We are so excited to finally share the recording of the Ignite song ‘Draw Me Closer’. This song is particularly special to us, not just because it’s Ignite’s first original song but because it’s the start of a new journey for us musically, lyrically and spiritually. Writing our own songs was something we always intended on doing but never really started until we felt God challenge us last year about creating our own sound and making our own declarations. We started to set aside some time as a band to write, not knowing what, if anything would come out of it but something did! Getting the song to where it is now was an amazing journey which challenged and shaped us both individually and as a band and we have learned that if you make time for God and wait on him, he will always show up and blow your expectations out of the water (which he definitely did with us).
There were two main verses that inspired the song – James 4:8 which says ‘draw near to God and he will draw near to you’ and Psalm 145:14 which says ‘the Lord upholds all who fall and lifts up all who are bowed down.’ These verses helped us to realise that in those seasons where it seems like there's no way out, in our darkest times and our weakest moments, our desire should be to draw close to God because he is waiting and will draw us close. The chorus talks of falling into his love and falling into his arms and for me this reminds us that when times get tough and we feel like the floor has been taken from underneath us, that his grace and love are enough to raise us up. We don’t need to worry or stress, we just need to rest in him. Our hope as Ignite is that through this song you will be empowered and inspired to continue pressing into God because no matter what you are going through, God is always there.