Thursday, November 15, 2007

THANKFUL THURSDAY




“Oh, give thanks to the LORD, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever. Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, Whom He has redeemed from the hand of the enemy, Oh, that men would give thanks to the LORD for His goodness, And for His wonderful works to the children of men! For He satisfies the longing soul, and fills the hungry soul with goodness. Let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving, and declare His works with rejoicing.” Psalm 107:1-2, 8-9 NKJV

It seems “Thankful Thursday” is becoming one of my favorite days to post. I've heard it said that the best prayer any one can pray is simply, "Thank You.” I really got excited earlier today when I read Psalm 107 quoted above. Our church our worship leader wrote a fantastic song about redemption and the main chorus says, "Let the Redeemed of the Lord, say so." We keep repeating the words, "Say so, Say so.” So today, I want to say so, “I AM REDEEMED”! So what does it mean to "be redeemed"? Let's see what Webster’s definition is:

Redeem: 1 a: to buy back:
repurchase b: to get or win back 2: to free from what distresses or harms: as a: to free from captivity by payment of ransom b: to extricate from or help to overcome something detrimental c: to release from blame or debt: clear d: to free from the consequences of sin

Wow – Can you believe that Jesus did all of this for us at Calvary? How amazing and powerful is His Love.

Now I would like to list some things I've been redeemed from and bring back to my mind how thankful I am to God for showing me such a Great Salvation.

I am redeemed from my sin: Colossians 1:14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins.

I am redeemed from the power of death: Psalms 49:15 But God will redeem my soul from the power of the grave: for he shall receive me.

I am redeemed from a life of destruction: Psalms 103:4 Who redeemed thy life from destruction; who crowned thee with loving-kindness and tender mercies.

I am redeemed from a life of wickedness:
Titus 2:14 who gave himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for himself a people that are his very own, eager to do what is good.

This list could go on and on, and will go on for all eternity. However, I will stop for now and pray that wonderful prayer I just talked about, “Thank You Jesus!”

What are some of the things God has redeemed you from...?
To view more Thankful Thursday particpants hop on over to Crystal's site God Is in Control, Not Me. Thanks Cystal for hosting this Thankful Thursday again.



15 comments:

Crystal said...

This is such a powerful post! Thank you for sharing it!
Blessings

Melissa said...

God is so good! AMEN! Such a great post!

ellen b said...

Beautiful. I'm redeemed and I'm saying so because I'm so thankful God rescued me from the pit!!
Blessings and have a great Thanksgiving...

Nise' said...

Amen! We are redeemed! Love your Wordless Wednesday photo!!

Susanne said...

AWESOME LIST OF THANKFULS!! Thank you so much for sharing...Jesus has rescued me and SET ME FREE!! I am UNLEASHED for HIS GLORY, and I will NEVER CEASE to PRAISE HIM!! AMEN, and AMEN!!!
Whooo! That felt so good!!! ;-)

Denise said...

Such an amazing post, bless you.

Tiffany Stuart said...

He redeemed me from the self pity and hatred I had!

I'm amazed and in love with HIM!v

Heather@Mommymonk said...

Redeemed from sin, death, destruction. And may we never forget to praise our Father for redemption!

Faith said...

Awesome post! Thanks for sharing! Blessings to you!

Robyn said...

I'm redeemed from a life of emptiness and shame. Its so awesome to be truly freed of all of that by His awesome grace! Thanks for your post! It got me to thinking about that word "REDEEMED." That's something to think about!!

Melanie said...

Wow- this is just beautiful!

Love Bears All Things said...

Hope things are going well for you. I loved your music.
Mama Bear

Joyce said...

What wonderful words. Like you Thrusday is becoming one of my favorite days to post.

Living Beyond said...

I agree Thurdays is becoming more my favourite posting days too. Loved your powerful list - thank you!

Heather said...

Susan, thank you so much for your encouraging words on my TT post. Yes, God has "lent" us our children. I am so thankful for the reassurance He gives me daily!