Friday, July 4, 2008

Hope in Lyrics Part II

Part II Hope in Lyrics


Free in Christ to be fully alive is core to this blog, Thrive Christians.Today we will meditate on the lyrics of Delirious at http://www.delirious.co.uk/html/

Free




And I'm free to be the man you want me to be

I'm alive when I'm alive in you

And I'm free to be the one you said I could be

I'm alive 'cose you're alive,

I'm alive when I'm alive in you Lord, you’ve let me see

I need strength to let you carry me

And love comes right on time.

When faith and hope were on the line

And I've got wings so watch me fly

You’re all I ever want

You’re all I ever need

It’s all I ever want

To be free

Running and striving to be everything to everybody just twirled me into knots as a young wife and mother. I was tied up in knots pushing to be the "best" wife, mother, daughter, worker, volunteer, etc.

During this time I was handling the clearing out a relative's house in preparation for her move. In her mountains of "treasures" were many well used aprons. I recall thinking I had no "used" aprons, nor did any of my friends. I wanted to be a woman like this relative. She was a great example of the best of her great generation of strong, gentle, godly women.

I wanted to have the "right stuff" to be worthy to wear one of these aprons. As an astronaut had to have the "right stuff" to earn the right to wear the famous NASA jumpsuit; I prayed for God to transform me to be worthy to earn the right to wear one of these aprons.

During that time of contemplation the apron symbol took a turn. I truly felt "tied up in knots" during that time in my life. I saw myself as an apron with the strings tied up in knots. Now, just what usefulness is left in an apron with its strings tied up in knots? Not much but a poor dusting rag or a drying cloth. Yes, I was like that apron: tied up in knots. I prayed for God to loosen and free me from all "my knots." Just like the apron couldn't be used for its destiny, I couldn't be used for God's destiny unless I was free of my knots.

All the coping from my challenging childhood contributed to my overwhelming activity in too many areas. Running in circles to overcome my sense of low value, I had tangled my own self into knots.

From that day onto now, I have been blessed with grace and mercy to becoming Free!!!

The Bible gives assurance of freedom:

"For you were called to freedom, brethren; only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love be servants of one another. For the whole law is fulfilled in one word, "You shall love your neighbor as yourself." Galatians 5:13-15

Free

2 comments:

Angela @ Refresh My Soul Blog said...

Beautiful!
We are free in Him.
Much love,
Angela

ThreeGirlyGirls said...

Love it!! Just beautiful!!

© 2008 Kay Martin

Thrive In Christ

Who I Am In Christ by Neil Anderson

For several months we will center on this book to pursue Thriving in our Christian journey.

Neil challenges us with: "Do you know who you are in God's eyes? We are no longer products of our past. We are primarily products of Christ's work on the cross. Who we are determines what we do.

You are not who you are in Christ because of the things you have done, you are in Christ because of what He has done. He died and rose again so that you and I could live in the FREEDOM of His love."

That's just the introduction. More to follow.