Joy is Full

The shopping brouhaha
Is very far
From Bethlehem’s star

We save a bunch of time
Not in line
But shopping online

Then we are quite mindful
Joy is full
From Christ’s arrival

We celebrate in peaceThe shopping brouhaha Is very far From Bethlehem’s star We save a bunch of time Not in line But shopping online Then we are quite mindful Joy is full From Christ’s arrival We celebrate in peace For His grace Is now in this place In response to the daily prompt https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2018/12/15/your-daily-word-prompt-brouhaha-December-15-2018/
For His grace
Is now in this place

In response to the daily prompt

https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2018/12/15/your-daily-word-prompt-brouhaha-December-15-2018/

Center Stage

Too often I sought to be there
In the middle of it all
Pride ate me up inside
And spit me out
I fell hard and fast
Not really knowing why
Until God showed me my pride
How ugly it was
How it robbed Him of His glory
How it caused me to ignore His word
I wallowed in sin
Yet remained a cynosure
Until the day
I truly met my Savior
I thought I was saved before
I thought I had given my life
But it was only in prat
Not in whole
And I realized
He wanted all of me
Not just part
So I put away my pride
And took on Christ
In all His humility and meekness
That babe in a manger
Became my Lord
Now He takes center stage
In my life

In response to the daily prompt

https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2018/12/13/your-daily-word-prompt-cynosure-December-13-2018/

Pretty Lights

Pretty Lights

We have a tradition in my house
At Christmas time each year
We decorate with pretty lights
To show our Christmas cheer

And right in the center of all
The scene of the manger is placed
Because what would Christmas be
Without giving Christ our praise

In response to the daily prompt

https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2018/12/12/your-daily-word-prompt-tradition-December-12-2018/

Remember

The baby in the manger
The shepherds in the field
The wise men and their gifts
The angel in the heavens
The star shines up above
Mary bows her head
Joseph standing tall

The pageant is before us
As Christmas day does near
Maybe in the town square
Or in our church so dear

Usually little children
Act out the yearly scene
Showing us the Christ child
The way that it would seem

But do we really see Him
The King of Kings is He
Lord of all the heavens
Filled with God’s mercy

Do we bow before Him
Repenting of our sins
Do we give Him honor
And ask Him to come in

Come in to all our failures
Come in to all our pain
Come in to rescue us
And save us once again

This Christmas as you watch
The pageant and the show
Remember that this child
Is the one who saves your soul
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Truly Amazing

There are many who seem to think’
That they are in control
They run along in life
And end up in a hole
I know ‘cause I have been there
I thought I had a hold
But soon it all came crashing down
And brought me to the floor

There is a God in heaven
Who has a plan for you
When you become imperious
He knows just what to do
He lets you go your own way
You’ll find there is no groove
It’s then you must decide
Which life you want to choose

You can choose a life of pleasure
Of doing your own thing
But in the end it costs you
And death is what it brings
Or you can trust in Jesus
And then your soul will sing
The song of His great mercy
Truly amazing

In response to the daily prompt

https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2018/12/08/your-daily-word-prompt-imperious-December-8-2018/

Unique

I look at what my life was like
Before I knew the Lord
I had no cares or worries
And I truly had no goals

One day I realized
Just how fatuous this was
As I sat and heard a preacher
Telling me about the Lord

I gave my heart to Jesus
Later on in that same week
Now I know where I am headed
And I truly feel unique

For the King of Kings does love me
And He treats me as His child
Why don’t you come to Jesus
And give up being wild

In response to the daily prompt

https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2018/12/06/your-daily-word-prompt-fatuous-December-6-2018/

This Child

We approach this season with anticipation
Our hearts burst forth with exhilaration
Each day is filled with great expectation
For Christmas Day to come

When I was young it was presents galore
That I would dash across the floor
To receive many gifts I would adore
When Christmas Day had come

But now the day is filled so much more
With that blessed hope and eternal joy
The Child that came is Christ my Lord
My Savior that has come

Let’s not forget what God has done
By sending us His only Son
To die upon a cross alone
To bear our sins away

Oh what love He has for you
That he would bear your sins for you
This Christmas make Him Lord of all
This Child has come for you

In response to the daily prompt

https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2018/12/02/your-daily-word-prompt-exhilaration-December-2-2018/

Your Choice

We are not robots
Not programmed for life
Not controlled by another
Not hard wired to a specific task
Not bound to a certain set of rules
Not mindlessly obedient

We are human beings
Independent
Determined to our own way
Free to choose our destiny
Free to decide our path
Free to walk where we want to walk

God created us
To love Him
But to make our own choice
Salvation is free
But not mandatory
You can choose
Heaven or hell
It’s up to you
What will you choose

In response to the daily prompt

https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2018/11/28/your-daily-word-prompt-mandatory-November-28-2018/

 

Soon and Very Soon

I can tell by the faint
Dim Light
Giving shape to the trees
And buildings far off
It increases
Slow but sure
I see the slight tint
On the dark gray clouds
Above the horizon

Soon and very soon

I can tell as the rays
Hit the bottom
Of the clouds
They start to light up
First a dull yellow
Growing slowly
In it’s glory
To a brilliant gold
Gilding the formerly gray
Obscure shapes

Soon and very soon

Those rays hit another cloud
Then another
Pink
Orange
Red
Purple
Colors appear across the sky
Extending further
And further
Lighting the sky
Thrilling the eye

Soon and very soon

The sun will peak it’s face
Over the horizon
The show will be over here
To be shown elsewhere
Further west
And further west
Throughout eternity

In response to the daily prompt https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2018/11/24/your-daily-word-prompt-horizon-November-24-2018/

You Overwhelm Me Jesus

You overwhelm me Jesus
Every day that I’m alive
You give me every breath
You give sight to my eyes
You make the birds to sing
You cause the sun to rise
You overwhelm me Jesus
Because you give me life

You overwhelm me Jesus
I’m captured by your grace
Whenever i face hardships
I long to see your face
And when I’m down and dreary
You listen when I pray
You overwhelm me Jesus
In many different ways

You overwhelm me Jesus
I’ll lift my voice in praise
Because you are my Savior
My hands to you are raised
I’ll worship in the spirit
I’ll lift your holy name
You overwhelm me Jesus
Your wonders I’ll proclaim

In response to the daily prompt

https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2018/11/23/your-daily-word-prompt-overwhelm-November-23-2018/