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A new year means a new beginning or shall I say a new chapter of what's to come. Already I have a lot going on along with a few bumps in the road. There will be days I feel things are finally beginning to fall into place. Then there are times I feel I'm falling behind. I've been trying to push forward on my own and allowing the distractions of the world to cause me to forget who's bigger and greater than all of this. Last Sunday I finnally went back to my church, SF Christian Center. I mean I was on a mission because I been feeling spiritually in balanced. When I arrived at the front door to my church, I was trying to hide. I was Incognito with my fake black glasses on with the whole nine. I needed answers. I needed the word. The sermon that sunday was delivered by guest speaker Rev. Peter Chao from Hong Kong. I mean it was like God spoke to me directly through him. The sermon came from Revelations chapter 4: verses 1 to 11. The message was the door to God's throne is always open. It's never closed nor locked. In order to enter we must simply open our hearts because that is the key. I needed that reminder that 'God Is Always In Control and will never forsake us!" . The distractions are the problems we allow to block us in. They come in the form of walls that tries to keeps us unable to see above and beyond. In order to knock down those walls and get over we must look up to God on the throne and know he's in control, and always remember the victory has already been pre purchased, and we just gotta claim it. Iyanla Vanzant says, God has blessed us all with visions. Therefore that's proof enough to know the victory has already been won. All we have to do is ask through prayer,"what?"... and through faith God will provide the "How". Lay aside your own understanding and put GOD first. When I got the word it was like food to my soul. I came out of hiding and greeted my church family such as the Senior Pastor Rev. Roderick V. Gittens and First Lady, also Bishop Rev. Green (former Senior Pastor) and his wife. I left feeling wide awake and full of light ready to share it with the world. It was at that moment I recognized the blessings thats already been working around me. Yall wanna know what they are? Here it is... A song I co wrote with my cousin Red shot my ratings from #89 to #15 in the Jazz Charts on Reverbnation in just 3 weeks, I'm soon to release my debut single in the spring, I have a new band, my website is about to launch 02/01/2014, I have a new band, and already booked shows for my concert series with new dates currently being added. Although there are still bumps ahead, I know who holds tomorrow because GOD is in control. Oh and I'm going back to Church next Sunday before rehearsal with my band mates. Peace and blessings yall!
2013 has been a very productive year for the beginnings of the Tomas Jay Experience brand development. I'm filled with gratitude for the experiences I had and the lessons I've learned. It took me a long time to get to this place where I feel fully confident and sure of myself I can take my artistry to the next level. I'm in this with all my mind, heart, body, and soul. I'm ready to receive the blessings behind the visions to become my true reality. Get ready for a bumpy ride yall cause I'm ready for 2014. Peace and blessings, Tomas Jay