Author Archives: Pete

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!

Call on Jesus

When you wake up in the morning brew your coffee
Have a muffin, or banana or some toast
Make sure all the house around you is in order 
Take a shower, brush your teeth and out the door

Wait a minute, somethings missing in that sequence
Something all of us should do to start our day
There is nothing more important than this one small thing 
Take some time down on your knees to pray

Pray for children, pray for neighbors, pray for grandma
Pray for friends that live both near and far away
Pray for pastor and for mayor and for workers 
Pray for everything you'll do throughout the day

You see the secret to success is not your bankroll
Not your wisdom, or your power or your fame
It’s not a matter of the place you have climbed to
Your success comes from the times you called His name

The name of Jesus is the key to all your future
The name of Jesus is your peace in every storm
The name of Jesus is a joy you can hold onto 
He’s a refuge and a strong and mighty tower

So, when you find that you are rushed and running ragged
And it seems you don't have time to even think 
Take a break down on your knees to call on Jesus
And you'll find you have more time to follow Him

He's the way. The truth, the life and He's your answer 
To the question of a day that seems too short
Just a little time with Jesus in the morning 
Will make the whole day better from the start 

The Back of the Cross

On the front of the cross is agony 
On the back of the cross is peace
On the front of the cross is sorrow 
On the back of the cross is joy
On the front of the cross is weakness 
On the back of the cross is strength
On the front of the cross is doubt 
On the back of the cross is faith
On the front of the cross is pain 
On the back of the cross is healing
On the front of the cross is deceit 
On the back of the cross is honesty
On the front of the cross are lies 
On the back of the cross is truth
On the front of the cross is bondage
On the back of the cross is freedom
On the front of the cross is darkness 
On the back of the cross is light
On the front of the cross we are lost 
On the back of the cross we find the way
On the front of the cross is sin 
On the back of the cross is forgiveness
On the front of the cross we are stained with sin
On the back of the cross we are white as snow
On the front of the cross is defeat 
On the back of the cross is victory
On the front of the cross is death 
On the back of the cross is eternal life

If we stay on the front of the cross, hell will be our destination
When we go through the cross, and come to the back, our destination is heaven
All is only achieved if we go through the cross.  
Have you seen Him on the front of the cross,  
blood stained, nailed, in agony?  
Have you accepted Him as your sacrifice for your sin? 
If you have, then come through the Cross for victory.  
Come to the back of the cross and realize all God has for you.

All Over Me

How can we know we’re your children?
How can I know I’m your son?
How can I know that your work in me
Has only just begun?

How can I know the goodness that you have bestowed on me
Will be a blessing to others that belong to your family?

It’s your presence, Lord
Your presence in me
A holy anointing that’s all over me
Wherever I go. Whoever I meet
Will feel that anointing that’s all over me

How can I share this good news that you have brought liberty?
How can I share this compassion that you have rained down on me?
Every day in every way this world is looking at me
To see if I have the courage to speak and set captives free

It’s your presence Lord
Your presence in me
Your Holy Spirit that’s all over me
I walk in your goodness overflowing with love
Everyone will know that your all over me

Every word I speak. Everything I do
Every one I meet is a chance to prove
That your glory shines in the heart of man
Let your kingdom come through my life again

It’s your presence, Lord
Your presence in me
A holy anointing that’s all over me
Wherever I go. Whoever I meet
Will feel that anointing that’s all over me

Jesus Came Running

There are times in my life when I am in trouble
Sin creeps on in and draws me away
My strength is gone and I can’t find the answer
That’s when Jesus comes running to me

I often think I’ve got life together
I often think that my answers are fine
But then I find that I’m going in circle
And I’ve lost direction and purpose in life
These are this times that I need a Savior
These are the times that I need a friend’
When it comes down in the heat of the battle
That’s when Jesus comes running to me

He runs to me when the storms are raging
He runs to me when I’m lonely and tired
He runs to me when my body is sickly
He runs to me when I need Him nearby

He runs and brings joy
He runs and brings peace
He runs and brings hope
He runs to my need

He runs and brings healing
He runs and brings strength
He runs and brings love
He runs to my need

He runs with His open wide
He runs and He holds me real tight
He runs and He lifts me up
He runs and He fills my cup

Oh, Lord, I need you right now in my life
I need you to come and help me survive
I need you to help me ride through this storm
I need you to come running to me

Come running to me Lord
Come running to me
I need you now to come running to me
Come running to me Lord
Come running to me
I need you now to come running to me

He Comes for You

She came into Bethlehem
Meek and mild
Heavy with child
Riding a donkey for many miles
Worn and weary from a long journey
Seeking room to give birth
There was none but a stable
A lowly manger filled with hay
Would be the child’s resting place
Just one stranger in the city
Teaming with visitors
No one knew her
No one cared
No one knew whom she carried in her womb
Yet at his birth
Shepherds from the field came to greet him
They were told by angels to come
Come meet the King
Come meet the Savior
He brings peace on earth
Good will to man
They came
And they bowed
And they worshipped the King
Then they left and told all
And few understood what they said
Mary knew who He was
Joseph knew who He was
But the world did not know who just arrived
In such humility
In such a place as this

He comes into the gate
Lazarus awaits
Freshly risen form the dead
Bartimaeus awaits
His eyes wide open
The crowd awaits
To praise the coming King
Riding on a donkey
Meek and mild
Heavy with His fate and what awaits Him
Not the crowd
Not the praise
But the cross He sees coming for Him
He arrives to Hosannah
Blessed be the one who comes in the name of the Lord
He arrives to praise
Palm branches waving
People shouting and singing
He arrives to death
Calvary looms large in the distance
He knows He will be beaten
He knows He will wear a crown of thorns
He knows He will be condemned to die
He knows He will be nailed to a cross
Crucified
Yet He still comes
In great humility
To fulfill His destiny
And all prophesy
To all who think they know who He is
But have no idea what will become of Him
The pain
The agony
The suffering
The loneliness of the cross
All for us
All for me
All for you 

Will you welcome the King?
Will you lift your palms to worship?
Will you welcome Him today?
Give Him all your praise?
Give your life today?
He gave His for you
Now it’s your turn
Your time
Your destiny
Let Him in
Welcome Him with open arms
He comes to die
Yet He comes to save
He comes to suffer
Yet he comes to heal
He comes to forgive
Yet her takes all your sin
Take His love today
He gives it for you

His Still Small Voice

When I hear Jesus calling, I just listen 
To hear what He will say to me today 
I know that His kind words will bring fulfillment
And will help me as I follow in His way 

There is not a time that Jesus is not speaking 
His voice is soft and gentle every time 
He is hoping that you'll train your ear to listen 
As He speaks to you in words of truth and life

Not in the fire
Not in the wind 
Not in the earthquake does He call my name
But when we're still 
When we're ready to hear
His still small voice will be loud and clear


Jesus is waiting for your ears to hear
His words are there if you'll just lend an ear
Be still and know that He's Lord of all
His voice will come and settle your storm

CHORUS
BRIDGE 

His words bring peace 
His words bring joy 
His words bring healing
Deliverance is yours
His words bring hope
His words bring love
His words will guide 
When you listen real close

CHORUS

He Puts Me Back Together

Don't know how I got here
Don't know which way to go
My life is all in pieces 
I am broken and alone 

I lift my eyes to heaven
And lift my voice to pray 
For in the midst of trials 
He will make a way

He'll take the pieces of my life 
And place them one by one
Each piece makes up the puzzle
That one day will be done 

I've scattered them all over
Some are upside down 
My Lord will turn them over
The lost ones He has found

Slowly and with tender love 
The picture starts to form 
Even though I'm going through
The middle of the storm

He puts me back together
Each time I fall apart 
So, I will trust in Jesus. 
I give to Him my heart

And when the day is over 
I know His loving hand
Will put me back together
Revealing His good plan 

Jesus, Savior of My Soul

I sing holy is the Lord
I sing worthy is the Lord
I sing righteous is the Lord
I sing Jesus is the Lord (2 Times)

He’s the mighty King of Kings
He’s the Lord of everything
Jesus, precious Lamb of God
Came to earth to shed His blood

He is high and lifted up
Seated on His throne above
Clothed in Royal majesty
Full of grace and mercy

Now I sing this song of praise
Lifting up His holy name
Jesus, savior of the world
Jesus, savior of my soul

I sing holy is the Lord
I sing worthy is the Lord
I sing righteous is the Lord
I sing Jesus is the Lord

The Natural Order

If I could pluck a star out of both time and space
It would upset the natural order and would have to be replaced
No matter what the distance between these fiery balls
They have been placed distinctly where God calls

If I could move a planet that circles ‘round the sun
And change its safe rotation much damage would be done
For God has placed each one where gravity requires
To keep the natural order is God’s only desire

If I would change the trees so they’d breathe like you and I
No oxygen created would cause us all to die
The cycle of the air is a wonder to behold
For God has made it all and His wonders are untold

You see, the natural order was put in place by God
It goes on day by day with His guidance from above
Man tries and tries to copy it but will ever produce life
Only God can breathe that into His creation from on high

What a wonder to behold this creation we live in
From the awesome natural order to the miracle within
Our bodies are the greatest feat that God has done by grace
Yet we take them for granted and forget to give Him praise

Praise for all the stars above that circle through the sky
Praise for all the blood within that circulates with life
Praise for His creation, so mighty and so grand
Praise for how it all works by His sweet, gentle hand

So, this morning as you wake up, ponder what you are
Remember that your body is more complex than a star
Remember that God made you and holds you with His hand
To be the person that you are and fit into His plan

This is the natural order and the course that we should take
To come to Christ the Lord and fall down on our face
Confessing all our sins and trusting in His grace
Then rising up to shout aloud His glory and His praise

He waits in heave above to hear your voice today
Come to Him with all your cares and bow to Him in prayer
Then be still and just listen to what He has to say
I guarantee He has some things for you to do today

Removes All Doubt

If the stars could sing
Or the clouds give praise
They would lift their voice and shout His name
In the oceans roar
And the birds that soar
You can see His glory evermore

CHORUS
What a splendor is the name of Jesus
Far above the creation that we see
What a wonder is the name of Jesus
Removes all doubt and brings us victory

When the flowers bloom
In the crescent moon
The name of Jesus is magnified
Before and after night
Dawn and dusk so bright
The name of Jesus is glorified

CHORUS

BRIDGE
His name brings healing. His name brings life
His name brings vision to the blind
His name brings freedom from all our sin
His name will raise us up again
His name brings calm in ever storm
His name brings life forevermore
His name is power. His name is strength
Jesus is with us. Jesus is with us.

CHORUS