Be sure to check out Allan tonight on TBN's "Praise The Lord"! Allan shares his testimony with Grammy Award winner Jason Crabb and sings his new song, "God in Me". See the schedule here: http://www.tbn.org/watch-us/praise-schedule
Hi Friends! Would you keep me in prayer? This Saturday I leave for Florida for the start of a 15 city stop mini-tour in support of my new radio single "God in Me". Five other artists and myself including Dove Award winner Jason Crabb will be leading worship and performing at churches, radio stations and some additional private events. Your prayers would be greatly appreciated! We would love to see you at one of the events if you live in the area! 5/26 10:30am Boca Raton FL The Journey Church (Allan alone) 5/26 7pm Destin FL Destin United Methodist 5/28 7pm Monroe LA - Christian Life Church 5/30 7am Fort Smith AR - Sweet Bay Coffee 5/31 7pm Cabot, AR - Renew Church
“God in Me” is the declaration prayer of my life. It is me saying, “God, You are able. You are faithful! You cannot fail at anything you start – and You have started in me. You are God in me.
2 Phil 2:13 “…for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure.”
I am familiar with impossibilities in my own life. As a former drug addict, dropout, thief and loser, there was a time in my life when simply having a normal existence seemed impossible. As a child I accepted Christ as Savior, but in my early years, my family life spun out of control. There were multiple divorces by my parents and other circumstances that made my home life chaotic. During my teenage years, I began to run from God. After years of substance abuse, I ended up in multiple rehabs and eventually, jail. It was in the difficult circumstances of pain and failure that I asked God to put the pieces of my broken life back together. And He did!
That was 12 years ago. In my life, God has shown himself over and over to be the God who is not only able to help, but the God who is willing to help. He can and will do exceedingly above all we can ask think or imagine. He is the Faithful One, and His faithfulness is not dependent upon ours. Because of His goodness and His faithfulness, He picked me out of the gutter and gave me a new life! While my situation seemed impossible, I have learned that God is completely able to save and restore those who come to Him! This is a powerful message for the ones who have walked away from God or for those who have never known Him. 2 Tim 2:13 states, “if we are faithless, he remains faithful—for he cannot deny himself.” He is certainly able to save you and redeem the pieces of your broken life.
Col 1:27 “…which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.”
After I had walked with God for a while, I began to think that I could mess things up because of my inability to get it right. I felt that the weight of my salvation and earning God’s approval was resting on me. I was so tired! I knew that it was His grace that brought me into salvation; after all, I of all people did not deserve it! What I did not realize was that it was His grace through which I was kept and sustained. When I learned that Jesus had permanently earned God’s smile upon my behalf, it changed my life forever.
Our salvation and hope is meant to rest on Him and His finished work! Colossians 2:6 says, “Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him.” We walk out our relationship with God the same way that we received Him: not by earning and deserving his goodness, but by trusting that He is the God that is able. He brought us in and He will see us through.
Phil 1:6 “…being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.”
Faith is key. Faith in Him and His ability to get the job done in our life. Faith that the cross was enough to pay for all of our sin and failures. Faith that God—who IS victory, who IS strength, who IS success— lives in us! He cannot fail at anything He begins, and He began in us! He will complete the work He started in us, for us and through us. This is the message to my struggling brothers and sisters: hold on. Continue to believe Him in your circumstances. Where things are impossible for you, they are possible for Him. He will not fail in you. He will not fail with you. He can’t. God can’t fail.
This is the core message I am sharing through my song, “God In Me,” and with my life. He is God and He is inside of you. Everything that God is you have because you have Him! He is Christ in you. He is God in you. He is God for you...and God will never fail.
Eph 3:20-21 “Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever!”
Former drug addict, dropout, thief and loser Allan Scott found hope in his jail cell, calling on God to heal the broken pieces of his life. Twelve years later, this redeemed singer, songwriter and worship leader shares his experience in song, declaring the prayer of his life in the redemptive, hopeful “God In Me” single releasing May 4 at iTunes® and other digital retail outlets. Produced by hit maker Ed Cash (Chris Tomlin, TobyMac, Nichole Nordeman), the compelling new anthem from Scott is meant to lift his struggling brothers and sisters; an encouragement to hold on in the midst of troubling circumstances. Having known the pain of multiple divorces, substance abuse, homelessness and loss of personal freedom through incarceration, Scott found that the goodness of God can restore all from hopelessness.
“He can and will do exceedingly above all we can ask, think or imagine,” shares Scott. “He picked me out of the gutter and gave me a new life. It was because of His goodness and His faithfulness! My situation seemed impossible. In my own life I have learned that God is faithful and completely able to save and restore those who come to Him! This is a powerful message for the ones who have walked away from God or for those who have never known Him. Come to Him. He is faithful. 2 Tim 2:13 states, ‘if we are faithless, he remains faithful—for he cannot deny himself.’ He is certainly able to save you and redeem the pieces of your broken life.”
When I was lost / In the ocean of my sin You were faithful to me then / Now I am found Favored and made clean / You will not fail in me (From “God In Me”)
Myanmar is a country on the other side of the planet, literally (about a 12 hour time zone difference)! It is a primarily buddhist country sandwiched in between China and India. It is a very undeveloped country and poverty is everywhere you look. Christianity is legal there, but Christians become a part of the Persecuted Church. During my visit, I met brothers and sisters who had lost great things for their faith in Christ. Becoming a Christian in Myanmar may mean the destruction of your property or even death.
During my stay there, I led worship and preached for three days at an annual Bible conference in Yangon, the former capital city. I also spent some time hanging out with some of the children at an orphanage run by Myanmar Agape Ministries. The week that I was there ended with a graduation ceremony for students attending International Calvary Theological Seminary. I had the privilege and honor of performing and leading worship at the graduation ceremonies.
Myanmar Agape Ministries is currently housing many orphans from all over the country. These orphans are given food, shelter, clothing and are exposed to the Word of God on a daily basis. Many of these children will go on to become ministers to their families and to their country. The first thing that I noticed when I arrived at the orphanage was how the children immediately clung to you. They absolutely did not want to let you go. I knew that many of them had been abandoned by their parents. We stayed and gave them as much love as we could.
One of the powerful spiritual truths that struck me while I was there: that as believers, we have not received the spirit of an orphan, but we have received the spirit of permanent adoption. God will never abandon us because of our failing. He has made us permanent sons and daughters. This reality causes us to be able to move about freely in life, able to take risks and be confident that we are securely God’s children. He will NEVER disown us. Jesus was already disowned in our place on the cross. We were freely given credit for His perfect obedience. We are permanently favored and blessed children of God. Understanding this reality changes the way we act: we act not as orphans, but as children of the king!
I had the privilege of leading worship and sharing the wonderful Gospel of Grace at the 6th Annual Bible Conference. There were buddhists in attendance and it was an honor to share the love of Christ with them. I love sharing the fact that we have been made completely clean (Heb 10:14) by what was accomplished on the cross!
Toward the end of my time there, I had the opportunity of leading worship at a graduation ceremony for students graduating from International Calvary Theological Seminary. Many of these students will be sent deep into Myanmar, preaching the gospel. Many will be persecuted for their faith. It was such a great honor to spend time with them and take part in the ceremony.
If you would like to learn more about Myanmar Agape Ministries and ICTS please visit http://www.praymyanmar.org
I am so excited to announce 17 tour dates along the east coast with Integrity Music worship leader/recording artist Paul Baloche, Saddleback Churches Travis Ryan and recording artist Haley Morgan-Smith! Check out the tour page for details....