Recently, while at a Thanksgiving service at my new church, I had the pleasure of being introduced to a new and vibrant talent. Her name if Giel, pronounced Ja’El, and honestly, that’s how I thought it was spelled. When this young lady was introduced, we were told that we were in for a real treat. That was an accurate description.
This beautiful lady comes out on the stage with her group, and begins to perform; attempting to energize the crowd, who seemed at first, somewhat listless. I was intrigued by the fact that in her attempts to energize the crowd, I never once sensed that typical, phony, cheerleader sort of pep rally effort. It didn’t come off like a half-baked attempts to simply get the crowd going. She was effervescent and bubbly, but it was really part of her personality and charm. It was sincere. She has real stage presence, and had the whole place grooving and praising God before she was through.
She sang several songs that were quite enjoyable, but none that got to me like the song she wrote about “What if God did what we do to him?” That one is the type of song to give you pause. The video below is the start of her 2012 tour and gives a small clip of this song.
This lady was quite the firecracker on stage and just lit up the house with her energy. She has a beautiful voice as well. Here she is singing Chris Tomlin’s Indescribable.
I truly loved the spirit of God I see at work in this young lady. Like me, she has been under attack from the enemy since a very young age; having faced death on at least 5 different occasions, and having walked away from the type of accidents in which the vehicle is unrecognizable, yet she was unharmed. It is her strong faith and the calling on her life that keeps her so strong in the midst of the enemy’s futile attempts to eliminate her. My other favorite is a song she wrote called “Run,” in which she says she was like Jonah, running, and she finally stopped running away from God, and ran towards Him. Thus, He has been able to use her in a mighty way.
You can follow her and learn more about her on her website: http://www.gielmusiconline.com.