RAY WATSON: The Secret Place 2 - Passionate Pursuit
"Every note that is played, every word that is sung seems to carry the presence of God" Crossrhythms.co.uk
This is the second cd in The Secret Place series - a journey of worship designed to ignite our passion for God and bring us closer to Him. The songs on this cd encourage us to pursue our highest calling, to reach for the heart of God and to be passionate in our love for Him.
There is a hunger today in God's people for passion and intimacy in worship. God is looking for passion because passion comes from the heart. It is from this deep place of affection that God desires our worship.
Passionate Pursuit follows the invitation of the first album to "Seek My Face." This album, like the first in the series, is not just a loose collection of songs but a journey of worship with a theme that develops and grows more prayerful and intimate throughout the journey.
Compared to the first album the instrumentation is more developed and the range and treatment of songs more varied. The orchestrations are rich and interesting but do not interfere with the feeling of an intimate encounter with the Lord as you journey into His Presence.
The last 3 songs on the album are "soaking" songs. They have a relaxed tempo and are gentle in nature - quiet, meditative, reflective songs that enable you to sit back and soak in the presence of God. This section alone lasts for over 20 mins and is ideal for a prayer-soaking session.
As an introduction to the secret place or as a follow up to number one, "Passionate Pursuit" is a refreshing experience for anyone hungry for His presence.
It is my prayer that as you participate in this journey of worship you will be transported to a place in His presence where you are so captivated by His love that you will gladly lay down your brief life in pursuit of the greatest privilege ever offered to man - to be a lover of God.