Today I have released my new Worship song track! I discovered How Deep The Father's Love For Us in 2021 when I started as a worship leader at my church. Originally written by songwriter Stuart Townend, this song touched my heart and rings very true to me and my own story of being pursued by God due to his deep love for me.
The song can be streamed and downloaded for free here: How Deep The Father's Love For Us - Josh North
For 25 years of my life I did not know Jesus or did I care to. I rejected him, I mocked him, and I blasphemed with no remorse about it. It wasn't until I was at the end of myself due to being trapped in the sin and darkness of sex, porn and alcohol did I soften my heart through a prayer for God to please save me. Jesus met me on that cold tile floor and lifted me up and showed me a love and confidence like I had never experienced before!
The line "I will not boast in anything, No gifts, no power, no wisdom, But I will boast in Jesus Christ, His death and resurrection" is what I live for now. I spent 25 years of my life boasting about myself and how great and talented I was as a seemingly successful musician all to fill a hole in my heart that nothing in this world could fill. None of that matters anymore. The glory now goes to God and I will forever boast in Jesus Christ.
Finally, the line "Why should I gain from His reward? I cannot give an answer, But this I know with all my heart, His wounds have paid my ransom" rings very true to me. Why should someone like me gain from the ultimate sacrifice which is Jesus Christ death for sinners? I have no answer for that, its beyond what my human mind can comprehend. Although I do know through the love that Jesus Christ has shown me, a love that I do not deserve, that his wounds really have paid my ransom and his death was not in vain, I AM SAVED! Jesus died for me because he loves me and Jesus died for you because he loves you. I will spend the rest of my life proclaiming his great love for the world, it's the very least I can do to repay his sacrifice for me and my sin. Come to Christ!