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We love celebrating our favorite time of the year with you!
Send in your Christmas song request today and we’ll play it just for you…
It’s our favorite time of the year… Christmas music is here!
Listen to the most beautiful versions of your favorite Christmas songs and be encouraged by inspiring messages, straight from the story of Christmas. Let us know if you have a special Christmas song that you’d like to here. We love celebrating Christmas with you!SHARE
Felicia recently visited the Brazilian Amazon and today she shares her experience with you on Maasbach Radio!
During her time in the Amazon, she really had to step outside of her comfortzone:
‘I thought I could never work with kids, that just wasn’t for me. It’s funny how God will ask you exactly what you think you’d never do. So I did it anyways and I actually loved it! God works in strange ways sometimes.’
Tune in again this weekend as Felicia will share her story about finding her identity in the world.
‘It was my dream to travel the world so that I would find a place in this world that I would belong to.’
Listen to this beautiful story about God-given identity and be encouraged as Felicia prays a special prayer for you on maasbachradio.com.
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At Maasbach Radio we have the pleasure of meeting many inspirational individuals and hearing their story. For instance this young man: Alwin.
At 16-years old, Alwin suffered from a severe blood poisoning. His whole life was turned upside down as he had to trade his soccer career for hospital visits and rehabilitation. As a result of this illness, Alwin’s fingertops needed to be amputated. As he lost his sense of belonging in society, a Christian friend invited Alwin to a concert in church. Alwin, who didn’t know Jesus at the time, agreed to go with him that night.
At the concert he saw young people singing, dancing and enjoying life. He wanted that same joy that he saw in that church. When the band’s leadsinger did an altarcall, Alwin didn’t hesitate to open his heart for Jesus and invite Him into his life.
Alwin started playing the guitar, despite his missing fingertops. Now, Alwin is a gifted guitar player and uses this gift in church as a worshipleader.
If you want to listen to more inspirational stories like this one, make sure you tune in to Maasbach Radio on saturday and sunday for SHARE YOUR STORY!SHARE
This weekend, you can listen to incredible stories from people all over the world.
Listen to stories about healing and deliverance, stories of how impossible situations were divinely changed and stories of miracles on maasbachradio.com. If you need a miracle in your life or family, we would love to pray for you with our many prayerpartners all over the world. Click here to fill out a prayer request.
May you be encouraged as you listen to inspiring life stories on Maasbach Radio.SHARE
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Accusations are powerful and operating in the power of the tongue. Words are powerful. Accusations are hindering to move you forward, but God brings you His Word to break that power.
This weekend, preachers from all over the world will come together at the Maasbach Conference in The Hague, Holland.
During 3 days of teaching, preaching, worship and powerful prayer, we will enter into God’s presence and expect the power of the Holy Spirit to fill our lives. It is our prayer that you – yes, YOU! – will experience the power of the Holy Spirit as well. We pray for you to receive your miracle and to be victorious in this life.
Listen to powerful prayer and encouraging messages all weekend on maasbachradio.com
Meet Mitchell, he’s the guy on the left doing sound at a big church conference in Holland.
Being a sound engineer is what he does, but a few years back this was impossible.
When Mitchell was a baby, his parents noticed there was something wrong with his ears.
In his childhood years, Mitchell underwent surgery after surgery. Nothing cured his ear problems, until God did a miracle.
Now, Mitchell serves as a sound engineer in church and at big events.
Do you need a miracle from God today? Whatever your need is, you can trust Him. Jesus loves you and wants to heal you and make you whole. Call upon His name today and receive your miracle.
How are you? How are you REALLY?
Today we want to encourage you, whatever your situation might be.
Are you sick?
Are you looking for answers?
Are you grieving?
We’re here for you.
If you need someone to talk to, feel free to contact us.
You can always send us a message on facebook or click right here.
We’d love to hear from you and we’ll pray for you to experience victory today.
The Blessing Pact, straight out of the principles in the Bible, is the formula through which God is able to supply you in all of your needs.
The Blessing Pact shows us how followers of Christ in the Bible were supplied in all of their needs and how God sustained them in their daily lives, because they gave God what belonged to Him. This principle is still the same for us today. God has not changed and He wants to supply in your needs and sustain you in your every day life.
For years, Jaime experienced terrible pain in her knee. As an active mom of three, she tried to cope with the pain by using pain killers. One day, Jaime sat in a church service as she heard a message about healing.
After the message, the preacher encouraged the church to cry out to God for healing. Nobody laid hands on Jaime or prayed a specific prayer for her, yet after the church service, Jaime found herself walking down the stairs in high heels without a trace of pain!
Do you experience pain in your body? Are you sick? Jesus wants to heal you! Cry out to Jesus and He will hear your cry.
Meet this beautiful family of three: Rakesh, Febe and little Serahja.
Rakesh and Febe have been married for 10 years. God gave them the promise that they would receive children some day. Years passed by, yet Rakesh and Febe didn’t see the promise fullfilled. There were some hard times, especially when it seemed like everyone around them got pregnant ‘so easily’. Still, they chose to trust God and to hold on to the promise. And He proved to be faithful: God gave them this beautiful baby girl.
Are you waiting to see a promise fullfilled in your life? Don’t lose hope! God has not forgotten about you. We pray that you will be reminded of this fact as you listen to Maasbach Radio today.
“Therefore, in the present case I advise you: Leave these men alone! Let them go! For if their purpose or activity is of human origin, it will fail. But if it is from God, you will not be able to stop these men; you will only find yourselves fighting against God.”Acts 5:38-39 (NIV)
‘I felt God in the details from the beginning. It was hard work, but I was grateful to do it. I did everything I was supposed to do, but it didn’t turn out the way I hoped’
Have you ever been there?
You’re doing everything you feel Jesus has called you to do. It’s a mix of messy and beautiful, and you’re OK with that. You love the times you sense God doing something powerful, but there are times you work as hard as you can, and it doesn’t turn out the way you think it should at all.
That can be discouraging, to say the least.
In today’s passage, we find Peter and the apostles in a hard place. Despite their faithfulness, they have been jailed and beaten many times. They are human, so there are discouraging moments. Yet each time they are released, they go right back out and do what Jesus asked them to do.
At one point, their dogged persistence troubles the authorities. They meet to discuss their fate. That’s when Gamaliel, a respected member of the community, speaks up:
“Let them go! For if their purpose or activity is of human origin, it will fail. But if it is from God, you will not be able to stop these men; you will only find yourselves fighting against God” (Acts 5:38-39).
If it is from God, you will not be able to stop them.
What if I looked at my assignments from God differently?
Whether loving a child, leading a ministry or investing in a relationship, if God is in it, then we can rest in it. Success isn’t measured by challenges, our hard work or even the results.
If we know God has asked us to do something, that’s sufficient. All He wants is for us to do our part. We can trust He’s doing His. We might not see the eternal impact, but He does.
There will always be a mix of messy (our feelings, critical people, a desire to see immediate results) and faith as we follow Jesus. We might think it should be easier. We may believe it should bring us joy all the time. We might even equate off-the-charts results with pleasing Him. On days like that, we need to remember this:
If it is from God, you will not be able to stop [her]. Not because of us, but because of Him.
We can rest in what God’s asked us to do, from beginning to end. We’ll do our best. We’ll be faithful. When we complete that assignment, we’ll start listening for the next. We keep loving. We keep our heart attuned to His voice. We don’t allow results or challenges to rob us of the joy of partnering with Him.
If God is in it, and we know that to be true, we are free to simply show up and do our part. After all, God is in charge of the results.
Heavenly Father, You invited me to partner with You, and I’ve made it all about the external. I’ve wrapped it around feelings or results or what I think it should look like. I shift the focus back to You. If You are in it, that’s enough for me. Thank You for allowing me to partner with You in Your plans. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.SHARE
Rachid and his wife are expecting their first baby! When talking to Rachid about the first ultra sound, he was speechless.
‘People don’t realize how big of a miracle it is for life to be born… It really is a miracle.’
Rachid himself experienced a miracle healing when he was 2 years old. He was diagnosed with severe meningitis and had to stay in the hospital. The doctors said he would either die, or be brain damaged for the rest of his life.
One day, a woman came to Rachid’s hospital room and asked his mom why she was crying. When Rachid’s mom told the woman what was going on with her son, the woman offered to pray with her. After three days of prayer, Rachid was completely healed. The doctors were amazed and had no other explanation than that of a miracle.
Rachid shares his story with you to show that God can do the impossible. Believe in Him! He wants to do a miracle in your life.
A couple of years ago, Tim was involved in a car crash. He got out to help the people in the 8 other cars that were involved because at that moment, he felt fine. But in the evening Tim started to experience severe headaches. The days after the accident the symptoms got worse and the diagnose became clear: whiplash.
For weeks, Tim couldn’t do anything and in this tough situation he was tempted to ask: ‘why God?’ Yet, Tim says he learned a very valuable lesson:
‘The one thing that I’ve learned out of this experience, is that when you seek Jesus in tough times… He will prove Himself to be so close to you.’
Whatever your circumstance is today: sickness, sadness, fear, tragedy, loss or anger, God wants to come close to you. Talk to Him about it!
At Maasbach Radio we love getting to know people and their passions. Meet MIchaela. She’s very creative and she even designs and makes her own dresses!
Michaela shares some tips on getting started on your own hobby:
What is YOUR hobby? We’d love to hear about your passion and what you’re doing with it! Send us a message and click here. We’d love to hear from you.
At Maasbach Radio it’s our prayer that we are able to encourage you! We pray that this devotional will bless you today.
COMPASSION FOR THE LOST.
‘Whom shall I send? And who will go for us? ’ – Isaiah 6:8
Scripture for today: Isaiah 6
Is it possible to be satisfied with what we see and hear around us today, after we have been baptized in the Holy Spirit? What caused Jesus to cry for the city of Jerusalem? It was a heart full of compassion! All around us there are people/souls that are lost without God. Today, the children of God need an outpouring of God’s love in their hearts for the lost. A compassion from which we cry out to God through the Holy Spirit: ’Have mercy, oh God, and save those who are doomed!’ Are you ready to do what God wants you to do? To go where God wants you to go? To say what God wants you to say? Are you on fire for Jesus?
Thoughts for today: The baptism in the Holy Spirit and death of our ‘own self’ gives a compassion for souls and for this world that is dying!
If you have a need in your life, we want to be there for you.
Maasbach Radio and many prayer partners from all over the world will pray for your situation every day when you fill out a prayer request and let us know what we can pray for. You can also ask us to pray for somebody else that needs a miracle.
If you want to join us in interceding for the many prayer requests we receive every day, become a prayer partner!
Let’s believe that God will make the impossible, possible.SHARE
Do you need some fun music that is safe for the little ears? Maasbach Radio’s got you covered! You can find us on spotify by typing spotify:user:maasbachradio in your search bar. There you will find a free and fun Hits for Kids playlist or click on the link below. Don’t forget to give us a follow for more free playlists!SHARE
A big thank you to everyone who is spreading the news about Maasbach Radio! You can encourage someone by letting them know about Maasbach Radio. You’ll never know what an uplifting song or quote can do to their day. Shine your light and tell a friend about Maasbach Radio right now! Click here to share Maasbach Radio on Facebook.
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Maasbach Radio presents to you a special hour: ‘Old but gold’.
Listen to an hour of your favorite hits from back in the day!
Every day we’ll freshen up your memory with songs that made it to the Christian-contemporary-songs-ranking from the nineties, eighties and even the seventies! There have been many talented singer-songwriters that have blessed us with the anointing that God gave them: Andrae Crouch, Sandy Patti, Avalon, Ron Kenoly, Point of Grace, Amy Grant and many more.
If you’d like to request a hit from back in the day, don’t hesitate but send us a message! You can contact us on facebook, instagram or twitter (maasbachradio) or click here to write us a message.
Old but Gold on Maasbach Radio, every day at 4pm CET (Amsterdam time)
This week on Maasbach Radio: REVIVAL then & now with Fred de Bruijn
Fred has been a pastor and a teacher for many years. He sat down with us to talk about revival in the church in the past and what’s in store for the generation of today.
Oral Roberts has been a great inspiration to pastor Fred:
‘You want more when the Holy Spirit comes into your life. I also see this in the life of Oral Roberts: not being satisfied with only being saved. I knew I was called to serve God, but how?’
Pastor Fred finds 5 promises in the autobiography of Oral Roberts that he received from God. One of those promises is that there will be a worldwide revival before Jesus comes back.
‘The most important thing for our generation is to prepare for the revival that is coming before Jesus comes back. God is preparing us. There is no revival that started without years of prayer or without a hunger for the Holy Spirit. It doesn’t start in the future. It starts NOW.’
Jeconia, 25, is featured in this month’s personal playlist!
As a talented composer and avid music lover, he shares with you what his favorite songs are at the moment and what they mean to him.
1 Shoulders — For King & Country
I’ve been following this band since the beginning. My favorite For King & Country song and number 1 on my playlist is: ‘Shoulders’. They’re the brothers of Rebecca St. James and have a great sound. This song is about the fact that God always helps us and it tells about His love. It doesn’t matter in what kind of situation we are. Our help comes from Him.
2 Come Awaken Love — Bethel Music
Bethel, a great worshipband, has written this fun, fast song with a deep meaning. Hunter G K Thompson’s voice is very ‘interesting’ but in a good way. The song is about wanting more of God’s heart, which is very applicable for my life as well.
3 Love Has Come For Me — Colton Dixon
He became well known for participating in the Idols tv-show in America (in the 7th and 11th season) and he has an unbelievable voice. This is real Christian rock music. The Bible says that God is love and this song says that where ever I end up, God continues. Love (Jesus) has come for me.
4 Perfect Love — Leeland
A synth driven song, a beautiful voice and well arranged song. This song is about the perfect love of God that drives out all fear. Fear can fall upon us very easily, the question is: ‘what do we do with it?’ This song will certainly help you to get rid of your fear.
5 Heart Like Heaven — Hillsong United
Ofcoarse I can’t forget this one on my list: Hillsong United. This cd, that was recorded in the well known Ocean Way studio in Hollywood in America, is a real top dog. This song is about the holy name of God and that He is worthy of all worship and praise.
6 Made For Me — Toby Mac
I know little artists that have been at the top for so long and who are nominated for a Grammy every year. Toby Mac, who pursued a solo career after DC Talk, is always innovative with a great sound. This song is about his wife and it just has such a great vibe. He sings about the fact that God made her for him and that he can’t believe she’s his.
7 Real Love — Hillsong Young & Free
A band for youth or adults that are young of heart. God’s love is real and it’s for us. I especially like the vocal effects. This song is very helpful during a workout or to get active, ha! This band is fairly new to the scene. They have a modern sound with lyrics that clearly show that God is number one in their lives.
Want to listen to this playlist for free? Click here to listen to Jeconia’s personal playlist!SHARE
Maasbach Radio recently participated in a VLOG for Dutch National television!
For all of our Dutch and Belgian listeners, here’s the video of the item we did.
We are so excited to share it with you!
Thank you for listening to Maasbach Radio and we pray you will be blessed by uplifting music and quotes.SHARE
We’ve had such a good time with Rachel at Maasbach Radio. You might know her from Maasbach Worship or The Blessing Singers. This week, Rachel came to the studio to talk about her life a little bit.
From the young age of 6 years old, Rachel had a burning desire on her heart: for her father to accept Jesus Christ into his heart. She began praying for him. It wasn’t until many, many years later that Rachel saw this prayer answered. Rachel shared with us how she overcame discouragement and eventually developed an entire new kind of relationship with her father.
Don’t miss out on more awesome interviews and life stories on Maasbach Radio! Like Maasbach Radio on facebook and follow us on instagram and twitter to stay updated on everything going on at The Blessing Music Station.SHARE
An all new hour of Hits for Kids on Maasbach radio!
Every saturday on maasbachradio.com and on our Maasbach Radio app (download the app for free in your Google Play or App store!)
Your hour of Hits for Kids focusses on the little ones of your family and brings you fun tunes and Biblical lyrics that your kids will be singing along with in no time!
Hits for Kids will air on Maasbach Radio every saturday at 9am CEST (09.00 u.) and 6pm EDT. We wish you and your family a wonderful day filled with positive lyrics and uplifting quotes on The Blessing Family Music Station!
It was such a delight to have 17-year old Abigail in the studio. She’s recently been featured on Maasbach Radio’s ‘Share Your Story’.
Abigail is from the Philippines but was raised in Switzerland. She went on her first missiontrip that took her to Trinidad. Abigail shared openly with us about accepting Jesus in her heart when she was only ten years old and how she’s been searching for her place in God’s plan.
Don’t miss out on more awesome interviews and life stories on Maasbach Radio! Like Maasbach Radio on facebook and follow us on instagram and twitter to stay updated on everything going on at The Blessing Music Station.
This month Maasbach Radio teamed up with the entire Blessing Family in the Netherlands for a day of spreading the good news!
We were excited to go in to the city of The Hague (where the king of Holland lives) to bring the good news of the gospel to the streets with music! During an hour of Maasbach Radio’s Hits for Kids, we invited kids to come and receive free facepainting and to bring home free animal balloons. We were also able to provide the newest hits while a dance and drama team showed their talents. Many people came to watch as we played uplifting music on the streets of the Netherlands.
Watch the video for an impression of this great day!SHARE
The MAP band is currently touring Indonesia to reach the young people with the good news of the gospel!\
Not only will they be visiting many churches and a huge youth camp, they will be playing their music on the streets for anyone who wants to hear! We pray they will be very fruitful and that many may have a special encounter with God during their worshipsets. We can’t wait to have them tell you all about their trip on Maasbach Radio when they return.
To stay updated on The MAP Band Indonesia – tour, you can follow them on social media:
Maasbach Worship surprised us with the release of a new studio recording!
The Dutch version of ‘Jubilee, breakthrough, blessings’ was posted on Maasbach Worship’s youtube channel this week and it’s been on repeat ever since.
Tune in to Maasbach Radio to listen to a special message by David Maasbach about this special song.SHARE
This year is a very special year at Maasbach Radio!
Maasbach Radio is a part of the Johan Maasbach World Mission and we are celebrating all that God has done in and through our ministry for the past 50 years. If this ministry has impacted your life in any way over the years, we would truly appreciate it if you took the time to tell us about it. Your testimony will be celebrated!
We believe that God will continue to work through this ministry and are expecting many more testimonies of how God is working! For more testimonies and videos on this year of jubilee, visit http://www.50jaarcapitol.nlSHARE
Maasbach Radio is part of the Johan Maasbach World Mission.
Our goal is to bring the gospel of Jesus Christ to the greatest number of people in the shortest possible time, using all means and media at our disposal. You can be a part in spreading the gospel today! Share Maasbach Radio with others by sharing on your social media or make a gift. We believe God will bless you for it.
At Maasbach Radio we connect with people from all over the world! We were so excited to have some students from Christ for the Nations, Dallas TX in our studio. All of them are students at CFNI Bible School and are currently on a missiontrip in Europe.
They shared their favorite Bible scriptures and some life experiences with us that testify of the great God we serve. One particular story of CFNI student Jose touched our hearts as he shared his testimony. The interview was live on CFNI’s periscope and watched by many as Jose prayed God’s restoration over broken lives.
Did you miss the interview? Don’t worry! We’ll make you sure you get to listen to CFNI@Maasbach Radio soon. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Instagram to make sure you won’t miss the next broadcast of this wonderful get-together!SHARE
We are excited to announce the release of Micha Maasbach’s first solo EP!
On Ascension day, May fifth, Micha’s first EP will be released, but you will be able to listen to his beautiful songs TODAY! Only on Maasbach Radio.
We remember talking to Micha about his music when we met up with him at his concert in Amsterdam (click here to read the interview). He told us about wanting to release an album and what the songs would be like. Well, the wait is over! Listen to Maasbach Radio to hear exclusive previews of off his brandnew EP. Congratulations to Micha on this amazing album, it truly blessed us and we know it will bless our listeners!SHARE
We love receiving messages on how Maasbach Radio is blessing you! Recently we’ve received a message from David, who lives in South Africa. Here’s what he had to say:
‘I am especially blessed to have found this page – www.maasbachradio.com. What joyous and uplifting music. I’ve had it keeping me company while working late nights here in South Africa. Edifying. Thank you.’
We praise God for the opportunity that we have to spread the good news of the gospel all around the world. If we have blessed you in any way, we’d love to hear about it. Send us a message and let us know about how Maasbach Radio is blessing you. Click here to send us message.SHARE
Recently, Maasbach Radio was asked to be a part of an item for Dutch television, called: ‘Christen zijn is niet saai!’, meaning: ‘Being a Christian is not boring!’ We got to explain the difference between Maasbach Radio – Message and – Music station. We also shared the purpose of the radio station and how Maasbach Radio wants to encourage people.
We had so much fun recording this item and we pray that it will inspire more people to listen to Maasbach Radio!SHARE
‘Oh the blood of the Lamb’, a song by Maasbach Worship is featured on their new album ‘My future rewritten’ that was released on March 28th!
Listen to Micha Maasbach as he tells us the story behind this beautiful song.
We want to celebrate victory with you! What is your story of victory? How has God made a difference in your life? If you want to share your story, we’d love to hear from you. Contact us and we’ll celebrate the victory with you and everybody on The Blessing Family Music Station.
If you’re all for big orchestra’s and the more dramatic kind of music, then take a look at Maasbach Musicals YouTube channel!
The channel provides you with an inside look behind the scenes of Maasbach Musicals. You’ll also get to see spectacular scenes from the musical ‘Forbidden Love’, a story about David & Bathsheba and other productions.
Take a look if you appreciate the musical genre!SHARE
Do you need inspiration or are you craving some encouragement?
You can read back into the archives of our free devotionals that we’ve been posting on our website for the past 2 weeks and find out how you can contend earnestly in different areas of your life.
Contend earnestly to become like Christ pt. 1
Contend earnestly to become like Christ pt.2
Contend earnestly for your purpose pt. 1
Contend earnestly for your purpose pt. 2
Contend earnestly to bear fruit
Contend earnestly for success
Contend earnestly through success
Contend earnestly through prayer pt. 1
Contend earnestly through prayer pt. 2
Contend earnestly to overcome
Contend earnestly for courage
Contend earnestly for the supernatural
Contend earnestly to love like Christ
Contend earnestly through fasting and prayer
This Free Devotional was brought to you by the Johan Maasbach World Mission.SHARE
My name is Alfa Shehu and I am from Katsina, a state in Nigeria, Africa. I listen to Maasbach Radio almost every day at work and it has been a great companion. Maasbach Radio has been a blessing to me and many around the work area.
As a banker and a preacher of God’s Word here in Nigeria, Maasbach Radio helps me to relax my mind, keep me in a happy mood and it encourages me during working hours. Most importantly, anytime I am to speak in the evening, especially during midweek service, Maasbach Radio keeps me in a perfect shape and spirit for the message. I’ve received lots of inspiration listening to Maasbach Radio. I also listen to messages on Maasbach Radio – Message Station and this has been a tremendous source of materials and spiritual growth for me.
I pray that God will continue to strengthen, provide and uphold Maasbach Radio in this great work.
Do you have a testimony to share? We’d love to connect with you! Send us a message – click here.SHARE
What are your New Years Resolutions?
Have you set goals? Have you been making plans or have you been dreaming of actually following through on some old plans? We would love to help you with your resolutions by praying for them! Contact us on twitter, facebook, instagram or send us a message through the contact form on our website. We’ll promise to pray for every positive goal you set for yourself. Also, keep listening to Maasbach Radio to find encouragement in uplifting music and quotes every single day!SHARE
After joining Micha Maasbach for his concert in Amsterdam, we got to hang out with him for a little bit. – You can catch the review on Micha’s concert here – We asked him about his current tour and plans for the future. Enjoy!
I don’t think we’ve ever seen you in a solo-project. What made you decide to take on this one?
A while ago, I was asked to sing a few songs in a city in Holland called ‘Leeuwarden’ as a performance. (we’re used to seeing Micha as a worshipleader for MAP band and Maasbach Worship) I realized right then and there that this concept of a vocal with an acoustic guitar, singing out Bible scriptures in the Dutch language, isn’t really out there. I define it as ‘music to relax’. After this performance I was asked to use this concept while performing in another meeting and then another one. Eventually I was asked by David Maasbach (president of the Johan Maasbach World Mission and director of Maasbach Radio) to tour around the Netherlands using this exact concept.
What is your favorite song of the evening?
I don’t have one particular favorite. I think all of the songs have something about them that makes them exciting to play. I do get goosebumps when I play the song ‘Lachai-Roï’ and I cry almost everytime when it’s time for the song: ‘Ik wacht op U, o Heer’, meaning: ‘I wait on You, Oh Lord’.
Yeah, we noticed that. Thank you for sharing your story behind that song! It was about a particular period of your childhood..
Yes, it’s about the time when I was too young to go to youthservice with my older brother. My younger brother and I stayed home with my uncle, who took this time to study the bible with us. I have such a special memory of those moments that it touches my heart everytime I talk about it!
You seem very comfortable showing your heart on stage.
When I was asked to do this tour, I was asked to really be me. To give the church a taste of what I do when I’m alone with God. I can be an emotional wreck sometimes! These songs are about me, my friends, my family, stuff I’ve been through, stuff I’m going through. So naturally it’s gonna lead to an emotion. All of us go through the ups and downs of life and with my stories I show how I deal with those circumstances.
Yes, we loved it! How many concerts are included in this tour?
8 in total. I will be visiting all of The Blessing Churches. Everybody’s more than welcome to come! I still have a few more to go, you can find my tourdates on maasbach.nl
All of the concerts take place inside the Netherlands, your homecountry. Do you think you’ll ever take the tour international?
I think one of the strengths of this tour is singing songs in Dutch. I’m not a real big fan of translating songs so if I were to tour outside of Holland, I would write new English songs instead of translating these ones.
Stephen, Maasbach’s main drummer, is your wingman on this tour as a percussionist. Do you write his parts for the song too?
In my head, I know what I want the song to sound like, but I’m very bad in articulating that to other people. Stephen really understands the value that a drummer/percussionist can add to an arrangement. He’s great at using the freedom he has in writing a rendition, yet not overdoing the part. We always try to give each song it’s own sound.
The final question we’re dying to ask… Can we expect a solo-cd to be released anytime soon?
I might, I’m not sure yet. Can’t tell you more right now… I guess you’ll just have to stay in touch about that one!
Micha Maasbach, leader of the MAP Band and gifted songwriter for MAP and Maasbach Worship is solo-touring the Netherlands! Maasbach Radio had the pleasure of joining Micha in Amsterdam for one of his concerts and got to hang out with him for a little bit – the interview will be posted in a seperate update! Here’s a little inside info on the evening and the world of Micha Maasbach.
Before the concert starts we meet Micha and Stephen at the door, where they’re welcoming all the people that are coming in. It’s an intimate set-up with candles and a little elevated platform where Micha will be sitting with one of his guitars. “The guitar sitting on one side of the platform is tuned differently and the one on the other side of the platform is for back-up purposes”, he explains. Stephen will be accompanying Micha throughout the night with his serious skills of rythm and beats. The drummer for MAP band and Maasbach Worship brought his own setup of percussion instruments.
When the concert starts, everybody immediately eases into the calm and wonderful atmosphere of worship. We see some closing their eyes and simply relaxing in Gods presence. Instead of taking notes, we decide to do the same and we join Micha in a journey through song, scripture and testimony. Every song in the repertoire has a special story and Micha doesn’t seem to hesitate when it comes to sharing his heart in the story. At one point he got a little emotional, sharing a precious childhood memory and how it inspired his song ‘Ik wacht op U, o Heer’ meaning: ‘I wait on You, O Lord’. A touching moment, which we’ll highlight in our interview with him.
Two songstory’s included a funny sidenote. These particular songs were actually written for other Maasbach productions: Maasbach Musicals and Maasbach Worship. The songs didn’t make it on the original project it was written for, “but”, Micha says: “that actually makes me kind of happy, cause now I can use it for my solo-tour. Which is awesome!”
During the concertbreak we see Micha hanging out in the crowd and talking to everyone who came. “He likes to mingle with the people”, Stephen tells us. This ‘family’-kind of feel is exactly how we would describe the evening. After the evening you feel like you actually know Micha. We love how he made it feel so personal and yet the center of it all is and remains: God.
So after this evening of music with Micha Maasbach we go home with a fulfilled and happy heart except for one thing.. we can’t wait to get our hands on a Micha Maasbach solo album! Read Micha’s response here.SHARE
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