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
I’m surrounded by the glory of the Lord He’s in the still of night In the stars so bright I’m surrounded by the glory of the Lord He’s in everything I see For His glory overwhelms His creation His glory is above the universe His glory brings the heavens down on it’s knees In surrender to our soon and coming King His glory and His majesty timeless Throughout all history they do proclaim That the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit Are right here beside me everyday I’m surrounded by the glory of the Lord He’s in the still of night In the stars so bright I’m surrounded by the glory of the Lord He’s in everything I see Oh, the glory. Oh, the splendor Oh, the majesty overwhelms me Oh, the glory. Oh the splendor His love always there for me
I cried to the Lord in my weakness He heard me and rescued me Out of the darkness Into the light His presence is all I need He heard me in my tribulation His mercy uplifted me Up from the valley Out of my plight His presence is all I need When He’s near me I feel His glory When He’s near me I know His peace When He’s near me His joy overwhelms me His presence is all I need What a wonderful thing is His presence My Savior is near to me What a joy to abide in amazing grace His presence is all I need I will rest today and not worry Sweet Jesus will walk with me He has promised He’ll never forsake me His presence is all I need
I lay me down By the rivers of living water His word refreshing my soul Giving me life Renewing my mind Transforming my soul I lay me down In green pastures Provided by my Lord To encourage me To nourish me Tio help me grow in Him I lay me down Resting in His peace Surrounded by His love My worries subside My spirit rests in Him I am blessed in His presence
God is with me In the morning When the sun begins to rise God is with me in the evening When I lay and close my eyes God is with me while I’m working Giving wisdom for the day God is with me when I’m walking Guiding me along His way God is with me when I’m resting Giving peace at the right time God is with me when I’m troubled Let’s me know He’s right beside God is with me when I’m shaken By the troubles of this world God is with me as a refuge When the darts of doubt are hurled God is with me all day long God is with me in the night God is with me in the darkness Giving me His guiding light God is with me when I’m sleeping God is with me when I wake God is with me when I’m feeling All alone and out of place There’s no need to ever worry There’s no need to ever fear For His word has left the promise That He always will be near In my weakness He brings strength In my trouble He brings peace In my worry He brings hope In my sorrow joy’s released I don’t have to be afraid Or have doubt surrounding me For I know that every moment My great God will be with me
He takes time to talk with me Through His word Through His Spirit Through other people He cries out for me to listen Listen to His voice when I read the word He will speak wisdom to me He will speak knowledge to me He will show me truth The truth of His word The truth that will set the captive free Open the blind eyes of my heard Open my deaf ears Bring me back to life Help me to walk again If only I would listen If only I would take time to hear. He takes time for me Why don’t I take time for Him He takes time to walk with me Showing me the path Showing me His way His plan His desire for my life His path is always the right path Even when I go through danger Or trouble Or sickness or pain He is there with me’ Right beside me At times He leads me Other times He pushes me forward But it is always in the right direction Because He knows where I should go He knows the plans for my life He knows how I can get there So He takes time to walk with me Why don’t I take time for Him? He takes time to hear my prayer Amon the millions that are praying Some with loud voices Some with whispers He hears me He hears me when I humble myself He hears me when I seek His face He hears me when I turn from my wicked ways He hears me in the morning He hears me in the night He hears me any times I call I am not an interruption Or a distraction Or an intrusion His ear inclines to me He is bending down With His ear to my lips So He can hear me Hear my cry Hear my plea Hear my request Hear my praise He wants to hear it all He takes time to listen to me Why don’t I take time for Him? He takes time to know me To know me intimately To know my faults My fears Me victories Me defeats He knows what blesses me He knows what offends me He knows what brings me joy He knows what brings me sorrow He knows everything about me He knows me He is with me in my hard times He rejoices when I rejoice He upholds me when I am down He brings me down when pride rises up He does all things for my good He knows what I need before I ask He answers before I speak the words I don’t have to worry I don’t have to be afraid I should not get offended I should not get hurt by words I don’t have to wonder What tomorrow may bring He knows my tomorrow He will take care of all things He takes time to know me Why don’t I take time for Him? Time is a gift A gift from our Father He gives us each moment, each day He gives us the sunshine and rain He gives us the sunrise and sunset He gives us the birds and their melodies To fill our days This day is the present My present I live in this time Right now Right here I have not been promised any more time Only today Only right now Only the present What I do with my time is up to me How I will live How I will speak How I will believe Is all up to me right now Not later but now He has given me this time And He takes time for me Why don’t I take time for Him
Will you walk with me today? Will you talk with me today? Will you listen and hear the words I will speak? Will you spend just a moment with me? Will you pray for a friend today? Will you help out a stranger in need? Will you speak words of faith to a soul who’s in doubt? Will you be what I want you to be? I have given you this day Every minute is a gift of grace I pray you don’t waste it But please make the most of it Follow my will today Will you walk in my way, not yours? Will you speak my words, not yours? Will you take all your thoughts captive to me? Will you truly be set free? Every breath you breathe is from me Everything you see is from me Make the most of this day by being a friend Finding and meeting their needs I truly believe that every day God gives us opportunity to minister to someone, and often we don’t recognize that opening when it comes. When a person starts talking to you and tells you that there is a problem in their life, do you take time right then and there to pray? I have a habit of saying that I will pray for them ,but don’t always take the time to pray while I am with them. While Jesus was on this earth, the bible is very clear that He prayed for everyone that came to Him, and they were all healed. Now, I am obviously not Jesus, but I believe if I walked in this kind of faith, more people would see the healing power of God. Not because I am praying, but because I extended faith to them so they could believe. The most precious gift we have is our time! We must utilize it more for Him and less for ourselves. We all have daily tasks that take up precious minutes in our day. But taking a minute or two to pray with someone at the time we are with them should be a flexibility we will have. May we all take this precious gift and share it with others. We can change the world one person at a time! James 5:16b King James Version The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.
You’ll go to great lengths to bring me home When I’ve lost my way and am alone You’ll scale the highest mountain Or swim the widest sea Just to come find little old me You see, I have a tendency to wander And you have a love that’s fonder So when I’ve turned to doubt All you have shown me You come rescue little old me I know you’re my Savior. I know you’re my friend I know I can trust you. Your love will not end But little old me still wanders away My heart is so glad that your love never fails Lord help me when I seem to drift Keep me afloat in the ship The storm rages strong In my own troubles sea Send your peace to little old me No height. No depth. No distance too far No height. No depth, No distance too far No height. No depth. No distance too far For your love to find me. Your love will find me Your love will find little old me
Into your hand I commit my mind
Help me to think only on you
Help me to set my eyes on you
Help me to value my time
Into your hands I commit my strength
Help me to walk only with you
Help me to do the best I can do
Help me to redeem my time
Into your hands I commit my heart
Help me to turn only to you
Help me to walk away from my sin
Help me to savor my time
Into your hands I commit my life
Help me to know I am yours
You purchased me by the blood on the cross
Help me give you all my time
Who do I think I am? Am I someone extra special who is allowed the liberty to do whatever I want with my time? That’s the way the world looks at time. They look at it as their own possession, to be used and wasted on their own pursuits. Some serve God with a bit of their time, using the rest to make their own dreams and passions a reality. Some do not know God and they take time to do whatever their heart desires. Most people use their time on what they want, not considering what God wants them to do.
I don’t want to be in that crowd. I want to do what God wants me to do. To use every minutes for His glory. Maybe it’s business I need to do. Am I seeking His plan for my day or am I aimlessly walking through my plan for the day. In my devotions and writing, am I seeking His counsel or just trusting my own ability? Am I exercises for the right reasons? Is God in the center and not of to the side somewhere?
I am done wasting time. Time is on of the most precious gifts God has given us, and we should give it all back top Him. Doing our best all the time because He is right there with us. He knows when I waste even a minute. He knows what I should be doing next and whispers in my ear all the time to guide me through this life. I need to listen better!. I need to give my life into His hand so He can hold onto my right hand!
Nevertheless, I am continually with thee, thou that holdest me by my right hand
All that I am is yours
All of my heart. All of my soul
All that I am is yours
Jesus you are my Lord
All that I want is you
All that my life requires
All that I want is you
Jesus, my heart’s desire
Come and fill my Spirit
With your amazing love
Come with your mercy
Come with your grace
Come light my fire
Come light my fire
I’ll worship you with all me heart
I’ll lift my hands and sing your praise
The hallelujahs ring out loud
I magnify your name
I magnify your name
I magnify your name
I need Him so desperately. It seems every day brings a new trial, a new test. There is seemingly no end that my enemy won’t stoop to in trying to lure me away from my only hope. The old song says “My hope is built on nothing less than Jesus blood and righteousness.” This has always been true and it will always be true. God gave the hymn writer these words so that I might remember this truth. If I want my hope renewed, my spirit restored, my heart feeling loved and my soul satisfied then I need Jesus. I need Him every hour of every day. I need Him no matter where I go or where I do. I need Him leading and guiding me into the pastures he has for me. I know that wherever he leads me, good will come out of it. I don’t need to worry or fret. He is the one whom I must seek. He is my fortress and my stronghold.
Where do you stand today? Do you stand on the solid rock? Or are you stuck in the miry clay. Are you facing a fiery furnace or is there a sea blocking your path? Wherever you are in life right now, I promise He will hear you if you call out today. Make Him Lord of your life. Give Him complete control. Let Him light the fire within you that only He can light. Lift His name up high, and He will lift you as well.
Matthew 6:33 King James Version (KJV)
33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.