thank You for not leaving me as I was a the beginning of this album process; low on hope, dejected, a bit jaded, and feeling far from You. You allowed me to come to You just as I was -- and it wasn't pretty. Thank You for showing me that I was free to take the mask off and lay everything out before You. As I did that, even before You changed my circumstances, You began changing my heart. I asked the question, "What if we were real? and You used my life to show me the answer: You made me "Stronger" and became my "Lifeline."
I appreciate how the majority of the songs on Mandisa's CD are written by three or more people. It's a solo project with the assistance of many creative, faithful friends. The lyrics to "The Truth About Me" are powerful -- consider "I say guilty, you say forgiven!" If we confess our sin, then we are purified, and we can see a change in the way we live because of gaining understanding of how God's ways are higher and greater and mold our identity to more closely reflect the image of Jesus.