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Thursday, May 23, 2013

Redeemed

"Redeemed" by Big Daddy Weave is one of my favorite songs right now.  And I love that I just happen to catch it on Sirius every morning on my way to work.


The definition of "redeemed" is doing something that compensates for poor past performance or behavior.  But we don't have to do that because we have already been redeemed.  Jesus already paid the ultimate sacrifice for us...ALL of us.  My favorite line is, "Stop fighting a fight that's already been won".   I feel like so many religions today feel like it's a competition of who can do the most good deeds.  And the idea that doing good deeds is what will get you into heaven is so incredibly far from the truth.  We have to stop fighting the fight and just recognize what He has done for us and accept it.  Good deeds will come as a result of that acceptance and love and not as a goal on a journey to heaven.

I wanted to post the lyrics as well for those of you who can't watch the video.


Seems like all I could 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 it's already been won"

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

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

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

I am redeemed, You set me free
So I'll shake off these heavy chains
Wipe away every stain, yeah, I'm not who I used to be
Oh, God, I'm not who I used to be
Jesus, I'm not who I used to be
'Cause I am redeemed
Thank God, redeemed


 
 
~Jewels*
 



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