Throughout the last year, Blessing Offor has become a well-known artist to our listening family here at KAMB. With great hits like “Brighter Days” and “The Goodness”, Blessing Offor has become a joyful voice of praise and hope. As you read about and listen to his latest release, we hope that you will be encouraged and reminded of what it means to Believe.
Blessing Offor first came to America as a half-blind, six-year-old immigrant from Nigeria. His parents had lovingly sent him with his uncle hoping that he would receive better medical treatment here. Ironically, it was only a few years later when a water gun accident left him blind in his right eye, as well. Yet, despite his total blindness, Blessing Offor was not dissuaded from pursuing his interests. According to Capitol Christian Music Group, he views his blindness as a gift of heightened attunement to the world around him. In addition to this heightened sense, Blessing Offor “also believes his Nigerian blood and immigrant mentality push him to work harder than any of his peers.”
It is with this sharp determination that Blessing Offor has successfully pursued music. He began playing piano at 9 years old and his talents unfolded from there. As an adult, he traveled to music hubs like New York City and Nashville as he further developed his skills and sound. Eventually, Blessing Offor connected with Chris Tomlin and was the second artist to join his Bowyer and Bow imprint. This partnership further provided opportunities for Blessing Offor to exercise his skills as a singer and songwriter. The latest proof of his amazing and joyful talent being his new song Believe.
In Believe, Blessing Offor leads listeners through a series of questions that often come with belief. To believe in someone or something involves risk and trusting God can feel like the greatest risk of all. To say we believe God means trusting that His will is better than ours, every time. Rather than shying away from the discomfort that can come with such trust, Blessing Offor leans into it. He turns the questions to God and asks us to sit in that uncomfortable space with him and our Creator. Knowing that it can be easy to stop believing in God’s goodness when it doesn’t match our plans, Blessing challenges us to confront our doubts. Near the end of Believe, he asks, “Do I want you or what you can do for me?… Do I love you or what you can do for me?”
Trusting God is not dependent upon our feelings. We are called to trust Him no matter our circumstances, and Blessing Offor brings us back to this crucial point. He starts with the questions, but he ends with God. Blessing Offor reminds us of what it means to Believe, and he ends by encouraging us to do it.
“So the concept of Believe is this internal, wrestling dialogue almost negotiating because I think we all kinda have these misconceptions of God as, like, this fairy genie that, like, gives us whatever we want and at the end of the day you realize that just ’cause you have faith doesn’t mean life is magic or perfect.”Blessing Offer, Blessing Offer – Believe (Behind the Scenes)
Believe by Blessing Offor (Official Music Video)
Take a few minutes and listen to Believe now!
Believe by Blessing Offor (Behind the Scenes)
Hear Blessing Offor himself and learn more about Believe by watching this short video below.
So you catch me when I fall, right? And you hear me when I call cryin'? And you fix me when I'm broke, right? And that's all I need to know So the storm is gonna break right? And the sun is gonna start shining And everything is gonna go right And that's all I need to know But what if you know something I don't? What if you will something I won't? If you don't give me what I want But you give me what I need Is that enough to Believe, believe, believe, believe in your love? Will I still Believe, believe, believe, believe in your love? So nothing's ever going wrong, right? And every day I'm gonna be smiling Turned my water into good wine And let the good times roll But what if you know something I don't? What if you will something I won't? If you don't give me what I want But you give me what I need Is that enough to Believe, believe, believe, believe in your love? Will I still Believe, believe, believe, believe in your love? Believe, believe, believe, believe in your love Will I still Believe, believe, believe, believe in your love? Do I want you? Do I want you? Do I want you or what you can do for me? Do I love you? Do I love you? Do I love you or what you can do for me? Sometimes I don't know But all I wanna do is... Believe, believe, believe, believe in your love (yes, I do) Believe, believe, believe (all I wanna do), believe in your love (all I wanna do is believe) Believe, believe, believe (yes, I do), believe in your love (let me believe) Believe, believe, believe, believe in your love (Believe in your love) Believe, believe, believe (oh, let me believe), believe in your love (yes, I believe) Believe, believe, believe (I believe), believe in your love (I believe, I believe) Believe (in your love), believe (in your love), believe (in your love), believe in your love (in your love) Believe, believe, believe, believe in your love
Whether you hear Believe on the radio or through another source, we hope that you will pause and really listen to the lyrics. Sometimes we become so comfortable with our idea of belief that we forget to check whether it matches God’s. As Blessing Offor sings Believe, he addresses the hard things. He asks whether our belief is strong enough to outlive the good feelings when all we can see are valleys. He challenges us to consider what happens when God’s way doesn’t go as we planned. Will we fall back on our own, or will we still trust Him at His Word? Will we walk away from Him, or will we still Believe?
As you go about your week this holiday season, keep your ears open for Believe and other encouraging songs. To find more listening options, artists, and songs at KAMB, visit our Ways to Listen and Where to Listen pages.
1 Thessalonians 2:13 Paul encourages the Thessalonians about the manner in which they first believed God’s Word.
1 Timothy 4:10 We continue on because we have put our hope in the Living God.
Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.
There are many more verses throughout the Bible that talk about belief and the life of a believer.
Introducing a new song by one of KAMB’s newest Music Artists, Blessing Offor – Brighter Days. This song by Blessing is full of joy and hope if you’re experiencing difficulties – and who doesn’t go through hard times? First, let’s look at Blessing Offor’s background. Then we’ll see what he has to say about his newest release, Brighter Days. Finally, we’ll watch the music video, review the lyrics and see what the scriptures have to say on this subject.
Blessing is an immigrant from Nigeria. He was born with glaucoma in his left eye. His parents sacrificed to send him to America when he was 6 years old, in the hopes that he would be able to get optimal medical care. Several years later an accident with a powerful water gun damaged the retina in his right eye. Blessing doesn’t consider his blindness a hindrance, but rather a blessing. His disability, Nigerian blood and immigrant mentality pushed him to work harder than any of his peers. You can read more about Blessing Offor on the Capitol CMG Label group website: https://www.capitolcmglabelgroup.com/artists/blessing-offor. You can follow Blessing on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BlessingOfforMusic/.
The newest release from Blessing Offor – Brighter Days, reflects the contagious joy that Blessing exudes. As he says, “My faith and my life are not compartmentalized parts of me. It’s in everything, even when I write love songs,” Blessing insists. “If you’re OK with me being myself, then I’m in; because at the end of the day, I want to be myself.” When he introduced his song, Brighter Days, on Facebook he had this to say:
“Y’all, breaking news, life is hard… if you can appreciate that, and more importantly appreciate the things that make life wonderful, that’s a pretty good recipe for Joy. I wanted this video not to be about me, but to tell stories of people doing just that. Going through hard times and finding beautiful moments in the process. The details of your story might be different, but I hope you can see yourself somewhere alongside these people. Let me know what you think! Share this with somebody who needs it, then share it with somebody you imagine has it all together, because they probably need it more.”
BRIGHTER DAYS – OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO
BRIGHTER DAYS -LYRICS
I know there’s gonna be some Brighter days I swear that love will find you in your pain I feel it in me like the beating of life in my veins I know there’s gonna be some brighter days I know there’s gonna be some brighter days Oh, ashes fall from burning dreams Oh, never lived through times like these Oh, if you’re trying hard to breathe in the dark In the dark Oh, if your screams don’t make a sound Oh, if your walls are crashing down Oh, if your heart just cries too loud all the time All time, whoa Oh, oh, oh Brighter Days (I see brighter days)
Devote your heart to God (https://www.bible.com/bible/111/job.11.17)
Path of the righteous is bright (https://www.bible.com/bible/111/pro.4.18)
The Lord heals the wounds and bruises of his people. (https://www.bible.com/bible/111/isa.30.26)
We hope that you will be listening to this latest song from Blessing Offor – Brighter Days on Celebration Radio. You can listen to KAMB online now: click here. Also, read about other top artists on the KAMB Artist Profile.