This Jesus Freak’s Glorious Day

I went to Youth Group tonight, and let me just say it was sooo freaking awesome!!!! (Literally, lol) It started with some games, as usual, but that wasn’t the best part. The best part started with worship. They sang a song I’d never heard before, Glorious Day by Passion. But it fits right in with my baptism story!!!! (More on that in previous posts, but let me just briefly recap) Basically, God called me to be baptized back in August but I was too afraid, so I disobeyed and didn’t take the opportunity. Then right when I was drowning in guilt and shame, God came and made a way–He gave me a second chance and freed me from my fear. I was baptized February 10.
So anyway, back to the song. The first verse says this:

I was buried beneath my shame
Who could carry that kind of weight
It was my tomb
Till I met You
I was breathing, but not alive
All my failures I tried to hide
It was my tomb
Till I met You

That’s EXACTLY how I felt — my shame was my tomb. I tried to hide my failure to obey His call, but I couldn’t carry the weight.

The chorus:

You called my name
And I ran out of that grave
Out of the darkness
Into Your glorious day

He called my name–told me to be baptized. Although not audibly, He said to me “Daughter, you have nothing to fear, so take up your cross and follow me!” And the instant that I obeyed, I ran out of that grave into His glorious day!!!!!

Now Your mercy has saved my soul
Now Your freedom is all I know
The old made new
Jesus, when I met You

Jesus definitely made me new. After I was baptized, I felt like I had been born again again. I was filled with the Holy Spirit, and now His freedom is all I know. My anxiety is gone!! I boldly participated in small group discussion at youth group tonight–something the old me never would have done. The truth set me free, and I am free indeed.

I needed rescue
My sin was heavy
But chains break at the weight of Your glory
I needed shelter
I was an orphan
But You call me a citizen of heaven
When I was broken
You were my healing
Your love is the air that I’m breathing
I have a future
My eyes are open

You called my name
And I ran out of that grave
Out of the darkness
Into Your glorious day

But that song wasn’t the only thing that blew my mind tonight. This last week I’ve listened to dc talk’s song Jesus Freak several times. It’s an old song (like, 1995) but as a TobyMac fanatic I wanted to know what all the Jesus freak hype was about. I listened to it and loved it. And guess what tonight’s theme was?? Being a Jesus freak!! It was such an awesome “coincidence” that there’s no doubt in my mind that God had something to do with it.

After being baptized, like I said, it was like I was born again again. He truly restored to me the joy of my salvation. I’m a Jesus freak with dc talk, a soul on fire with Third Day, and I want to do something like Matthew West. I ran out of my grave into His glorious day!

I’m ready to SEND IT!!!!