I believe what I believe is what makes me what I am…

Around the Fall of 2001, I was about a year into Jesus Christ awakening my soul to an appreciation of his greatness that overflowed into worship. One night I was spending time with a group of Christian friends. We spent the evening telling stories, laughing with that kind of deep belly laugh you only have among real friends, and of course, talking about our favorite subject, The Lord. We were talking about music that stirred our affections for God when one of the guys said, “you need to get Third Day’s Worship album, ‘Offerings'”. I had never heard of Third Day, didn’t really know what a worship album was. This stuff was all still pretty new to me. But on his strong recommendation, I picked up the CD (remember those) a few days later. I LOVED EVERY SONG. Naturally when they came out with a 2nd worship album, Offering II, in 2003, I loved it too! I still listen to both. One song that is especially meaningful to me, ‘Creed’, was originally recorded by Rich Mullins. Much of the lyrics are derived from ‘The Apostles Creed’.  I LOVE this song. It reminds me of who I am in Christ. Our testimony is HIS. I am not my my past. I am not what others think. I am…well check out an excerpt of the lyrics…

And I believe what I believe
Is what makes me what I am
I did not make it, no it is making me
It is the very truth of God
And not the invention of any man

Great stuff, right!? I still get chills when I hear it. There’s a part of the song that says “on the third day He rose again” and nearly EVERY TIME I hear it, my eyes fill with tears of joy and appreciation for what Jesus did. (then again I may be a little weak, I did cry in a recent episode of Undercover Boss) Vid of song is below. I hope you listen and enjoy!


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