We always have a vision of something before it truly becomes real to us.When we realize that the vision is real,but is not yet real in us,Satan comes to us with his temptations, and we are inclined to say that there is no point in even trying to continue. Instead of the vision becoming real to us, We have entered into a place of humiliation. Life is not as idle ore, but dug from central gloom, and battered by the shocks of doom to shape and use us. God gives us a vision, and then he takes us down, to batter us into the shape of that vision. It is there, that so many of us give up. Every God given vision will become real if we only have patience. The vision that God gives us is not some unattainable place in the sky, But a vision of what God wants you to be down here on earth. Allow the potter to put you on his wheel and whirl you around as He desires, Then as surely as God is God, and you are you,your vision will become real. We may try to be satisfied at a lower level, However, God won't be having that.
Jimmy Byrd ended up checking into The Medford Gospel rescue Mission in Medford Oregon in 2008 a broken man with no hope and no desire to live anymore of this life here on this earth.The life he was living was saturated in crime and drug addiction. Jimmy has spent most of his life in and out of prison. Jimmy had a vision of having a wife and family someday and music seemed always to be on the back burner so to speak. Jimmy did eventually marry and has beautiful children as well, However, He lost all that, and in the midst, he lost all hope, But God had not given up on Jimmy. Since Jimmy's arrival at the Medford gospel mission, God working through the staff there, and all his new found family in Christ , Jimmy's life and his family's lives are on the road to recovery. Jimmy's life now belongs to the very God that gave him this life and with the vision God gave him, Jimmy now has new hope.Jimmy is still living at the Medford Gospel Mission...as we speak, and has the support and the encouragement of the staff there to pursue his passion in music. Jimmy also works the front desk at the mission as part of his program there, and offers the Gospel, love and encouragement to others like himself who just need an ear or a shoulder to lean on because he knows how it feels and has lived it. Jimmy's hope is to reach those like himself who struggle and feel lost and so this music that jimmy does is a story of the miracle of a new life that Jimmy feels God has allowed him to create and to hopefully show those like himself that there is hope through God, and that he can mold you into what he wants you to be in order to honor Him and bring others to Him through the gifts he has given each one of us to use for his Glory and His alone. Jimmy has been given the privilege of using an empty room at his church which he has turned into his micro studio where he writes, arranges and records all his music alone in his spare time between his studies, work and family time.
Jimmy Byrd will tell you this....If my music does anything, anything at all, I hope it will be an example to those like me that through God and God alone there is hope.
Jimmy Byrd has also stated that yes..He will be looking for band members at some point in his music venture's because he has many new fresh ideas on the way very soon so stay tuned...the best is yet to come...see ya.. and God Bless.