I go through kicks where I’ll listen to certain songs over and over, and “It Starts With Me” by Tim Timmons is one of them.

Part of what I love about it is that it is really what the Christian life is about.   It’s so easy to read directives in the Bible and think about how other people need to change.  But really, God is talking to us.

One of my favorite passages is Psalm 51:10-13:

Create in me a clean heart, O God.
Renew a loyal spirit within me.

Do not banish me from your presence
and don’t take your Holy Spirit from me.

Restore to me the joy of your salvation,
and make me willing to obey you.

Then I will teach your ways to the rebels,
and they will return to you.  NLT

It Starts With Me Video

 

Artist:  Tim Timmons
Album: Cast My Cares

It Starts with Me Lyrics

Artist:  Tim Timmons
Album: Cast my Cares

What could I do to leave a legacy?
How can I speak with authority
When I can’t see You, I can’t see You
How can I know the dreams You have for me?
How can I believe beyond what I have seen?
When I can’t hear You, I can’t feel You now
No, no, no

[Chorus:]
You’re my revival song, You start where I belong
On my knees, on my knees
When I am weak or strong You meet me here
When I’m on my knees, on my knees
Oh, it starts with me

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Why do I try to work outside of You?

Knocking down doors I should be going through
But I’m so tired, I’m so tired
You take my burdens off of my shoulders
You break the lies that hold me back
I’m not sure enough

I really wanna change the world
I really wanna sing Your song
But I know revival’s got to start with me
I really wanna change the world
I really wanna sing Your song
But I know revival’s got to start with me

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