My Savior My God

My Savior My God

This past Sunday we played this smash hit during worship.  The song was written by Aaron Shust.  The lyrics are striking.  Here they are:

  

I am not skilled to understand

What God has willed, what God has planned

I only know at his right hand

Stands one who is my savior

 

I take him at his word and deed

Christ died to save me this I read

And in my heart I find a need

For him to be my savior

 

That he would leave his place on high

And come for sinful man to die

You count it strange, so once did I

Before I knew my savior

 

My savior loves, my savior lives

My savior’s always there for me

My God he was, my God he is

My God he’s always going to be

 

Yes, living, dying; let me bring

My strength, my solace from this spring

That he who lives to be my king

Once died to be my savior

 

That he would leave his place on high

And come for sinful man to die

You count it strange, so once did I

Before I knew my savior

 

My savior loves, my savior lives

My savior’s always there for me

My God he was, My God he is

My God he’s always going to be

 

CCLI #4592255, Copyright 2005 Bridge Building Music, Inc. (Admin. by Brentwood-Benson Music Publishing, Inc., 741 Cool Springs Blvd., Franklin TN 37067)

 

The following is a piece written by Mr. Shust that explains this song in a wonderous way (from http://www.greatworshipsongs.com):

 

Aaron Shust has written a number of worship songs including “My Savior, My God,” “Matchless,” and “Watch Over Me.”

 

When I have a good day I say, “God, thank you. You’re really blessing me.” Blessing is a word I think only Christians use.  I’ve heard it means to “speak well about a thing”, but I think it’s used more often like we just got a raise, or a gift, or something. “God, bless me” means I want my business to do well, or I want a motorcycle, or I want to pay my rent this month.

 

When I’m having a bad day I say, “God, don’t forget me.  Please hear my prayers”, as if He may have forgotten about me.

 

One of my favorite communicators, Bill Bahr, tells a story of a man who by a series of events misses his flight and when the plane crashes and everyone dies, an article is written in a Christian publication saying, “God was watching out for him”.  Not long after that article, another article is written by the wife of a man, who by a series of miraculous events, made that flight, and the last communication they had was waving goodbye with joy in their hearts at how God had orchestrated his ability to make his flight…that would take him to his death.  Was God working in one man’s life and not the other?

 

People are healed of cancer after much prayer.  People die of cancer after much prayer.  People are born beautiful and talented; people are born with deforming diseases.

 

My perception of how God should operate is so often focused on how He should make my life better.  But one of the reasons His name is “God” is because He is smarter, wiser, and infinitely better (perfect actually) than me in all arenas.  I can’t figure out the reasoning behind all that God does.  But, I know that I am loved by Him because I FEEL it!  I know with my heart that the promises written in the Bible are true.  An act of faith?  Absolutely.  But once you feel the warmth of the sun on your skin, there’s no question that there’s really a ball of fire in the sky.

 

So whether I’m looking at one stitch on the backside of a tapestry and God’s looking at all of the front, or “I have point of view and God has view”, the bottom line is: I’m not skilled to grasp all that God has planned and I’m okay with that, because His ways are higher than mine.  And I trust him.

 

Source: greatworshipsongs.com

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