asyougosongs is a witness decades in the making. Decades because it took that long for God to convince me that I could not use reason, as my going in position, to understand Him.
Instead, I had to accept a gift from Him, which He terms faith as the first step. He defines faith as, "the process of the weaker trusting that the stronger has his or her best interests in mind."
Really!?! Who is this "stronger" in whom I am to trust? Since I was thinking about God, I thought I should give Him a go, but where to look? I had heard that God was "omnipresent", a large and rather vague term that might be more intelligibly rendered He's everywhere all of the time. Great, but everything I can see I have names for such as house, tree and bicycle. None of the things I see have I ever called God, and I doubt if He's a tree or a bicycle. You can see I was in a bit of a bind.
At that point I ran across these words from some wise man in the past, "bow your head [useful in blocking out the cacophony around you] and become aware of God's presence." Not instantly, but soon I was aware that He was unmistakably there ~ a vital, living presence ~ making Himself known. He felt like a definite, hard pressure on every inch of my skin, not claustrophobic but a freedom of being I've never known before.
I've talked to others who've, "become aware of His presence." They never report having had the same experience as me, so I suspect since, as it says He formed us in our mother's wombs and knows us intimately, He wouldn't make Himself known in the same way to each of His kids. So, don't expect the pressure I felt. You'll be disappointed.
It's been almost overwhelmingly tempting to call on Him like a genie, rub my magic lamp and He's there. It's NEVER worked in that way. Makes sense. ¿verdad? He's omnipresent. I am indubitably not! He's God and I'm but a made creature at His hand. And, this creature is overwhelmed, to put it mildly, that He makes me aware of His presence when I show up and look interested.
Thus asyougosongs.com as a witness. The name comes from the time that Jesus gave His departing directions to this disciples, "Go, and make disciples of all of the world . . ." The Greek word for go has multiple shades of meanings as so many Greek words do. One of those is as you go. The particular gifts I've been given have much to to do with music. So, as I go, I'm using the gifts of music He gave to me to make disciples in as many ways His omnipresent self has made known.
One vital clarification here. I'm sure I have never made a disciple ~ 'taint in my job description. On the other hand, I have seen Him make a disciple in front of my very eyes while singing with or to the folks.