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"Who Am I?" by Casting Crowns
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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 wandering heart?
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 calmed the sea
Would call out through the rain
And calm the storm in me?
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've told me who I am
I am yours.
Lyrics taken from “Who Am I” by Casting Crowns
Written by Cyrus William Bolooki, Chad Everett Gilbert, Ian R. Grushka, Stephen Lee Klein, Jordan I. Pundik • Copyright © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
This song was popular a few years back, but I still love it because it gets me to thinking about who I really am. As a teen, a Christian teen nonetheless, being the girl God created you to be can be confusing and maybe not even what you want.
I grew up in a Christian home. Both my parents were Christians, and both sets of grandparents were Christians. I was, and still am, very lucky. That’s probably not the common theme for many families, I know. I don’t know about your life, but when it comes down to it all, being raised in God’s word, whether it be from parents, other adults, or just the Bible, is of utmost importance.
Because (they tell you not to start a sentence with because, but it’s ok) God’s word is the foundation for which we stand upon. If we don’t have that in our lives, it’s hard to stand on stable ground.
Now this doesn’t mean that if you’ve never been raised by your parents to be in God’s word, or you don’t even own a Bible, you aren’t grounded. It just might mean you need more information, and we all have a life time to gather that information.
Who Am I?
Have you ever asked yourself that question? So, who are you?
What does God’s word say? Let’s take a look.
Leviticus 21:8 (NIV) says, you are holy. What?! I thought only God was holy. Here’s what He says: “ . . . I the Lord am holy—I who make you holy.” He also says that in chapter 22, verse 32 and Ephesians 4:24.
John 15:15 (NLT) says you are Jesus’ friend. “I no longer call you slaves, because a master doesn’t confide in his slaves. Now you are my friends, since I have told you everything the Father told me.”
John 1:12 (ESV) says you are a child of God. “But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God,”
Ephesians 2:10 (NLT). You are a masterpiece. “For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.”
1 John 5:18 (NIV). You are born of God and you are safe. “We know that anyone born of God does not continue to sin; the One who was born of God keeps them safe, and the evil one cannot harm them.”
John 10:28 (NLT). You belong to God. “I give them eternal life, and they will never perish. No one can snatch them away from me,”
There is so much more in God’s word that tells who you are in Christ. You can do a search on the topic to see what you can find.
Hopefully, you’ve found out a little bit more about yourself and who you are by reading these words from God.
This is just part 1 of a whole series focused on who you are.
Join me for the other parts soon.
Next in the series, I Am Wonderfully Made.