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Don Moen recounts 12 years of waiting on God for a Child

Award-winning songwriter and worship leader Don Moen has written more than 100 songs over his decades-long career, reports show. Courtesy Photo.

By Paul W Dennis.

USA – Since its debut in 1990, Don Moen’s song “God Will Make a Way” has topped the charts as one of the most well-known Christian worship songs of all time, and to this day, the eminent songwriter is still learning the impact of the truth wrapped in those words.

Moen told USA’s Charisma News that together with his wife, they waited on God for 12 years before they had their first child.

The famed worship leader then shared the prophetic words that changed his life.

“Many years ago, after a concert outside of Phoenix, Arizona, a pastor gave a prophetic word to my wife, Laura. He said, “I see you giving birth to a child. … in fact, I see you giving birth to many children, but this will not stop you from traveling the world, sharing the good news of the gospel. I see an international family. Your children will go with you around the world.”

At that time, it was unknown to the couple the struggle they would face trying to have children.

“Many times we would listen to this word and wonder if it would ever come to pass. Years of tests, infertility doctors and miscarriages discouraged us and challenged what little faith we had left, but after 12 years, God gave us a baby girl, then a boy, then a girl, then another boy, then another boy! Yes, in seven years, God gave us five children,” he explained.

“And just as the pastor prophesied, they have all traveled the world with us as we share the good news of the gospel and still work with me in the ministry. God is so good,” he added.

Don Moen is according to Charisma News the pioneer of the modern praise and worship movement. He has spent his career as a worship leader, producer, songwriter and music executive.

While a student at Oral Roberts University in the early 70s, Moen began touring with the musical group Living Sound and evangelist Terry Law.

By 1986, Moen had recorded “Give Thanks” for the Hosanna Music! praise and worship series at Integrity Music, where he would serve as creative director, executive producer, and eventually, president of the label.

During his tenure there, he sold more than 5 million units and signed worship leaders and songwriters such as Paul Baloche, Ron Kenoly, Darlene Zschech and many more.

Today, Moen lives in Nashville, Tennessee, with his wife, Laura, where he is president of Don Moen Productions and oversees his international nonprofit ministry, Worship in Action.

“I believe I’ve heard the Holy Spirit say to me that He has much more for me to do and that the next 20 years of my ministry will produce more fruit than all the previous years put together,” he told Charisma News.

“This has been confirmed to me through many other people as well. God has put some big dreams in my heart, and sometimes I wonder how they will become reality, but Isaiah 55: 9 tells us His ways are higher than our ways and His thoughts are higher than our thoughts,” he added.

On October 16, 2018, Don Moen announced his very first book in life titled, ‘God Will Make A Way: Discovering His Hope in Your Story’.

“I’ve never written a book before and I thought, ‘If I’m going to write one, I’m going to write about something that was a life-changing experience,'” he told the Christian Post..

In his book, The Christian Post reports that Moen uses personal stories and Scripture to remind readers that God does not forget His children and remains faithful — even when all hope seems lost.

“So often, people look at their lives and everything is going fine,” he said. “Then you lose your job, go through a divorce, lose a family, or receive a devastating health diagnosis. These things can rock your world and you think, ‘How am I going to find hope in my story?’ All they can see is hopelessness.”

“I want people to know that God is with them in spite of loss and hopelessness. If you look close enough, you can see the hand of God in your life.”

‘God Will Make a Way’ features a foreword from world champion boxer Manny Pacquiao, whom Moen referred to as a “friend” and a “personal hero.

Additional reporting by Faith News, Charisma News.

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