Our new song for August is another homegrown song called “Degree By Degree.” This song is an original written by me, Kelsi Walker, along with help from a group of our songwriters.
This song was inspired by 2 Corinthians 3:18:
And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit.
We as believers trust that our God is loving and near, but sometimes circumstance can cause us to wonder if the Lord is present in our lives. But the scriptures say that from one degree of glory to the next, the Lord is making us more like Himself. Slowly, the Lord is restoring us and bringing us to back to life. In these times of confusion and questioning the Lord, we as His people can trust that He who began a good work in us will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. (Philippians 1:16) He is our redeemer and rescuer and comes for us still. And so we sing:
I wait on you, Lord.
You have not forgotten me, not forgotten me
I trust in you, Lord.
You’ll finish what you start in me, what you start in me
This song is a reminder that He is good and that he sees us. There is more glory still to come from knowing Him, the King of Kings, our shepherd, our father and our friend. We wait and believe that He is bringing us new mercies every day. When we cannot feel His presence, we wait and have faith that He is a God who loves us too much to leave us and that He is transforming our lives in the midst of our days.
We hope to record this one soon. In the meantime, worship team members can check out the chart & demo on Planning Center.