This song was written and recorded by Ronnie Freeman, but is best-known as recorded by Mandisa… included on her album, True Beauty.

Ronnie Carroll Freeman, Jr. (born September 24, 1973) was born in Montgomery, Alabama, to Ronnie Sr. and Glenda Freeman. He was raised with two younger brothers, Joseph and Jonathan. Freeman graduated from Southeastern University, in 1995; after that he was a worship pastor, before relocating to Nashville, Tennessee, in 2002 to pursue his professional music career.
His music recording career began in 2002, with the studio album, Ronnie Freeman, that was released by Rocketown Records. He has released 5 albums total, but has written songs other artists have recorded.
Freeman has been married to Leslie Rae Perkins, since 1996, and, together, they have 3 children. They reside outside Nashville, Tennessee.

Mandisa Lynn Hundley (born October 2, 1976) was raised in Citrus Heights, California. After graduating from El Camino Fundamental High School, she attended American River College in Sacramento where she studied Vocal Jazz. Then she studied at Fisk University in Tennessee and graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree with a concentration in vocal performance.
In 2007, Mandisa auditioned for the United States talent competition show American Idol in Chicago. She referred to herself as “just Mandisa,” thus was billed simply as Mandisa on the show.
Idol judge Simon Cowell made several comments about Mandisa’s weight after her successful audition. These were among comments that drew the ire of the National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance, (NAAFA) and would be one of the reasons Mandisa would entitle her 2007 album, True Beauty.
When Mandisa presented herself to the judges prior to the final cut-down to the season’s 24 semi-finalists, she told Cowell: “What I want to say to you is that, yes, you hurt me and I cried and it was painful, it really was. But I want you to know that I’ve forgiven you and that you don’t need someone to apologize in order to forgive somebody. I figure that if Jesus could die so that all of my wrongs could be forgiven, I can certainly extend that same grace to you.” Cowell told Mandisa he was “humbled” and apologized to her immediately.
Mandisa was eliminated from American Idol in the top nine, having never previously been in the bottom 3.

Mandisa now resides in the suburban Nashville community of Antioch, TN. Since her appearance on American Idol, Mandisa has made efforts toward health and weight loss. The title of her second album, Freedom, was inspired by her experience of overcoming an addiction to food. She lost 100 pounds, but gained most of it back.
Mandisa said regained her weight because she suffered with deep depression, including suicidal thoughts, after the loss of a close friend, who lost her battle with breast cancer, after choosing to carry her unborn child rather than undergo aggressive chemotherapy. This loss, coupled with a sense of deep betrayal by God, led Mandisa into a dark place, and also led to her virtual disappearance from both public and private view. But, in 2017, Mandisa returned to public view, and began to open up about her ordeals, around the same time as the release of her album, Out of the Dark.

This song encourages us to consider just some of the ways God might be speaking to us… other than, of course, through His Word, His Spirit, and those he sends to us.
Bible Reference… Psalm 32:8,9; Isaiah 30:21; John 10:27

Have you ever heard a love song that set your spirit free?
Have you ever watched a sunrise, and felt you could not breathe?
What if it’s Him? What if it’s God speaking?

Have you ever cried a tear that you could not explain?
Have you ever met a stranger who already knew your name?
What if it’s Him? What if it’s God speaking?

        Who knows how He’ll get a hold of us; get our attention to prove He is enough.
        He’ll do and He’ll use whatever He wants to, to tell us, “I love you.”

Have you ever lost a loved one who you thought should still be here?
Do you know what it feels like to be tangled up in fear?
What if He’s somehow involved? What if He’s speaking through it all?

        His ways are higher. His ways are better.
        Though sometimes strange; what could be stranger than God in a manger?
        God is speaking, “I love you.”


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