Saturday, August 4, 2007

Free

It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. Galatians 5 : 1

Burden by food, burdened by anger, burdened by "stuff". Today's verse of the day was light to my path. Pespective change: it is not untrue to look at all my weaknesses as temptations but to realize that I am letting the yoke of slavery to rest on my shoulders when Christ has already set me free from all that sin is a wonderful thought. Reminds me of a Ginny Owens song "bearing gifts as if their burdens". Why do I do that? Lord, keep my eyes on your freedom and glory and not on the yoke that so easily ensnares me. Amen

Ginny Owens - Free Lyrics
Words and music by ginny owens: bmg songs, inc. (gospel division)/above the
Rim music (administered by bmg songs, inc.) (ascap)

Turnin molehills into mountains,
Makin big deals out of small ones,
Bearing gifts as if theyre burdens,
This is how its been.
Afraid of coming out of my shell,
Too many things I cant do too well,
Afraid Ill try real hard, and Ill fail--
This is how its been.
Till the day you pounded on my hearts door,
And you shouted joyfully,
Youre not a slave anymore!

Chorus:
Youre free to dance-
Forget about your two left feet
And youre free to sing-even joyful noise is music to me
Youre free to love,
cause Ive given you my love,
And its made you free
I have set you free!

My mind finds hard to believe
That you became humanity and changed the course of history,
Because you loved us so.
And my heart cannot understand
How you accept me as I am,
But you say youve always had a plan,
And thats all I need to know.
So when I am consumed with what the world will say,
Then youre singing to me, as you remove my chains-

Bridge:
Free from worry, free from envy and denial
Free to live, free to give, free to smile

More Ginny Owens Lyrics...

7 comments:

CroppinRobin said...

Burdened, yet Christ has set us free. Great post, and I'm right there with you. Not sure why I keep picking up that heavy stuff!
P.S. Cool scrolling lyrics...Michael said that you were "ahead of the game" on this blogging thing!

Gideon mommasita said...

I didn't go looking for the scrolling lyrics...when I Googled lyrics because I couldn't remember all the song and my cd was missing I happened upon those lyrics first...didn't even know until I posted what I had done! Mike's new pictures are neat...the mtn's...What's up with that?

CroppinRobin said...

Who knows...I asked him the same thing, about the mountains.
He said he did a google search for panoramic photos and he liked that one.
What's up with that?

Melissa said...

I love that we think alike. Ditto....Ditto....Ditto......

Melissa said...

We've met before, right? A long time ago?

Gideon mommasita said...

I remember meeting you and Eric at Mike and Robins before we moved to Palm Bay...so like 1995/1996

CroppinRobin said...

okay...that is so cool to see 6 comments, because when I checked it earlier today there were only 3!