I am New

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I recently discovered a new song by Jason Gray.  I’ve enjoyed listening to him share what the song means to him.  I relate.  I’m sharing a video of him here .. talking of his own journey and a live version of the song.  (not the best live recording, but I could not say what he says better than he does).

I find encouragement in his words here and the lyrics to his song.  Knowing that I am made new in Christ .. right thinking leads to right action.  I desire to live as a the new creation in Christ that He says I am.

 

Now I won’t deny the worst you could say about me
But I’m not defined by mistakes that I’ve made because God says of me

I am not who I was, I am being remade, I am new
I am chosen and holy and I’m dearly loved, I am new, I am new

Who I thought I was and who I thought I had to be
I had to give them both up cause neither were willing to ever believe

Too long I have lived in the shadows of shame
Believing that there was no way I could change
But the one who is making everything new doesn’t see me the way that I do
He doesn’t see me the way that I do

I am not who I was, I am being remade, I am new
Dead to the old man, I’m coming alive, I am new, I am new

Forgiven beloved, hidden in Christ
Made in the image of the Giver of Life
Righteous and holy, reborn and remade
Accepted and worthy, this is our new name
This is who we are now

 


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