Guest Blogger: Jessica ReedyPublished by Torrence Glenn on Wednesday, May 6, 2009 at 2:06 pm.
Hey folks. We’re in homestretch of Sunday Best, so I’ll keep this short because I know you want to get to the main event. Over the course of the season, I’ve tried my best to not only give MY take but to bring artists and contestants to you straight up. So with that, I’m going to keep it going and bring you, one of the Sunday Best Finalists, Jessica Reedy! We’ve all had something to say about her, now here’s HER turn to talk. Enjoy!
*Hands mic to Jessica*
Hey Torrence and everyone out there. I truly want to give all glory, honor, and praise to God. It is because of Him that I have been appointed for this season in my life to minister through song and given the opportunity to help save some people. My experience at Sunday Best was truly a blessing. I truly believe that the contestants on the show were appointed from God to help me because they all played a huge part in helping my stay at Sunday Best, as well as building my character. From Ms. Carolyn Johnson-White, who I truly believe was sent from God, to Ms. Sharon Gomez who never ceased to amaze me with her ongoing encouraging words. To Mr. Peter, Clifton, John McClure, Dontavies Boatwright, Jeff Spain, Crystal, Zebulan Ellis, Ms. Audrey, Camille Betton, Jon Jon, Maurice, Tammy Turner, and my two closest friends Latice and Y’Anna; I love ya’ll and you all have truly made my Sunday Best experience one to remember.
Okay, let’s get down to it! I want to first address some rumors that may have been put out there. Firstly, I did not know, prior to the show, ANY of the judges. The favor that God has given me while on the show was just that, ‘favor’ from God. I know a lot of you may not understand my style or like it, but what I have was given to me from God. My gift is not to impress anybody and I don’t sing for people. God has given me what I have. When you discover that there is a God who loves you despite your faults, you find yourself in a place of repentance, gratitude and love for the Lord. I LOVE GOD. I owe Him everything that I have. I just want to make God happy and have Him pleased with me. A lot may say I don’t have a Gospel Voice. I should sing R&B. Why? Gospel is not a style!!! It is a message. If you Love the Lord and you have the love of Christ in you, why can’t you deliver the Gospel. I just want to deliver the good news. That’s it. If you are not touched by it, then it was not intended for you. I will now and forever sing for the Lord. Call it Gospel Jazz, what ever you would like, but I just want to help save some people and for my Lord to say, “Jessica well done”. I thank everyone who has had encouraging words despite if I am not your choice. I read your comments and I appreciate those. For those who didn’t have such good words to say, I thank God for you as well, because it is you all who help keep me grounded in God. You make me want an even greater relationship with Him because you remind me that GOD has done this, not me. You remind me that it was not my talent that got me to this place but it was truly the favor of God that brought me to this point. God bless you as well. I love you all.
To my sister Latice, There aren’t words for a genuine spirited and talented person like you. I am your biggest fan. To Y’Anna, wow you are just in a category by yourself because you are too amazing to be duplicated or competed against. It has never been a competition for me. It has been an amazing opportunity and avenue that the Lord opened up to me for the world to be touched.
Winning this competition is not as important to me as helping someone find God for themselves. I would just as willingly take second as I would first. To these two young ladies, I would have gladly taken third as long as someone, even if it’s just one finds God. So vote as your heart desires and I leave my destiny in the hands of my Lord. My God’s will for my life be done.
To all of my fans I would just like to thank each and everyone of you for your continuous support week after week. God bless everyone. And remember this, ” It’s God Or Nothing Everyday”…. Shouts out to G.O.N.E., the Dorsey’s, the Reedy’s, D.G.C., my son Justin, my late father R.I.P Howard Reedy, Sr, grandpa R.I.P. James Dorsey, Sr. And my mother I love you. “Walking by faith and Not by Sight”. Love ya Torrence and thank you for the opportunity.
*Takes mic from Jessica*
Thanks Jessica! Appreciate it. You’ve been just as sweet as the day I met you in your audition in January. I’m looking forward to your future, regardless of the outcome Sunday. Y’Anna’s coming next. Stay tuned!