The Life You Long For, with Christy Nockels

The Life You Long For, with Christy Nockels

Join Stasi in a heartfelt conversation with singer-songwriter Christy Nockels. Christy shares her journey to discover God's role in her creativity while realizing that our gifts can sometimes hinder our true desires. It was when she found God in the ordinary moments that she realized that the only thing God wanted from her was that she be his and find her identity in that. Christy has made worship her way of life, and as she has surrendered to God, she has uncovered his tender path to his heart.






Psalm 37:5 (NLT) — Commit everything you do to the Lord. Trust him, and he will help you.


Psalm 37:4-6? (NLT) — Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you your heart’s desires. Commit everything you do to the Lord. Trust him, and he will help you. He will make your innocence radiate like the dawn, and the justice of your cause will shine like the noonday sun.


Luke 10:38-42 (NLT) Mary & Martha Story — As Jesus and the disciples continued on their way to Jerusalem, they came to a certain village where a woman named Martha welcomed him into her home. Her sister, Mary, sat at the Lord’s feet, listening to what he taught. But Martha was distracted by the big dinner she was preparing. She came to Jesus and said, “Lord, doesn’t it seem unfair to you that my sister just sits here while I do all the work? Tell her to come and help me.”


But the Lord said to her, “My dear Martha, you are worried and upset over all these details! There is only one thing worth being concerned about. Mary has discovered it, and it will not be taken away from her.”


1 Corinthians 13:12 (NIV) — For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.


John 16:33 (NLT) — I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.”




Podcast: The Glorious in the Mundane









As a worship leader for over 25 years, Christy Nockels would tell you that her heart is to simply lead others to connect and communicate with the living God. Christy began writing music and singing in the church at a young age, as the daughter of a pastor in Oklahoma. She met musician, Nathan Nockels, in 1993 at the Christian Artist Seminar in Estes Park, Colorado and the two married in 1995.


The couple would form the Christian music duo, Watermark, touring nationwide and recording five acclaimed albums, including seven number one radio singles from 1998 to 2005, before laying down their Watermark journey for the sake of their family. Christy and Nathan were also among those invited by Louie and Shelley Giglio to be a part of the very first Passion Conference in Austin, TX, in 1997, which flourished into a fruitful twenty years of the couple songwriting and leading for the Passion

Movement. Christy’s voice and heart can be heard on songs like, “Waiting Here For You,” as well as her songwriting featured on church anthems like, “Lord, I Need You,” and “Healing is in Your Hands.”


Christy now records for Keeper’s Branch Records, the couple’s independent record label, where they’ve enjoyed releasing fan-favorites like Be Held; Lullabies for the Beloved. Christy also launched a podcast in 2016 called, “The Glorious in the Mundane,” which is intentionally focused on helping women in any season of life, find the wonder and awe of God in the moments of the here and now.


Christy and Nathan live in Franklin, TN where they love to gather around the farm table and even make music with their three children, Noah, Elliana and Annie Rose. They also love to spend time making their home, affectionally called Keeper’s Branch, a place of rest for all who gather there.


Book: The Life You Long For: Learning to Live from a Heart of Rest


Albums Mentioned:

Be Held : Lullabies For The Beloved Instrumental

This is the Hour


Songs Mentioned:

Waiting Here For You

Lord I Need You


As For Me (Psalm 2)

Be Thou My Vision: Used with permission by Christy Nockels at the end of this podcast



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