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    Country music is just country. It's going to shift around a little bit, doing some different instrumentations, different production styles. But it will always come back to what you heard at the Opry. Nobody wants it to change.
    — Steven Curtis Chapman
    tags: music 
     
    Writing songs out of my faith was a real natural progression. I grew up singing in my dad's choir and singing with my family. Christian music became the music that I identified myself with and was a way that I expressed my faith. Even at a public school I would take my Christian music in and play it for my friends.
    — Steven Curtis Chapman
    What God wants is to reveal himself more fully to us.
    — Steven Curtis Chapman
    tags: god 
     
    The stories that have had the deepest impact on me and one of the reasons I was excited to finally get to write my story, it's when I can read the story of others who are following Christ, who are committed, but just are still on the journey. They haven't arrived, and can be honest about that process.
    — Steven Curtis Chapman
    We've been invited to come and believe the Unbelievable, receive the Inconceivable, and see beyond our wildest imaginations... Lord, we come with great expectations.
    — Steven Curtis Chapman
    That's one wonderful thing about country music - it shifts, ebbs, and flows stylistically, unlike pop music.
    — Steven Curtis Chapman
    tags: music 
     
    I believe very confidently in the truth of Scripture, where it says that there is no authority, no power given to man except as given by God.
    — Steven Curtis Chapman
    tags: truth  men  power  believe  authority  god 
     
    There's nothing like a good cheating song to make me want to run home to be with my wife.
    — Steven Curtis Chapman
    tags: song  wife 
     
    There's a day that is coming when all the last will be first and every orphan will be home.
    — Steven Curtis Chapman
    There is no greater love than this. There is no greater gift that can ever be given. To be willing to die, so another might live - there is no greater lover than this.
    — Steven Curtis Chapman
    tags: live  gift  die  lover 
     
    If we walk with the wise, we will grow wise.
    — Steven Curtis Chapman
    tags: wise 
     
    As Christians, our compassion is simply a response to the love that God has already shown us.
    — Steven Curtis Chapman
    Out of these ashes beauty will rise.
    — Steven Curtis Chapman
    tags: beauty 
     
    As soon as you're willing to humble yourself and say, God, please help - then you can find out that His strength really is perfect, that He really does care for you, that He does really want to meet your need.
    — Steven Curtis Chapman
    tags: help  care  god  strength 
     
    Success breeds volume, and it's just amazing how many young writers, artists, and musicians there are in town.
    — Steven Curtis Chapman
    tags: young  success  artist 
     
    I think we all want to know that if our lives don't turn out the way we imagine, there's still a purpose.
    — Steven Curtis Chapman
    tags: live  imagine 
     
    Wherever we are, God's in that moment, God's speaking to us, and if we've just got our ears open and our antennas up, there's no lack of inspiration. He's not silent. We just have to be listening.
    — Steven Curtis Chapman
    tags: listening  moment  god 
     
    I don't see the big picture. I don't have a clue. But I know God does. I'm going to declare that, even if I don't feel it right now.
    — Steven Curtis Chapman
    tags: right  god 
     
    If only 7 percent of the 2 billion Christians in the world would care for a single orphan in distress, there would effectively be no more orphans. If everybody would be willing to simply do something to care for one of these precious treasures, I think we would be amazed by just how much we could change the world.
    — Steven Curtis Chapman
    tags: world  care  christian 
     
    God is God and I am not. I can only see a part of the picture He's painting.
    — Steven Curtis Chapman
    tags: god  painting 
     
    In the gospel, we discover we are far worse off than we thought, and far more loved than we ever dreamed.
    — Steven Curtis Chapman
    tags: thoughts  gospel 
     
    God really does have a plan for every child that He knits together, even when they look broken to the world outside, when their story is broken, when their hearts are broken, when their bodies are broken. God still knit this child together with a plan.
    — Steven Curtis Chapman
    tags: children  heart  world  body  child  broken  god  stories 
     
    Do everything you do to the glory of the One who made you
    — Steven Curtis Chapman
    God is telling an amazing, glorious, epic story. We have to decide if we will trust Him with it.
    — Steven Curtis Chapman
    tags: trust  god  stories 
     
    This is life weve been given, made to be lived out, so... live out loud.
    — Steven Curtis Chapman
    tags: live 
     
    There's obviously always danger in making music or art for art's sake. Even as Christians we can be guilty of that, being more about the art than the Artist who gave us this gift.
    — Steven Curtis Chapman
    tags: gift  danger  music  christian  artist 
     
    I've been here 21 years, and I literally did walk up and down Music Row trying to break into the business. I felt very free to go into any publishing company.
    — Steven Curtis Chapman
    tags: music  business  company  year 
     
    I enjoy being on stage with other artists. I have a chance to watch and see people responding to the other artists songs. I get to see how people are affected by the music.
    — Steven Curtis Chapman
    tags: chance  people  song  music  artist 
     
    I want to live with that sense with the music I make, with the art I make, with the way I love my kids, with the way I am a father and a husband and a friend and a follower of Christ, I want to live with reckless abandonment to the truth of the Gospel.
    — Steven Curtis Chapman
    tags: truth  live  friends  music  christ  gospel  father  kids 
     
    I love Christmas music and there's nothing like getting together with friends at Christmas time to celebrate with music the incredible reality of the Savior's birth.
    — Steven Curtis Chapman
    I am prone to reshape and refashion things to try and please as many people as I can, to get as many nods or smiles out of as many people as possible.
    — Steven Curtis Chapman
    tags: people  smile 
     
    I believe God weeps over - over death. Jesus wept at the grave the Lazarus. In the Bible, Jesus weeps at death.
    — Steven Curtis Chapman
    tags: death  believe  god  jesus  bible 
     
    I am in a business that's built on record sales and reputation and how your single is doing and where your song is on iTunes. But the kind of music that I do comes from my beliefs.
    — Steven Curtis Chapman
    tags: belief  song  music  business 
     
    Cars are the reason we, you know, people live or die.
    — Steven Curtis Chapman
    tags: people  live  die 
     
    I've always been a rule-follower. Even when I was a kid, I tried to do everything by the book.
    — Steven Curtis Chapman
    tags: book  kids 
     
    I did nothing to deserve God's love; in fact, I was living as an orphan, without hope. Yet God chose to pursue a relationship with me, and through the death of his son Jesus, I was adopted into God's family.
    — Steven Curtis Chapman
    tags: death  living  facts  god  jesus  hope  son  relationship 
     
    I know a lot less about God, but the things I know about God, I know a whole lot more, for sure.
    — Steven Curtis Chapman
    tags: god 
     
    I would hate to be a new artist or writer in town today. But somehow the cream continues to rise. If there's one who's great, he just jumps out of the pack like you can't believe.
    — Steven Curtis Chapman
    tags: believe  hate  artist 
     
    Everything we're singing about is true, and even when you take away all the glitz, it's still true in the darkest, ugliest and most hopeless places.
    — Steven Curtis Chapman
    tags: true 
     
    It's almost is like God, in our case, gave us a shot of anesthesia, you know, to your body and to your heart in a way, that you can survive. That you're - there's enough of a numbness, you're very much alive and very aware of eternity, I mean, Heaven and the real world there. I talk a lot about how Heaven's never been more clear to me. I've never been more sure that we are made for eternity.
    — Steven Curtis Chapman
    tags: heart  world  body  eternity  real  god  heaven 
     
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