Monday, July 23, 2012

You Found Me

 I am very excited to be having Big Daddy Weave (and Aaron Shust) here in Union this October for Church Night at the Fair. Mike Weaver is a talented songwriter, and together with his brother Jay wrote a song called You Found Me for their newest CD.

     The song is about the day that God saved the singer, but the best part is the bridge. It says, “I don’t think that I could ever be the same, but who would want to be anyway?”

     What a great thought! After God has saved us, why would we ever want to go back to the way we were when our spirit was at war with God? That question should be rhetorical, but so many people are going back, so it begs to be answered.

     Jesus died to make us free from the power of sin, not to make us free to sin and then ask for forgiveness. Jesus saved us to a life of good works out of gratitude to Him, not to a haphazard life of saying “works don’t save me.” Jesus called us to holiness, not to the lame excuse of “nobody’s perfect.”

     If you have gone back to the way you were before your conversion, you have to ask yourself, “What did I convert from?” Before you give me the taken-out-of-context line about me not judging you, please realize that I am asking you to judge yourself. Do what Paul told the Corinthian believers to do, and “examine yourself, whether you be in the faith.” That verse (II Corinthians 13:5) goes on to say that we will see that Jesus Christ is within us—unless we fail the test!

   If you have gone back to the life you lived before God found you, maybe you haven’t fully given your life to God. Examine yourself, and if you see changes that need to be made, make those changes. Then never go back…who would want to anyway?   

(Read about Big Daddy Weave's song "If You Died Tonight" here)

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