Nederlandse Versie van Hillsong New Wine Cover met kleine overdenking
“Stille Tijd” – Regina Oak Zingt Hillsong’s New Wine Cover
In the Spring and Summer of 2017 I rented a small room twice a week in a local arts building in downtown Gouda and spent a lot of time praying for the city. During this time the Greek word “agape” kept jumping out at me. Eventually I just stopped and wrote down every context and meaning for the word I could find in the Bible. What I found really floored me. We often think that God is like us. We project our character on Him.
As I was pondering this, I decided to write down all of the words I had found in a list. Just like in English class I had a chart of possible meanings for my wordsearch. I translated these words into actions so that I could grasp what this might look like in a day to day setting. As I wrote down all the things that God is and all the things that He would do if we ran into Him in the marketplace or at school, I also spent time writing down what He has done and actually did which show us what His love really looks like. This song came out of it. I believe it’s a song to sing over my city.
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Kim Walker became Kim Walker Smith. Amanda Falk became Amanda Cook. There are so many exciting things in life. Taking your husbands name is one of them. I am thrilled to share the ‘why’ behind taking the last name Oak.
Social Media has always been a huge obstacle for me. In a world where vulnerability is prized, being vulnerable on the internet always seemed to me as weak or plastic. There was always someone out there, who was capable of expressing themselves much better than I. Call it fear, perfectionism, shyness, propriety, false humility or whatever you will, for whatever reason I have stayed away from social media.
Something happens in the heart of a human when they get on the internet. They want to be seen. They want to be liked. They want to be found beautiful. They want to be connected. They may be dying inside, but getting that like, reading that hilarious meme, or watching someone’s kid somewhere do something funny, might just be the highlight of their day. I have the same exact thing happen in my heart everytime I’m online. I want to be seen, but I want to stay hidden. I want to be humble but I long for recognition.
In the dawn of 2018 I have one passionate reason for why I’m stepping out now, I want the world to know Jesus. Really know him. I want to share my life and testimony. And if the world watches, great. I want to share about the things I’m doing and what Jesus is doing in me and through me. I’ve been a professional singer since 2007. In any case that was the first year, I was paid money to sing on stage. Throughout the years, I have met and worked with great people and somehow all that time I avoided really connecting with people via social media.
I also want to say thank you to God and all of the people who have watched and supported me for the past 15 years. Thank you for putting your money down for a little girl from the mountains of N.C. Thank you. I am humbled and truly grateful. I may have really let you down by not staying in touch as you had hoped I would, but I’m grateful for you. I haven’t forgotten what it means to receive an undeserved gift. I haven’t forgotten your kindness.