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About Pete

I love the Lord. Each day, he gives me words of praise and encouragement, and asks me to share them with you I pray that they minister to you as you read them, share them, or ponder on them. Have a blessed day!

At the Foot of the Cross

I wrote this song several years ago but don;t think I ever posted it here. This is a good time to do that!

At the foot of the cross, the blood drips down
From the nails in his feet and the thorns in his brow
A crimson pool gathers there on the ground
At the foot of the cross.

CHORUS
There is forgiveness at the foot of the cross
Mercy unending, at such a great cost
Grace everlasting, eternal and free
At the foot of the cross

At the foot of the cross, my tears pour out
I am free from my fear, free from my doubt
I found a Savior to turn me about
At the foot of the cross

CHORUS

At the foot of the cross, I now kneel in prayer
To my wonderful savior, who died for me there
He has risen to Heaven, and will soon take me there
From the foot of the cross.

CHORUS

REFRAIN
Grace everlasting, eternal and free
At the foot of the cross. At the foot of the cross

 

Look to the Cross

Look to the cross
The wonderful cross
Where sin was defeated once and for all
Look to the cross
The wonderful cross
Where Christians bow down and answer the call

Look to the cross
The wonderful cross
Where by His stripes my healing is sure
Look to the cross
The wonderful cross
Where my redemption His blood has secured

Jesus my Savior
Jesus my Lord
You gave your life
What a wonder you are
I cannot fathom
The pain you endured
You loved me so much
Jesus my Lord

Look to the cross
The wonderful cross
Where He gave His life and died in my place
Look to the cross
The wonderful cross
Where He is no more He has risen today

Jesus my Savior
Jesus my Lord
You gave your life
What a wonder you are
I cannot fathom
The pain you endured
You loved me so much
Jesus my Lord

Overturned

Crowds swarmed the street
All classes
Men and women
Young and old
Even the religious leaders
Pious and curious
He was coming
Just a few days earlier
He had raised Lazarus from the dead
Many had witnessed it
Many spread the story
He was coming
Coming to Jerusalem
They thought Him to be King
They sought to crown Him
They ran before Him
Spreading palm branches
Shouting Hosanna
Shouting Blessed is He
Praising
Worshiping
The King is coming
What a glorious day

The Pharisees and Scribes looked on
They wondered at the sight
It troubled them
He troubled them
His words troubled them
The people worshiping troubled Him
They indeed were troubled
They said quiet the crowd
Tell them you should not be worshiped
But He looked them in the eye
His stern face looked through them
If they did not praise me
The very rocks would cry out Hosanna
The people cheered
The leaders jeered
This had to stop
This had to stop

The day wore on
The night came and went
A new dawn would see a new day
The leaders hoped he would be quiet
But soon they would see
He would not be silent
The marketplace was busy
Many had come to see him
Many others there for Passover
They needed a sacrifice
They had come to see Jesus
Unprepared for their Passover offering
Without a perfect lamb
Without a pigeon or two
They had to buy from the merchants
The crooked merchants
Who had unjust weights
And resold lambs over and over
It was profitable for them
It was sin to God
Right inside the gates of the temple
Absurd and astounding
That the religious leaders looked away
Because they got their take
Quite a sham
Out of what was to be holy

Jesus walked in
He knew their ways
He knew their deceit
He knew how they cheated the people
He knew of their unjust weights
He had been here before
He had turned over their tables
Money flew everywhere
Lambs ran wild
Pigeons flew away
As Jesus cleaned up their sinful ways
When they saw Him
Saw the look in His eyes
As He looked out over the market that day
They were worried
Concerned for their profit
Some for their lives
They remembered what He had done before
They started picking up their wares
Too late
Too slow

He grabbed one table
Flipped it on end
Reached over and unblocked the gate
Opened the cage
Chaos erupted
As He continued through the marketplace
Lambs and pigeons everywhere
Money flying off the tables
Scattering on the ground
People scrambling to pick it up
My house is to be a house of prayer He said
But you have made it a den of thieves
The people hailed Him
Loved Him
Adored Him
The Pharisees and scribes watched
They were livid
How dare He
How could He do this again
They were ready now
Ready to capture Him
Ready to put Him to death
Ready to gain the victory
Over this Jesus

What about you
Do you need sin overturned in your life
Has your life become full of lies
Is their iniquity that needs cleansed
Jesus wants to overturn your tables
He wants to cleanse your life
He wants you holy and pure
A living sacrifice
Devoted to Him
Are you willing
Are you ready
Let Him overturn your life today

I Lift Your Name

I need more of you
More of you
Fill me with your Spirit
Fill me with your love
I need more of you
More of you
Lord, come and fill my heart today

I lift your name
I lift your name up high
I lift your name
Your name I magnify,
I lift your name
With my hands raised high
I lift your name
I lift your name

Jesus, Jesus
What a precious name
Worthy of my praise
Jesus, Jesus
I lift your name
I lift your name

The Believers Life

Jesus You Are Marvelous

Jesus you are marvelous
Your glory fills the skies
I cannot wait until the day
I look into your eyes

Jesus you are wonderful
Your love has captured me
I didn’t even know you
When you came and rescued me

Jesus you are glorious
Your Word is now my Light
I used to live in darkness
You’ve given me my sight

Jesus you are everything
You fill my every need
I cannot live without you
You are more than life to me

Jesus you’re amazing
Your mercy covers me
I don’t deserve your love
Yet you still take hold of me

Jesus you are all I need
All my heart requires
All of me will praise your name
Until my breath expires

 

The War Rages On

The war rages on within me
My spirit battles my flesh
There are times I seem lost in the sin of my past
And I cannot find any rest

I know that He died for my sins
That He hung on the cross for me
Yet I still face this foe that is deep down inside
He yearns for victory

I get down on my knees and cry mercy
To the one who can pull me out
Then I feel Him come and fill me with grace
I rise up and let out a shout

Thanks for the victory Jesus
This battles not mine but yours
I give you my mind and all of my thoughts
I know you hear all my prayers

Help me yield myself wholly to you, Lord
Help me give up all that is mine
Help me follow you closely every day
Help me walk in your vict’ry divine

Only in you can I overcome
The lusts of the flesh that floods in
Only in you do I have the strength
To feel your sweet peace within

Thank you dear Lord for your mercy
Thank you for your saving grace
Help me to walk with the Spirit each day
Until I see your sweet face