Sunday, March 21, 2010

Musings on Freedom...

God has been speaking to Lindsay and I a lot about freedom and the radical nature of His Grace. All this from today:

[A song we sang at church today (]

"Give thanks to the Lord for He is Good, His love endures forever."

We sang that song today with other followers of Jesus and I was stirred at the liberating truth we sing about but don't have faith to allow the truth to sink deep into our souls.

As we gathered in our home tonight for LifeGroup, we pondered on this lyric and dared to believe the peace and freedom it beacons us to.

"It is important for us to eradicate the notion that the Lord is present to find fault with you. He loves you perfectly because He sees you through the lens of the cross, where His son has removed every failing from your life! The more you have revelation of Jesus and how He has made you perfect, the more you will free yourself to receive His complete shalom."

[From a cd called Fellowship Songs: Vol 1. The song is entitled "Forever Reign"]

He is good, when there's nothing good in me.
He is love, on display for all to see.
He is light, when the darkness closes in
He is hope, he has covered all our sin

He is peace, when fear is crippling
He is true, even in our wandering
He is joy, He's the reason that we sing
He is life, in Him death has lost it's sting.

Run to the arms of Jesus.
The riches of His love will always be enough.
Nothing compares to the embrace of Jesus.

You are's reckless on your behalf.

[from a Tim Keller quote I came across on my friend Katie's facebook status]

"freedom is both the means and the end of the Christian life. everything about the Christian gospel is freedom. Jesus' whole mission was an operation of liberation" -Keller (gal 5:1)