Thursday, February 21, 2013

Scriptures of Redemption ~ My Chains Are Gone, Unless...

I am brought to my knees by the knowledge of God's love. I look towards the snowcapped mountains and try to imagine how high His love reaches. I gaze into my grandson's startling blue eyes and try to imagine the depth of His love. But I've discovered it's impossible to contain the Father's love within human understanding. His love is beyond all imagination.

Did you know you are the Father's pride and joy? Yep! We all are. We have been chosen as God's special treasure, not because we are special, but merely because of His love. His love delivered us from the clutches of our enemies. His love lifted us out of the miry clay and set our feet on solid ground. His love redeemed us from the bondage of sin. We have been set free!

"The Lord did not set His affection on you and choose you because you were more numerous than any other peoples, for you were the fewest of all peoples. But it was because the Lord loved you and kept the oath He swore to your forefathers that He brought you out with a mighty hand and redeemed you from the land of slavery, from the power of Pharaoh, King of Egypt." ~ Deuteronomy 7:7,8

It was because the Lord loved you...

But, how easily we forget. It's easy to walk in the glory of redemption when life is good, but where is redemption when we are bruised and battered by life's heartbreaks? Where is our redemption when the baby needs diapers and the bank account reads $1.50? Are we still God's special treasure when our attitude in tarnished with frustration?

The simple answer is yes. God's love knows no bounds. He has set us free from the chains that bind us. It is God who restores the bruised and battered life. It is God who makes a way when there seems to be no way. It is God who hides us beneath the shadow of His wing until the calamity passes by. I have learned that His redemption remains, regardless of how I feel. Why? Because of His extraordinary love! Always. I've had to learn to hold fast to the knowledge of my redemption. No longer am I chained to anxiety. No longer am I chained to low self-esteem. No longer am I chained to my sins, unless I forget my redemption. It's in my forgetting that Satan assails my vulnerabilities  with doubt.

The chains of my past dangle before me, accusing me - threatening me. But, my Lord says, "Child, I have redeemed you. You are Mine. You have been set free by the Blood of the Lamb."



Father, what would we do without Your grace and mercy? Thank You for Your redeeming love. Help us walk in the freedom You have given us and to never forget that we are Your children. You have paid a great price for us and for that we give You praise. You are awesome, Lord!
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6 comments :

  1. Oh I love this post, Nan! It makes me think of the song "Your Love amazing!" I needed to be reminded of His love for me. As you know, it's been a hard week, but praise God I think I'm finally coming out on the other side of this latest battle. Love you, precious friend!

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    1. Yay Jamie! Yay God! I love you :)

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  2. I love the passage from Job, I know my Redeemer lives! I have a framed picture of it on my bathroom counter so that every morning I'm reminded Whose I am. Thanks for another reminder today. :-)

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    1. What a great idea to view the Truth of His redemption each day. I think this is something we take for granted all too often :( He is an amazing God.

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  3. Jeremiah 31:3... You are loved with an everlasting love....

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