often I hear specific words that touch my heart at the EXACT time I need to hear it. Many people would benefit from music like yours, yet are unaware it exists. Living near San Francisco, we have access to ONE Christian radio station, supported by the listeners. Do you see Christian music crossing over into mainstream radio stations?
Adie: I wish it would more, because I think it would be so amazing to be able to get the message of hope out to people, especially those who need it the most. It seems like in years past that it’s hard for Christians to get their songs out there, especially without having to change lyrical content. I think Christian music is stylistically more relevant than it’s ever been and so we would love to see it happen more.
What if we could organize one million to worship at the same time, using social media such as Twitter? How might God react? How would Christian Music business react?
Adie: It depends what you mean by ‘worship’. Sometimes I think it might make more of a difference to us than to God, since He always sees the condition of our hearts and He’s out of time anyway and there may be a million people worshipping Him as we speak. But I definitely think it would be magnificent and I look forward to the day when we’re all in heaven together doing just that! It would have to be powerful and life-changing if we all got together to worship the Lord!
At the Bible Café, we have a group of women who study together from around the country. Many are not comfortable with church small groups, or find them inconvenient for several reasons. What does the ability to organize people without geographical bounds mean to worship, and to fellowship?
Adie: I think it’s great that they have a place to go where they do feel comfortable to learn more about the Lord. I think media is playing a much larger role than ever before in connecting people. Although I believe fellowship is very important, an intimate relationship with the Lord is more important than anything and that comes from one on one time with Him anyway…
When I listen to your music, I hear many scripture verses inside the lyrics. Is there a particular scripture verse that you would identify as your life verse, or one that stands out more than the others for you. Why is this verse meaningful?
Adie: That’s a tough question for me. I’ve never really been one to have a life verse, I have many verses that I cling to. I feel like God has given me different key verse at different time in my life and to choose one over the other is a tough choice. 😉 I will say that I love Proverbs though and I read them almost every day. I could never stop asking God to give me wisdom and understanding. “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding, in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths.” Proverbs 3:4-6
I received a pre-released version and a free copy of Adie’s new CD Just You and Me for giveaway at the Womens Bible Cafe. Thank you Adie and Overture Media!
Giveaway: Just You and Me by Adie, CD version*
If you’d like to win a copy of Adie’s newest CD Just You and Me, leave a comment below based upon Adie’s response: “an intimate relationship with the Lord is more important than anything and that comes from one on one time with Him anyway.” How do you spend one-on-one time with the Lord?
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- Giveaway ends: March 26, 2010 at noon PST
- GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED…Winner is Andrea, selected by Random.org
How do you spend one-on-one time with the Lord?