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Monday, July 7, 2008

All I Ever Have To Be

When I was a teenager I was given a copy of Amy Grant's "The Collection" piano book. It changed me. It changed my repertoire as a singer and it changed my bonding time with my mom. She would play through that book and I would sing till my voice was all raspy and my throat was raw. My mom would say "okay, no more" and I would beg her to do one more (which then turned into two more, then three, and so on.) This particular song I learned without ever having heard it before. My mom and I both fell in love with it right away. I think that whether you are a preteen, a teenager, young woman, or aged woman it can apply to you. It is so simple and true: all I ever have to be is what God made me. Now, it's not always THAT easy when it comes down to it 'cause we're constantly trying to figure out what that is but, maybe it CAN be that easy! Have you ever just lived a day and not really thought about what you NEED to be but what you ALREADY are? It's a real challenge, but a fulfilling one!

All I Ever Have to Be
by Amy Grant

When the weight of all my dreams
Is resting heavy on my head,
And the thoughtful words of health and hope
Have all been nicely said.

But I'm still hurting,
Wondering if Ill ever be
The one I think I am.

I think I am.

Then You gently re-remind me
That You've made me from the first,
And the more I try to be the best
The more I get the worst.

And I realize the good in me,
Is only there because of who You are.

Who You are...

And all I ever have to be
Is what You've made me.
Any more or less would be a step
Out of Your plan.

As You daily recreate me,
Help me always keep in mind
That I only have to do
What I can find.

And all I ever have to be
All I have to be
All I ever have to be
Is what You've made me.