Taking It Deeper

Lyrics

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
 
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'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
 
REPEAT CHORUS
 
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
 
REPEAT CHORUS
 
Whom shall I fear 
Whom shall I fear
'Cause I am Yours
I am Yours

 

TID-bits

  • Greg’s son, Kevin, found the wonders of an open App Store account when one day he downloaded about $150 worth of games without Greg’s knowledge.
  • Greg was not too happy.
  • What has your child done that has irritated you?  If you’re dealing with that today you can remember a few of the words found in this (that) song:  “The eyes that see my sin, would look on me with love and watch me rise again.”
  • God sees us all do some pretty dumb stuff, yet He still looks on us with love, and watches us rise again.
  • Just like Kevin did when Greg made him do chores to pay off the App Store.

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  • When I hear in this song that I’m just “a vapor in the wind,” I find a great sense of irony.
  • I am something that I can feel and sense.  I am made of matter.
  • God, on the other hand, is invisible to us.
  • Have you ever pondered that what is invisible is everlasting, and that the things that are seen are like a vapor?
  • That’s just one of the truths about God, and since it’s so opposite to what we can experience, it’s no wonder that regular folks like us find it hard to believe.
  • That’s why the Bible says we have to rely on His Spirit to reveal His truths.
  • And those of us who trust in Him, know that His Spirit, though invisible, is totally real to us.

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  • I have a friend who has held onto this old comfy 15 year old sweatshirt.
  • It is torn, tattered, and frayed - it also has a bunch of holes in it.
  • It would be worthless in a garage sale.  No one would buy it.
  • But it is loved by her.
  • We are like that sweatshirt:  Torn, tattered, frayed.  A flower quickly fading.
  • Yet God loves us in our messed up state.

    Scripture References

    Psalm 39:5

    Behold, you have made my days a few handbreadths, and my lifetime is as nothing before you. Surely all mankind stands as a mere breath! Selah

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    Jeremiah 31:3

    The LORD appeared to us in the past, saying: "I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness.

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    Psalm 139:15-16

    My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.  Your eyes saw my unformed body;  all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.

    Your Own Experiences

    Talk about a recent experience where you were comparing yourself to someone else.  An experience that was depressing you.  Let your listeners know that when they find themselves there that the best way to overcome it is by going back to “blessing #1” which is realizing that God loves them just the way they are.

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    Have you ever had someone in front of you at a drive through pay for your order?  It’s an example of the chorus of this song.  They did it, not because of who you were, or what you had done, but because of who God is, and because He reminds us to bless others.

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    Talk about a childhood time of falling and calling.  A time when you fell and called out for Mom or Dad.  You can strengthen the listener’s relationship with this song by pointing out the verse “Lord you hear me when I’m calling, and you catch me when I’m falling” by combining your story with that verse.

     

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