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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Undo Me

Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting. Psalm 139:23-24 (NIV)

One of my favorite songs of all time is Undo Me by Jennifer Knapp. It's one of those songs that I need to turn up loud and breathe into my soul. It connects me to God like not many songs do. It's so authentically about someone who is screwed up and is coming before her savior.

Time to get down on my knees and pray, "Lord, undo me!"

How often do I think that I've drifted too far away from God? That He doesn't want to talk to me anymore. I stayed away from Christianity for so long because I thought I had messed up beyond salvation. The message in the church is mostly, "DON'T" - not "Well, you did, now here's what you can do."

Wanting, Needing, Guilty and Greedy Unrighteous Unholy Undo Me

My heavenly Father already knows these things about me. When I finally get honest with myself is when I find Him sobbing with me, but holding me tight; Perspiration cascading off of Him for all the distance that He has covered running after me.

Three nails and a cross to prove I owe my life eternally to You

Jesus is the simple message. He died because He loves you. That's it. There is no condition to that.

The filth of my sin was covering me when he picked me up, drew his holy fingers across my lips, and kissed me. The stench of my unholiness was all around us when He gently said, "I love you." He bathed me in His word, and placed His Spirit inside my body so that we would be entwined forever in the most intimate relationship ever.

I'm clean now - no sin clings to me. Because I don't sin anymore? Hardly! Because my sin is paid for by the precious blood of Christ. I live in debt to my savior, a humble place to be.

The question is, do we really want to be undone?


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