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!