Friday, April 13, 2012

Journey of Faith Friday: Reminded of the Great I Am

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Reminded of the Great I Am


Before becoming a mother, one to five hours of my day were spent driving.  While some may label that a burden I experienced much joy, solitude, and healing during those hours.  Those hours were often spent praying for others, thanking God for His glorious creation, crying out for mercy, and praising Him along with the voice coming through the stereo.  I remember days with the windows rolled down, sun roof back, one hand raised,  and Chris Tomlin and I praising God as loud as we could.  I remember days of reflection as I listened to Andrew Peterson.  I would reach up to rewind the song every  few verses, so I could fully absorb his powerful lyrics.  I also remember days when a song spoke volumes to my heart during that particular season of life, but also reminded me of seasons gone by.

Last week, I experienced one of those rare moments, now that I am a stay at home mom,  of alone time in the car.  I ejected toddler tunes from the CD player and inserted an all time favorite, Nichole Nordeman's Woven & Spun.  I have been listening to this album since it's release in 2002.  At that time The album is packed full of powerful lyrics, but one song in particular has ministered to my heart during various seasons of my life.  It is a reminder of the work God has done and continues to do in my life.  It is a reminder that no matter the season He is sufficient.  He is present.  He is the GREAT I AM and has been from the beginning!!!!

Pencil marks on a wall 
I wasn't always this tall, 
You scattered some monsters from beneath my bed, 
You watched my team win, 
You watched my team lose, 
You watched when my bicycle went down again,

CHORUS: 
And When I was weak unable to speak, 
still I could call You by name, 
and I said “Elbow healer, Superhero,
come if You can,” and You said “I am”


Only 16, life is so mean, what kind of curfew is at ten PM 
You saw my mistakes, You watched my heart break 
Heard when I swore I’d never love again

CHORUS: 
When I was weak, unable to speak, 
still I could call You by name, 
and I said “Heart-ache Healer, Secret-keeper,
be my Best Friend” and You said “I am”


You saw me wear white, by pale candlelight,
I said forever to what lies ahead 
two kids and a dream, with kids that can scream 
too much it might seem when it’s two AM

CHORUS: 
when I am weak, unable to speak, 
still I will call You by name. 
“Oh Shepherd, Savior, Pasture-maker,
hold on to my hand,” and You say “I am.”



The winds of change, 
And circumstance blow in and all around
us so we find a foothold that’s familiar, 
And bless the moments that we feel You nearer 
Life had begun, I was woven and spun,
You let the angels dance around the throne, who can say when, 
But they’ll dance again, when I am free and finally headed home

CHORUS: 
I will be weak, unable to speak, 
still I will call You by name 
“Creator, Maker, Life-sustainer,
Comforter, Healer, My Redeemer,
Lord and King, Beginning and
the End, I am, yes, I am.”

I began listening to this song when the pain and joys of age 16 and the desires of being a wife and mother were all too real.  My sister and brother-in-law sang this song at my wedding and I hope someone will sing it at my funeral.  It is one of those songs that I sometimes think God created just to remind me of His presence throughout my life.


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3 comments:

Branson Merrill said...

I need to dig this cd out! Wonderful song and a perfect reminder for me today!

Courtney said...

What a very sweet post!! Thank you for sharing this!

Amanda said...

I how I love this song, too! Sang it one time at church on Father's Day many years ago. As I sang it, I was reminded of my wonderful earthly father as well as my heavenly father. The words and music are so powerful and true. Our Lord is with us every step of the way.