Driving in early-morning hours. Song on the radio…
“You call me righteous, You call me Yours, No longer guilty, Not anymore!!! I am rewritten, I’m spoken for, A new creation now I stand, cause of who You say I am!”
…brought me to tears.
This song played in my head and heart all weekend. It was Easter weekend. I found myself praising God-so grateful to Him that I am no longer guilty or condemned. That through His redemptive work on the cross, through His grace, through my faith in Christ alone I am
- not guilty
- spoken for
- a new creation
- and much more!
And my heart was so broken for my loved one who is bound by chains in his bondage to sin. I continually prayed all weekend for his soul-for the scales and blindness to be removed from his eyes and heart-that he could see God’s love and forgiveness and amazing grace-and that he could experience God’s redemption.
As I continued to meditate on the words of this song, I kept coming back to this part
“I am not bound by who I was, my identity redefined by Love! I am not bound by who I was, my identity redefined by Love!”
This made me think through what I believed my identity was. The message of this song is sharing that my identity is now in Christ, which I thought I knew and believed.
As I continued to meditate on this phrase, on passages of scripture, on reflecting on the various events of discovery and letting go to this point, I realized God was bringing me to the point of letting go of who I had built and thought my identity to be. It was a continuation of what I had been learning regarding me being powerless.
I realized I had built and believed/lived like my identity was found in my husband, in my job, in the military, in my family, in being childless, in the semblance of some “great” life.
Redefined by Love….while this is most likely obvious to most, this was a huge revelation to me in my heart and head. God has been working in my life through all these horrible circumstances to bring me to the point of realizing my identity is in Him alone and to give me permission to redefine who I thought I was into being defined as His by His Love.
Grateful today for this truth! Grateful there’s no measuring stick or continual need to please or gain approval from anyone to define who I am. Thankful I can release this all to Him, the Giver of my true identity redefined by Love.