Singer-songwriter Pierre Lods was born into a loving and caring Christian home. Very early on, he decided to dedicate his talent for music to the service of God. So at 18, he will fly to the United States for a tour with the Celebrant Singers. On his return to France, he will work and do various experiences before fully realizing his desire to make a solo album. Pierre agreed to answer questions fromInfo Chrétienne, and we thank him for his spontaneity.
- Can you tell us about your meeting with Jesus?
As a teenager I realized that I was a sinner and that only Jesus could fill the void I had in my heart. I then decided to be baptized with biblical baptism, and the following year committed myself to serving him in song and music.
- What was the trigger that marked the beginning of your ministry?
The trigger that marked the beginning of my ministry was when during my 3 years of touring in the USA and around the world Bible verses and stories became real in my life. Through the experiences I had each day as I was called to pray for people every night, I could see the Holy Spirit working and healing hearts physically, morally, and spiritually.
Thus, Jeremiah 4: 5 came true:
Before I formed you in your mother's womb I knew you and before you left her womb I had consecrated you and established a prophet for the nations.
- Life is sometimes subject to hardship. Would you agree to share one with us, and especially to make us discover how you overcame it with the grace of God?
I made a first album in 2009 of songs with texts evoking everyday life, a lot of fights for this album. As I decide to make albums devoted only to God, new fights arise. During 6 months cerebral pains do not cease to slow me down in the consecration but God gives me two verses (James 4: 7 and Isaiah 53: 5). From that moment on, Romans 8:28 takes on its full meaning in my heart and in my life.
By faith God heals me!
We know, moreover, that all things work together for the good of those who love God, of those who are called according to his design.
- What is the project or achievement that you are most proud of?
The achievement of which I am most proud to date is the album "Dédicace", where I cover beautiful songs such as Amazing Grace, Let my people go (let my people go), Almighty God. I include in 3 compositions The miles of my life, Sun of my life, Come and so many others.
- What is the biggest lesson you have learned through your ministry?
The greatest lesson I have learned through my ministry is that I cannot do anything without the prayer of an intercessor group.
In fact, the fervent prayer of the righteous has great effectiveness.
Jacques 5: 16
- What advice could you give to those who wish to embark on the same path as you?
My humble advice that I could give to those who wish to embark on the same path as me would be to persevere and especially to spend moments face to face with God, to feed on his word in order to seek his perfect will. Often God has the best plan for our lives, that is to say plan A, but we want to take another path, plan B. But God in his love and his fidelity always brings us back to his wonderful plan.
For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord.
Isaiah 55: 8
- Have you had moments of strong temptation?
Yes. Music then takes on such a scale in my life that I decide to get more involved in reality TV castings. Very quickly the desire to want more leads me to meet dishonest and even harmful people. The descent is tough because I am given countless promises and money is taken from me, promising me many wonders. Finally I was in a shark world.
In this descent, I then decide to hold on to this promise of Jeremiah 1: 4-5.
The word of the Lord came to me, saying, Before I formed you in your mother's womb, I knew you, and before you came out of her womb, I consecrated you, I had established Prophet of the Nations.
I then joined a church in Paris where I felt in my place. The teaching I receive nourishes me and makes me aware of my condition. I then decide to put an end to these relationships, and to offer my talent entirely to God. God in his love protected me from many setbacks which led me to disaster.
Pierre, thank you for your answers and the sincerity of your story. The writing ofInfo Chrétienne wish you a full blessing in what the Lord has prepared in advance for you.
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