The day that I said yes to Jesus, there was an instant transaction that took place. He redeemed me before I even had a clue what that meant.
The dictionary definition of redeem is to gain or regain possession of something in exchange for payment.
“You were bought at a price; do not become slaves of human beings.”1 Corinthians 7:23
Before I knew Jesus, I didn’t really know what life was for. All I could see was pain, suffering, death, war, and destruction. I figured if this is all life was about, then there really wasn’t a good reason to be alive, right?
Then, the miraculous transaction took place. Not only was I immediately saved from eternal death, I was blessed with a whole new worldview that allows me to feel joy despite how it’s all falling apart!
Friends, whenever I am tempted to fall into old patterns of thinking, I preach the Gospel to myself. I go back to that day when the Lord redeemed me. He graciously, bravely got on that cross and paid the price for my sin so I could live! He did that for you too! Let’s agree to never forget!
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Yes, a wonderful reminder. Let us remember what Jesus did for us.
O! What a day! REDEEMED!
I love this > “I preach the Gospel to myself”. Amen!
I didn’t know who Jesus was;
I’d heard the name, so what?
And then I paid attention ’cause
fate kicked me in the butt,
and all the things I thought I knew
went for a bloody Burton,
and when the free-for-all was through
I found that I was certain
that I really could not cope
with the mess that I had made,
and in the absence of all hope
I hit my knees and prayed,
and then I heard the Lord Christ sigh,
“What WILL I do with this daft guy?”
Your poems bless me so much Andrew! Thank you!
Yes and Amen. Such a lovely and blessed post. I love your encouraging words. Blessings.
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I appreciated your line that said, “I was blessed with a whole new worldview that allows me to feel joy despite how it’s all falling apart!” A new worldview changes everything.
Yes! Jesus turned my world right side up!
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