God’s True Sons

God’s True Sons recording
The God who created
 The heavens and the earth
 Has joined us to Christ
 Filled us with Himself
 Through His Spirit in us
 Made us His true Sons
 

 Just as God created
 This universe amazing
 We too can create
 Things of glory astounding
 Endless variety 
 Through His creativity
 Through the powerful flow
 Of His life in you and me
 

 The God who created
 The heavens and the earth
 Has joined us to Christ
 Filled us with Himself
 Through His Spirit in us
 Made us His true Sons
 

 Just as God said,
 “Let there be light”
 And light appeared
 To light up the dark night
 We can speak light in too
 This world’s darkness undo
 Wisdom into blindness
 Love into fearfulness 
 

 The God who created
 The heavens and the earth
 Has joined us to Christ
 Filled us with Himself
 Through His Spirit in us
 Made us His true Sons
 

 Just as God separated
 Light from darkness demarcated
 Keeping light pure and holy
 Him revealed in full Glory
 We have His indwelling wisdom
 His power filling our actions
 To live life in His Glory light
 Jesus’ righteousness enacting
 

 The God who created
 The heavens and the earth
 Has joined us to Christ
 Filled us with Himself
 Through His Spirit in us
 Made us His true Sons
 

 Just as God created
 Earth’s atmosphere and seas
 Separating, waters retracting
 Revealing rugged land beauties
 We too can speak out
 Words of power to re-create
 And by our words and actions
 Heal again this planet
 

 The God who created
 The heavens and the earth
 Has joined us to Christ
 Filled us with Himself
 Through His Spirit in us
 Made us His true Sons
 

 Just as God’s words
 Made plants flourish and grow
 In their bounty and beauty
 Feeding spirit and body
 With our deeds and words
 We can create by His Spirit
 Environments that bless and feed
 All that live on this planet
 

 The God who created
 The heavens and the earth
 Has joined us to Christ
 Filled us with Himself
 Through His Spirit in us
 Made us His true Sons
 

 Just as God’s words
 Created time and seasons
 Suns and moons in our skies
 Galaxies of planets
 We too have His great power
 Well beyond our comprehension
 When faced with darkness and chaos
 To bring order, beauty and redemption
 

 The God who created
 The heavens and the earth
 Has joined us to Christ
 Filled us with Himself
 Through His Spirit in us
 Made us His true Sons
 

 Just as God created
 The life we find in the sea
 Birds that grace our skies
 Animals of all varieties 
 Through God we have the power
 To give animals a safe place
 Reverse decline and extinction
 And heal our broken creation
 

 The God who created
 The heavens and the earth
 Has joined us to Christ
 Filled us with Himself
 Through His Spirit in us
 Made us His true Sons
 

 Just as God’s words
 Brought us into this life
 With earth as our home
 To rule in His Name
 We can speak the words
 That bring New Life to others
 To live as God’s beloved
 In His Kingdom, as one
 

 The God who created
 The heavens and the earth
 Has joined us to Christ
 Filled us with Himself
 Through His Spirit in us
 Made us His true Sons
 

 Genesis 1:1-25 and
 “And since we are his true children, we qualify to share all his treasures, for indeed, we are heirs of God himself. And since we are joined to Christ, we also inherit all that he is and all that he has.” Romans 8:17a TPT
 “And he chose us to be his very own, joining us to himself even before he laid the foundation of the universe! Ephesians 1:4a TPT
 “Have you forgotten that your body is now the sacred temple of the Spirit of Holiness, who lives in you? You don’t belong to yourself any longer, for the gift of God, the Holy Spirit, lives inside your sanctuary.” 1 Corinthians 6:19 TPT
 

 

Inestimable Value

“For God has proved his love by giving us his greatest treasure, the gift of his Son. And since God freely offered him up as the sacrifice for us all, he certainly won’t withhold from us anything else he has to give.” Romans 8:32 TPT

Inestimable Value Meditation

God had one Beloved Son
The core of His own heart
A pure and Holy Glorious One
The image of God incarnate
Yet God let Him be sacrificed
Scoured and for us crucified
So He could raise us from the dead
As God’s Sons, with Him united

You are of inestimable value 
Just in who you are
For Jesus was the price God paid
To demonstrate your value today
And bring you home to Him again

People think that once they’ve sinned
God has no time for them
Like Adam and Eve they hide away
Try to cover the brokenness and pain
But God comes looking for each of us
To tell us His good news is for us
Because of the work that Jesus has done
We can be pure and holy, God’s beloved sons

You are of incalculable value 
Just in who you are
For Jesus was the price God paid
To demonstrate your value today
And bring you home to Him again

When Jesus was judged it was as us
For He had never sinned
When He was whipped and beaten
It was our sins that punished Him
When God’s Presence left Him
It was our old self He was in
And when the cross finally killed Him
It was our death that took Him

You are of eternal value 
Just in who you are
For Jesus was the price God paid
To demonstrate your value today
And bring you home to Him again

But death it could not hold him
For Jesus had never sinned
And the power of His righteousness
Overcame death, giving New Life to us
Raised by God’s Holy Spirit’s power
Him and us at God side, now forever
Reborn into His Holy Glory
One with God now and for eternity

You are of infinite value 
Just in who you are
For Jesus was the price God paid
To demonstrate your value today
And bring you home to Him again

Now the full Glory of God is yours
You live in Jesus righteousness
Forgiven, cleansed and holy once more
Completely released from the power of sin
Beloved of God just as Jesus is
At God’s right hand, in His Personal Presence
And together you can heal this world
United with God, loving all with His essence

You are of unfathomable value 
Just in who you are
For Jesus was the price God paid
To demonstrate your value today
And bring you home to Him again

Through all the work that Jesus has done
And God’s willing sacrifice of His Beloved Son
There is nothing you could do or say
That could make your more loved by God in any way
Today, tomorrow, your value remains
As high as Jesus, for His blood’s in your veins
You are a full member of God’s family
So take your place now, with Him eternally

You are of inestimable value 
Just in who you are
For Jesus was the price God paid
To demonstrate your value today
And bring you home to Him again

The Mind’s Transformation

“Stop imitating the ideals and opinions of the culture around you, but be inwardly transformed by the Holy Spirit through a total reformation of how you think. This will empower you to discern God’s will as you live a beautiful life, satisfying and perfect in his eyes.” Romans 12:2 TPT

When We can know
That Jesus is real
Alive in people
To give love to this world
It breaks through our defences
To fill us with His love
It transforms our being
To be His Glory

Show me please Lord
Give me Your vision
Transform me please Lord
To Your way of living

When we can know
That we were God’s planning
That He chose us personally
To be one of His family
It breaks all the lies
That tell us we’re unworthy
And restores us to wholeness
Living in God’s Glory

Show me please Lord
Give me Your vision
Transform me please Lord
To Your way of living

When we experience
The fullness of God’s forgiveness
Wiping out all our sin
So all is forgotten
It frees us to live
Each moment anew
To explore the freedom
Of living His Holy Glory

Show me please Lord
Give me Your vision
Transform me please Lord
To Your way of living

When we learn to live in
God as our main resource
A river of His life
Becomes our life’s essence
His love and forgiveness
His joy, peace and hope
Become ours to live in
And share with this world

Show me please Lord
Give me Your vision
Transform me please Lord
To Your way of living

When we learn to rely on
God’s Spirit for our thinking
Soak in His Presence
Ask questions, receive answers
The Wisdom of God
Becomes our guiding light
Transforms our hearts and minds
Renews all our thinking

Show me please Lord
Give me Your vision
Transform me please Lord
To Your way of living

When we experience
God’s power to restore us
To His loving image
Filling us with His Glory
We know there’s no limit
To what He can do through us
And we want to be active
To restore this world’s goodness

Show me please Lord
Give me Your vision
Transform me please Lord
To Your way of living

There is nothing God has
That He withholds from us
All Jesus inherits
Is through Him made ours
Forgiveness, healing
Love, joy and peace
The power to restore
To live holy, complete

Show me please Lord
Give me Your vision
Transform me please Lord
To Your way of living

So when this life
Throws it’s curveballs at us
And what’s bad looks good
Or our heart is breaking
When sickness or loss
Seem to be our portion
Turn to God in faith
With these as your questions 

Is there another way to think
A point of view I am not seeing?
Show me please Lord
Give me Your vision
Is there another way to respond
A way of being I could be living?
Transform me please Lord
To Your way of living

Trusting In God

“That’s what the Scripture means when it says: “I have made you the father of many nations.” He [Abraham] is our example and father, for in God’s presence he believed that God can raise the dead and call into being things that don’t even exist yet.” Romans 4:17 TPT

Abraham left his home
To follow God’s calling
Left friends and family
To trust in God’s promises
Though he was childless
For very many years

He trusted in God
And his faith was rewarded
In God’s Presence
Abraham’s faith was grounded

God had promised Abraham
He would father many nations
Though for many many years
His wife remained barren
But when Abraham was 100
His first heir and son was born

He trusted in God
And his faith was rewarded
In God’s Presence
Abraham’s faith was grounded

When Isaac Abraham’s son
His one and only heir
Was still a young man
The pride and joy of his father
God asked Abraham
To sacrifice his son

But He trusted in God
And his faith was rewarded
In God’s Presence
Abraham’s faith was grounded

Abraham knew by then
God could be trusted
To call into being 
That which eyes had not seen
And raise from the dead
Those untimely in the grave

So he trusted in God
And his faith was rewarded
In God’s Presence
Abraham’s faith was grounded

In Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice
His beloved, only son
We see a picture of the terrible price
God would pay one day for us
Abraham’s faith God would provide
The lamb in Jesus would be realised

Because he trusted in God
And his faith was rewarded
In God’s Presence
Abraham’s faith was grounded

With all that he was and had
Even his one precious son
Abraham trusted in God
To be faithful to His word
To be kind and forgiving
Loving and providing

Because he trusted in God
And his faith was rewarded
In God’s Presence
Abraham’s faith was grounded

Now through Jesus sacrifice
We have God’s Presence in us
For God was faithful to His Word
From death to life, raising us
Re-creating us as He promised
One with Him we are united

As we trust in God
Our faith is rewarded
In God’s Presence in us
Our faith is grounded

Justice and Mercy

“Jesus’ God-given destiny was to be the sacrifice to take away sins, and now he is our mercy seat because of his death on the cross. We come to him for mercy, for God has made a provision for us to be forgiven by faith in the sacred blood of Jesus. This is the perfect demonstration of God’s justice, because until now, he had been so patient—holding back his justice out of his tolerance for us. So he covered over the sins of those who lived prior to Jesus’ sacrifice. And when the season of tolerance came to an end, there was only one possible way for God to give away his righteousness and still be true to both his justice and his mercy—to offer up his own Son. So now, because we stand on the faithfulness of Jesus, God declares us righteous in his eyes!” Romans 3:25-26 TPT

Before this earth was made
God new we would reject Him
Knew we would go our own way
End up in bondage to sin
So He planned our salvation
Gave His Son our destiny
To die for our sin
And set us all free

All of God’s judgement
For all of our sin
Was taken by Jesus
Into death with Him
Now that He has risen
To God’s right hand
We can rest in His mercy
Cleansed and forgiven through His blood

God’s perfect justice
Can be seen in Jesus’ actions
Paying the price for our sin
For every infraction 
No further penance or price
Needs to be paid
For in Jesus our perfect lamb
All sinful man went to the grave

God’s love and mercy
Can be seen in Jesus risen
To God’s right hand
In the throne room of heaven
Where He grants us the mercy
To sit with Him
As sons of God eternal
Fully righteous in Him

In the faithfulness of Jesus
We can take our stand
On Him we can depend
To release in us His kingdom
For as He is God’s Beloved
Holy, pure and righteous 
So He gifts all that to us
As One with Him He makes us

Your Complete Wholeness

“Even King David himself speaks to us regarding the complete wholeness that comes inside a person when God’s powerful declaration of righteousness is heard over our life. Apart from our works, God’s work is enough. Here’s what David says: What happy fulfillment is ahead for those whose rebellion has been forgiven and whose sins are covered by blood. What happy progress comes to them when they hear the Lord speak over them, “I will never hold your sins against you!”” Romans 4:6-8 TPT

God it’s Your complete wholeness
That comes to me
As You declare me to be righteous 
For eternity

One my heart was broken
From living without Your love
Once my mind was darkened 
From living without Your light
But now Your light and love
Daily fill my life

God it’s Your complete wholeness
That comes to me
As You declare me to be righteous 
For eternity

One my heart was broken
From rejecting Your ways
Once my mind was darkened 
From pride lead astray
But now Your loving voice
Daily directs my ways

God it’s Your complete wholeness
That comes to me
As You declare me to be righteous 
For eternity

One my heart was broken
Hurt by others’ sin
And my mind was darkened 
As false beliefs set in
But now Your loving voice
Daily brings me freedom

God it’s Your complete wholeness
That comes to me
As You declare me to be righteous 
For eternity

One my heart was broken
By lies that satan whispered
Once my mind was darkened 
By satan’s accusations
But now Your loving voice
Is my daily re-creation

God it’s Your complete wholeness
That comes to me
As You declare me to be righteous 
For eternity

It is a gift
Of love divine
That heals me
And makes me One
With You God
The Perfect One

God it’s Your complete wholeness
That comes to me
As You declare me to be righteous 
For eternity

You Provided The Way

“Since there is only one God, he will treat us all the same—he eliminates our guilt and makes us right with him by faith no matter who we are… no one earns God’s righteousness. It can only be transferred when we no longer rely on our own works, but believe in the one who powerfully declares the ungodly to be righteous in his eyes. It is faith that transfers God’s righteousness into your account!” Romans 3:30 & 4:5 TPT

There is nothing I can do God
Nothing I can say
That will make You love me more
For You provided the way
To make me right with You
As in You I put my faith

Like the child who has abandoned
His parents loving home
Taking all my inheritance
To do life on my own
Squandering my blessings 
On riotous living
I have nothing to offer You
But a person by sin broken

There is nothing I can do God
Nothing I can say
That will make You love me more
For You provided the way
To make me right with You
As in You I put my faith

Like the son who has worked
Daily by Your side
Thinking that what he does
Will win him the prize
Of being your beloved
In Your blessings rewarded
I have nothing to offer
But a person bound in pride

There is nothing I can do God
Nothing I can say
That will make You love me more
For You provided the way
To make me right with You
As in You I put my faith

You offer Your love freely
For You have paid the cost
To set me free from sin and death
Into Your righteousness 
To raise me from death to life
Seated with Christ by Your side
A child of Your kingdom home
With Your Beloved Son now One

There is nothing I can do God
Nothing I can say
That will make You love me more
For You provided the way
To make me right with You
As in You I put my faith

You eliminate our guilt
For Jesus took it to the grave
You give us Your righteousness 
With Your goodness, we you save
It is such a blessing
To know all my sin
Has died with Jesus
And in You I am re-made

There is nothing I can do God
Nothing I can say
That will make You love me more
For You provided the way
To make me right with You
As in You I put my faith

Thankful I cannot earn it
But to ALL it’s freely given
I rejoice in Your righteousness 
The blessing of Your Presence
For now I am Your child
With a son’s inheritance 
Living in Your kingdom
Filled to fullness with Your essence

There is nothing I can do God
Nothing I can say
That will make You love me more
For You provided the way
To make me right with You
As in You I put my faith

Righteous Eternally

“Where, then, is there room for boasting? Do our works bring God’s acceptance? Not at all! It was not our works of keeping the law but our faith in his finished work that makes us right with God. So our conclusion is this: God’s wonderful declaration that we are righteous in his eyes can only come when we put our faith in Christ, and not in keeping the law.” Romans 3:27-28 TPT

When I think I can boast
In doing work for God
Looking down on others
For their sins and failures
Your Spirit whispers to me
Of how I need a Saviour
For I can never be perfect
Never by works earn Your favour

So I fall back on Jesus
As my only hope
Only He has lived a perfect life
In this broken world
And as I put my faith and trust
In His saving work
God You declare over me
“You are righteous, eternally.”

When I’m struggling with sin
Struggling with temptation 
I cannot overcome it
With my strength and determination 
For when I think I can see
Without Your help a way forward
Sin clouds my judgement 
And pride becomes my fall

So I fall back on Jesus
As my only hope
Only He has lived a perfect life
In this broken world
And as I put my faith and trust
In His saving work
God You declare over me
“You are righteous, eternally.”

When I think I have wisdom
To deal with situations
That I can know Your ways
By just Your rules and regulations 
Map a path forward
That leads me to heaven
Jesus reminds me
Of the Pharisees leaven

So I fall back on Jesus
As my only hope
Only He has lived a perfect life
In this broken world
And as I put my faith and trust
In His saving work
God You declare over me
“You are righteous, eternally.”

When I seek to judge
The actions of others
Pointing out their sins
And their moral failures
Thinking I have lived 
A better life than them
You remind me I’ve failed to love
The way that only Jesus can

So I fall back on Jesus
As my only hope
Only He has lived a perfect life
In this broken world
And as I put my faith and trust
In His saving work
God You declare over me
“You are righteous, eternally.”

When my eyes are on me
Recording successes or failures
I’m not looking at Jesus
To become like my Saviour
I need to change where I gaze
Put Jesus in first place
That is the repentance
At the heart of Salvation

So I fall back on Jesus
As my only hope
Only He has lived a perfect life
In this broken world
And as I put my faith and trust
In His saving work
God You declare over me
“You are righteous, eternally.”

When I gaze at Jesus
See His holy life
I am moved by the beauty
Of His righteous love
The way He seeks the lost and broken
To show them God’s love
With His healing and forgiveness 
And His embracing righteousness 

So I fall back on Jesus
As my only hope
Only He has lived a perfect life
In this broken world
And as I put my faith and trust
In His saving work
God You declare over me
“You are righteous, eternally.”

The more I gaze at Jesus
The clearer I see my failures
How my own works
Can never earn God’s favours
But I also see the hope
See that Jesus still loves me
Reaches out to heal and save me
To give His life to me

So I fall back on Jesus
As my only hope
Only He has lived a perfect life
In this broken world
And as I put my faith and trust
In His saving work
God You declare over me
“You are righteous, eternally.”

The more I gaze at Jesus
Receiving His Salvation
The softer my heart becomes
With His love and forgiveness 
I become more like
The One whom I behold
His Spirit flowing through me
Re-creates me in His mould

So I fall back on Jesus
As my only hope
Only He has lived a perfect life
In this broken world
And as I put my faith and trust
In His saving work
God You declare over me
“You are righteous, eternally.”

Acquittal

“Yet through his powerful declaration of acquittal, God freely gives away his righteousness. His gift of love and favour now cascades over us, all because Jesus, the Anointed One, has liberated us from the guilt, punishment, and power of sin!” Romans 3:24 TPT

Jesus, the Anointed One
Has freed us from the guilt of sin
Taken all our punishment
Broken sin’s chains which held us in
So we can receive God’s righteousness 
And live a life full of God’s goodness

On the cross as He was dying
Jesus took our sins into him
Took to His death the burden
The body of our sinful person
So we could all be freed
To righteous life through His resurrection

In this public declaration
In His beloved Son’s execution 
God revealed His answer to sin
The death that we could take in Him
To free us from sin broken hearts
To kill the power of sin over us

In Jesus’ resurrection 
We see God’s public declaration
Of the power of righteous living
To give us the total freedom
To live as God’s beloved Children
In the fullness of His kingdom

When we choose Jesus as our Saviour
His death is ours, from sin to free us
And His righteous resurrection 
Gives us our new life and direction
Living life at God’s right hand
Enjoying God’s love, favour and blessing

All this God has freely given
Though His Son’s life it cost Him
His love would not leave humanity broken
Bound in sin, doomed to destruction
Instead He raised them all to heaven
To live the righteousness He’s given

To the suffering of this world
God has provided the only answer
To remake a sin broken people
In the image of His Son Beloved
So we can live His righteousness 
Healing this world with His graciousness

Your Righteousness

“This gospel unveils a continual revelation of God’s righteousness—a perfect righteousness given to us when we believe. And it moves us from receiving life through faith, to the power of living by faith. This is what the Scripture means when it says: “We are right with God through life-giving faith!”” Romans 1:17 TPT

God we receive Your righteousness
Given to us as we believe in Jesus
A perfect righteousness 
Making us right with You forever

When we believe in Jesus
As Your Son, our Saviour
You give us the precious gift
Of Your righteousness 

All the good things You have done
It’s like You credit them to us
All the goodness that You are
You in us empower

God we receive Your righteousness
Given to us as we believe in Jesus
A perfect righteousness 
Making us right with You forever

Your righteousness that we receive
Educates our thoughts and deeds
Teaches us to be like You
In all that we say and do

As we see and understand
Your righteousness in love’s actions
We become what we behold
Sons of God, in Jesus’ mould

God we receive Your righteousness
Given to us as we believe in Jesus
A perfect righteousness 
Making us right with You forever

When days are dark we turn to You
To see the way you would have us come through
Your righteous, Your loving path
That You highlight and empower in us

When our path seems blocked
We rejoice in Your holy light
Your righteous love that fills our hearts
Until Your victory You highlight

God we receive Your righteousness
Given to us as we believe in Jesus
A perfect righteousness 
Making us right with You forever

In relationships with others
Your righteousness love empowers
Enabling us to live at peace
Even when confronted by enemies

And when the path seems clear ahead
You righteousness it keeps us safe
On the narrow path of love
Living You in all our life

God we receive Your righteousness
Given to us as we believe in Jesus
A perfect righteousness 
Making us right with You forever

And when at night we rest our head
Your righteousness empowers rest
Knowing that where we may have failed You
Your righteousness covers all our sins

On this journey we call life
Your righteousness it is our guard
Keeping us as Your true children
While teaching us to live Your kingdom

God we receive Your righteousness
Given to us as we believe in Jesus
A perfect righteousness 
Making us right with You forever