“Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits, who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases.”(Psalm 103:2, 3 ESV)
Do you have a redemption song? By a redemption song I mean that gratefulness which causes you to testify of God’s goodness to you. In the above scripture the psalmist expresses a redemption song that is all too familiar to many of us especially since “Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us—for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who is hanged on a tree (Galatians 3:13 ESV)." Yes, you have been redeemed. According to Webster, to redeem is to free from what distresses or harms, to free from captivity by payment of ransom, help to overcome something detrimental, to release from blame or debt and to free from the consequences of sin.
In light of that definition you should be able to fully understand why every believer should have a redemption song in their hearts. Never forget the benefits of your redemption in Christ. Let the truth of that blessing stir up a praise on the inside that you feel strongly compelled to express outwardly. You have been made blameless and righteous. You’re not trying to get righteous, but in Christ you are the righteousness of God(see 2 Corinthians 5:21). That means you have no sinner’s record because it has been wiped clean by the blood of Jesus and now you are in right standing with God himself. In Christ we are also healed of every disease. Look at the word dis-ease. Anything that causes you discomfort or difficulty whether in your mind or manifested in your body is a disease. The good news is that we are healed of every disease in Christ our faith just has to connect with that new creation reality.
Today sing your redemption song. Sing it out loud for all the world to hear. God is too good to keep it to ourselves. Cultivate a lifestyle of praise and worship because you have been redeemed from sin, poverty and sickness and now you have unbroken fellowship with God.
Steve Tolbert is an emerging revivalist who is passionate about drawing people closer to God.