Only One Hero in the Story (her observations on Steve's comments were right on as well, feel free to check them out at the link there.)
Steve Green comments, before his song:
God did a real …something in me early on, and it was a genuine work of God, but my only way of understanding how to deal with it was just to promise God I was going to do better. And so a lot of my life has been spent, even my public life, wanting to make an impressive record for myself. Wanting to be just the best Christian artist there ever was. And be, you know, prove to God and to the world "I'm really good!" And I'm not. And the trouble is that 'impressiveness' works in the church. It just does. People are impressed. If they find out that I memorized the book of Romans, they go "Wow!" Which I did, and I got a lot of wows. Now, granted, I would tell people that my real motivation for doing it was I wanted to hide God's word in my heart and that's partly true. But it's also true that I wanted to build an impressive record for myself.
Well, a bunch of years later now, 30 years later, my only story is, I just don't have a good record. And that's why I have to have the record of another. And that's Jesus. And I've discovered there's only one hero to any story. And in all of our stories. You know, I'm getting ready to sing a song on faithfulness. But if there is any shred of faithfulness in my life, it is only The Faithful One, not me! How many, we talk about, 'help thou my unbelief!' How many times I have just doubted God, and operated in unbelief! And he remains faithful. We sang about 'All he needs is a few good men' while I sit there thinking "Oh God, I'm not that!" But he is good FOR us and good IN us. And is changing us and causing us to be good for his glory.
So the hero of our story is Jesus. And I love singing the songs you wrote John, but I can't let myself be painted in any better light than I am, or any bigger picture than I am, cuz I just … ain't.