Mercy Washed Over Me

It’s mercy that called me
Mercy that saved me
Mercy that changed my life
Once I was lost
Now I am found
Mercy washed over me

Dirty and tired from the trials of life
My path seemed always uphill
Never a momemt of peace or  joy
Only some temporal thrills
Often I found myself wandering
Sometimes I thought I was drowning
Life was a game
Of troubles and pain
I was stuck without a way out

Determined to better my future
I looked for a way more secure
Thoroughly drained from my prevoius ways
I was anything but pure
I’d given up hope of resolving
The whirlpool where I was revolving
Bent out of shape
Hope had escaped
How could I get turned about

Then His love came in
Washed away my sin
Gave me peace I never had known
Oh the depth of love
That came down from above
His grace has made me whole

It’s mercy that called me
Mercy that saved me
Mercy that changed my life
Once I was lost
Now I am found
Mercy washed over me

A River Flows

A river flows from Calvary
Washing my sin away
The blood of Jesus flows so free
Sweet meercy from above

As grace has overcome my past
I pray the you’ll use me
To send a rivulet of love
To all I come to meet

For God so loved the world
That He sent His only Son
Now He sends me to share His grace
Each day to everyone

In response to the daily prompt

Rivulet

Just One Touch

One touch from God is all that it took
To stop the rain and place a rainbow
One touch from God is all that it took
To tear down the walls of Jericho

One touch from God is all that it took
For Samson to bury the Philistines
One touch from God is all that it took
For Daniel to walk from the lion’s den

Just one touch Jesus
Just one touch now
Is all that I need from you
My life can change
In an instant I know
When I get one touch from you

One touch from God is all that it took
For water to turn into better wine
One touch from God is all that it took
To bring Lazarus back to life

One touch from God is all that it took
To save my life from despair
One touch from God is all that it took
For joy to rush into my heart

Just one touch Jesus
Just one touch now
Is all that I need from you
My life can change
In an instant I know
When I get one touch from you

I’m just a vessel
Broken and marred
Needing a touch
So I can be used
Used by the master
To share of His love
Touch me now, Lord, make me new

Just one touch Jesus
Just one touch now
Is all that I need from you
My life can change
In an instant I know
When I get one touch from you

Paisley Rainbows

I’ve seen pink elephants in a drunken dream
Acid rainbows in a paisley scheme
Horror movies that made me scream
These things all have stuck in my mind

These eyes have seen much in their sixty plus years
But the notable act that will bring the most tears
Is when someone accepts the love Jesus brings near
As He washes over them His grace so divine

There is something about a soul being saved
That brings out much joy in in an ocean-like wave
If you don’t know Him why not call out today
He’ll give a new heart and a new lease on life

In response to the daily prompt Notable

Try to Scare

I used to be a paper boy

So many years ago

A long and uphill road I walked

With daily news in tow

It never failed along the route

A cur would try to scare

But I delivered faithfully

Ignoring dog beware

When circumstances come in life

That rob us of our peace

God is right there to come beside

And set our minds at ease

Never turn away from troubles

That would test your faith

But joyfully walk on with hope

That answers won’t be late

in response to the dailt prompt Cur

Colaborating With God

They say that I have a way with words

It seems that they might be right

When i sit down to write a story

My fingers just start to take flight

It’s really hard to explain it

So I will not elaborate

I’ll simply say God guides my finger

With Him I colaborate

From start to finish i marvel

At what’s flowing out of me

I’ll give the Lord all the glory

Without Him this blog would not be

In response to the daily prompt Elaborate

The Day of Salvation

I dreamed I was rising to heaven
Jesus waited for me in the clouds
He had come back just as He promised
The trumpet had sounded aloud

I could see others rising beside me
All colors and ages were there
This day we had all been awaiting
When we would meet our dear Lord in the air

Then I looked for my friends and my neighbors
There were many making the flight
But several were not rising with me
I feared they had not seen the light

They had not asked the Lord to forgive them
Of the sins that He died for that day
They had not asked Him to be their Savior
They had not followed in His way

I know I had told them the good news
That Jesus had died for their sins
But they never decided for certain
Thinking there would be time in the end

For a moment a sadness was present
At knowing they were left behind
But His joy quickly came in and calmed me
As His presence filled up my mind

I hope if you’re reading this poem
That Jesus is Savior and Lord
If not take a moment this instant
To give Him your heart and your soul

For we don’t know the hour or the moment
When He comes there will be no more time
Today is the day of salvation
It is time to make up your mind

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