Note to Self

Note to self
Don’t worry so much
Don’t break a sweat over tomorrow
Just concentrate on the gift of today
The present
Note to self
Never feel alone
God is always with you
Whether you feel Him or not
Trust Him
Note to self
This trial will end
It has only come for moment
To help you grow in the faith
It came to pass
I need reminding quite often
That the mercy of God is for me
This His grace will always cover me
That He loves me despite myself
So I write these
Notes to self
Note to self
You’ll be okay
Don’t sweat the small stuff
Or even the big stuff for that matter
Give it to God
Note to self
God loves you
No matter what you say or do
He will always be there for you
He is faithful
Note to self
Give Him your all
Don’t hold back in your witness
Let the world hear your testimony
Be bold for the Lord
Note to self
Praise Him
Praise Him from sunrise to sunset
Praise Him no matter what is going on
Praise Him with all that you have
Praise Him wherever you go
Praise Him for everything
Just Praise Him
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Time to Praise

Darkness hides the shadows as I wake up with a yawn
I open up my eyes before the coming of the dawn
My feet hit the floor as the sleepiness wears on
It must be time to praise the Lord

Before I rise up from my bed I lift my feeble voice
Before any other thing I will take time to rejoice
Before the day has started His praise will be my choice
This is the time to praise the Lord

Hallelujah Lord I love you
I thank you for your grace
Hallelujah thank you Jesus
Thank you for my wife’s embrace
I will praise you
I will bless your name
From the rising to the setting sun
Not a moment will go by
That my heart will not cry out
Praise the Lord

When I start my day with worship the whole day will turn out right
I never have to wonder if I’m walking in His light
He draws so near to me in the quiet of the night
As I take time to praise the Lord

No matter what the day will bring
Come rain or snow or wind
No matter what my body feels
If I’m well or if I’m ill
My voice will lift up praises
My heart will fill with song
My spirit will rise up to Him
My worship will be sung

Hallelujah Lord I love you
I thank you for your grace
Hallelujah thank you Jesus
Thank you for my wife’s embrace
I will praise you
I will bless your name
From the rising to the setting sun
Not a moment will go by
That my heart will not cry out
Praise the Lord

Not a moment
Not a single moment will go by
That my heart will not cry out
Praise the Lord

Desperate

God I need you desperately
There is no other way
My soul and spirit cry out
For your sweet touch today

God I love you completely
My life is in your hands
My heart belongs to you alone
I wait to hear your plan

What a wonder you are oh God
Your mercy is all I need
You saved my soul
You made me whole
Your grace has captured me

God I come with humility
I bow down at your feet
With broken heart from all my sin
Let mercy cover me

I’m desperate Lord
Desperate for more of you
Desperate for your mercy
Desperate for your grace
Desperate for your love
Desperate to see your face

What a wonder you are oh God
Your mercy is all I need
You saved my soul
You made me whole
Your grace has captured me

Marvel

Grass dusted with dew
Dawn coming in view
Stars glittering bright
Moon absent from light

Birds greeting the day
Leaves falling like rain
Breeze gentle and cool
Freeze coming real soon

Marvel at His creation
Wonder that’s ever-changing
One day differs from others
All as a gift from the author

Precious each passing moment
Our job to be a witness
All who love this creation
Need to know their situation

Heaven or hell does await them
Their choice determines the outcome
Choose Christ and His wondrous mercy
Or fall to the depths of pure misery

He’ll make you a new creation
When you give Him your life without caution
Repent of your sin
Ask Jesus in
He’ll build you a mansion in heaven

Marvel at His creation
He’s made you an heir to His glory
Love, peace, joy and hope
Will fill up your home
As you tell His marvelous story

The Gift of Love

He’s given me life everlasting
And a joy this world cannot afford
But it’s only for me
When I bow on my knee
And make Him my Savior and Lord

Some think they are saved by their actions
That His grace covers them through their lives
His Word shows one way
That you can be saved
The blood that He shed must apply

It’s a gift of love that must be received
A gift of love that you must believe
A gift of love that covers your sins
You must ask the Savior to come live within

If you are not sure that heaven’s your home
If you have depended on your deeds alone
Repent of your sin
Give your life to Him
This gift of love then you will know

It’s a free gift and you must accept it
It’s there in the Saviors hands
Just humble yourself
And ask for His help
Receive Jesus Christ as your Lord

It’s a gift of love that must be received
A gift of love that you must believe
A gift of love that covers your sins
You must ask the Savior to come live within

Rise up

From the ashes I rise

As I look in His eyes

I soar to the skies 

Like an eagle 

My sins are erased

By His glorious grace

My heart filled with praise

For my Savior

Rise up

Let His love by your guide 

Rise up

As He walks by your side

Rise up

Let the world know about His great love 

Rise up

He has given new life

Rise up

Let your voice testify 

Rise up

Let us boldly go forth for the Lord

Now heaven’s my home

I’m at peace in my soul

Jesus paid what I owed

At the cross

There’s a mansion for me

By the clear crystal sea

That’s where I will be

Evermore 

Rise up 

See the glory He brings

Rise up

Jesus Christ King of Kings

Rise up

Let the world know about His great love

Rise up

Your purpose is clear

Rise up

The world needs to hear

Rise up

Let us boldly go forth for the Lord 

We shall rise on wings like eagles 

We shall walk and not be faint

We shall run and not be weary

As we rise

He will give us words of wisdom

He will teach us how to pray

He will always go before us

To prepare the way 

So rise up 

Be a witness bold and strong

Rise up

For His coming won’t be long

Rise up

Tell them all the battles won

Rise up

Rise up

Rise up

Can You Hear Me?

Can you hear me calling you?
Can you hear my still, small voice?
Or is the noise of this world all you hear?
Can you hear me calling you?
It’s time to make your choice
Will you follow the world or follow me?
Will you follow the world or follow me?

When the trials that you face become too much to bear
And the storms of life are drowning out my voice
That is the time for you to wait and pray
And not give in to a worldly choice

These are many times that you are searching for the truth
And you cannot figure out which way is clear
Your friends will try to calm you with their words
And when I speak, I know it’s hard for you to hear.

For I will tell you that my plans for you are always for your good
And that I’ll always be right here by your side
The storms and trials are oh so big and you don’t know what to do
I can give you peace when you are mine

Can you hear me calling you?
Can you hear my still, small voice?
Or is the noise of this world all you hear?
Can you hear me calling you?
It’s time to make your choice
Will you follow the world or follow me?
Will you follow the world or follow me?

Focus

In the morning I put in my contacts
When I look up they need to align
I take a quick wink
Then hurry a blink
And finally my focus arrives

My phone has a nice built in camera
That I use rather sparingly
My hand has a shake
Like a mild earthquake
The focus just won’t quite agree

There are times my mind wanders from reason
I just can’t seem to focus on God
I’ve succumbed to sin
Or I’ve struggled within
I have walked off the path of the Lord

When a finally realize what’s happened
I need to repent of my ways
Just bow my head down
Kneel in prayer on the ground
Asking God to forgive my disgrace

He is faithful and just to forgive me
He’ll restore me to His righteous side
His joy and His peace
Will put me at ease
As my focus in Him does abide

God Thinks of Me

Why should I ever worry
Why should I ever doubt
Why should I ever fear inside
When His thoughts are on me

Why should I fuss and fret
Why should I lose my peace
Why should my joy be down
When His mind is stayed on me

His thoughts are precious
Precious toward me
His thoughts are countless
Like sand by the sea
I cam not fathom
His love for me
His thoughts are precious
Precious to me

Why would my troubles throw me
Why would I oft feel lonely
Why would my hope escape me
When His precious thoughts touch me

Mercy abounding
Grace everlasting
Joy overflowing
Peace overwhelming
These are His thoughts
Precious toward me

His thoughts are precious
Precious toward me
His thoughts are countless
Like sand by the sea
I cam not fathom
His love for me
His thoughts are precious
Precious to me

His Presence

Brand new psalm of praise this morning.  the YouTube video link is at the bottom.  Let me know what you think!

I can sense Him
Sense His presence
As I lift my
Hands in Praise

He is close now
Holy Spirit
Come and fill my
Heart today

Holy Holy God Almighty
Unto you our voices raised
Holy Holy Lamb of Heaven
Worthy of my highest praise

He is here now
In our presence
Heaven on earth
In this place

Holy Holy God Almighty
Unto you our voices raised
Holy Holy Lamb of Heaven
Worthy of my highest praise

What a wonder you are
What a marvelous God
What a presence is here
When your Spirit is near (REPEAT)

Holy Holy God Almighty
Unto you our voices raised
Holy Holy Lamb of heaven
Worthy of my highest praise

 

His Presence