Carrie Underwood: Growing in Faith (Gospel Light Minute #55)


She is a country singer, songwriter, and actress who won the fourth season of American Idol in 2005. She is a multi-platinum selling recording artist, a winner of several Grammy Awards, Billboard Music Awards and American Music Awards. She is also a Golden Globe Award nominee and a two-time ACM Entertainer of the Year. She is also the first-ever female artist to win back-to-back Academy of Country Music Awards for Entertainer of the Year in 2009 and 2010. In 2009, she was inducted into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame. And in 2012, Billboard named her Country Music’s reigning Queen. Her albums include: “Some Hearts” (which is the fastest selling debut country album in Nielsen SoundScan history); “Carnival Ride”; “Play On”; and “Blown Away”.

She grew up in the church and began singing at the First Free Will Baptist Church in rural Oklahoma. She said, “I grew up going to church camp and reading my Bible and having different faith books and movies in my life…My songs are sometimes focused on God, Jesus and faith, and that is a part of my “Bible Beltness,” where such themes are popular. I was not the first, nor will I be the last, to sing about God.” She along with her Christian husband hockey player pray and read the Bible together on a daily basis. She said, “Every Wednesday, my husband and I have a study group with our friends. I attend church. We try to devote time in the morning to say a prayer. I’m not a big reader, though. I have to feel it, hear it, touch it to be involved in it.” She credits her husband with helping her grow in her faith in Christ, and says that their faith in God is at the very heart of their marriage. Her name is Carrie Underwood.

This is the “Chief of Sinners,” Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International, and just as Carrie Underwood gave his life to Christ, may I encourage you to do the same. Here is how:

John 3:16 reads, “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

“For God so loved the world” means that if you are in this world, God loves you. No matter what you have done.

“that He gave His only begotten Son.” His name is Jesus Christ. He suffered, bled, and died on the cross for your sins and for mine, and He was buried and rose again.

“that whosoever believeth in Him”, the word “whosoever” means anybody at anytime. “believeth in Him” means to trust in Him, to depend upon Him, to rely on Him, or to have faith in Him for your salvation.

“should not perish” where? in hell.

“but have everlasting life” in Heaven with God.

The Bible also says in Romans 10:9 and 13: “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved…. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

Dear friend, if you are willing to believe on the Lord Jesus Christ for salvation, please pray with me this simple prayer: Heavenly Father, I realize that I am a sinner and that I have done some bad things in my life. For Jesus Christ sake, please forgive me of my sins. I now believe with all of my heart that Jesus Christ died for me, was buried, and rose again. Lord Jesus, please come into my heart and save my soul and change my life today. Amen.

Congratulations on doing the most important thing in life and that is accepting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour!

Remember, friend, Believe by faith. Share the faith. and Keep the faith!