The new song by Matthew West – Me on Your Mind, is great encouragement in times like these. Written during Covid, it reminds us that God has us on His mind…always! First, we are going to briefly introduce you to Matthew West. Next, we’ll watch his new music video, “Me on Your Mind.” Then we can hear how Matthew described the inspiration behind this song. Finally, we will dive into what biblical truths this song expresses. Get ready as we’re about to reveal some exciting revelations from God for you!
About Matthew West
Matthew West is an accomplished Christian Music artist with numerous awards and accomplishments. In addition, he has written and co-written more than 130 songs including cuts by Michael W Smith, Amy Grant, Danny Gokey, and Casting Crowns. He is an author, having written 5 books to date. For Matthew, it’s about telling God’s story via his personal story, through music. He encourages and teaches others to craft, share, and live their own story on his non-profit ministry website, popwe.org, which he co-founded with his father, Pastor Joe West. You can learn more about KAMB Artist Matthew West on the KAMB Artist Profile and on his website, matthewwest.com.
Me On Your Mind – Official Music Video
Me on Your Mind is a song from Matthew’s latest project, Brand New. Take a moment now to watch the Official Music Video featuring Matthew West – Me on Your Mind.
The Genesis of the Idea
In The Matthew West Podcast, Me on Your Mind, Matthew describes “the very Genesis of the idea” behind this song. He was in a writing session with Jeff Pardo and Anne Wilson. At the end of one of their sessions for her album, he told them had this title that he wanted to write for his record. Finally, they were all about to go home, and this song was just coming out of him, and he knew he needed to write it then. As he said, the song was just “bubbling up.” On the podcast, he plays the recording of those initial moments and it’s quite powerful.
The heart behind “Me on Your Mind” comes from Psalms 8:3-4 "When I look at the night sky and see the work of your fingers— the moon and the stars you set in place— what are mere mortals that you should think about them, human beings that you should care for them?"
Matthew says that Satan loves these two letters: “UN”. Instead of loved, he tries to put these two letters in front of it to make you feel like you’re un-loved. Instead of welcome: un-welcome; Forgiven: un-forgiven; Known: un-known. The truth is that God is thinking of us. God would leave the 99 to look for the one – YOU. The thief on the cross asking for mercy received it from Christ even as He was dying. The father of the Prodigal didn’t wait for him to come to him and beg; he ran to meet him on the road. God thinks about you! Your prayers don’t bounce off the ceiling. He loves to hear your voice!
LYRICS – Me on Your Mind
I've read the words in red How You leave the ninety-nine To find the one missing, feels like that was written With me on Your mind And the prodigal son who ran Leaving his home behind The part were the father came running to meet him Did You say that with me on Your mind? CHORUS Who am I that the King of the world Would give one single thought about my broken heart? Who am I that the God of all grace Wipes the tears from my face and says, "Come as you are"? You paid the price, You took thе cross You gave Your life and You did it all With me on Your mind (Oh-oh-oh-oh, oh) Mе on Your mind (Oh-oh-oh-oh, oh) Just knowing You're mindful of me Just knowing You call me Your child It's flooding my soul with unspeakable hope Thank You, Lord, that it's me on Your mind CHORUS I've read the words in red Of a Heavenly home on Earth You're preparing a place where the sorrows erased And when I stand before You, I'll find All along, it was me on Your mind CHORUS
Psalm 8:3-4 – He is thinking of you!
Luke 15:11-24 – Filled with love and compassion, he ran to this son!
John 14:2 – I am going to prepare a place for you
In conclusion, you can listen to this song by Matthew West – Me On Your Mind on Celebration Radio, KAMB. Remember, you can listen wherever you are. See the Ways To Listen page for all your options. Always remember that God has YOU on His mind!
Check out the website for more info on Matthew West.
Listen to his Podcast on Me on Your Mind.
His ministry website is popwe.org.
In the middle of the humid mid-western summers, you wouldn’t have to look any farther than the baseball diamond to find a younger version of KAMB Artist Matthew West preparing to attend college on a sports scholarship. Instead, he began a journey down the path that the Lord prepared for him. Matthew accepted a four-year scholarship from Millikin University and that made all the difference in Matthew’s life and the world of Contemporary Christian music as we know it today. Let’s take a look at the beginning of Matthew’s career as an artist. Then we’ll explore the process leading to the established artist that he is today.
Life after baseball and the beginning of a career
KAMB Artist Matthew West took to the church sanctuary where his father was a pastor to write his first songs. He wrote during college breaks and recorded his first solo albums while attending classes. During a Steven Curtis Chapman concert, he surrendered to the Lord’s call to become a Christian Music Artist. Friends believed in him so much that they not only encouraged him to attend GMA Music in the Rockies, but they paid his way! There, he met a rep from Word Publishing who kept in contact with him until he graduated. The relationship forged with the rep, launched Matthew into talk with Universal South Records.
A few difficult chapters
Matthew began touring five weeks after graduating from college. He had written songs for mainstream artists like Billy Ray Cyrus and Rachel Lampa, but it was his time now! KAMB Artist Matthew West began touring as an independent artist from 2000 through 2001. Right before signing a record contract with Universal South Records, Matthew suffered a terrible injury. He had locked himself out of his home and attempted to break-in. He had done this before, but this time the window was giving him trouble. The glass broke, nearly severing a major artery in his left arm. He was told that the chances of regaining full use of his arm were very low. He did recover however and signed with Universal just a few months later.
In 2007, Matthew was diagnosed with “hemorrhaging caused by some polyps” which required surgery and was potentially career-threatening. Faced with an uncertain future once again, Matthew sat in literal silence for two months while his vocal cords healed. During that time the Lord provided many opportunities for growth and Matthew documented them in a film titled Nothing To Say.
Matthew West is “All In” to jump into “Brand New”
The albums titled “All In” and “Brand New” are Matthew’s latest contributions to the world of Contemporary Christian music and carry messages of truth, hope, perseverance, and the importance of trusting the Lord. You can check out a list of KAMB’s Top Songs which includes West’s “Me On Your Mind.” See all the latest from KAMB Artist Mathew West by checking out the links below…