Last year Grammy-nominated, Dove Award-winning Sanctus Real released a song called ‘Lead Me’. The song is a personal confession and prayer written by lead vocalist Matt Hammitt.

“My wife and I aren’t shy about sharing that we’ve had some pretty major struggles,” admits Matt after his wife implored him to be a better spiritual leader in the family. “I think the challenge for me in the song, and hopefully for other men as well, is every time I hear it, every time I sing it, I ask myself, ‘what kind of man am I?’ Not yesterday, not tomorrow, what kind of man am I today? Have I invested in my family emotionally, spiritually the way that God has called me to reach out to them and to lead them.”

To lead them with strong hands / To stand up when they can’t /
Don’t want to leave them hungry for love / Chasing things that I could give up /
I’ll show them I’m willing to fight / And give them the best of my life /
So we can call this a home / Lead me, ‘cause I can’t do this alone /
Father, lead me, ‘cause I can’t do this alone

The song is a great story of what can happen when we follow God’s plan for our lives.

Story Behind the Video

As Christian men, we are called to be leaders in our house, our community and within the world, but this can be a very difficult road for many. So many men and women today haven’t had good examples, either in their own family or in their community. Often, men haven’t been how to consistently and respectfully be spiritual (or other) leaders.

In the past several years, I have been blessed with meeting a number of men that are true leaders in their families, at work and in the area we live. They serve as great examples to me of the man that God has called me to be, and it’s still an area I grow in every day.

May these videos be a calling and an example to you.

Original Video

We are told to let our light shine, and if it does, we won’t need to tell anybody it does. Lighthouses don’t fire cannons to call attention to their shining- they just shine.
~ Dwight L. Moody

Who is a good leader in your life?

How have they helped you to grow?

Is it the big things or the small things that have had the most impact? What have they shown you?

Do you think they know the impact that they have had in your life?

What has changed in your life as a result of them reflecting God’s light?

Do you wish that your husband, father or friend would lead more? How can you encourage others?

Authentic Christian Living team

Authentic Christian Living team

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4 Comments on Lead Me – Story behind the song and your part (video)

  1. For all my male friends! Love this! Watch top video.

  2. Sarah Lopez says:

    This is a great song for all!

  3. Joseph says:

    Very timely post for me. I woke up early to journal, believing God was telling me something and then I ran across this website from a link I found on Crossfitfaith.com. This has been a blessing to me. I will bookmark this site and come back often.

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