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  • Writer's pictureArtisha Bolding

I'm just a nobody trying to tell everybody all about somebody who saved my soul.

I'm just a nobody trying to tell everybody all about somebody who saved my soul.

-Casting Crowns

I have to tell you, Nobody by Casting Crowns came on the radio the other day just before I was about to get out of the car and go into the store and I stopped dead in my tracks. I turned it up and I began to cry as I sang along. I am just so humbled and grateful at the thought that God chose me. Why would He do that? How could He find me worthy? If anyone should have been left in the mud, in the dark it should have been me. My attitude was so stank at one time it hurts me to think about it. I was one of those girls that looked down her nose at others. I was one who always looked for ways to elevate myself above the next one whether it was thinking I was cuter, smarter or dressed better. I was divisive and I really thought it was OK. I called it confidence; I had no idea.

Looking back I see that I was the picture of thinking more highly of myself that I ought to. The Bible warns against that. Now, at my age and level of study of the Word, it is so amazing to have an understanding of what the scriptures are actually talking about in real time. I cry because I so appreciate what God has done and continues to do for me. He saved my soul. He redeemed me (the whole me) my mind, my will and my emotions. He could have easily left me to my own devices and my own intellect, but He didn't. He left His Holy Word as a road map for me and then He sent the Holy Spirit as my guide while I'm here. That is such a HUGE deal that I think we as believers sometimes take for granted. But I don't, not anymore. I've been through too much and come out too clean to roll like that. In all things I give Him thanks.

I've been taught that my soul is comprised of those three parts- mind, will, emotions. I am a being of three just like the Godhead. And so are you!! God doesn't want any part left out. He made the ultimate sacrifice so that we could spend eternity with Him but He wants us to have a full life here as well. The part that I think messes many of us up is the exchange. God's plan for us is to exchange our plan for His, our thought patterns for His, and our vision for His. Who are we mere humans for Him to even think of us in this way? We really are nobody. No matter the money we may make or the skills we may have, we are nobody in comparison to the Almighty God. But we are everything to Him. We are His great beloved.

This song kind of trips me out too because it has been remade several times and I think I like them all. This Casting Crowns version has a foot stompin' country twang to it and I am not a fan of country at all. Despite that and it being medium tempo it pierces my heart. Wherever I am, whatever I'm doing it gets me every time. I'm such a softy in my old age, especially when I think about how many times I've nearly lost my life. Getting caught up with dope boys, police, dumb decisions and a whole list of other things (that I may talk more about later) makes me appreciate the life that I live now. I'm living for the world to see nobody but Jesus.


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