“I AM REDEEMED! I AM SET FREE! I AM NOT WHO I USE TO BE! Thank You, Jesus!”

**Ephesians 1:6-7 To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved. In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;

Excellent heart felt song proclaiming our redemption through what God has done for us through His Only Begotten Son~ Jesus! Be prepared for the emotions to flow! If your day is looking not so good remember-WE ARE REDEEMED! We need to live like it! It’s a JOY like no other! We that are redeemed -and born again-should be shouting it to the mountain tops! Those that don’t know Jesus should be saying to us, “I WANT WHAT YOU GOT!”!

HE IS SOOOO GOOD TO US!

“WE NEED TO STOP FIGHTING THE FIGHT THAT HAS ALREADY BEEN WON!”

Seems like all I can see was the struggle
Haunted by ghosts that lived in my past
Bound up in shackles of all my failures
Wondering how long is this gonna last
Then You look at this prisoner and say to me “son
stop fighting a fight that’s already been won”

I am redeemed, You set me free
So I’ll shake off theses heavy chains
Wipe away every stain now I’m not who I used to be
I am redeemed

All my life I have been called unworthy
Named by the voice of my shame and regret
But when I hear You whisper, “Child lift up your head”
I remember oh God, You’re not done with me yet

I don’t have to be the old man inside of me
Cause his day is long dead and gone
I’ve got a new name, a new life I’m not the same
And a hope that will carry me home.

 

“Fruit Cobbler”

I am one to scribble and write notes and scriptures on anything in front of me. You?

It seems I am always running across napkins, the corners of fast food bags, bank envelopes, etc that I have written things down on that I was really touched by or I may have  felt was very significant and worth sharing or just something the Lord was gracious enough to open my eyes to.

I found one this morning rummaging around. It was one that I had written pertaining to religion and what I compared it to in that moment. Here it is:

“I compare religion to a *fruit cobbler. Instead of just eating the delicious fruit the way it is we add things to it that are not good for us or needed for our health. We like to make it more palatable. The way we like it. The fruit alone is all we NEED.  Religion wants to add to what Jesus has already done for us. Making it palatable to man’s liking. Religion does not want to leave the simplicity of Jesus and enjoy the existing fruit that He is for us. Jesus is all we NEED. Nothing man can add to Him is going to make Him any sweeter and more tasteful than He SIMPLY already is all on His own. ”

It is such a blessing to be born again and to be set free from the captivity of man’s religious ways.What a blessed day when I “felt” the shackles loosen and “heard” the clank of the chains fall to the ground!

John 8:32 “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”
FREEDOM , SWEET FREEDOM!

Have a blessed day remembering that day you felt the shackles loosen and heard those chains  falling to the ground that you had been bound by! HALLELUJAH!

 

*I DO LIKE COBBLER! I AM NOT CONDEMNING IT  😉