Danny Gokey shares message for churched and unchurched: 'Love God, love people'

Jeannie LawMay 08, 2019 09:57 AM EDT
CR8 AgencyDanny Gokey's "Haven't Seen It Yet" Debuts #1 on Billboard Top Christian & Gospel, 2019 | CR8 Agency

Award-winning Christian singer Danny Gokey released his fifth studio album, Haven't Seen It Yet, this month and says he wants to share a message of hope for the world to love God and love people.  

Haven't Seen It Yet reached No. 1 this past week on the Billboard Top Christian & Gospel Album chart. Gokey said the theme of the entire record is: "there's hope."

"To be quite honest, I was feeling like hope was dwindling and I had to go back and remind myself who He is and not who I've created Him to be in my own mind," Gokey told The Christian Post of the season he was in when he recorded his new album. "I think a lot of times we tend to think God is a genie and really that's not how the Kingdom of God works."

The "American Idol" alum said God chastens who He loves.

"A lot of times we're going through things that God has purposed to refine us and make us better and make us stronger," he explained. "There's really no other way to respond to God. You're either going to say yes to God or no to God, there's no two answers." 

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