Shackles

This morning in worship as "Evidence," our high school ministry team, sang Shackles,
I was once again reminded what a powerful message is contained in that song,
and how much people love to worship through it's music and lyric.

Shackles lyrics teach us that a part of being free in life is learning how to praise God in every circumstance.
It also talks about many of the chains that bind us can be broken through the language of praise.

This past week's memory verse is Galatians 5:1.

It is about Freedom in Christ

Here is the verse.

"It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery."

Freedom is never free. And although we have freedom through Christ, Paul writes that we must "stand firm" so we don't become once again burdened by a yoke of slavery to our own sin. Jesus paid a great price for our freedom. Let's not give ground back to the enemy that our Lord has already paid for.

Stand Firm and Live Free,

Joe

P.S. Take the shackles off my feet so I can dance
I just wanna praise You
I just wanna praise You

You broke the chains, now I can lift my hands
And I'm gonna praise You
I'm gonna praise You

In the corners of mind
I just can't seem to find a reason to believe
That I can break free
'Cause you see I have been down for so long

Feel like the hope is gone
But as I lift my hands, I understand
That I should praise You through my circumstance

Take the shackles off my feet so I can dance
I just wanna praise You
I just wanna praise You

You broke the chains, now I can lift my hands
And I'm gonna praise You
I'm gonna praise You

Everything that could go wrong
All went wrong at one time
So much pressure fell on me
I thought I was gon lose my mind

But I know you wanna see
If I will hold on through these trials
But I need you to lift this load
'Cause I can't take it anymore

Take the shackles off my feet so I can dance
I just wanna praise You
I just wanna praise You

You broke the chains, now I can lift my hands
And I'm gonna praise You
I'm gonna praise You

Been through the fire and the rain
Bound in every kind of way
But God has broken every chain
So let me go right now

Take the shackles off my feet so I can dance
I just wanna praise You
I just wanna praise You

You broke the chains, now I can lift my hands
And I'm gonna praise You
I'm gonna praise