Colton Dixon Performs ‘Build A Boat’ At The Grand Ole Opry

A former American Idol contestant took the stage at one of the country’s most historic venues and sang a tune about faith.

Faith is one of those things that God tests quite a bit. He does call us to step out and be obedient even when the road ahead and the outcome are unclear. It’s easy to look back after enduring a trying circumstance and see what God was doing the whole time. But at the time, in the middle of such a situation, many may question God and His plan. 

Colton Dixon performed “Build A Boat” at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee. It’s a song, which Colton admits, is about faith and the often-crazy things God  can ask of us. However, Colton added that having faith in God and His plan is always worth it.

“This next song is about faith,” Colton said. “I think God asks us to do crazy things sometimes and I think that the reward waiting on the other side of crazy faith far outweighs the sacrifice.”

In the first verse, Colton sings about a place most people have likely found themselves in at times. But instead of giving up and throwing in the towel, Colton sings that he will continue trusting God. He knows God has a good track record of being faithful and performing miracles. 

In the song’s chorus, Colton reiterates that he will trust in God. He has enough faith in Him to do whatever He asks even if that means building a boat in the desert.

“I will build a boat in the sand where they say it never rains
I will stand up in faith, I’ll do anything it takes
With your wind in my sails, Your love never fails or fades”

The audience responds to Colton’s song about having faith and being obedient to God’s call with a thunderous round of applause. 

Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart; and lean not to your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct your paths.”


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