I Will Not Be Moved

Album: Relentless (2009)
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Songfacts®:

  • Natalie Grant is a Contemporary Christian singer-songwriter who in the second half of the 2000s won four consecutive Dove Awards for best female artist. This song is the opening track and second single from her seventh studio album, Relentless.
  • Grant told CCM magazine the story behind the song: "I remember exactly where I was when I wrote this song. I was reading the Bible and meditating on the scripture from Psalms that says, 'He will set your feet upon a rock and give you a firm place to stand.' At that particular time, nothing felt firm. It felt shifting, uncertain and unfair; and my prayers felt as if they were just bouncing off the sky. I'm so grateful that God is not based on our feelings! Things will often feel unsteady; such are the times we are living in. So many things seem uncertain, from the economy to the environment. And though I often stumble and trip along the road of life, because of my faith, I am steady, regardless of how I feel.

    As I was meditating on the Scripture, I kept reciting the phrase, 'I will not be moved' to myself. Then the song just wrote itself. I wrote it in about 20 minutes. The songs I write that are worth anything always seem to happen that way!

    This song is pretty much my statement of faith. Life is a journey of ups and downs, but in spite of ourselves, God never stops pursuing us. And no matter what this culture is telling us - how to act, how to look, what to believe—this is my resolution: I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. And though I may get bumped and bruised along the way, I will not be moved from that.

    Because it was such a strong statement for me, I knew I wanted it to rock pretty hard. I'll never forget recording it. I was 10 days away from delivering my twins. Maybe that's why I had a little extra aggression in my voice!"

Comments: 2

  • Phyl from Knob Noster MissouriI love Natalie !
    Finding your videos keeps me focused.
    I watch on Facebook during this pandemic .
    I cannot afford a CD but love your music so much
  • Ivy from Springfield, NeLol I was expecting a pretty gospel song and then the rock music comes in . . .
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