In February 2014, Mylon LeFevre came to the church where I play guitar. I had seen him in concert probably 3 or 4 times in the past, so it was a bit surreal to look out and see him watching me play. This is what I said about the experience at the time:
“Have you ever had one of those defining moments in life that you had to chew on a little while to sort of "get it"? I did recently, so here's what it means to me:
God says in Proverbs 18:16, “A man's gift makes room for him and brings him before great men.” I've been chipping away at an instrumental rock guitar CD, and have experienced ups and downs about it confidence-wise. Mylon LeFevre heard me play last week and said some very kind words about my abilities. Not only is he a personal hero, but he has sang and played with some of my other heroes (Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Alvin Lee, etc., etc.) I'm honored and humbled, and ready to pick up the pace on recording it. God is very good to me.”
Now, let’s flash forward to October 2015 when Mylon returns. He sees me, says “Hey buddy – there’s that guitar player.” I talked to him a bit, thanked him for the inspiration to finish the guitar CD and start a record company. I asked him if I could give him a copy. He agreed, and said he would listen to it when he rode his Harley back home. I told him it was instrumental rock guitar, so he said he’d turn it up. On top of that, he had very solid teaching about Jesus, and made a comment about God’s goodness that stuck with me:
“God isn’t a clown or a joker – He’s not gonna pull the rug out from under you.”
Being a guy who grew up the hard way, I’ve always had a tendency to wait for the other shoe to drop if things are going well for me. What he said put things in perspective for me: God blesses me because He loves me, and He is good. For the first time, I feel like I can just relax a bit with the confidence that the good in my life is here to stay.
To sum it up, I hope Mylon enjoys my CD as much as I enjoy his music and godly wisdom.