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!

As His Own

The Lord sits on His Holy hill
Who can stand opposed
He reigns in royal majesty
From His lofty throne

Filled with all the power
The angels lift His praise
Yet He still looks down on us
And showers us with grace

Holy is He, holy is He
Seated on His throne
Creator of the world below
He loves us as His own

There is no reason I can think
Why He should love us so
Yet daily He will walk with us
His presence all will know

I will join the angels
In choruses of praise
For He alone is worthy
Jesus is His name

Holy is He, holy is He
Seated on His throne
Creator of the world below
He loves us as His own

In Hard Times

Be Still and Know

Be still
And know that I am God
In the middle of your trial
In the middle of your test

Be still
And know that I am God
In the middle of the sorrow
In the middle of the storm

I will never leave you or forsake you
I will always be there when you call
I will walk beside you when you’re lonely
I will lift you up when you fall

Be still
And know that I am God
When all around seems hopeless
When all around seems lost

I will give you strength in ever weakness
I will give you courage when you fear
I will give you faith when doubts assail you
I will run to you
Yes I will run to you
Oh I will run to you
When you call

Here I am
Take my hand
Walk with me
Trust in me
Here I am
Take my hand
Walk with me’
Trust in me

I will never leave you or forsake you
I will always be there when you call
I will walk beside you when your lonely
I will lift you up when you fall
Be still

Walk With Me

I stepped out of the path
That God had planned for me
Every day I found myself
In a place I should not be

I tried to turn and fix my course
But could not find the way
Ready to give up I wept
Then I heard Jesus say

Walk with me my son
I’ll show you the way
You cannot do this on your own
I’ll give you the strength
I’ll hold your hand on every step
Pick you up when you fall
Walk with me through every storm
Fulfill your heavenly call

When I heard His voice I wept
Peace came over me
I knew that it would be all right
He would carry me

I found myself back on the path
That God had led me to
My hope is in the Lord alone
His will now I will do

 

Lift Your Praise

When I woke this morning I heard you
Calling out my name
You said arise and worship
Take time to lift your praise
For I have come to rescue
I’ve come to give you grace
No matter what may come your way
Take time to lift your praise

I determined in my heart right then
That I would praise His name
No matter what the trial
Or temptation I might face
For He alone has power
To free me from disgrace
No matter what may come my way
I will lift His praise

Glory to the Lord most High
Jesus Lamb of God
Hallelujah to His name
Jesus I adore
On the throne eternally
King of Kings is He
Holy, holy is the Lord
Jesus Prince of Peace

Not A Day Goes By

Oh Lord, how I need your power
Lord, how I need your strength
Oh Lord, how I need your wisdom
Every day
Every day

Oh Lord, how need your mercy
Lord, how I need your grace
Oh Lord, how I need the Spirit
Every day
Every day

Not a day goes by that I don’t need you
Showing me the way
Not a day goes by that I don’t get down
On my knees and pray
Not a day goes by that I don’t fall
You’re there to pick me up
You are with me
Every day
Right beside me
Every day

The Believers Life

Alive Again

Who am I Lord
A sinful man
Lost in my own ways
Trying to find a way
To make life right
To feel I’m worth something
To someone
Anyone
Does anyone see me
Or hear me
Or even care I’m alive
Here in this flesh
Walking down this road
The wide road
The wrong road
Lost
Confused
Shattered by life
Crying for help
Looking anywhere I can
Drugs are not the answer
Neither is alcohol
Sex is not even close
Money comforts
But does not bring peace
Power is exhilarating
But is fleeting and empty
Fame only lasts for a moment
Like a vapor in the wind
All of life’s pleasures
Bring no joy that lasts
But only sorrow
Heartache
Solitude
And I despair in my condition
I am not sure of the way out
I do not know where to go next
Everyone looks at me and sees success
They see happy
They see what I want them to see
But it’s only an image
A projection
Of the external man
Not the internal man
Oh, wretched man that I am
Who will save me
Who will rescue me

Then
In an instant
In an unanticipated moment
Jesus whispers into my ear
With words of peace
Words of joy
Words of a refuge
Safe in His arms
And I weep
My heart breaks
My spirit collapses
My mind is fixed
On His words
I cannot deny them
I cannot refuse them
So I ask Him to forgive me
For my sin
My arrogance
My wandering heart
My sinful ways
Surprisingly to me
He does
A wave of freedom flows over me
I can feel the filthiness leave
I can feel His Spirit enter in
There is no doubt
No way to undo
What he has just done
He has washed my win away
Like a tide washes the shore
Like the light dispels darkness

I am a new man
A new creation
Walking the narrow path
Walking with Him
Blessed by his Spirit
No longer alone
No longer in despair
But filled with joy
Peace
Hope and His love
Oh what a Savior
Jesus my Lord
Lamb of God
Wonder of wonders
He has done what I could not do
He has done what no one else could do
He has done what this world cannot d0
He changed my course
From hell to heaven
In the blink of an eye
I am saved
Forgiven
Washed by the blood
Redeemed from my sin
Forever forgiven
Alive again!