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Is Katy Perry’s heart softening towards God?


Katy Perry Credit: ONU Brazil/Flickr/Creative Commons

Katy Perry Credit: ONU Brazil/Flickr/Creative Commons

American pop star Katy Perry posted an interesting Christian message to her 69 million Instagram followers on Easter Sunday. She also works as a judge on the new American Idol show.

She not only highlighted her Jesus tattoo, that she has had for years, with special lighting, Katy also added the words:

“My brokenness + God’s Divinity = My wholeness.”

Katy Perry’s Easter Instagram post

As some may know, Katy has a Christian background. Her parents, Maurice and Mary (née Perry) Hudson, are Pentecostal pastors. Katy’s birth name was Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson.

As a girl, she even spoke in tongues after being filled with the Holy Spirit and with her natural singing ability Katy sang gospel in church.  She hoped to move full-time into gospel music but that ultimately transformed into secular.

Below is a Gospel song that Katy Perry (then Katy Hudson), sang on the Christian broadcast network, TBN, in 2002:

The relationship with her parents has been strained as she rejected her parent’s faith. In 2008, she wrote a song, I Kissed a Girl, that topped the pop chart but further deepened the divide between them.

After going into therapy when she struggled with thoughts of suicide after the 2012 divorce with her ex-husband Russel Brand, I noticed Katy was desiring a restored relationship with her parents.

In an interview last June, Katy said:

“I didn’t really hear them and I’m trying to listen for that more and hold a space and have compassion for them and love them in an authentic way because it wasn’t always easy because we have very different view points. Now we agree to disagree in a loving space.”

I believe that relationship restoration is an important first step in Katy’s return to faith.

Genesis tells us that God created Adam and Eve in His image:

27 God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. (Genesis 1:27 NASV)

What does it mean to be created in the image of God?

The Hebrew word for image is ‘tselem.’ Literally it means to be a “representation” and they used the same word in the Old Testament to describe idols used to represent the various pagan gods (Isaiah 40:19).

But the verse in Genesis says that men and women were the “representatives or idols” of God, not crude images made of rock or stone.

So why did God do that and more importantly, who are we to represent God to?

At that point, sin had not entered the world  and if we are all made in the image of God it would  be pointless to represent God to each other.

I believe God did this for the sake of our children. Parents were to represent God to their children and as they matured this would serve as a natural bridge for them to move into a personal relationship with their Heavenly Father.

However, when sin came into the world, the parent idols that God created were horribly scarred by sin. All parents are sinners. All parents make mistakes.

This resulted in a distorted image of our true Heavenly Father.

But nevertheless this is how it was supposed to work. Because of this I believe a restored relationship between Katy and her parents is the first step to reconciling  with her Heavenly Father.

We also need to realize this is a process. It will not happen overnight. There will be ups and down, but I believe God is working in Katy’s life.

It is also important for Christian parents to acknowledge their part in any relationship breakdowns with their children. If it is in your power seek reconciliation. Ask your kids to forgive you.

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2 Comments

  1. Mark S says

    Praise God, this is wonderful news! America needs a spiritual revival so desperately, and very quickly. So many are lost, without hope, and hate God while He loves them. America’s heritage was like an Exodus from Europe to spread the gospel of Christ, the Word of God, and we have fallen so short of that with the culture we have today, but that could change. I pray it changes as every Christian should. If America doesn’t change for God, the alternative will not be what any of us would like – atheists included.

    Please pray for Katy Perry, Jordan Sparks, Alisha Keyes whom all seem to be returning to God like the prodigal son. Pray for God’s protection in their families lives, His guidance in them through the Holy Spirit, and a growing of faith like they have never known.

    I am so thankful for this news, as every Christian should be. These amazing women can have a huge impact on the younger culture in America that is so very ignorant of the Gospel, the Word of God, and Jesus Christ birth, life, and death including so many prophecies that transcend our time domain (space-time). These talented musicians can influence so many lives not for the moment, but for eternity through sharing their own stories at their music events, and being real with the people. Tell them the truth and what is real about the Gospel, and why they believe, and how it is changing them. This is how any of us can truly fulfill our life’s purpose and find peace and joy that suicide never becomes a thought.

    Imagine an alter call at each of their concerts? Millions of lives could be radically changed. I am so impressed what Greg Laurie has done with 30 years of Harvest ministries impacting millions of lives for Christ. Imagine what these women could do to impact American culture for Christ! Imagine what they could do if they came together as Sisters in the Lord to spread the Gospel across America as a team!

    Music is one of the greatest ways to reach people, and they have the opportunity. With the power of the Holy Spirit, they could start another revival in America 60 years after the last Jesus movement in California. Please pray for others like Beyonce to come back to Christ. They need to stop serving themselves and serving the King of Kings, and their lives will be richly blessed beyond anything they have experienced so far!

    No one can ever make America great again except the Lord Jesus Christ! Let us pray for that now.

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    • Thanks for your comment Mark. I agree music is such a powerful force in our society and I believe God is going to use it to reach millions. I have been following Greg Laurie and God is really using him. I almost wrote an article on a mass baptism he had involving 500 people. You only expect to see that type of thing happening in other countries, but it happened in the US. God is starting to move. As Christians we need to hold on, because it is going to be a great ride.

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