Who Am I

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 wandering 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

I am a flower quickly fading
Here today and gone tomorrow
A wave tossed in the ocean
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, 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 calmed the sea
Would call out through the rain
And calm the storm in me

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

I am a flower quickly fading
Here today and gone tomorrow
A wave tossed in the ocean
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

I am Yours
Whom shall I fear
Whom shall I fear
‘Cause I am Yours
I am Yours

 

 

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Keep your Dream Alive

 

Do you have a dream — something that you’ve always seen yourself doing? Perhaps you see yourself as a pastor, business owner, or even a news anchor. Whatever dream God has given you, don’t let it die.
A dream is a wonderful thing. It can give you hope for your future and encourage you to try when all odds are against you. But beware, there are dream killers that want to snuff the life out of your dream. Don’t let them do it!

People who can’t or don’t want to see your dream fulfilled can kill your dream. They may tell you that it is impossible for you, that you are not smart enough or that it’s never been done before. However, many times the biggest dream killer is you.

Don’t let fear, intimidation, doubt, lack of finances, etc., dictate to you that you can’t fulfill your dream. Talk back to these killers. Tell them, “I can and will fulfill my destiny, my dream.” You may have to do this everyday, but that’s ok. The more you instill within your heart that you can do it, your dream will be held safe within you.

It is very important to take steps towards fulfilling your dream. For me, in order to fulfill my dream of one-day owning my own magazine, I needed to go back to school and finish my college degree. For you, it may be something different. You know deep inside what the voice of your dream calls for. Don’t be afraid, just do it. Try not to let too much time go by. Time is another one of those dream killers.

Meditate on the words of a song by Yolanda Adams, “Keep the dream alive, don’t let it die, it’s something deep inside, keeps inspiring me to try, don’t stop and never give up, don’t ever give up on you. Sometimes, life can place a stumbling block in your way, but you’ve got to keep the faith…”

When you dream, dream BIG, and never give up. There’s no law that says you have to dream small. Your dream is just that, yours. Never let anyone tell you that your dream can’t happen, it can! Nurture your dream. Keep seeing yourself do what’s never been done before. As you continue to feed your dream and protect it, not only will you keep it alive, but it has no other choice but to come forth!

Ephesians 3:20 sums it up this way:

Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.

Just let me say

Just let me say
How much I love you
Let me speak of your mercy and grace
Just let me live
In the shadow of your beauty
Let me see you face to face
and the earth will shake
as your word goes forth
And the heavens
can tremble and fall
but let me say how much I love you
O my savior, my Lord and friend

Just let me hear
your finest whispers
As you gently call my name
And let me see
Your power and your glory
Let me feel your spirit’s flame
Let me find you in the desert
‘Til this sand is holy ground
And I am found completely surrendered
To you, my Lord and friend

So let me say
how much I love you
With all my heart I long for you
For I am caught
in the passion of knowing
This endless love
I’ve found in you
And the depth of grace, the forgiveness found
To be called a child of God
Just makes me say
How much I love you
O my savior, my Lord and friend
Just makes me say
How much I love you
O my savior, my Lord and friend