Monday, February 28, 2011

Ransomed by the King



Lately I have been trying to figure out the meaning of ransom. I am learning to play the guitar so I play this verse over and over, as I learn to switch between chords and I sing repeatedly the words...My chains are gone, I've been set free My God, my Savior has ransomed me And like a flood His mercy reigns Unending love, amazing grace. The Lord has promised good to me  His word my hope secures He will my shield and portion be  As long as life endures
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Wondering and believing that I have been ransomed, was I worth the price?
In God's eyes we are all worth the price, but was I showing Him that I understood the sacrifice? Was I serving Him in a way that was humble, righteous, loving, was I sharing about Him and how He wrote my name in the Book of Life. 
Ransom:  1a. The release of property or a person in return for payment of a demanded price. b. The price or payment demanded or paid for such release.  2. A redemption from sin and its consequences. 


Yes, that was it, redemption, God never required nor demanded anything from me, He set me free so that I could live a life of eternity. Now all legalism aside, yes I understand the need to read and pray, and serve and live a life according to the gospel, but if I did nothing, after accepting Him as my Lord and Saviour I was worth the price. In His eyes, I was, but in my heart I heard a resounding no! I am so overwhelmed at the mercy, grace, forgiveness, protection, provision, love, and daily strength that HE gives me, I am speechless. He without wanting nothing for ransom, rescued me, and opened the floodgates of heaven to rain down on me.  I remembered a line from a not so famous pastor but a good one that spoke on Sunday and he challenged us, "When was the last time you did something for the first time?" 
Am I listening to the still, small voice of the Lord and in obedience seeing what amazing things He can do through me, Lord I hear your whisper to my spirit and today as I go about my day I pray that I am put in a place to share about You, encourage a sister or brother in Christ to seek more of you and stand firm in the power you have given me through your spirit to be a witness to the ends of the earth!


It is going to be a great day, Happy Monday!
Grab the Kleenex, this is one of the most powerful songs and watch and remember He died for you!





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