Category Archives: God’s love

Overflow

The priceless love of Jesus
Flows down from heavens throne
His precious blood was spilled for me
That day He died alone

All that he did for me
On the cross of Calvary
Is written in His word
For all to see

I want to know your love, Lord
I want to have it in my heart
I want to know your love, Lord
Fill me up, Fill my cup

Overflow, Lord, overflow
Let the river of your love flow through me
Overflow, Lord, overflow
Let the river of your love flow through me

In John Chapter 4 Jesus told the Samaritan woman that rivers of living water would be given to her if she would drink of the water He had to give. She looked around and saw that he had no cistern or cup, and had nothing to draw water from the well. She asked how he could give her water when He had no way to draw it. What is this living water? How can rivers of it flow through me?

The answer to that has taken me years to figure out. I may still not have it quite right but I will share with you what the Lord is sharing with me. The living water is those precious fruit of the Spirit that come to dwell inside us once we get saved. These attributes of love, joy, peace, long-suffering,, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness and temperance are not only ours to enjoy, but also ours to distribute to others. These things should flow out of your life to everyone you meet, so much so that they want what you have. We must make a habit of regularly filling ourselves up again so that we have more to distribute. We can’t just sit back and enjoy our salvation and do nothing. These things will flow out of your life at first, but then they will slowly get corrupted, as a vehicle does with rust, until the fruit are all of no use anymore and have been replaced by opposites. Lover is replaced by .fear, joy by sorrow, peace by turmoil, patience by anxiety, gentleness by a mean spirit, goodness by a disregard for others’ needs, faith by doubt, meekness by pride and temperance by gluttony.. When you start to spread these things around, people disapprove. Your witness becomes boring and typical to them. They expect Christians to fail and be just like them.

Don’t allow your fruit to become moldy! Let the living water overflow from within you so that rivers are formed in the desserts of other people’s lives!

Isaiah 43:18-19
21st Century King James Version
18 “Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old.
19 Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.

Yet He Does

I’ve had my disappointments. I’ve had my ups and downs
I often find that failure has followed me around
So many times I wonder why Jesus stays with me
Too many times I’ve struggled With why He still loves me
Yet He does

When I find I’ve faltered and traveled off the path
My heart will become restless. My faith just does not last
Doubt rises up within me and hope seems far away
I cannot find a reason for Jesus to remain
Yet He does

CHORUS
He loves me. In the midst of my mistakes
He loves me. And He showers me with grace
He loves me. From the dawn to setting sun
He my victory has won.
His loves always overcomes
He loves me

When I know He’s by my side I am thankful He is near
I know that I can call to Him and He will always hear
When difficulties rise His mercy comes around
He doesn’t have to save me from sinking tof o the ground
Yet He does

CHORUS

BRIDGE
When I need a healing, He does
When I need delivered, He does
When I need a counselor, He does
When I need a helper, He does

CHORUSGod’s love38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,

39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

The Believers Life

Unusual Love

It’s so unusual that I would ever worry
It’s so unusual that I would ever doubt
It’s so unusual that hope would die within me
I’m not sure I would find a way out

I cannot fathom not having faith in Jesus
I am not sure life would ever be the same
If He had not found me in the shadows
When He did the most unusual thing

He brought me to my knees
He brought my eyes to tears
As I cried out to Him
From way down deep within
He took my sins away
Gave new life that day
To a sinner such as I
Now I will testify

His love is unusual
His love is amazing
His love covers everything
My sin and my failures
I trusted my life to Him
Now He gives me everything
I will rest in His sweet arms
Unusual love

There are times I don’t understand it. Let’s face it! I was not the ideal candidate to become a witness for Jesus Christ. I was a drunk, drug addict, lived a perverted life and every sentence out of my mouth used His name as a curse. I had heard of this Jesus but just couldn’t figure out why he would love a derelict like me, nor did I care to know,. I was content with my miserable life, lonely and wandering with others who had the same afflictions as I. I figured life would go on just fine without some kind of religion flooding my mind. I had a good job, making and wasting pretty good money. I had a group of friends but in reality I was alone.

Then one day He led me (I know this now but did not know at the time) 1,500 miles to visit a friend. He led that friend to take me to a church service where I found out about this unusual love. I knew at the end that Jesus had died for my sins so that He could save me from a devil’s hell. I knew I did not want to go to that place. Later that week I gave my life to Him, my miserable life. His unusual love accepted me just the way I was. I knew I had been changed in that very instant. Life would never be the same because of His unusual love.

1 John 4:10 King James Version (KJV)
10 Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

I Can Trust In Your Love

In the Still of the Night
You are there by my side
And I know I can trust in your love

At the dawn of the day
You provide me a way
Then I know I can trust in your love

As the Sun rises high
You will strengthen my life
So I know I can trust in your love

When the sun paints the sky
And the day has gone by
I have known I can trust in your love

There’s never am hour
When I don’t need your power
For I know who I can trust in your love

Keep me close by your side
For in you I’ll abide
There I know I can trust your love

I know there are times that I don’t love Him like I should. After all, He gave up a throne in heaven to come to earth as a babe because He loved me. He walked all over the nation of Israel, healing and preaching about the ways of our Father in heaven because He loved me. He took the ridicule and harassment of the religious leaders because He loved me. He was beaten and laughed at, mocked and ridiculed. He carried His own cross on which He was crucified because He loved me. He took the nails in His hands and feet and He cried out Father forgive them because He loved me. He rose again and sent the Holy Spirit Comforter to help me because He loved me?

And what do I do? How much time do I spend with Him each day. Every day he reminds me of His love for me by appearing in the little things, in nature all around me, in the people I meet and talk to. Every moment He is giving me breath and sight, hearing and taste and so many other things I do not deserve. And he will always do that because He loves me.

Romans 8:32-39 King James Version (KJV)
38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,
39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

 

The Believers Life

Your Love For Me

No mountain too high. No valley too low
No ocean to wide or depth below
Can ever compare to your majesty
So I stand in awe of your love for me

No thunder too loud or lightning so bright
No sunset to bold or star in the night
Can ever compare to your glory Lord
So I stand in awe of your love for me

I stand in awe that you would come down
From heaven above from your lofty throne
To die in my place on a cross of shame
Be buried alone and then rise again

Oh what a wonderful love that you gave
To a sinner like me when you poured out your grace
Now I will worship and give you my praise
Because I stand in awe of your love for me

No matter how hard I try, I can’t understand why He loved me. He was seated on the throne in heaven. All the earth was His footstool because He created all things. He made the seas and the mountains, the stars and the birds. He made the lightning roar and the thunder clap. He put order to the universe and an atmosphere in this planet. He was above all. Then the Father said “It’s time,” and He left His throne and all of heaven behind and came as a baby in a manger. He grew up, taught us the love of the Father, healed all manner of illness, and yet was crucified. He was wounded for me, scourged for me, beaten for me. I was a wretched sinner, cursing God with every breath, yet He loved me. He made me new just as He made all of creation new. I am no longer the same but I have been bought with a price – the price of His blood. What a great love He has for me.

Romans 8:38-39 King James Version (KJV)
38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,
39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Precious Are Your Thoughts To Me

You knew me when I did not know you
You cared for me when I did not care
You loved me when I cursed your name out loud
What a Savior you are to me

You saw me when sin was my playground
You sought me in that miry clay
You searched for my heart when my heart was stone
What a Savior you are to me

CHORUS
Precious are your thoughts to me
More than I can count
More than I know
Precious are your thoughts to me
What a Savor, what a friend indeed

You are there by my side when I need you
You hear me when I call your name
You wrap your arms around me when I’m hurt and feel alone
What a Savior you are you me

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BRIDGE
Savior and friend
You love ‘til the end
You captured my heart
Right from the start
You fill all my needs
Forgive my misdeeds
How marvelous is your grace
How marvelous is your grace

CHORUS

Words of Love

When I stop and closely listen
When I calm the thoughts inside
When I take the time to be still
When my inner man I find

Then I hear His gentle voice
Speaking words of love to me
I just want to hear him more
So I ask the Lord to speak

He says
I love you
I bled for you
I died for you
I rise again
I walk with you
I hear your prayers
I know your needs
I’m everywhere

One He says these things I know
I must lift my hands in praise
For the blood he shed for me
I just worship His sweet name

Jesus, Jesus
How I love you so
Jesus, Jesus
I’m so glad I know you

He says
I love you
I bled for you
I died for you
I rise again
I walk with you
I hear your prayers
I know your needs
I’m everywhere