Yeshua! Yeshua! The God Who redeems!
Featuring Dennis Jernigan Posted on January 30, 2010
"...Yeshua! Yeshua! The God Who redeems!..."
God is Redeemer of everything. A few years ago, I decided I was tired of allowing my past to constantly be brought back to my mind to remind me how disgusting I was before I gave up to Jesus. I decided if God was truly Redeemer then I would make a list of all the things that the enemy kept throwing into my mind as well as all the times I felt the Lord had abandoned me. I gave the list to Him. One of those things was how I had felt abandoned by the Lord when my grandmother Jernigan had died. I was 13. After giving that list to the Lord, I had a measure of peace. It was in His hands now...but He had more in store for me! A few days later, a friend of my grandmother's came to me after a time of worship and asked me, "Isn't it wonderful how your grandmother's prayers were answered?" I told her I did not know what she was talking about. She went on to tell me how my grandmother would stand behind me when I would play the piano at her house and ask the Lord to use me in the areas of worship and music for His kingdom and His glory. She told me that my grandmother would ask her women's prayer group to agree with her in prayer every week! As she finished telling me this story the Holy Spirit reminded me of my list! From His perspective I would see my grandmother again...and He had multiplied her prayers even all those years after I was an adult...because the little lady who told me of my grandmother's prayers also told me that two of those original prayer partners still lifted me up regularly! God is a Redeemer!!!
Make your own list of times from your past you would like the Lord to redeem. Then wait for His perspective!
My lips will shout for joy when I sing praises to You;
And my soul, which You have redeemed.
Psalm 71:23 NASB