Sunday, August 17, 2008

We who were called to be Your people...

This is what we are: a chosen generation.
A world full of people, both young & old alike
that God has set apart for Himself,
that He has a purpose and a plan for.
That He has designed.
It's irritating when people talk about us in a derogatory way,
saying that we're useless and hopeless, not realizing
that their words do have power, and that what you speak you get.
We're not useless, we're not hopeless.
God set us apart to glorify Him, to show others His love.
He sees in us what others don't; hearts that long for truth, for something real,
for true, real love. While others just see sinners, that they think are hopeless, and don't deserve any love.
God says otherwise, He looks at the heart, not the outward appearance.
He sees the sin and mistakes we've made and will make, and He forgets them, to remember them no more.
He doesn't condemn us, He has already forgotten the sins of tomorrow.
Now it's our turn. We need to let go of the lies that have been spoken over us, and connivingly whispered into our ears. The lies that keep us form moving forward, from accepting His love. We His children...His daughters & sons.
His set apart.
His people.
His called.
Nothing can seperate us from His love.
Nothing can make Him stop loving us.
He's always had a purpose for us, before time began, He knew our names and what our destinations would be.

"I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb.
Before you were born I set you apart
and appointed you as my prophet to the nations."
Jeremiah 1~5

"For I know the plans I have for you," says the Lord.
"They are plans for good and not for disaster,
to give you a future and a hope."
Jeremiah 29~11

When He says those words, He doesn't say them just to say them.
He's not a flatterer or a liar.
He truly has a purpose for us.
We're no longer sinners,
no longer murderers,
or theives.
We're redeemed,
by this Love that conquered death.
This blood that frees us from all fear,
all guilt,
and all sin...

"We who were called to be Your people
Struggling sinners and thieves
We’re lifted up from the ashes
And out came the song of the redeemed
The song of the redeemed
The song of the redeemed

Can you hear the sound of melodies
Oh, the sound of melodies
Rising up to You Rising up to You, God
The sound of melodies Oh, the sound of melodies
Rising up to You Rising up to You, God

We have caught a revelation
That nothing can separate us from
The love we received through salvation It fills your daughters and your sons
Your daughters and your sons."

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