The opening scene of “For My Father” was filmed in the valley of Orange, New Jersey. The video opens up with me walking past a building reciting an excerpt from Psalms 23:4
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.
I chose this location because it fit well with the words of the scripture. I chose The 23rd Psalm of David because it’s a very powerful and brilliantly written scripture. These verses vividly paint the picture of a man being protected, led and provided for, like sheep, by our Father, Jehovah. Because of the meek nature of sheep, they are able to be led and protected and provided for. This is the great wisdom of sheep. Sheep are excellent examples of the embodiment of meekness. This is how our Lord made them to be for His divine plan and will for them. I am thankful for sheep because learning about them and their nature has helped me in my efforts to change for the better through obedience to Jesus Christ. Human beings can learn a lot from sheep.
The Book Of Psalms and King David have been a huge sources of inspiration and strength for me. I was under a lot of stress while filming “For My Father” but I knew that I had to move forward with the song and video no matter what I was faced with. That’s what faith is. You must be motivated by God’s words and trust and hope in Him no matter what you’re faced with. This is can be very difficult to do but the great thing about our Lord is that He will give you the strength to do it. I also had to do something that I didn’t have the courage to do back in 2005. I had to fear God above the wickedness of this world. I had to stand still and not run away.
“Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!”
I realized that I couldn’t keep running away. Sometimes a runaway has to learn how to stay. I had to pray. I had to stand. I had to sing. I could rap about the dream, but I desperately needed the King Of Kings. Jesus Christ taught me that in order to be in a soldier in the Army Of The Lord, we must seek and obey Him and He will give us the strength to overcome the temptations and limitations of our flesh and surroundings. This is what spiritual warfare is. This is how we achieve victory through Jesus Christ.
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.
Overall, I greatly enjoyed filming the opening scene of “For My Father” I learned a great deal about the importance of trusting in Jesus Christ. I experienced first handedly what it truly means to walk by faith. Our Lord is Omnipotent, Meek, Humble and Kind. He cares for us all and His Love is Divine. He loves us and our differences and when others hate us because of our differences, He understands our pain and He heals us. Jesus Christ is so caring that He will leave an entire flock just to save one little lost sheep. That’s how good and compassionate He is. The love of God is truly awesome and amazing. Jesus Christ is most worthy to be praised. I hope that you find comfort and strength, as I have, in the verses of the 23rd Psalm Of David.
Jesus Christ Loves
Jesus Christ Protects
Jesus Christ Forgives
Jesus Christ Heals
Jesus Christ Provides
Jesus Christ is Kind
Jesus Christ is Merciful
Jesus Christ Understands
Jesus Christ Cares
Jesus Christ Sees Everything
Jesus Christ Knows Everything
Jesus Christ is The Greatest!