Episode 25: Matt Redman

May 12, 2022

In this episode, Jedd sits down with worship leader and songwriter Matt Redman as they share and discuss the thoughts, small choices and habits that God has used in Matt’s life to cultivate a spirit of planting.

In this episode, you'll explore:

  • Why naming our sorrows in prayer and songs is an essential part of the Christian life

  • What experiences led to the song, Blessed Be Your Name

  • How pain that Matt Redman faced early in life helped to grow his faith and inspire his worship music

  • Small choices we can make each day that steadily form a character rich in both honest lament and sincere gratitude

  • How cultivating a habit of worship can alter how we process and respond to pain and struggle

  • Click for more information on the CAFO2022 Summit and learn more about CAFO's annual theme for the year Planted Not Buried.

Key Quotes:

"Worship helps you get in the habit of making big the right things." - Matt Redman

"This is sometimes just a gritty, gutsy choice. You say, ‘I believe this is true…I believe He’s worthy whether I feel like it or not, whether I’m having a great day or a terrible day.'" - Matt Redman

"The psalmists have really been my teachers. " - Matt Redman

"You can never outgive the Giver…So often you’ll throw yourself into that moment of worship, and all sorts of beautiful things will happen." - Matt Redman

Meet Our Guest

Worship Leader & Songwriter
Matt Redman is married to Beth and they have five children. His journey as a worship leader and songwriter has taken him to countries such as South Africa, Japan, India, Australia and the Czech Republic. Along the way he has sung in venues such as Madison Square Garden, Wembley stadium, and the Royal Albert Hall - as well as recording in iconic studios such as Abbey Road in London and Capitol Records in LA. Matt’s best known songs include The Heart of Worship, Blessed Be Your Name, Our God - and the double-Grammy winning 10,000 Reasons. More recent co-writes include Do It Again and Build my Life.