Saturday, March 29, 2008

Then Sings My Soul Saturday--Who I Am...

Well, okay...I'm really trying to get motivated...I really am! I love this meme, but I have to be honest, I was struggling with what song to use this weekend. I've enjoyed some great old hymns on the other pages, and been exposed to new songs also. But me--well, I like to shake things up a bit! So you've been forewarned!

I've chosen a bit different song, and I hope that you will listen all the way through. I have chosen the song "Who I Am Hates Who I've Been" by Relient K. WHO? LOL Yes, exactly. They are very popular with the younger crew (and I still try to hang onto that inclusion as much as I can!), and this song as well as "Be My Escape" have enjoyed some secular radio play and use in movies/TV. ( I also love "For the Moments I Feel Faint" and "Getting Into You", but I think it would be overkill to put all these on here today!)

I'm not going to write much about it...but I think we all have moments in our walks where Satan reminds us of who we were and where we've been. He tries to tell us that we can't be loved, we can't be saved, we can't have value. He tells us lies about our value being tied to what we were, unable to experience rebirth and become better than what we were. I often find myself dwelling on my mistakes. But, through Christ, we find forgiveness and the ability to be washed and to become new creations! How wonderful that knowledge is!

Therefore, since we have been made right in God's sight by faith, we have peace with God because of what Jesus Christ our Lord has done for us. Because of our faith, Christ has brought us into this place of highest privilege where we now stand, and we confidently and joyfully look forward to sharing God's glory. We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they are good for us-they help us learn to endure. And endurance develops strength of character in us, and character strengthens our confident expectation of salvation. And this expectation will not disappoint us. For we know how dearly God loves us, because he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love. When we were utterly helpless, Christ came at just the right time and died for us sinners. Now, no one is likely to die for a good person, though someone might be willing to die for a person who is especially good. But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners. And since we have been made right in God's sight by the blood of Christ, he will certainly save us from God's judgment. For since we were restored to friendship with God by the death of his Son while we were still his enemies, we will certainly be delivered from eternal punishment by his life. So now we can rejoice in our wonderful new relationship with God-all because of what our Lord Jesus Christ has done for us in making us friends of God.
--Romans 5:1-11 NLT
Oh, and don't forget to stop by Amy's blog "Signs, Miracles, and Wonders" to check out the other musical offerings to uplift and encourage you today!


Ginger said...

I actually like this could be because I have two teenagers or because I just like music and secretly wish I was younger!!

Christina said...

Great video. Love this group. I will have to admit that the younger groups really get me going. They show us that Christianity is making a huge impact in this generation. Jesus Rocks as Hannah Montana recently said.

Shari said...

Thanks for shaking it up. You must have some teens at home? This group rocks and I'm going to show this to my kids. They would like it. The songs this week have been so diverse and I love it.

Stephanie said...

I must be young at heart, because I love this song. LOL! By the way, if that picture on your page is of you and your baby bump to be, I think it is a beautiful picture.

kmom3 said...

Hooray for staying young and totally cool for Jesus! :)
I realize my girls will let me know as they get older how cool I am NOT, but for now, I will pretend I am cool and I will rock out with you to this song!

Cheri said...

Hey I'm with ya on this one. Great Song! Feels good to feel young!

Pinklani said...

I love the picture of you and the lovely one that is on it's way.
Funny, that I just posted about music on my blog today as well.
One problem how do you link it to the video?
When listening to your video link, my speaker's were turned up!!

Praying for your comfort.


Anonymous said...

we appreciate all the prayers!!!
If you get a chance can you please go to and vote for Tristan in the Fierce Baby Contest?! Thanks and stop by again

Susan said...

Hi Ceci,

Thanks so much for stopping by the other day.

Great song!

Wow, you went to New Orleans in 92? I'm from there!

Where did you go, to the Superdome?


Lysa TerKeurst said...

Hi Ceci...
Just want you know that I am praying for you and baby!

Oh and I like that song too... my daughter likes this group.