Cancer Testimony Video

Several of you have asked for me to post this video, so here it is.  This is from our service at church Sunday night, April 22.  This service went well and we had an opportunity tom pray for several who were sick at the end of the service.  It was a blessed time in the Lord.

I am going to post this on both of my blogs, so if you are following both, you will see this on my God’s Maintenance Man blog as well.

I pray it blesses you!

The Bonus on Top

This world can give much that we all hunger for
Great riches and fame and power untold
A bunch of good friends and a family too
All of these things we can see and can hold

But Jesus bestows on us much greater gifts
His love and mercy bring peace to our life
Joy, faith and hope come so freely from Him
All because He paid your sin sacrifice

If you are missing these great gifts today
Why don’t you come to the Savior’s side
He gave these gifts to all who obey
With the bonus on top of eternal life

In response to the daily prompt Bestow

Jesus Is Enough

With all this world does offer
To me most everyday
From wealth and fame and fortune
To pleasures when I stray

With all it’s glitch and glamour
That try to pull and tug
The one thing I have found
Is that Jesus is enough

Jesus is enough
His mercy fills me up
His grace pours down each day
His Spirit guides the way
His love is everlasting
His joy exhilarating
His peace does fill my cup
Yes Jesus is enough

I’ve seen the charms of this world
I’ve tasted many times
I though I had a good life
But I was dead inside

I heard about a Savior
Who cares not if I’m rough
Since I gave Him my life
I know that Jesus is enough

Jesus is enough
His mercy fills me up
His grace pours down each day
His Spirit guides the way
His love is everlasting
His joy exhilarating
His peace does fill my cup
Yes Jesus is enough

I do not need riches
I do not need fame
I do not need pleasures
I am not the same

Jesus is enough
His mercy fills me up
His grace pours down each day
His Spirit guides the way
His love is everlasting
His joy exhilarating
His peace does fill my cup
Yes Jesus is enough

 

Competing Sources

So many things in this world
Are not clear at all
With news reporting differently
On stories near and far

To sort out truth is difficult
To know who’s right is hard
Both sides pick their favorite source
And arguments are made

As far a heaven i concerned
The Bible is not vague
Jesus said be born again
He told us He the way

If you have a question
That concerns eternity
Please put it in the comments
I’ll answer as God leads

 

In response to the daily prompt Vague

Basking In Liberty

I want to have more of Jesus
More of His love and His grace
More of the joy He gives me
I want to see His face

I want to partake of His blessings
Abundant they are to me
I want to live in His fullness
And bask in His liberty

There’s only one way to do this
I must daily abide in His word
His life-giving message is written
So I can know just what’s in store

His promises are everlasting
His mercy and grace will endure
As long as I stay close beside Him
And make Him my Savior and Lord

 

In response to the daily prompt Partake

500 Followers – Thank you

From the bottom of my heart and the depths of my spirit, I thank you.  Thank you for reading, for commenting, for your encouragement, for your commitment.  You are all a blessing to me.

The words posted on this blog are not my own, they are God’s.  He pours them through this vessel onto this page.  They are given for you, His church. They are given to encourage, to uplift, to praise and worship.  I have long not understood why He uses me for these words, except for the fact that I have learned to listen.

Most of these poems and songs start with either one line or one verse when I start writing, and within 15 minutes most of them are complete.  Once my fingers go to the keyboard, the words flow like a river from the throne of God.  The enter my Spirit by His voice.  I just copy them down and post them.

So again, I thank you.  This is a labor of love between God and me.  It is a labor of love for you.

Be blessed!

I Am Forgiven

I was happy
I had no regrets.
I had lived the way I wanted to
And no bad happened yet
But then I met a man who had more joy
Than I had ever seen
I knew I wanted some of that
So he told me where he’d been

I‘ve been forgiven
My sins are gone.
He bled and died to take away
All my guilt and shame
He stretched his arms out wide
On Calvary’s tree
That I might live
Eternally

Well I was baffled
At what he said.
I never heard of a man and a tree
So I asked him to explain
Then he told me the story of Jesus
And my soul was filled with pain
I knew that I was heading wrong
And it was time for a change

So I knelt down
On my knees to pray:
Dear Jesus please forgive me
And help me find my way
I put my trust in you dear Lord
To guide me day by day
And then I knew down in my spirit
I would never be the same.

I am forgiven
My sins are gone.
He bled and died to take away
All my guilt and shame
He stretched his arms out wide
On Calvary’s tree
That I might live
Eternally

If you kneel down
On your knees and pray
Dear Jesus please forgive my sins
And help me find my way
I put my trust in you dear Lord
To guide me day by day
Then He’ll come into your heart
And you will never be the same

You’ll be forgiven
You’ll be set free
He bled and died to take away
All your guilt and shame
He stretched His arms out wide
On Calvary’s tree
So you could live
Eternally

Similar Paths

I was a sinner
Dazed and confused
Just barely getting through life
My life was spiraling
Out of control
Drugs and booze helped me survive

I finally came
To a fork in the road
I heard of a Savior above
They needed no mallet
To beat into me
That I needed this Saviors love

I bowed on my knees
And prayed a short prayer
I felt a change come over me
And since that great day
I truly am saved
And I long to be all I can be

If your life is headed
Down similar paths
And you’d like a way of escape
Call out to Jesus
Give Him your life
Trust Him before it’s too late

 

In response to the daily prompt Mallet

Make Me Your Light

I am so thankful for all you have done
You’ve given me breath
You’ve given me life
You gave me your Son
When I was lost and all alone
You called to me and saved my soul
Oh what a Savior
Oh what a friend
Jesus

I am so grateful for your healing touch
You’ve strengthened my soul
You’ve lifted my head
You loved me so much
When life seemed out of control
You rescued me and made me whole
Oh what a Savior
Oh what a friend
Jesus

Jesus the way
Jesus the truth
Jesus the life
Come and restore
Make my life whole
Make me your light

I am so hopeful you’re coming again
The trumpet will sound
The clouds will roll back
You’re saints all await
We will ascend with you on high
You will grant all eternal life
Oh what a Savior
Oh what a friend
Jesus

While on this earth I will cling to you
Follow your mercy in all I do
Let others know of your great love
So they can join me up above

Jesus the way
Jesus the truth
Jesus the life
Come and restore
Make my life whole
Make me your light

 

The Roaming Heart

I’ve been the one who appeared to be good
Singing and praising the Lord
I’ve been the one who all thought was meek
Knowing a lot in the word

But inside my pride was boiling up
I made real bad choices alone
I put on a mask of being so good
But deep down inside my heart roamed

Then God brought me low before His great cross
I realized the depth of my sin
I started to live an authentic faith
Where Christ reigned supreme within

Today I watch daily that pride does not rise
My wife helps my eyes to behold
My Savior is there to help me along
I thank Him that He brings me low

 

 

In response to the daily prompt Authentic