Zach Williams has been a rising star in CCM since the release of his debut album Chain Breaker. KAMB has gladly introduced his music to our listeners over the years, and we are excited to share more about him and his latest single Heart of God.
About Zach Williams
Before starting his CCM career, Zach Williams first pursued a whirlwind lifestyle of rock n’ roll. He discovered his talent for singing and songwriting in college while healing from an injury and eventually formed a rock band that took a toll on his life. He toured with his band, regularly used drugs and alcohol, lost his first marriage, and strained his second. Williams’ doctor even warned him that he could develop esophageal cancer if something didn’t change. However, it wasn’t until a bandmate started attending church that Williams made those changes. He and his family began attending the same church as his bandmate, and he rededicated his life to Christ.
While his commitment to the Lord was sincere, the transition into living a godly life was a challenge. Williams struggled to uphold his renewed commitments while on the road and ultimately walked away from his rock band. Upon returning home, Williams and his family began a fresh start. After spending six months as their church’s worship leader, he started writing new music for God. After leading a worship service one Sunday, Williams was approached by Jonathan Smith, a music producer and songwriter. After the pair talked, Smith invited Williams to Nashville. The two men were joined by another songwriter, Mia Fieldes, and the song “Chain Breaker” was written.
Around this time, Williams’ wife began sharing her testimony at prisons and encouraged him to do the same. After his first show for prisoners, Williams continued to return and released his six-song EP, Survivor: Live From Harding Prison. His long road back to the Lord and his experiences in both rock and Christian music have only strengthened Williams’ faith and testimony. He has received several Grammy nominations, has won an award for his single “Chain Breaker”, and has now released his second album entitled Rescue Story.
When I gave my life to the Lord, I realized He never left me, even in the dark times. For this new album, the title fits because every song in it has a rescue story. When you’re at your end of the rope, that’s when your rescue story begins. In my case, Jesus has been my rescue story.Zach Williams
Heart of God
Heart of God is the latest release from Zach Williams’ album Rescue Story. This song is all about shooting down the lies that are too easy to believe and finding the love that God has waiting for us. Through Heart of God, Williams reminds us that God sent Jesus for us. He could have let us rot in our sins, but He offered us a way out instead. While the lies tell us that God could never want us, Williams describes the truth that God specifically came for us. In both song and Spirit, the Heart of God is all about redemption and drawing us closer to our Father.
The Story Behind Heart of God
Take a minute of your time to hear Zach Williams talk about the song below!
Official Music Video of Heart of God
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I know you're hurtin', I can see it in your eyes So pull back the curtain and take off your disguise Whoever told you, you ain't worth the fight The cross tells a story that'll change your mind 'Cause there's only love in the heart of God No room for shame in His open arms There's beauty from ashes, so come as you are And there's only love in the heart of God (Ooh) (Ooh) Come, prodigal children, it's never too late Run home to the Father, let Him clothe you with grace And bury your burdens, break free from your fear Step out of the shadows, there's no judgment here There's only love in the heart of God No room for shame in His open arms There's beauty from ashes, so come as you are And there's only love in the heart of God (Ooh) (Ooh) No, He's not sittin' there shakin' His head Writin' you off, leavin' you lost He's not sittin' there shakin' His head Wishin' He'd never went to that cross He's not sittin' there shakin' His head Writin' you off, leavin' you lost He's not sittin' there shakin' His head He went to that cross, He went to that cross 'Cause He loves you so much Ooh-ooh, yeah There's only love in the heart of God No room for shame in His open arms He makes beauty from ashes, so come as you are (come as you are) 'Cause there's only love in the heart of God (heart of God) No room for shame in His open arms There's beauty from ashes, so come as you are (come as you are) 'Cause there's only love in the heart of God (heart of God) 'Cause there's only love in the heart of God
John 3:16 God sent His Son to die for us because He loves us.
Luke 15: 11-32 The prodigal son.
Matthew 18:10-14 The parable about the lost sheep.
We hope that learning more about Zach Williams and listening to Heart of God will encourage you throughout your day. All of us have experienced shame before, but we don’t have to let it rule over us because of Jesus. God loves us where we are and shows us how to pursue relationship with Him no matter what we may have done. He sent His Son for us because He loves us and nothing will ever change that Truth. As you listen to KAMB, remember that nothing can keep us from the Heart of God. You can find listening options for this song and others through our Ways To Listen and Where To Listen pages. God bless.
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