Wednesday, August 31, 2011
God Owes Us Nothing
“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 (NIV)
Today, I found the song by Phil Cross entitled, "You Do Not Owe Me" and was struck by the powerful message contained in the words. Truly, God does not owe us anything because He has already given us His Son, Jesus. Instead, we owe Him everything--our hearts, lives, thoughts, actions, time, and a desire to live for Him all of our days. As the song progresses, it is comforting to see the faces of the singers who accompanied Phil. What a wonderful testimony in song to the freedom that only God can give us. The peace that only He can bring to our hearts truly does surpass all human understanding.
Prayer: Dear God, thank You for the freedom You have provided through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Please help us to live each day with Your purpose in mind. Help us to remember Your goodness and trustworthiness, and to rest in the knowledge of who You are. Quiet our minds as we wait on Your peace to surround us. We pray these things in the matchless name of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. Amen.
Note: The song, “You Do Not Owe Me” is posted below this article. Please watch it and reflect on the words and the spirit of the song.