About "The Journey"

I've been curious why the Savior would refer to Himself as the Great "I Am."  I'm not sure if I know what that means.  But one day, as I was reflecting on our journey of becoming like Him, I realized that when we conjugate the verb "to be" it changes to I AM, he/she/it IS, we and they ARE.

I found it fascinating that the command to "be" something would result in the answer of "I am" or "I am not."  For example: "Be patient" would change to 'I am patient" or "I am not patient."

Without making this too confusing, I tried to write this song about the journey of "be"coming; how in the process to become like our Savior we, too, conjugate the verb from "be" to "I am" - so we really are becoming like Him.

The lyrics to "THE JOURNEY"

 

1. I began a journey of becoming long before my birth.
   I developed skills and talents to pursue while on this earth.
   Each day I can improve upon the lessons of the past,
   And then take the counsel given me to heart and make it last.

   "Be" patient on this quest; for the journey of becoming is a process.
   "Be" faithful!  Seek and live His word.  You're on the journey of the Lord.

2. I reflect upon my Savior's life, who calls Himself "I Am."
    How He said, "Come follow me" just like a Shepherd to a lamb.
    So meekly I will follow Him and say what He would say,
    'Til the journey of becoming takes me home to Him someday!

    "I am" patient on this quest; for the journey of becoming is a process.
    "I am" faithful!  Seek and live His word.  I'm on the journey of the Lord.
    Yes, He said, "Come follow me" and "the truth will set you free."
     This journey of becoming me!