GIVING YOUR TALENTS TO GOD | EP 3 | Coastline Connect | Rodrigo Rodriguez
GUEST: Rodrigo Rodriguez
HOST: Robert Weston Gilliard, Worship Leader
1:00 Performing vs Worshiping
– Teaching grace through mistakes
– God loves you through your mistake
– God is more interested in your heart to worship than your perfect technique
Psalm 51 – tells us to polish and practice through our human effort.
Being a good steward is to practice.
(regarding the cross in Rodrigo’s guitar case)
“It is a reminder that I am not my own, someone else deserves the honor and glory. I am just an instrument.”
5:20 THE RODRIGO STORY:
How Rodrigo discovered his passion for music.
Musicianary: the rodrigo rodriguez story.
“I am going to be a guitar player no matter what.”
8:44 – REALIZATION The emptiness of playing for one’s self
“Still I suffer from the emotional problems from starting my musical career as a little boy. That is why I need Jesus…God is a God of victory!”
“More than quality music, the Lord requires humbleness.”
“When we worship in a church, if we have the possibility to see God in His Majesty, surrounded by thousands of angels, with a crystal sea around him. We will be in Awe, to not even be able to play the guitar. That is what I try to imagine when I play the guitar.”
Closing my eyes as I play is a form of submission, a way to say “thank you lord for using my life. I don’t deserve it…to even have your name on my lips.”
14:55 WORSHIP: When we gaze on God, he transforms us
2 Corinthians 3:17-18
It allows us to remember and think of the lyrics in our minds
16:10 USE YOUR GIFTS:
“I encourage to the people to use their own gifts in God’s Kingdom. God is a wonderful Father that he gives different gifts. We have music, but God gave other people different gifts.”
17:25 STORY OF REDEMPTION:
Rodrigo talks about his relationship with his father.
22:15 BENEFITS OF A GODLY WIFE:
Importance of a Godly wife in ministry.
Collaboration with his wife.
27:04 PROCESS OF RECORDING ALBUMS
Arranging, Writing and Composing
Value and Depth of Hymns
Arrangements available at: www.rodrigorodriguez.net
Stories of recording albums
Bob Barrett Orchestra Arranger – https://bobbarrettcomposer.com
Composing a classical style song
“Music is like life…life goes up and down, up and down–that’s music!”
The power of silence in a song
Telling the story of the cross during a classical concert
41:00 USING YOUR PERSONAL TESTIMONY TO MINISTER IN MUSIC
Music as an identity vs. Christ is my identity
The subjective nature of music
Theology in church music
Great is thy Faithfulness – Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you,”
47:06 WHAT DO YOU WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW, BEFORE THEY HEAR YOUR MUSIC?
I am using my music to honor the King of the Universe
“My dreams used to be fame and glory and richness, because I thought that was the only way to be happy.”
“The Joy of the Lord that you cannot buy in Nordstrom or Target. It is like the umbilical cord between your heart and God’s heart.”
God never leaves us during tribulation
Ministering to musicians: music doesn’t fill the void in our heart–only God can.