Friday, July 25, 2008

Here I am

Tomorrow is my day to blog for Inspired to Action as part of the 40 Day Fast. Therefore, I am posting my Then Sings my Soul Saturday post a day early.

The new single from Down Here, Here I am, has really struck a cord with me. I am abundantly thankful for the grace that God bestows on my life. He asks that I offer him my all; that I give Him my best. But, in light of who God is, I realize that my best doesn’t measure up at all.

Still, God lovingly stands beside me picking up the pieces of my life. Every failure, every flaw, every mistake, every pain, every time I try to get ahead of his plan, or I think that I am taking a shortcut to my dreams, and I find myself in a quandary that I can’t fully comprehend, let alone explain to anyone else, God lovely picks me up, dusts me off, and guides me back to the safety of walking in the shadow of His unconditional love.

Not only so, but he does all of this with a promise that He will fix the royal mess that I have made, and turn it into something useful to glorify himself. He is fully committed to finishing the work that He began. Committed to weaving the life story of this often-drifting, fragile follower into the fabric of His glorious eternal tapestry. It is with this in mind that I can say with confidence, as did the prophet Isaiah, I am broken, but “here I am, Lord send me.”

Here I am

Sometimes your calling, comes in dream
]Sometimes in comes in the Spirit's breeze,
You reach for the deepest part of me,
And call out for the things of eternity.

But I'm a man, of dust and stains,
You move in me, so I can say,

Here I am, Lord send me,
All of my life, I make an offering,
Here I am, Lord send me,
Somehow my story, Is part of your plan,
Here I am

When setbacks and failures,
and upset plans,
Test my faith and leave me with empty hands,
Are you not the closest when it's hardest to stand? I
know that you will finish what you began.

These broken parts you redeem,
Become the song, that I can sing


Overwhelmed by the thought of my weakness,
And the fear that I'll fail you in the end,
In this mess, I'm just one of the pieces,
I can't put this together but you can.

For more songs to keep your soul singing please visit Amy's blog.


Mocha with Linda said...

That's a great song! Thanks for sharing.

Carol said...

I am going to download this song right now!! I LOVE IT! Thank you for sharing. You are an inspiration!

Earthmommy said...

Another song to download, lol. I need to go get another ITunes card today!

Peggy said...

Smiley...I loved these lyrics for the HERE I AM message! I do not know Downunder but enjoyed this song! I even checked out the Widget and Normal Rockstar/Jeremy
Thiessen...but what was best about all of this was your aMazing INTRO anf the way in which you personalized the song! Your words weaved a beautiful tapestry of God at work! I can see how this song stuck a cord with you!

You look ready for Inspired for Action...40 day Fast...from blogging???(lol) I tried that just leaves ya with a lot of catch-up!

Indeed this is inspirational! keep smiling and blessing others as you are blessed!

Amy Wyatt said...

Oh yay! Another new song to add to my favorites. I absolutely loved the lyrics to this song! It might be my favorite from this week. Thanks for joining in.


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