Tuesday, August 4, 2009

I drop my sword and cry for just a while...

We are always fooling ourselves into thinking we are worse or better than we really are, aren't we? It seems I am constantly working to get past the lies of the impostor self, see myself as Beloved and know that anything that exists outside the realm of who I am in Christ is smoke and mirrors, dust and ashes, baloney. Something tells me I will be working on this for a very long time.

In his song, "To God Alone", Aaron Shust asks the question: Can you use me as I am? I find such hope and comfort in this question, this reminder that we are all in the same boat.

This song came out when I was 5 years old. My mom used to listen to it all the time. I had no idea that it would turn out to be so relevant to me now, 25 years later.


Angela said...

My mom and I used to sing this in the car together. Definitely a classic in my family. It's very cool that I knew exactly where that quote came from.

This is actually advice that you and Jessamyn gave me at the same time without knowing it a few years ago. When things are going wrong and your panicking or feeling so badly about yourself, your life, everything, have someone speak truths to you.

The truth is that God Himself calls you His friend. Same One who made the whole universe. Above all of that, and more importantly than all of that, He calls you His friend. You are His beloved.

Sherry said...

Notice the make of her piano?