Oh my, so many thoughts when I hear her name. Wonderful. Sweet. Amazing. Gifted. Blessed. I could go on and on, but I’ll save you from that. This morning I watched her sing at the Fayetteville Community Church in NC and of course, she was amazing as usual. I haven’t talked with you all about what got me into Southern Gospel music, or christian music to be exact. I love it all now, but TaRanda tops the charts.
I saw her at TRBC in Lexington VA at the Virginia Christmas Spectacular, and she was mind boggling. It was the first time I saw her and as soon as I got to the car I was on YouTube all the way home- I had to hear more. I was kind of stuck in my life, didn’t really know what to do, I was in a rut to say the least. I started listening to her sing and I listened to her testimony and I couldn’t help but cry. She lived through that with the help of our God which meant I could get myself out of this rut with the help of him too. I realized I hadn’t had a conversation with God in forever, only when I really felt like I was dying inside.
Needless to say, I started reading the bible, which I just finished btw, and I started listening to more gospel music. I started praying everyday, and I found myself trying to generally be a happier and better person. None of this wouldn’t have happened if TaRanda wasn’t there that night and I truly believe that God put her in VA at that time for a reason.
Since then I have seen her once at Spartansburg SC, and I have also seen her live the Lord. That’s why I am not giving up. I’m trying to get her to my church, which is an uphill battle for me but one I would choose to do. So many people need to hear her, and this is just the start. So I’m going to be a little selfish here and ask that y’all pray for me. Ask God to open the pathway and let the leaders of my church be open to receiving such a blessing.