Tori Kelly says encourages next generation to find identity in Christ

Written by on November 29, 2021

For Grammy-winning artist Tori Kelly, faith isn’t something that she practices just on Sundays; it’s a part of her, impacting every project she tackles and reminding her of her God-given identity every step of the way.

The 28-year-old singer and songwriter told The Christian Post. “I can’t do what I do … and I feel like God, Jesus always comes up at some point. It’s been such a part of my life, in my childhood growing up. But then, at a certain point, it became very personal to me. Anyone who knows me personally … [faith is] a part of who I am,”

Kelly, who gained fame as a teenager posting videos on YouTube and was a contestant on the ninth season of American Idol, says faith in Christ isn’t just something from her childhood or something that is “in the past.”

She encouraged her young fans to take time away from social media and ground themselves in Scripture.

Throughout her life, Psalm 91:4 has always given her particular comfort and encouragement, she said. The verse reads, “He will cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you will find refuge; His faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.”

“Personally speaking, that has helped me to … make sure I’m grounded in truth, in reminding myself who I am,” the artist, who married basketball player André Murillo in 2018, said. “I’m loved by God; listening to who He says that I am … instead of what the world says, which is very hard to do, and something that I struggle with as well. We’re all in this together. We’re all figuring it out.”

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