Monday, January 23, 2012

Music Monday [Remind Me Who I Am]

Who Am I?


Jason Gray is a talented songwriter who has overcome a lot of hurdles in his life.  Did you know that he struggles with stuttering?  That is a little known fact that he shared one time when we had him in the studio.  These lyrics hit a nerve with me too.


When I lose My way,
And I forget my name,
Remind me who I am.
In the mirror all I see,
Is who I don't wanna be,
Remind me who I am.
In the loneliest places,
When I can't remember what grace is.

Chorus:
Tell me once again who I am to you.
Who I am to you.
Tell me lest I forget who I am to you.
That I belong to you.
To you.

When my heart is like a stone,
And I'm running far from home,
Remind me who I am.
When I can't receive your love,
Afraid I'll never be enough,

Remind me who I am.

If I'm your beloved,
Can you help me believe it.

Bridge:
I'm the one you love,
I'm the one you love,
That will be enough,
I'm the one you love.


Tell me once again who I am to you.
Who I am to you.
Tell me lest I forget who I am to you.
That I belong to you, Woh.
To you.


Sometimes in life we need a reminder of our identity in Christ.  I'll be honest with you, I need this more than I would like to admit.  I often joke with myself that I suffer from an identity crisis.  Maybe you do too.  There is an allure of the world that coerces us into thinking that we can't be accepted the way God created us.  We spend a lot of time trying to cover up or pretending that we are someone who we are not.  

Lately I have been trying to focus on being still and listening to God more.  In the stillness, my thoughts creep in... shouting.  There are a lot of good adjectives that come to mind like loved, forgiven, trusted, faithful, daughter, and maybe-someday-at-the-end-of-a-rainbow-writer. Those qualities are easy to write, but it's another to live up to each one.  There are a lot of not-so-good adjectives that come to mind also.  As I go deeper with Christ into his Word, I am recovering exactly who I am.... 

...not what the mirror reflects

...not what the scale measures

...not what Satan whispers   

...there is one thing that I hear loud and clear.....I am His.  

Dear God, who am I again?  Yours.  

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