Come To The Altar

Perhaps your week has been hectic
You haven’t had time to pray
You feel all alone
Things seem so wrong
All that can change today

Maybe your whole life’s been filled up
With the cares of this world we’re in
God’s been squeezed out
Now you’re filled with doubt
There’s a place you’ll find peace again

Come to the altar
Cry out to Jesus
He’s longing to hear your voice
Seeking His mercy
Grace everlasting
Let’s come to the altar of God

At the altar you’ll find forgiveness
You can pour out your heart to Him
He’ll hear your heart’s cry
When you kneel at His side
Bring all your burdens to Him

Come to the altar
Cry out to Jesus
He’s longing to hear your voice
Seeking His mercy
Grace everlasting
Let’s come to the altar of God

He is here He is here
He is near He is near
Come and cry out to God
He is ready to answer your prayer

Come to the altar
Cry out to Jesus
He’s longing to hear your voice
Seeking His mercy
Grace everlasting
Let’s come to the altar of God

Quite a Ride

I’d love to go on a safari
In darkest Africa
Where animals roam the plains
And the night really shows the stars

I’d see lions and tigers and antelopes
Running around with glee
I’d see many birds I can’t name
And chimpanzees up in the trees

I’d really look for this one breed
Called the hippopotamus
In the midst of all these big animals
I’d remain equanimous

And the reason my peace would remain
Is because it is deep inside
Jesus will calm all my fears
And the trip will be quite a ride

In response to the daily prompt https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2018/07/14/your-daily-word-prompt-equanimous-july-14th-2018/

That’s When Jesus Calls

In the midst of your troubles when life seems so hard
You try to find rest but don’t get very far
Life just seems so messed up wherever you are
That’s when Jesus calls

In the midst of the pain and illness you face
All of your body seems out of place
One thing or another makes your health a waste
That’s when Jesus calls

He calls us to show mercy
He calls us to show grace
He calls us to take heed and look above
When you are at the bottom
Be still and hear His voice
He’s calling you testify
He’s calling you to lift Him high
He’s calling you to tell of His great love

When it seems that we’re in the worst battles of life
And wherever we turn it just adds to our strife
That’s when we have to give praise we’re alive
For that’s when Jesus calls

In the midst of struggle
Mercies are all new
In the midst of struggle
His grace still blesses you
In the midst of struggle
Be careful what you do
This is the best time to praise His name

He calls us to show mercy
He calls us to show grace
He calls us to take heed and look above
When you are at the bottom
Be still and hear His voice
He’s calling you testify
He’s calling you to lift Him high
He’s calling you to tell of His great love

Bandit is His Name

We’re getting a puppy on Monday
It has been decades without
He’s really quite small
A lap dog after all
We’re starting to ready the house

There’s one thing that makes my uneasy
And makes my stomach quite quesy
I’ll be the one
To train our cute friend
I hope it’s heuristic and easy

In response to the daily prompt https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2018/07/13/your-daily-word-prompt-heuristic-july-13th-2018/

Show Me

Show me your mercy
Abounding to me
Show me the grace
That set me free

Show me the peace
That calms the storm
Show me your joy
Increasingly more

Show me the hope
That endures forever
Show me your love
That fails me never

Show me deliverance
Break every chain
Show me salvation
All over again

Show me your healing
Wipe out my pain
Show me the freedom
That in you I gain

Show me your Spirit
Who guides me each day
Show me the Shephard
Who prepares my way

Show me the cross
Where you bled and died
Show me the glory
That you sacrificed
Show me the throne
Where you reign on high
Please show me Jesus
And I’ll testify

I’ll testify of His great love for me
I’ll testify how He set me free
I’ll testify of all he has done
I’ll show them Jesus one by one

 

Right Choices

I’ve had my ups and downs in life
As I’m sure most of us have
We go through times that try our hearts
And times that make us glad

In all these times throughout my life
I tried to trust my heart
But I found that way to often
That’s a bad place to start

When I make a decision on feelings
I can easily go astray
A bad choice will be concomitant
Because my logical mind is at bay

And even when trusting in logic
I can wander off the right path
So how do I make the right choices
If my heart and my mind will choose bad

I trust in the Lord with all my heart
And don’t lean to my own understanding
In all my ways I acknowledge Him
And He directs my path

In response to the daily prompt https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2018/07/12/your-daily-word-prompt-concomitant-july-12th-2018/

I Have the Answer

Are you tired
Tired from life’s battles
Tired from inner struggles
Tired of financial stress
Tired of people saying they will help
And they don’t
Tired of people making promises
And they don’t
Tired of hearing their excuses
Tired of bickering and complaining
Tired of backbiting and gossip
Tired of being tired
I have an answer for you
His name is Jesus
He will pick you up when you fall down
He will carry you when you can’t go on
He will give you strength when you are weak
He will give you mercy and grace
He will only say good things to you
He will lift you up in His arms
His everlasting arms
And care for you as His own
Come to Jesus
He is your answer

Are you troubled
Troubled by the things of this world
Troubled by weather that doesn’t cooperate
Troubled by people coming against you
Telling lies about you
Cheating you
Stealing hope from you
Stealing peace from you
Stealing joy from you
Troubled by circumstances you can’t control
Troubled by shattered hopes and dreams
Troubled about being stuck in the same spot
Seeming to go nowhere
At a dead end in life it seems
Losing momentum to go forward
And drifting away from your own path
Are you troubled by trouble
I have an answer for you
His name is Jesus
He can calm the storm
He can stop the waves from coming against you
He can calm the wind from tossing you about
He has a plan for you
A good plan
A plan to give you an expected end
A plan for prosperity and good success
He will lead you beside still waters
He will lead you to green pastures
He will guide you by His Spirit
He will bring you out of the wilderness
Into a land flowing with milk and honey
Come to Jesus
He is your answer

Are you lonely
In a world full of people
All alone
No one seems to care
No one wants to help
No one sees your suffering
Hurting
Dying inside
All alone even when with someone
They don’t see you
They don’t hear your cry for help
They don’t answer when you need them
Plenty of Facebook friends
But no friends
No one to stand in the gap for you
No one who prays for you daily
No one who shows they really care
Are you all alone and lonely
I have an answer for you
His name is Jesus
He will never leave you
Or forsake you
He will come alongside and comfort you
He will fill your heart with joy and peace
He will talk with you in the dark of the night
He will be there when no one else will
He will be in your thoughts
He will be in your dreams
He will be at your work
He will be at your bedside
He will walk with you in the way
He will be with you when you rise up
He will be with you when you lie down
He will be with you when you take nourishment
He will always be there
To hear your prayers
He will not hide from you
He will not ignore you
He will not walk away from you’
He will always be right there
Come to Jesus
He is your answer

Homesick

I remember days from long ago when life was but a high
We traveled in my little car across the countryside
There was no destination as we went on this long ride
We just enjoyed the scenery especially in fall

New England is a gorgeous place when autumn comes about
The leaves turn brilliant colors that always gave my heart a shout
Whenever autumn comes each year I look with suspect doubt
That the colors here in Iowa are redolent at all

God’s canvas is a mighty thing each day I look around
From sunrises to sunsets He fails not to astound
But in the autumn colors I’m set on higher ground
Their brilliance in New England makes me homesick every fall

 

https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2018/07/11/your-daily-word-prompt-Redolent-july-11th-2018/

Headed to the Other Side

I love to sit and watch in the calm before the storm
In the distance lightning flashes as the thunder sounds alarm
I can smell the fragrance of the rain that fills the air so warm
And I know I am safe from harm

Suddenly the wind picks up as the storm clouds whirl around
The rain begins to strike the trees then pummel to the ground
The thunder and the lightning throughout the sky abound
Yet I know I am safe and sound

I’m headed to the other side safe in Jesus’ arms
I’m headed to the other side with overwhelming calm
His peace is all around me
Though storm and wind I see
He promised we’d go to the other side

I watch the storm pass over as the wind starts to abate
The clouds unfold above me like the opening of a gate
The blue sky and the sun appear as though they’re never late
Then a rainbow marks the sky as I wait

I’m headed to the other side safe in Jesus’ arms
I’m headed to the other side with overwhelming calm
His peace is all around me
Though storm and wind I see
He promised we’d go to the other side

I waited on His mercy
I waited in His grace
To get me through the storms
To bring me to this place
I’m on the other side
Safe within His arms
I’ll never leave my Lord
He keeps me from all harm

I’m headed to the other side safe in Jesus’ arms
I’m headed to the other side with overwhelming calm
His peace is all around me
Though storm and wind I see
He promised we’d go to the other side

The Real Deal

My way is better than yours
Said the tortoise to the hare
You may be faster and stronger then I
But I will still beat you there

The hare laughed a thunderous roar
He said not a chance you will win
Then he bet all he had including his home
Because He was so sure within

We all know the outcome that day
The hare’s supercilious way
Cost him all that he had because of his pride
Now he doesn’t know what to say

I’ve been there and know how he feels
Pride can make all of us reel
So never allow your pride to rise up
Just try to be the real deal

In response to the daily prompt https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2018/07/10/your-daily-word-prompt-supercilious-july-10th-2018/