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Thursday, April 06, 2006

Favor

Well, what can we say? We got up at 4AM Tuesday and went to bed at 4AM Thursday. Lot's of 4 AM here, but this time we went to sleep in a daze from the Dove/GMA Awards. More to come, but thank you for your prayers and encouragement. Between us we received 10 Doves last night (Chris 5, DCB 3, Matt 1, Louie 1), and though Passion: How Great Is Our God was steamrolled by the powerhouse Narnia in the Special Event Album category, you were represented throughout the night and a part of it all.

Beauty was seeing the gifts and energy of our team/family recognized AND seeing our guys shine that light right back on Jesus. Chris, receiving the Artist of the Year Award
at the end of the night opened his Bible and read Psalm 96:1-4 before sitting down at the piano and leading us all in How Great Is Our God. That he walked off as we sang How great Thou Art (like every tour night) and left all eyes on Jesus was a fitting sixsteps ending.

All glory to you Jesus!

Tired. Happy. Humbled.

Louie

http://www.gmamusicawards.com/categories/

52 Comments:

  • Congrats! I'm still listening to the new Passion CD ... simply amazing! God is doing great things around us.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4/06/2006 12:17 PM  

  • Isaiah 26:12

    "All that we have done the Lord has accomplished for us."

    That was the Bible verse in my daily devotional this morning, and it reminded me of all of you at sixsteps. The Lord promises to bring honor to the humble, and we saw echoes of that promise last night. God bless all of you at Sixsteps ... the Lord is usinf you in mighty ways and will continue to.

    Your Sister,
    Jessica

    By Blogger Jessica, at 4/06/2006 12:25 PM  

  • Congrats, seriously, good job and keep up the wonderful work. God is truly moving through Passion! So exciting. :)

    By Blogger Jill Wyman, at 4/06/2006 12:31 PM  

  • i guess what moved me most is the example chris sets as a worship leader recieving some "award" and he walks of stage at the end of the song and recieves no applause - it's moving - and it's spotlight on Jesus kinda stuff... i am left with noone to thank but God Himself.

    By Blogger Jesse, at 4/06/2006 12:37 PM  

  • Congratulations guys! Thanks for being obedient to the Lord!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4/06/2006 12:37 PM  

  • what is the favor?

    By Blogger codeman, at 4/06/2006 1:17 PM  

  • It is great to hear and see how God is moving in your lives and how you are bridges in helping others with their walk with God. Remaining humble and giving Him the glory.

    I flew back from NY last night and had the honor of watching the sun set from the plane and it blew my mind how beautiful it was and how good our God is. Let us never take anything for granted in life. Thank you Louie and your team/family for all your hard work for God and always giving Him the glory. Thank you God for using Louie and the team/family to lead, teach and help others with their walk with You.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4/06/2006 1:18 PM  

  • Wow...simply amazing. Congrats to everyone. You guys truly deserve it.

    By Blogger Suzanne, at 4/06/2006 1:19 PM  

  • Way to go! I was so stoked about how God is using you guys and putting Passion on a platform to proclaim the Glory! Praise His name! As David Crowder says on "A Collision" 'I think we're on the brink of something Large!'

    For His renown!
    BenZ

    By Blogger BenZ, at 4/06/2006 1:28 PM  

  • I said this once before after Passion but it warrents saying again ( and taken from One much greater than I )"Well done good and faithful servants." Over the years you all have touched us with your speaking, singing , writing and performing and all to the glory of God. He is now saying to you how proud He is and how much He loves you all, and so do we. Thanks for your sacrifices in your own lives that you make to bring the name of God to others, He truly is "glorified in you"!!!
    I am just so thrilled for you all, and , oh ya, the CD kicks, too!!!!
    Blessings (and get some sleep!!)
    Mel

    By Blogger nydamm, at 4/06/2006 1:29 PM  

  • the awards are an amazing testimony of how God is reaching out to the masses through the ministry, music, and lives of the people involved with Passion. God Bless. may God receive all the glory and may we continue to seek to glorify Him!

    terence <><

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4/06/2006 1:44 PM  

  • What an awesome night. It was one of the best nights of my life! I drove 2 1/2 hours home sobbing in the greatness of God. I was truly honored to meet you and Chris. You guys have impacted my life and spurred on my relationship with God in ways I can't express. I was so happy for sixsteps. May God continue to work through you and sixsteps, and change even more lives for HIM! You made God smile last night :) !!!!!!!!!

    By Blogger CarmenSings, at 4/06/2006 1:44 PM  

  • Congratulations you guys!!!Very happy for you all!!IT'S ALL FOR JESUS!!!Our God is so good!!And he truly blesses us all with so much more than we could ever know!!
    I am sure you guys must be tired out!Hope you get lots of rest!
    I am listening to Passion right now it is on the song OUR GOD REIGNS!!This song is so powerful so simple yet so Powerful!!Yes Jesus you REIGN OVER EVERYTHING!!
    I want you all to know-Mr.Tomlin,Mr.Giglio,Crowder,Matt
    You are truly in my prayers as you all keep continuing this awesome journey with the Lord!
    God Bless
    Miranda

    By Blogger FanofGOD, at 4/06/2006 1:52 PM  

  • congrads guys- i just read the gma winners and thats awesome.. aND i simply love the how great is our God (how great thou art) version.. we do that at church and it gets a wondeful response.. so as i sit here listening to passion and chis how awesome is the lord most high... its very awesome.. - God bless

    By Anonymous Todd, at 4/06/2006 2:03 PM  

  • Dang!

    By Blogger Kevin, at 4/06/2006 2:15 PM  

  • I just have to say that I am always so encouraged and inspired by God, through you. Your hearts, and your examples, for giving God all the glory that He alone deserves, amazes me every time. Thank you for being used by God to bless so many people.

    :-)

    By Anonymous Savannah, at 4/06/2006 2:22 PM  

  • Louie and sixsteps family,

    It is so wonderful to hear about last night at the GMA awards! I'm so excited for you all. I was sending little prayers up to Heaven that God would be glorified through all of you - and it sounds like He was. So happy to hear about all of the award recipients!

    I'm just amazed at everyone's humbleness and the fact that you shine the light right back onto Jesus. That speaks volumes for the character of all of the artists. Let Chris know that my prayers are with he and the guys as they head into the studio. Can't wait to hear the new stuff.

    Thanks for continually including us (the fans) in the celebration of our God. I'm not officially a college student (a little bit older grad student) but I know great music when I hear it and am grateful to be lead into the presence of God by your music and your ministry. Thanks so much and congrats! WooHoo!!!

    By Blogger SusanW, at 4/06/2006 2:41 PM  

  • Congrats Louie and to the rest of the Sixsteps team. I'm glad that you guys kept your focus during that crazy time, and yeah, man, that's how the music time should always end. Making sure people realize that their eyes should be focused on God, and not on the person who's singing. Good job to Chris for that subtle reminder.

    By Anonymous Mike, at 4/06/2006 4:27 PM  

  • Our God Reigns indeed. Congrats all on the awards. I'm still awed by seeing/hearing you in Wheaton. What a perfect lead in to Lent. Here is a link to when the GMA's will be televised in syndication.
    http://www.gmamusicawards.com/pdf/37th_MusicAwards_SyndList.pdf

    By Blogger rizen1, at 4/06/2006 6:04 PM  

  • big congrats to the sixsteps/passion family. God continues to to use you in huge ways.. amazing. =)
    from strength to strength, glory to glory.. in His name.

    steph =D

    By Blogger steph hsieh, at 4/06/2006 6:10 PM  

  • I got my copy of EG today... and wow the memories started flooding back. God has used Passion 06 so powerfully in my life... and countless others I know. Praise God, Slava Domnului (for those who speak Romanian... you know you're out there!)

    By Blogger marcus, at 4/06/2006 7:51 PM  

  • Hi Louie,

    Cool beans on the dove award story. I got to watch to part on of your Alive! series online last night. Loved it, apreciated it.

    God is good.

    Amy

    By Blogger tamyra, at 4/06/2006 8:04 PM  

  • Congrats!!!!!! No one is more deserving or shines the light on the Name of Jesus the way you all do!!!!!!! I am absolutely loving the Everything Glorious CD and cant wait for the DVD to come out!

    For His Renown, Sarah

    By Anonymous Sarah, at 4/06/2006 8:50 PM  

  • #8 on iTunes!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4/06/2006 9:09 PM  

  • Where is Redman?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4/06/2006 9:49 PM  

  • So good to read your post today
    Louie. Thanks for keeping us up to date.
    Well done to all of you who received awards including Shelly for receiving the award on behalf of Passion/sixsteps.You are an amazing "family"
    The way Chris ended the night was a wonderful testimony to where his heart is and indeed all your hearts.Thanks Chris for pointing everyone to our awesome God by the Psalm read and in your song.
    May Jesus be glorified in all you continue to do through Passion/sixsteps and may He continue to Shepherd you all in the future.

    By Blogger gail, at 4/06/2006 10:25 PM  

  • I went to read my Bible and grabbed my message bible, but just wanted to post this up:

    Is 26:7-8
    The path of right living people is level
    The Leveler evens the road for the right-living
    We're in no hurry God, we're conent to linger
    in the path sign-posted with your decisions
    Who you are and what you've done
    are all we'll ever want


    Thank you God that you make the decisions for our life. God help us (me in particular) to be content in the path you have made me and not to try to go my own way. Make it true in my heart that you are all i want - that you are more than I need - You are more than enough.

    I hope this is an encouragement to anyone out there struggling in the same issues.

    By Anonymous christina, at 4/06/2006 10:40 PM  

  • congrats to everyone at sixsteps, chris, dcb, matt, and charlie. one thing that really impressed me at passion was how it wasn't about you guys, it was about God. i hadn't been a huge fan of some of the guys before passion for various reasons, but after seeing them lead us in worship and the passion they had for God, worship, and leading us in worship, my opinion of them has changed. keep up the work guys! it's not about you, it's about God.

    By Blogger sarahC, at 4/06/2006 11:06 PM  

  • Congratulations! You all have been such an inspiration bringing us closer to God. Praise God for His glory and mighty works.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4/07/2006 1:20 AM  

  • I drove around my neighborhood tonight with my windows down and "How Great is Our God" turned up loud, signing from the depths of my soul and longing for the day when all will say "How great is our God!"

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4/07/2006 1:24 AM  

  • Louie,
    Did you and Chris plan your outfits, or should we just chalk one up to "great minds think alike"? :)

    Congratulations!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4/07/2006 6:36 AM  

  • Congratulations. Great job!! Thanks for keeping up updated on the awards. Make sure to get lots of sleep. God is great.
    The cd, is simply amazing. I love how you can tell that it is live. I didn't get to attend the conference because I'm too young, but when you listen you feel as if you were right there. Thanks you all for the great work you did on the cd. And thank you Lord for letting it happen that way.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4/07/2006 7:42 AM  

  • I love the way David got dressed up for the occasion!! Seriously Louie, you and Chris need to spend a little less time together, matching outfits in kinda sad!! It reminds me of Dr. Evil and Mini-me! Lol

    Congrats by the way

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4/07/2006 10:18 AM  

  • "Then David praised the LORD in the presence of the whole assembly: "O LORD, the God of our ancestor Israel,may you be praised forever and ever! Yours, O LORD, is the greatness, the power, the glory, the victory, and the majesty. Everything in the heavens and on earth is yours, O LORD, and this is your kingdom. We adore you as the one who is over all things. Riches and honor come from you alone, for you rule over everything. Power and might are in your hand, and it is at your discretion that people are made great and given strength.

    "O our God, we thank you and praise your glorious name! But who am I, and who are my people, that we could give anything to you? Everything we have has come from you, and we give you only what you have already given us! We are here for only a moment, visitors and strangers in the land as our ancestors were before us. Our days on earth are like a shadow, gone so soon without a trace."

    from 1 Chronicles 29

    Congratulations.

    By Blogger Kendra, at 4/07/2006 11:15 AM  

  • I just wanna Congratulate the sixsteps records family for really becoming a successful record label. I was researching the music industry two days ago and found that Chris Tomlin's record arriving went gold, that's amazing, because it seemed like the trend in christian music was not to sell records. And how the doves ascended on sixsteps. You all deserve more awards and accolades for doing everything for the glory of God.

    By Anonymous The Cohen, at 4/07/2006 1:33 PM  

  • Oh yeah and will there ever be another passion on the hill??

    By Anonymous The Cohen, at 4/07/2006 1:37 PM  

  • Praise the Lord!!! I am so thrilled about the Dove Awards. You all deserved them. Time for the PARTY song for real huh?!

    By Blogger Kathryn, at 4/07/2006 2:53 PM  

  • Have you guys taken six steps yet?

    Anybody feel like dancin'? . . .

    By Blogger melody, at 4/07/2006 3:56 PM  

  • Definitely time for the Party song for real. (After I get saved)

    Anybody feel like singing along?..

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4/07/2006 4:34 PM  

  • clap, clap....clap
    for all God has done through sixsteps, Passion and everyone.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4/07/2006 5:00 PM  

  • that's fantastic news!

    By Blogger chickabee9283, at 4/07/2006 5:01 PM  

  • Awesome job on the CD. It was like I was there again like I was in January. To God be the glory!

    By Anonymous Ann, at 4/07/2006 5:55 PM  

  • boy- ya just cant please everyone. let go the comments about who's not dressed up or who looks too much like they dressed alike - You all look great! It's the smiles on your faces that shows what matters! Thank you so much for sharing the pics and the event with us! :)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4/07/2006 6:53 PM  

  • Wow, that's really beautiful. Keep up the good work, guys.

    ~Q

    By Blogger KristyO, at 4/08/2006 1:47 AM  

  • From a "family" standpoint, I think the only sad thing in all of this is not seeing Charlie getting to share in this moment with y'all. I hope that with Daybreak, he'll have the opportunity to be with you guys in next year's post-GMA/Dove photographs.

    Thanks again for all y'all do!
    =rg=

    By Blogger Rob Greene, at 4/08/2006 7:44 AM  

  • Way to go guys! Loving everything about Everything Glorious!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4/08/2006 10:36 AM  

  • Louie and Team,
    CONGRATS!
    You all are so deserving (I know you're humble), but you are deserving. I believe God has blessed you with these awards for your faithfulness, your focus, your "never give up" attitude and most of all your love for Jesus!
    What a great experience for all those that work with you side by side too! A team always outgives and outperforms and individual.
    Congrats.

    By Blogger the official blog of aaron dewinter, at 4/08/2006 11:21 AM  

  • Louie,
    I love when he does that!! All eyes are on our great Jesus!!!

    way to gooo!!!

    now get some well deserved rest, all of ya.

    delighting always In God.

    By Blogger eliz, at 4/08/2006 1:14 PM  

  • Congratulations Louie! I am so excited for everyone. I was able to attend the awards show last year and wanted so bad to be there this year. But it was just so close to Thirsty so I had to make a choice. Obviously I went to Thirsty! But I was thinking and praying for you guys all day on Wednesday (and of course wishing I was there). Thanks for blogging and giving us all the details during GMA Week... besides being there myself... your blogs were the next best thing!

    By Blogger Mindy, at 4/08/2006 5:19 PM  

  • Congrats!!! You guys deserve it! Thanks for your dedication to doing God's calling for you. Chris, Matt, Louie and DCB, you are awesome.

    By Anonymous Melissa, at 4/08/2006 9:51 PM  

  • CONGRATULATIONS!! To God be the glory!! Everyone at Passion did deserve these awards and I know God was pleased and applauding from heaven!!

    By Blogger gRaCe~!, at 4/09/2006 10:17 PM  

  • WOW, Mr. Giglio, I know you and Mr. Tomlin are close (bordering on being a bit unhealthy), but do you also pick out the clothes Mr. Tomlin wears too?

    Mr. Giglio you are doing a great thing and you are a massive blessing on so many different levels, thank you. You must have a very understanding wife who allows you to travel so much and be involved in so many different things. You are blessed, Mr. Giglio but also take inventory of life.

    Mr. Crowder, you are definitely different but you seem to have remained humble as Mr. Redman is. I am glad to see that you won an award. I like your new CD, again, different but different is good.

    Mr. Tomlin, all the best to you and congratulations. Mr. Tomlin can I be honest with you? Truthfully over the last year or so, you have changed and a few of us are not sure what to make of it. Yes, your songs carry truth but do you really believe and live what you sing? I like the sound to your new songs with the exception for "Party" because it sounds like you are doing it with effort and for the wrong reasons. Mr. Tomlin, its not you, maybe what you would like to be, or what someone else would like you to be or even what someone has convinced you to be, but it is someone elses persona. Brother, we are our brother's keeper and only those who seek God's best for His church will be honest with you because if one part of the body suffers so does the rest of the body. You used to have a peace but over the year you just don't look as if you are happy, your eyes tell of much unrest. Take time for yourself and rediscover the Mr. Tomlin that was distinct and not easily influenced. Also, don't forget your band, they are more important than anyone gives them credit for.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4/22/2006 9:45 PM  

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