"Being a Christian is who I am. I am not going to hide it, and I am not going to stray away from it just because I am on a TV show. I wake up and I do devotional every morning," he added. "It reminds me why I am here, which is to share the love of God." *
Tonight, he did just that...shared the love of God! After singing and playing an amazing arrangement of Billy Joel's Piano Man, Colton was center stage, ready for the judges critiques. Fans waved signs of support. At closer look, you can see John 3:16 on the signs. (Sound familiar Tim Tebow fans?) Then came the single best moment of the night, better than any power ballad, better than any touching melody, better than any of the arragements. Host, Ryan Seacrest, asked him what he was doing right before he started to play. Colton replied,
"I've been praying before this whole thing. Tonight was a big moment for me. I was just collecting myself and saying, 'God use me.' I want Him to shine through, first and foremost."What a leap of faith! Against the advise of producers and critics, against the tide of the media and with the possibility of losing thousands of votes and costing himself the competition, Colton chose to stand firm to the Rock of his salvation in front of millions on national television!! To many his decision may seem foolish. However, to those who love Jesus the same way Colton does, it makes perfect sense! It is obvious that this young man fully trust the ONE who holds the future in HIS hands.
"For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11
American Idol, Colton Dixon singing Billy Joe's Piano Man ~ March 21, 2012