I wanted the video for Step by Step to have constant movement to signify the human journey through life, but not too much movement to distract the viewer. The video was done by an online friend that I have been working with for about a year now. This will be the third single that I release on May 17th 2020 off of my StarGazer album, which was carded to be released in August 2020. The date for the album release in now TBD due to the Covid 19 pandemic. The video is very minimalist in it's approach, but has deep symbolism and object lessons, I really hope you guys can follow the progression!! 🙂
The song 'Step by Step' inspired by Ephesians 6:10-20; depicts “putting on the armor of God” as a journey and not merely a momentary act of valor. I carefully and intentionally crafted the lyrics to demonstrate that putting on the armor of God, at its core, is the acceptance that the battle for our lives - the battle against principalities and powers that are bigger, faster, stronger, and more intelligent than we are - is definitely not our battle to fight. Using the principles of the acute stress response theory, Fight or Flight by Walter Canon; I describe what I believe the Christian’s response should be to this battle. I prescribe that we RUN! Not simply run away from our giants, but run to God who is in fact our only help. Although this battle against principalities and powers isn't our battle to fight, we are still caught in the middle of a war between good and evil. Our fight is an internal one; where we are required to place our bodies into subjection and command it to run after God. This concept of progressive subjection was beautifully highlighted in the chorus of the song, which says: "Please don't fail me now, I pray, my feet, My feet dont fail me now, No, I pray, My feet dont fail me now, My feet dont fail me now, Im walking to you, Step by step, step by step, Im walking to you, Step by step, step by step, Imma be more like you, Step by step, step by step, Walking to you, Step by step Im running to you!" So we see, the struggle isn't necessarily with an external force but with the main character's (you and I) feet. Our victory is linked to how fast we can make it to God. We also see the progression from "walking" to God "step by step", becoming more like Him; taking on more of His characteristics, to then eventually be running to Him; this is where we find purpose and self actualization...well God-actualization :). Also gleaning inspiration from the well known Psalm, Psalm 91: "He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust. Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence..." 'Step by Step' serves as a reminder that as carnal human beings; frail and imperfect, we are no match for our opposition. In our own strength we are easy prey for our enemy – the devil. Our courage and hope comes solely from our alliance with the only perfect source of strength. This is our only hope for living a purpose-filled, victorious life.
Music Credits Composer : Wrudell Timothy Writer : Wrudell Timothy Performer : Wrudell Timothy Production : Wrudell Timothy Mixing : Wrudell Timothy Mastering : Beau Vallis Video Credits: Producer : Ruben Font; Wrudell Timothy Director : Ruben Font; Wrudell Timothy Editor : Ruben Font; Benjamin Johnson
This song will be made available on all platforms for streaming or purchase on March 17th 2020.
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