Encouragement Speaker Derrick Hayes gives a DERRICK Interview by asking 7 questions through each letter of his first name to give you an insightful perspective from other experts, entrepreneurs, celebrities and up and coming super stars.
Today’s DERRICK Interview is with Rayna Brown who is an anointed, energetic praise filled woman who believes “worship is what she was created to do”. She is a worship leader, songwriter, vocal coach, speaker, directress and up and coming author born and raised in Long Island, New York. Rayna recently released her Debut single “Stand in Worship”.
D is for Dream. What is your dream and what have you achieved?
My Dream is to see nations united in Christ through His love! I want to see hearts connecting back to God! I want to see healing and deliverance to every nation and I believe God has gifted me to be a soldier in the army that is rising up to build the Kingdom!
E is for Encourage. What encourages you?
I’m always encouraged when I see hearts connecting to God. When healing and deliverance is taking place is when I’m most encouraged. I am also encouraged by worship and the Word of God. Whenever I feel the need to replenish, my worship and His word are always a sure turn around for my thoughts and feelings.
R is for Resource.What resources do you bring to the table that makes you unique or stand out?
The number one resource I have is the anointing that equips me to do whatever God needs me to do at any given time. I can do nothing on my own and have to completely depend on the anointing to lead me and show me what the people need at that very moment. I also have determination and passion! Those two elements together attract people with like hearts and minds which enable us to come together as one unit to accomplish the mission of RBM which is to connect people to the heart of God!
R is for Ready? When did you realize you were ready for what you are doing now?
I realized I was ready when I got tired! When I was tired of leading, tired of singing, tired of praying, tired of fasting, tired of wondering, just plain tired. When I arrived at the point of wanting to give up was when I realized that all of me had to be broken so that God could use me and most importantly, trust me to do what He purposed me to do. It was at that time that God released a fresh anointing, opened doors and gave me strategy and help to do what He commissioned me to do.
I is for Individual. Name at least one person that you know that you feel others should learn about and why?
Well, I would say King James I. Yes, I know that’s odd but hear me out. I choose King James because I believe he is a great example of how God uses anyone He chooses. It isn’t about us being perfect people. King James printed the first English bible which bore his name King James Bible of 1611 A.D. He is a true example of Christ’s grace and mercy because if people were to look at the life of King James they would see that he was not a perfect person and quite controversial. Some would say he wasn’t even a good man but I point out the fact that God still used him as an instrument to bring us what we use as our lifeline today – the Holy Bible. Without the word of God, where would we be? If God would use someone like King James to do something as important as bring us an English Bible, we have to believe that His grace and mercy toward us is the same!
C is for Continue. When you fail, things look bleak or are not optimistic what makes you want to continue?
Christ first, my husband and then my supportive friends and family. I know that my anointing to worship, write and lead are not for my own benefit so that is what keeps me going. I have learned to trust God and have faith in His promise to equip me to do what He has called me to do. I look at how Christ didn’t give up on His way to the cross and just press forward knowing that lives are connected to my press! There is a charge and call on my life and God will give me all I need to walk in it. He has also given me a husband and supportive friends and family that have been gifted to encourage me when I need it most.
K is for Key. What keys to success can you leave for upcoming entrepreneurs and leaders?
Time spent with God and His Word, Humility and Unity. Doing what I do, leading worship and ministry, we cannot take people anywhere that we have not been. So the first thing is spending time with God and the Word. We must spend time with Him in private in order to be effective in Public. In order to connect to people to God’s heart, I have to know the way there! Secondly, there must be humility. What we do is for no glory of our own but for God and for His people. If we ever think it is about us and become a distraction, God will gladly move us out of the way. Lastly, everyone needs someone to do anything. Without unity and working together there will be division and a house divided against itself will not stand. You must function under one vision and one mind.
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