holy…wholly…what?

with young cho and david crowder in 2004, looking like a young michael jackson...

with young cho and david crowder in 2004, looking like a young michael jackson...

i love david crowder… he looks all goofy and stuff but he’s just so unique and so creative in the things that he does… go read his book Praise Habit… you’ll have some ridiculous laughs as well as being immensely blessed yo…

sometimes i wonder if david crowder will be leading worship when we get to heaven….. with king david and I doing the earthworm half naked next to him… yessssss… nice life…

you know what, since i’m already at it, i’m gonna write about one of my favorite songs today.

the song’s called Wholly Yours by David Crowder… (what do u know)

this song is about a story… a story of transformation… the writer of the song isn’t at the same place in the last line of the song as he was in the first line…

it starts off by comparing God’s awesomeness to our not-so-awesomeness… i love the words Crowder uses… he compares our “depravity” to His “divinity”

this is a story of worship… a story of an encounter… a confrontation… a collision between his divinity and our depravity… his holiness and our worthlessness…

and in this confrontation God totally wins… his beauty overwhelms our ugliness… his cleanness and his majesty covers up our nakedness… his holiness does the impossible by entering in us and transforming us to his likeness…

this song is about grace, not only the grace that gave life to everything, but also the grace that restores everything, all the time…

my favorite line is in the bridge:

but the harder I try, the more clearly can I
feel the depth of our fall, and the weight of it all…

its just a continuous cycle… nobody’s perfect… god pours out his grace and his love to us, we get amazed, we go out with good intentions, only to screw things up in the end and fail miserably… only to receive more grace… (Romans 5: 20)

in this constant cycle of grace and failure, the writer comes to a fantastic conclusion using a ridiculous wordplay… in his failed attempts at wanting to be “holy,” he realizes that he is “wholly Yours”  … wholly, totally, entirely, fully, or however you want to put it… he realizes his identity…

that no matter what he does, what circumstances he’s facing, God continues to pour out… and that this love is perfect. it’s unconditional. and its infinite…

I think one of the most crucial things that we often overlook is the identity that we have through what Jesus did… most of our problems and our troubles often come from the fact that we want to be something else, because we don’t have a firm sense of who we are. think about it… and God knows this and welcomes us as his sons and daughters… which is ridiculous if you think about it…

and if you look at the people in the bible, they all go through this cycle that i was talking about… they screw up, but find grace, and they come to have a clear, firm understanding of who they are… they have a firm sense of identity in God… and only after they come to realize this unswerving identity, they go out and do amazing things…

“I am full of earth and dirt and You…”

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