Redeemed

Ever have one particular line from a song stuck in your head? I recently heard a song by Big Daddy Weave entitled “Redeemed” and I have had one line of the song stuck in my head for days.  The line fits with something my pastor said when he preached through Ephesians 6.  My pastor spoke about standing on ground already won by Christ–standing firm on the gospel.  In the song “Redeemed,” the line stuck in my head says “stop fighting a fight/that’s already been won.”  Indwelling sin still exists; I still struggle with sin everyday.  So, what fight has already been won?  The one that makes me a child of God.  Satan’s most painful arrow causes me to doubt that God loves me.  My salvation has already been purchased.  I am redeemed.  Romans 8:37-39 tells me NOTHING can separate me from the love of God.  NOTHING.  Stand firm on that, friends.  The battle I have to stop fighting is the one that makes me question my standing before my Father.  Focus on the battles that need fighting–the ones with the sin that is still in my heart.  Yet, I must also remember that I’m not fighting those battles on my own.  Ephesians 6 says to stand strong in the Lord and the strength of His might…..not my own.

“Redeemed”
by Big Daddy Weave

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 that’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

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