springs-of-living-water

Nowhere Fast

The life I lived was full of drink
Not water I’m afraid
I never thought I’d stop and think
How helpless I became

My life was going nowhere fast
My arid soul was weak
Then someone helped me know at last
It’s Jesus I should seek

I looked into the word of God
The living water flowed
That day I took Him as my Lord
His life did fill my soul

He rescued me in every way
He gave me life brand new
If you are struggling day by day
He’ll do the same for you

 

 

 

 

In response to the daily prompt Arid

Lend Him An Ear

Sometimes I feel all grown up
Like I knew all  needed to know
Then someone comes
And makes me feel dumb
My ego has nowhere to go

It is then I am meek as a baby
And I try to take in every word
For there’s so much to learn
The truth I do yearn
As I hear the sweet voice of my Lord

It is time to rely on the bible
And the wisdom that God has put there
He will show us the way
Teach us day after day
If we only will lend Him and ear

 

 

 

 

response to the daily prompt Baby

i-adore-hou-lord

I Adore You, Lord

I adore you, Lord
From the breaking of the dawn
Right through the dark night
I adore you,  Lord

I adore you, Lord
When my days are dreary
Or when they are bright
I adore you, Lord

I adore you, Lord
On days when I’m restful
Or when I must fight
I adore you, Lord

Not a day will go by
Not a minute shall pass
That I will not praise your name
In the midst of my trials
Or when I have pain
I’ll lift up my voice in praise

I adore you, Lord
When life goes my way
Or when I have to wait
I adore you, Lord

I adore you, Lord
When blessings do flow
Or when life gets too hard
I adore you, Lord

It’s not for the blessings
It’s not for your grace
That I love to praise your name
It’s just because you
Are my God up above
That I will continue to praise

Not a day will go by
Not a minute shall pass
That I will not praise your name
In the midst of my trials
Or when I have pain
I’ll lift up my voice in praise

lighthouse

I See The Lighthouse

I’ve been wand’ring in this ship of mine for many years
I’ve been tossed from stormy sea to stormy sea
I cannot seem to find safe harbor anywhere
There is no rest for wicked men like me

The fog comes rolling in so thick I cannot see the bow
And I hear the splashing of the billowed waves
I know the land is close and I fear a crash ahead
When a light breaks through to guide me safe

I see the lighthouse
Standing tall and strong
Guiding me to safety from the storm
I see the lighthouse
The light shines on me
Now I’m safe into the harbors arms

In life we have these stormy days come all too much
We wonder if we’re strong enough to bear
By ourselves it seems we struggle from one day to the next
Often we’re not getting anywhere

When the storms of life surround you. there’s a lighthouse here for you
That shines a light to guide you on your way
His name is Jesus Christ, He died to give you life
And to help you through your struggles everyday

He is the lighthouse
Always there for you
Ask Him now to shine His light on you
He is the lighthouse
He will save your soul
His arms will be safe harbor just for you

confused

Do You Understand?

In high school I took languages
French and Spanish you know
Today I may still know some words
But to translate I’d be a no show

Now I can open my Bible
I read the words of my Lord
And His Spirit helps me to know
What blessings He has in store

I do not need a translator
To know what He has to say
Because He is living inside me
He speaks to me every day

In response to the daily prompt Translate

my-hope

My Hope For You

I hope you can hear what I hear
When the Spirit speaks to me
The sweet gentle sound of His voice
Like a heavenly melody

I hope you can see what I see
When I look to see His face
The glorious beauty of heaven
Makes me lift up my voice in praise

Oh Lord you are so magnificent
So merciful and wise
I want to be in your presence
Every day that I’m alive

I hope you can feel what I feel
When He takes me in His arms
His touch comforts me in my weakness
Gives my mind a sure sense of calm

I hope that you say what I say
When all my senses sense Him
My heart leaps out to sing praises
To my wonderful Lord and King

Oh Lord you are so magnificent
So merciful and wise
I want to be in your presence
Every day that I’m alive

I’ll praise you with a loud voice
I’ll open my ears to hear
I’ll open my eyes and behold you
As I feel you drawing near

I’ll lift up my hands towards heaven
My worship will reach to your ears
I’ll never stop singing your praises
Through all of my coming years

Oh Lord you are so magnificent
So merciful and wise
I want to be in your presence
Every day that I’m alive

full-of-fruit

Full Of Fruit

The  gossip mills were churning
In my younger years
They said all kinds of nasty, juicy things
Most of them were true
As I was quite a wreck
I deserved the words their gossip brings

But then I met the Savior
Who took away my sin
And set me on a course to new life
Now I’m full of fruit
The Spirit gives to me
My juicy life is much more sweet and nice

 

 

 

 

In response to the daily prompt Juicy

praying-to-god

My Payers Go Up

A faint light
Escapes from the kitchen
As I awake this morning
And my prayers go up

There are those
I know who are hurting
As I petition God for them
And my prayers go up

There are those
Who need His salvation
As I intercede for their souls
And my prayers go up

He hears my every word
From His throne on high
As in Jesus name I pray
The answer will come
In His time

I ask God
To give them strength
As they wait for relief
And my prayers go up

I ask God
To give them peace
In the midst of the battle
And my prayers go up

I ask God
To give them joy
To replace their suffering
And my prayers go up

He hears my every word
Before His throne I bow
As in Jesus name I pray
The answer will come
now, it will come now

God will see you
Through the heartache
Through the pain
Through the suffering
Through every battle
Until the answer comes
Just trust Him

I am awake
My prayers have ceased
And my praise goes up
To the God
Tho answers prayers
My praise goes up
 
For I know
That He has heard me
And the answer’s
On the way
 
I will praise Him
I will worship
I will bow
Before His throne
As my prayers go up

For All Eternity

My life was such a mess back then
I gave death little thought
I always lived my life down here
Like I didn’t give a squat

But then I learned there was a hell
And it was not for me
I didn’t want to burn down there
For all eternity

So I accepted Christ as Lord
And the price He paid for me
And I will live in heaven above
For all eternity

In response to the daily prompt Squat