Who Am I?

 

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
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 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
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

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

~ Casting Crowns

I love that song. I have loved that song ever since my twelfth birthday, when my aunt gave me a CD with “Who Am I?” on it. It sums up so well what my favorite quality of the Lord is: that He hears me.

Think about it. You and I – we are all such terrible sinners. If I knew half of the things that you do, and you knew half of the things that I do, we might not want to be associated with each other! And yet, God knows all of what I do, and He loves me anyway. And He chooses to hear my prayers, even though justice may demand that the heavens close like iron against me. Yet, God’s mercy has prevailed, and His justice is satisfied through the atoning death of my Savior instead: through turning away and shutting His ears (albeit temporarily) from His own Son, instead of me.

And when you think about all that goes on in the world – all the chaos happening, all the prayers rising to Him – and know that He hears your quiet little prayer, doesn’t that ever just fill you with awe and wonder? To think that He knows all that is going on, hears all that is going on, and yet always has the time and attention to devote to one little me? And one little you?

And not only does He choose to hear you and me, but He chooses to talk to you and me! Over the past six years in particular, I have learned to recognize His voice – and to love it. Whether He speaks to me through His Word, or through nature, or through the daily occurrences of the day, I hear Him. And the more I hear Him, the more I know Him, and the stronger our relationship grows.

About two years ago, I was impressed by the Scripture, “Whatever I tell you in the dark, speak in the light; and what you hear in the ear, preach on the housetops.” (Matt. 10:27). And I began to think to myself – “You know, God has taught me a lot of lessons over these past years, but how often do I pass those lessons on to others?” I have heard things in my ear, which no doubt would be a blessing to others.

And so, as time went on, the idea for this blog formed. The title would be based on that verse. The theme would be the lessons God has whispered in my ear (or thundered in my heart – I’ve felt that a few times!). And the audience would be you. You, who want to hear a message from God to encourage you in your walk with Him.

So I hope that it does encourage you. I hope that it encourages you to live according to God’s will and direction. And I hope that it also encourages you to tune in to God’s messages that He may be whispering in your own ear!

~Alisa

3 thoughts on “Who Am I?

  1. Hi Alisa,

    I know that you follow my blog, and I recently started a Christian Young Writers Club on Google+ and wanted to invite you since you are a fellow writer for God’s glory. Would you be interested?

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