Award-winning gospel music sensation Ami Rushes is busier than ever! On the heels of her “Testify” tour, Rushes continues to support gospel classics, and her adoration of traditional gospel music by sharing her testimony throughout the U.S.
She recently expanded her talent and authored her first book, Monday Manna: Spiritual Nuggets to Start Your Week, distributed through Westbow Press, with foreword by Bishop Charles E. Blake, Sr.
In February 2013 Ami performed at the 2nd Annual Gospel Goes to Hollywood Awards Luncheon, honoring Wendy Raquel Robinson, DeVon Franklin, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Marla Gibbs, and Terry & Rebecca Crews, and did so well that Erica Campbell of Mary Mary, was compelled to tweet, “Ami Rushes singing God’s Been Good to Me,” with a photo of Ami’s performance attached.
Last week, she attended BET’s Celebration of Gospel Prayer Breakfast where Sony executive DeVon Franklin, Fonzworth Bentley, Dorinda Clark-Cole, Livre and Deon Kipping were featured guests.
Simultaneously, she’s been in the studio with long-time friend, and award-winning producer Kurt Carr, as she works on her fifth studio effort, to be released Summer of 2013. Her new album.
Ami is crystal clear on how she got to this point in life. She says;
God can give you back the years you have lost due to sin, apathy, sickness and the list goes on and on. But how can you get the years back you might be asking. Here is the answer in Joel 2:25 (KJV) “and I will restore to you the years the locusts have eaten.” You see locusts destroy everything in their path. Its a good word to describe what the enemy try’s to do in the life of a believer. But our God is a restorer of broken wasted lives. In Job 42:12 (KJV) it tells us “So the Lord blessed the latter end of Job more than his beginning.” Your beginning may have been a mess but your future can be glorious.You see I speak from experience on “wasted years”. I was in bondage with a life threatening eating disorder for twenty years. One day in a church parking lot when I least expected it, God completely delivered me and I knew that I knew I was free. The enemy may have stolen the first half of my life but now on the second half, God has restored the years the locust have eaten. Out of that horrible pit, the Lord has birthed a national ministry, has blessed me to be able to record five CDs, many videos and write a devotional book. Not only that, the Lord has caused me to be healthier and stronger than I have ever been. While the devil was trying to kill me God was planning a way of escape and now people are being blessed by this beautiful ministry all across the country. Make no mistake Beloved, I am not bragging on myself I am bragging on my God! What He has done for me He can surely do for you.