Who Am I by Casting Crowns

Who Am I by Casting Crowns

Who am I?
That the Lord of all the earth,
Would care to know my name,
Would care to feel my hurt.
Who am I?
That the bright and morning star,
Would choose to light the way,
For my ever wondering heart.

Not because of who I am.
But because of what you’ve done.
Not because of what I’ve done.
But because of who you are.

Chorus:
I am a flower quickly fading,
Here today and gone tomorrow.
A wave tossed in the ocean,
A vapor in the wind.
Still you hear me when I’m calling,
Lord you catch me when I’m falling,
And you told me who I am.
I am yours.
I am yours.

Who am I?
That the eyes that see my sin
Would look on me with love
And watch me rise again
Who am I?
That the voice that calm the sea,
Would call out through the rain,
And calm the storm in me.

Not because of who I am.
But because what of you’ve done.
Not because of what I’ve done.
But because of who you are.

Chorus:
I am a flower quickly fading,
Here today and gone tomorrow.
A wave tossed in the ocean,
A vapor in the wind.
Still you hear me when I’m calling,
Lord you catch me when I’m falling,
And you told me who I am.
I am yours.

Not because of who I am.
But because of what you’ve done.
Not because of what I’ve done.
But because of who you are.

Chorus:
I am a flower quickly fading,
Here today and gone tomorrow.
A wave tossed in the ocean,
A vapor in the wind.
Still you hear me when I’m calling,
Lord you catch me when I’m falling,
You told me who I am.
I am yours.
I am yours.

Whom shall I fear?
Whom shall I fear?
‘Cuz I am yours.
I am yours.

When I first heard this song it hit me in such a way that I just couldn’t believe that someone could write such a song.  I felt the same way when I saw the movie Passion of the Christ, who could write such a story….only God.  I am thankful that God gives the words to writers to touch us in such a way that we fall to our knees in humility.  Who am I that God would even care about me….according to the world -a nobody but in God’s eyes someone who can do great things for Him! 

13 For you created my inmost being;
       you knit me together in my mother’s womb.

 14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
       your works are wonderful,
       I know that full well. (Psalm 139:14) 

God knows everything about us because He created us.  He showed the real meaning of love, not what we characterize love as in today’s world.  We say we love everything, so we have watered down the true meaning of love. ” 16This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers.” (1 John 3:16).  When you think about love in this manner…do we really know love….would you lay down your life for your brother?  Someone you don’t even know.  That is why God is the God of all the earth.  He looks on us with love even when we don’t obey, when we stray from his word, when we sin, and when we don’t love each other.  He sees past our sin with unconditional love.

When you put yourself in comparison with this vast world and how minuet we really are in the big scheme of things it puts life in perspective.  God gave us morning stars (angels) to guide us on our daily journey.  He doesn’t do it because of who we but because of who He is….we are flesh and sin every minute so how could we do the right thing every single time. 

Our lives are just a blink in the eyes of the Lord…”here today and gone tomorrow”.

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Bring The Rain

I want to dive into so many songs that I find bring me joy in times of sadness, tears in the midst of pain, goosebumps knowing that God is near, and just bring a smile to my face.  I hope you will join me in this journey to discover new songs, the meanings behind the words and why the writer wrote those very words.  If you enjoy music and the ability that music has to change your mood in the blink of an eye, then join me in this aventure.   I must warn you, I am not a writer, but I love to share my thoughts with all to read….

Bring The Rain Lyrics
Artist(Band):MercyMe

I can count a million times
People asking me how I
Can praise You with all that I’ve gone through

The question just amazes me
Can circumstances possibly
Change who I forever am in You

Maybe since my life was changed
Long before these rainy days
It’s never really ever crossed my mind

To turn my back on you oh Lord
My only shelter from the storms
But instead I draw closer through these times

So I pray

Bring me joy, bring me peace
Bring the chance to be free
Bring me anything that brings You glory
And I know There’ll be days
When this life brings me pain
But if that’s what it takes to praise You
Jesus Bring the Rain

I am Yours regardless of
The dark clouds that may loom above
Because You are much greater than my pain

You who made a way for me
By suffering Your destiny
So tell me what’s a little rain

So I pray

Bring me joy, bring me peace
Bring the chance to be free
Bring me anything that brings You glory

And I know There’ll be days
When this life brings me pain
But if that’s what it takes to praise You
Jesus Bring the Rain

Holy, Holy, Holy
Is the Lord God Almighty

And I forever singing
Holy, Holy, Holy
Holy, Holy, Holy
Is the Lord God Almighty
Is the Lord God Almighty

Everybody singing
Holy, Holy, Holy
Holy, Holy, Holy
Is the Lord God Almighty
Is the Lord God Almighty

This song was written after one of their sons was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes. A simple reminder for him that God WILL get His glory even through the difficult times.

If you are like the writer, then I am sure that you have been through so many things in your own life that you can only praise God in the midst of it.  But if you are human like the rest of the world, then you may have days that you just want to sit in your puddles of rain and get soaking wet.  But God did not call us to do that, He called us to glorify Him and if we all need a little rain then BRING IT ON! 

I find that people look to you more when you can praise Him, when all they would do is cry, have a pity party, get angry, or just shut out the world.  There are numerous references to scripture in the area of praising God in everything.  Sometimes I know this is easier said than done. Like Hannah in 1 Samuel 1:1-2:26; she is still bringing praises to her Lord for a child and then we delight in her joy when God grants her desires for a child.  Looking further into the Hebrew society, they viewed having children as  a blessing, much like we do today; but they also viewed being barren as a curse.  But did they actually think that God was cursing them, I am not sure and maybe there are some of you out there who feel that whatever you have been through or what you are going through, that God is cursing you.  I do not believe that God is cursing you or was cursing Hannah.  God allows things to happen in our lives and I believe it is to glorify Him, in the midst of the rain. 

Paul, in Acts 16:19-34, is being persecuted, beaten and thrown in prison with Silas but he still sings praises to our Lord. No matter what Paul went through, he was still rejoicing and praising His Lord in the storm. How I want to have that unshakeable faith that no matter what trials may come, what storms may blow through, what tragedy will take place that I, little me, would shout out with love, adoration, praise and love for my King.  I am such a work in progress and pray that I am becoming more like Jesus everyday but I am weak and Know without a shadow of a doubt that I need my Lord to walk with me every single day, minute by minute and hour by hour until He comes back. 

No matter what you are experiencing today, trust that God loves you, he has not forsaken or abandoned you.  You may be saying how can you say that….oneday I will post my testimony but rest assure that I too have had my storms. No, I was not always quick to praise Him but I did always pour out my soul to my Father and knew that He heard me.  His timing is always perfect.

 Mercy Me \”Bring The Rain\” Story Behind the song

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