This week’s #MusicMonday is brought to us by Kristian Stanfill and his song “Who You Are.”
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I think one of the greatest things we can do to enhance our “follower-ship” of Jesus is to grab a bigger vision for who he is. It’s why reading the Bible is so important. There, we learn about who God is, what he has promised, and what he desires to do in our lives. It’s why I think Jesus advises us to begin our prayers with some time dwelling on who God is before we move to our concerns and stuff (see Jesus’ teaching on prayer in Matthew 6). As we get a vision for who God is, we learn that we can turn our lives over to him and rest in the security that brings. It’s even part of why we worship through singing songs each week; we are reminded of the story of God, who he is, and ultimately why we live our lives for him and not for us.
2012 was a year of incredible transition for me. That’s not necessarily a good or bad statement, but just a statement of what has been. Sometimes change and transition has been incredibly good. Sometimes incredibly painful. In the good moments, this song has been a statement of praise that proclaims, “God, thank you for being all of these things to me!” In the tougher moments, this song has been something I’ve stubbornly clung to as a reminder of God’s past provision, faithfulness, worth, and power in my life as I wait to see those delivered in the future once again.
Ultimately, I think when we are reminded of who God is, we are led to worship. And isn’t that what the life of a Christ follower is all about?