By: Lauren & Olivia Comley
Making this EP, “The Secret Place”, was a total surprise and gift from God. The doors of opportunity God can open when He so decides are miracle moments. We pray that this story brings glory to Jesus for His faithfulness to us.
We, Liv and Lauren, were minding our own business at the time this project came along. We were working hard at our usual jobs of leading worship and working at a restaurant when this opportunity to record our first EP dropped straight into our laps from God Himself. In fact, it was such a great opportunity that initially we were suspicious of it. God showed us that this was a perfect gift from Him and we rejoiced in His provision and His goodness in all things.
James 1:17 says that “every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning.”
This showed us that God is able to do “exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think” (Ephesians 3:20) and this proves how much higher His ways really are than ours. We want to encourage you that if you are in a place of needing breakthrough, believe that God will do the impossible because He is more than able.
We had been writing a few songs but were not pushing to record them. To be honest, we weren’t even sure where we would go to start the process, as recording aspirations had not been a point of focus for some time. We hoped we would get around to it eventually but we weren’t fixated on the idea like we used to be. Now, we are just happy to let worship be the expression of our love for God as we lead others, and trust Him for our futures in this ministry. This is true of when Jesus says “seek first the Kingdom of God and all these things shall be added to you”.
One of the biggest things we have learnt from this is when God opens a door of opportunity in your life, it will be so easy to walk through it because His grace will supply your every need. Provided you pray and ask for confirmation in the Word of God, if it is of God, then there will be no lack or struggle in that area you are moving into (Be wise about not striving in ambition – everything in the Kingdom is received, not achieved) Everything fell into place miraculously for those few weeks of recording in July.
We now have music to take with us as we lead worship around Scotland and the UK.
The most important thing to us is that people can draw near to Him through worship. We like to think of it as a resource to point people to the One who gave Himself for the sins of the world. Our desire is to see God’s Kingdom come to this earth and God’s children empowered and changing the planet through Love that never fails. We want people to realise that God can change every circumstance and that God is near (how exciting!).
This EP includes 5 of our own worship songs and can be enjoyed by anybody wanting acoustic, easy listening and Christian music. You don’t have to be Christian to listen either, we have many friends who enjoy the music but do not believe in God.
Some Q&A on the Album:
What is the album title?
The Secret Place
Why did you choose this title?
We initially wrote a song called “The Secret Place” and its about going into the presence of God in worship where its just you and Him. It’s a place of true peace, finding your identity in God and being romanced by The Creator. It seemed to fit as the album title, as we discovered the importance of first discovering who you are in God, and His love, before you look outward to others.
Explain the Album Artwork?
The lion is a picture of Jesus, the Lion of Judah, leading a little girl into The Secret Place with Him. Jesus dying for us and rising again is the only way we have access to God and His presence. He is the key to God the Father. We believe this artwork was divinely inspired by the Holy Spirit- the idea came so easily and is so simple yet profound in the mystery of Christ.
We used a little girl to follow Him because God says its important to have a childlike faith. This is an open, ‘naive’ and trusting faith in God, believing that He will reveal who He is to you if you ask.
What format is it available in?
It is only available in electronic download format, but we are hoping to have some physical merchandise available in the near future
Please enjoy listening and you can connect with us at: www.thecomleytwins.bandcamp.com