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Leeland Dayton Mooring
Transcript of Leeland Dayton Mooring
Baytown, TX Work & Achievements Philosophy on life & Quotations Why this person? A&B: You wrote your first song when you were 11. Tell us about that song.
LM: I wrote a song called “Shine.” I didn’t have an instrument at the time, so I let my dad kind of do the chords to it, and I just sang the melody for my dad. My mom helped me with the lyrics for it. It was in California where I wrote it, and a week later we sang it at this church in Illinois.
The whole time the church really didn’t want us to be there. You could tell. It was awkward. And I got up there, and my mom said, “Leeland, sing your song now.”
And so I started just singing the chorus, and my dad was playing at the piano. And about halfway through singing the song, I opened my eyes, because my mom had stopped singing. And I looked out, and my mom was down there praying for the whole congregation. They had all walked up to the floor. About 500 people had just come to the altar, when before they were just staring at us.
Some people were just lifting their hands and tears running down their face. God’s presence just entered the room. We found out later that there had been a lot of stuff happening in church, and God restored a lot of stuff that day. And the pastor handed over the whole service to us.
It was a huge God thing. It was the type of thing where I said, “This is what I want to do. This is what I’m called to do.” And so I started writing. That’s where that whole thing started.
A&B: What is your vision for our generation?
LM: I think our generation is just welling with intensity, ready to explode and do something hugeand once they figure out that it’s God that they need, once they figure out that God is the answer, and not only do they hear about God, but they see God… Wow.
If I had to say one thing to our generation, I would encourage them to live like Jesus. Live like God to the world. Literally give up your life to God. If you’re not going to give up your life, and you’re not willing to give up your life, don’t even pursue it, because God says, “I would rather have you hot or cold. I wouldn’t want you lukewarm.”
Dream huge. Do huge things. Don’t limit yourself just because you don’t have a certain talent or you don’t have certain things. Don’t limit yourself. Dream big. Dream as big as you possibly can, and God will dream bigger than that. And He’ll do awesome things in your life. Just go for it. I choose Leeland because when I saw him in concert I liked the way he was so passionate about God. He has a great attitude when it comes to life. I love how he is so passionate about singing for God and spreading it all around the world. From learning more about him it has made me really excited to see him in concert again. http://www.therebelution.com/blog/2008/02/an-interview-with-leeland-mooring/ "God, I know that I've made a lot of mistakes and I'm not perfect. But, Jesus lived a perfect life and died on the cross for all the things I did wrong. Because of that I can be forgiven right now. I repent of my sins right now, and receive your forgiveness. I believe that Jesus is the son of God, and is living in me and walking with me right now. Help me to serve you and share your love with the world! 2 Corinthians 5:17 "Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. http://leelandonline.com/blog/profile/leeland When asked what inspires his songwriting he said, "A lot of my songs are birthed out of prayer. The ones that we've received the best response from have been the ones God just kind of dropped in my lap while I was spending time in His presence. That's my main inspiration." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leeland_Dayton_Mooring Education unknown Leeland Dayton Mooring