Truly Inhumane

Some people say it’s not humane
To grow up livestock for their meat
Some say that it is not humane
For murderers to their fate to meet

But I say one thing trumps this all
As I see sinners set to fall
It’s not humane that they should go
Without the Gospel being told

Let’s tell them all of His story
That Jesus died to set us free
He gives new life eternally
For all who make Him Lord

 

 

In response to the daily prompt https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2018/08/17/your-daily-word-prompt-humane-august-17th-2018/

All the Glory to You

We come into your house today
Into your presence with our praise
We lift our voices high
You’re name we magnify
All the glory to you
All the glory to you

Exalted to the highest place
We long to gaze into your face
Our worship fills the air
You fill the atmosphere
All the glory to you
All the glory to you
Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God
All the glory to you

Your Mantra

Do you have a problem with worry
Does fear of the unknown lurk within
Your mind can find no peace
Your heart is not at ease
And it seems there is no joy life can bring

I have a suggestion you should try
That can change the outlook for each day
It takes a little time
But quite soon you will find
Your worries will dissolve along the way

Praise the Lord
Give it all you’ve got
Read His Word
Live it every day
Pray for needs
Listen for His voice
Give Him thanks
For each mercy found

And then take just one verse
Philippians four and eight
And make that verse your mantra
Follow it always

Think on things just
Think on things pure
Think on thing honest
Think on things true
Think on things lovely
Think on things virtuous
Think on things praiseworthy
Think on good reports

Then your mind will be renewed
Your heart will be restored
His peace will flow through you
His joy will overflow
Your life will be at rest
Your spirit will be eased
Worry will dissolve into the air
And you’ll be free

In response to the daily prompt
Your Mantra

The Great Escape

I was floundering through life
Delirious at times
By night so many drinks
By day smoke dulled my mind
I thought that life was grand
Because my mind was dulled
I really was in trouble
Enslaved by what I loved

But then I found the Savior
My great deliverer
He came in like a squadron
Defeating all my fear
I found myself with new desires
My mind was thinking straight
His love had filled my heart
Before it was too late

Jesus, Mighty Jesus
Authority is His
Power and dominion
Is always His to give
When He came into my life
He taught me how to live
He provided me a great escape

Escape from all my fears
Escape from all my doubts
Escape from all my sorrows
Escape from satan’s shouts
Escape from sins dead snare
Escape from words of hate
Escape from thoughts of lust
Escape from dumb debates
He broke all of my chains
I now am walking free
He opened prison doors
He brought me victory

Now I can trust in Him
My mind is in His word
His Spirit speaks to me
His peace is my reward
There’s no misunderstanding
Of who is in control
I’m putty in His hands
A sheep within His fold

Jesus, Mighty Jesus
Authority is His
Power and dominion
Is always His to give
When He came into my life
He taught me how to live
He provided me the great escape

 

He Came Back For Me

As a child I grew up in church so many years ago
As a teen I turned my back on God and wandered
In my early twenties I had truly lost my way
My life was heading down a lonely path

My mind had become mixed up from the things that I was taking
My body was a scrawny, hippie mess
Most people thought that I was destined to be left behind
Then suddenly my life was turned around

He came back for me
Jesus came and met me where I was
He told me that He loved me
Abd that He died for me
I asked Him to take over my life

Over forty years ago this all happened in my life
I have never turned my back on Him again
And I know if you have walked away and found you’re lost
That He’ll come back for you just the same

He came back for me
Jesus came and met me where I was
He told me that He loved me
And that He died for me
I asked Him to take over my life

He doesn’t ask us where we’ve been
He doesn’t ask us what we did
He doesn’t ask us why we left
He doesn’t ask us why we hid
He tells us that He loves us
He wraps His arms around us
He asks us to be His
And I chose to be His because

He came back for me
Jesus came and met me where I was
He told me that He loved me
And that He died for me
I asked Him to take over my life

This poem/song was inspired by Rev. Robert Newton speaking to an APEPT convention 5 years ago. I was prompted to watch the message today on YouTube. Here is the link

No Complaints

Some people give out hatred
Others emit fear
There are those who always have complaints
Some will bring you down
Others make you doubt
There’s even some who have a hundred pains

All of the above
And many more beside
Can truly work to bring a person down
It’s not the way to be
If Christ is in the lead
The words He spoke gave mercy all around

Let us dispense His mercy
To everyone we meet
That we might speak in words of love and grace
No place for our complaining
No murmuring or doubt
Only those things that fill our hearts with praise

In response to the daily prompt https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2018/08/15/your-daily-word-prompt-dispense-august-15th-2018/

It Matters Not

It matters not what I’m going through
Or what the day may bring
The Lord deserves my praise this day
So, I will gladly sing.

I’ll sing of His great mercy
I’ll sing of His great love
I’ll sing of His amazing grace
He lights the star’s above

He gives me joy abundant
And peace within my soul
Never does a day go by
He makes my spirit whole

I’ll shout His praise from the rooftops
I’ll lift my voice and sing
Eternal Hallelujahs
To the King of Kings

I Know A God

I know a God who cares for me
Through the dark and windy storm
I know a God who comforts me
When my days are far from calm
I know a God who carries me
When all my strength is gone
I know a God who stays with me
When I am all alone

His name is Jesus
Mighty Warrior
Jehovah
Lamb of God
Emmanuel
Always with us
His name is Jesus
Lord of all

I know a God who took my place
And took away my sin
I know a God who gives me grace
And gives me peace within
I know a God who rose from death
So I could live with Him
I know a God who rules above
He is the King of Kings

His name is Jesus
Mighty Warrior
Jehovah
Lamb of God
Emmanuel
Always with us
His name is Jesus
Lord of all

This God that I serve is merciful
This God that I serve is gracious
This God that I serve forgives me
This God that I serve delivers me
This God that I serve protects me
This God that I serve provides for me
This God that I serve is everything
That I could ever need

His name is Jesus
Mighty Warrior
Jehovah
Lamb of God
Emmanuel
Always with us
His name is Jesus
Lord of all

Misunderstood

Some people will believe a lie instead of seeking truth
Some people will tell gossip tales that end up harming you
Some people drink their alcohol each night so they feel good
Some people do their harmful drugs and stay misunderstood

Some people think it’s quite alright to swear in Jesus name
Some people think that causing pain is all just fun and games
Some people cannot say a word unless they swear and curse
Some people will refuse to listen and their life just gets worse

None of this is natural
It’s not what we’re made for
This world has got it all wrong
When His word they do ignore
We were made to walk with Him
In the garden He prepared
So put aside your wicked ways
And praise His name instead

In response to the daily prompt https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2018/08/14/your-daily-word-prompt-natural-august-14th-2018/