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“singing freedom all my days…” -steve fee

February 8, 2009

it’s so funny to me how easily our perspective shifts! not only funny, but baffling, really. it’s becoming so clear to me where my safe zones are and where dangerous territory lies. how when life is finally inching its way into the healthiest place it’s been in a long time, you can almost instantly feel like it’s crashing down around you if you get far enough outside the parameters you’ve set. and how quickly we forget! and how quickly our minds are to turn against us and trick us!

but the truth of the matter is that we already “have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.” we possess that power within us already. (it’s called the Holy Spirit.) so. it’s not like we have to ask God to give us that power anytime our minds start to go haywire on us… it’s already ours. and to take captive something as powerful as our thoughts? that’s serious freedom. so i was singing this morning at browns bridge and we sang all because of Jesus. and the line “i’m singing freedom all my days” just hit me. not gonna lie, i had a great and exhausting weekend, but i was in a tough place last night and this morning. and our first rehearsal and that first song out of the gate suddenly pushed things back into perspective. then we sang about our chains being undone. about how God’s fame is made great when we, as broken people, call His name. amazing

all that to say this: there’s something about singing (or speaking) truth, no matter how simple, that is redemptive and restoring to our souls. it’s simple as that. it’s exactly how we demolish the strongholds in our own brains that set themselves up against what we know to be true of God. how we take captive every thought and make it obedient. 

so there. sing in freedom. speak in truth. take captive every thought. and thank God that He is already rescuing us even before we call out to Him.

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2 comments

  1. amen to all you say here…i find it very helpful to “speak” truth through singing as well.

    want to commend your growth as a lead worshipper in the last year. yesterday you used your gift as fully as i’ve seen you! it was beautiful all the way around.


  2. Dee Dee — never met you, but feel like I know you. I’m an old friend of Matt’s from Duke days. Give me a shout if you can help me track him down — kenjackson99@msn.com.



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