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I'm Simcha! I live in Northern Israel near Caesarea, where I am married and a mom to 3 incredible, world changing kids!
The 'Dare to Ask' project was a journey of chronicling a long season of being hidden, broken, passed over and feeling invisible. It is my story of songs written in the secret place when I was convinced no one would ever hear them except God.
The jewel that I found in this place, is that the desert and dark seasons are a place of privilege. A place of promise and a place He only takes His chosen ones. The challenges, storms, desert seasons and pain all became something I learned to no longer despise, but to appreciate and even ‘Dare to Ask’ for.
Everything you see on this website is fruit of those seasons.
God asked me to chronicle the things I learned in this 15 year season, to write it down, and eventually He ‘cornered me’ into turning these musings into the book ‘Dare to Ask’. This book it like the umbrella to all that I’ve done since.
Since the book was published, God revealed to me a pattern of ‘daring to ask’, which begins with dreaming, and learning how to dream once again, and how God can be found in our dreams. This is represented by the first EP and devotional - ‘Dreaming’. Then we move onto a season of being awakened, and starting to step out into the dreams we’ve learned have come from God, and learning to stand tall on His promises. This is stage is represented by the EP and devotional ‘Awakened’. Only when these stages have been completed can we then ‘Soar’ with Him - the name of the third, and final EP and devotional - coming 2019!
But it all starts with ‘Dare to Ask’, and being willing to wrestle for more from God, from a place of Rest.
“Through beautifully honest personal stories, as well as the lives of biblical characters, in Dare to Ask, Simcha Natan unravels some of the mystery behind how we can keep pushing for more of God, from a place of rest, whatever the season of life we are experiencing. Dare to ask tells the stories behind the songs which are being produced in a succession of 3 EP records and counterpart devotionals.”
Dare to Ask is the ‘umbrella’ book to all the EP’s and devotionals. The songs and devotionals take a closer look at the process of ‘Daring to Ask.
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Awakened EP and Devotional
Awakened is the second of three EPs that make up the Dare to Ask project which consists of books, music, devotionals and art projects that explore a common theme - Daring to Ask for something from the perspective of Rest while being willing to wrestle with God for more.
Awakened is all about the process of waking up spiritually to who God is, who He made us to be, and how He wants to partner uniquely with us. Each song explores different aspects of this process, and is accompanied by a 30-day Devotional; Awakened, as well as artwork for the songs.
This project is all about waking up, picking ourselves up, dusting ourselves off and stepping out into the fullness of what God has for us, with fresh passion and zeal.
Dreaming EP and Devotional
‘Dreaming’ is the first of three EPs that make up part of the ‘Dare to Ask’ project which consists of the umbrella book ‘Dare to Ask’ which tells the stories of the songs, the music itself in the form of 3 EPs, each with a counterpart 30-day devotional which lead a more detailed journey of the process of Daring to Ask. There are also art projects that explore the themes from this adventure of Daring to Ask.
The ‘Dreaming’ EP encourages the listener to draw near to Him, to find Rest, to allow God to overcome them and to invite the breath of God into their lives. The music has been described as ‘‘meditative’, ‘intimate’, ‘soaking’, ‘uplifting’, ‘alternative indie’ and ‘chilled’.
Each song takes inspiration from biblical characters, stories, or passages written about in the book, and is accompanied by a 30-day devotional, Dreaming with God which leads the listener on a journey of dreaming with God again.
I also paint to reflect the messages of my books and songs, tying everything together into a multi sensory expression of who I am, a creative!
It is a great passion of mine to see people engage with God in the way they were created to, and for many this isn't through the most obvious medium. I believe in meeting people where they're at, and opening up new pathways of communication between us and God.