Daily Archives: 1st January 2016

I Have Chosen You

I love this Don Francisco song. It affirms a believer in their chosen status – chosen by God to be like Jesus Christ and to live the life of the Kingdom here on earth. Chosen to be His child.

And don’t for one moment feel that you are excluded if you don’t yet know Jesus. The lyrics of this song apply to you as well. I will simply let the words of the song minister to you. He’s chosen everyone who will come (John 7:37) – and that includes you! This is your birthright as someone whom Jesus came to save. Save to a life of light, joy, laughter, health and fun. This is your birthright.

Jesus says. “I have chosen you!”

Like a king who hides in shadows while a thief usurps his throne
You’ve stumbled down through all your days without direction.
While the soldiers and the servants who should be at your command
Are all abandoned to surrender and defection.

As the kingdom groans beneath the load,
Your feet go running down the road
In panic you’ve forgotten all I’ve told you.
If you’ll just call you’d see Me there
At the very instant of your prayer
But you’ve bought a bill of goods the liar’s sold you.

I have chosen you
There’s no need to run away.
I have chosen you
Why do you doubt the words I say.
Through it all I’ve been right by your side.
Ask me and you will not be denied.

Like a slave who wears the collar of a hard and cruel man
And is convinced that he deserves the treatment given.
Tortured to believing nothing’s ever going to change
Till you’ve forgotten there was ever more to living.

But as you struggle with your load
The messengers come down the road
And the slaver flees in fear as he beholds them.
They break your chains and set you free
To stand amazed in liberty
And at last they give the word that God has told them.

I have chosen you
And I will not turn you down,
I have chosen you
You were born to wear a crown.
I’ll give you what you need to carry on
Till all that stands opposed to you is gone.

I know the Devil’s cut you down
And made you feel so small
I’ve seen your desperation
With your back against the wall
But I’ll still be here beside you
Even if you’ve given in
Until you see My love for you
Is all you need to win

‘Cause I have chosen you
And I will not turn you down,
I have chosen you
You were born to wear a crown.
I’ll give you what you need to carry on
Till all that stands opposed to you is gone.

I have chosen you
There’s no need to run away.
I have chosen you
Why do you doubt the words I say.
Through it all I’ve been right by your side.
Ask me and you will not be denied.

Ask me now, you will not be denied.
Ask me now, you will not be denied.

You see, God has chosen both the believer and the unbeliever. He continually calls both into a life of relationship with Him. The song speaks to both believer and unbeliever: to the first, it speaks of freedom from religious rules, and release into the glorious freedom of the Children of God; and to the second, it speaks of freedom from the limited way of thinking of the secular world. Limited only to what you can see, and not taking account of the things of God.

But either way, God calls us – chooses us! – for a life of flying in the Spirit: the boundless, free, exciting adventure that is life in Jesus Christ!

….break your chains and [be set] free, to stand amazed in liberty!

Come on!

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