Category Archives: Grace and Mercy

Come Quickly

 I have fallen
 I am broken
 I feel lost and all alone
 Left His mercy
 Just to please me
 How on earth can I atone
  
 I disobeyed
 And I betrayed
 The love He showed to me
 I come humbly
 Seeking mercy
 To the cross of calvary
  
 Lord, forgive me for my failure
 Lord, forgive my selfishness
 Come, Lord Jesus, please come quickly
 Help me once again feel blessed
  
 Now He’s speaking
 He is hearing
 My heartfelt plea today
 He forgives me
 Shows His mercy
 I lift my hands in praise
  
 Lord, restore me in my weakness
 Lord, restore my heart for you
 Thank you that you have come quickly
 Now I know your will I’ll do
  
 Once again He has forgiven
 Once again he has restored
 Once again His mercy wins out
 All my heart is yours my Lord 

Mercy Greater Than My Sin

All around me people worship
Giving praise to God above
Filled with joy they lift their voices
Celebrating His great love
 
I can’t help but join the chorus
Lifting hands I humbly sing
He has given me such mercy
Mercy greater than my sin
 
In my deepest, darkest caverns
Down below this mask I wear
I am drowning in my weakness
With a test that I still bare
 
I know that I should walk away
From all the devil’s schemes
Every day he comes alongside
Robbing all my righteous dreams
 
Every word of praise I’m singing
Works to drown his dreadful voice
Still I find my flesh is weakened
Even though my soul rejoiced
 
God of heaven, Lord of mercy
Take away this heart of stone
Fill me with desire that’s burning
Set my mind on you alone
 
Again I raise my soul to praise Him
He has made me pure within
I will be forever grateful
Mercy greater than my sin

Two Things

There’s only two things you must know
To be all you can be
Thing one is His great mercy
Thing two is grace that’s free
 
Mercy reached out to touch our lives
When Jesus came from above
Took the form of a baby
Because of His great love
 
Mercy was with Him every day
As He healed all that would come
Taught the ways of the Kingdom
Truly was God’s Son
 
Mercy then took Him to the cross
Where He bled and died for me
Mercy rose Him up from the grave
So I’d live eternally
 
The greatest show of mercy
The world has ever seen
Is something I must know deep down
Because it was done for me          
 
Grace has supplied my every need
From the moment I was born
From the fresh air that I breath each day
To the sunrise every morn
 
Grace followed us as we grew in years
For it truly gave us life
Each trial that we faced has passed
And grace helped us survive
 
Grace gave the greatest gift of all
When we asked the Savior in
By grace are you saved through faith my friend
It is grace that makes you win
 
This grace that’s so amazing
Grace always blesses me
He gives it freely to us
Supplying ever need
 
When you are looking out ahead
At what your life may bring
Make sure that grace and mercy
Are the most important thing

Missed His Grace

When I see all the chaos
In this crazy world of ours
I sit here and I wonder
How our time has been devoured

The preciousness of each new day
Seems best to have escaped
Before we know it sun has set
And we have missed His grace

His grace is with us every day
Each moment we’re alive
It gives us hope to carry om
It helps us to survive

But most times we just let it slip
Not giving grace a thought
We think we made it on our own
Through every battle fought

The truth is that His grace was there
When we were in a bind
He brought us out and lifted us
Out of the daily grind

But we just went our way again
Not giving grace a thought
While all the while it was right there
Our future grace has bought

The next time trouble comes your way
Lift up your eyes and see
That grace was there beside you
And grace has set you free

Only By Grace

By grace I stand in Jesus Christ
By His own selfless sacrifice
My sins are gone because He died
Only by grace
Only by grace

By grace I stand complete in Him
I have His Spirit deep within
He leads me on to righteousness
Only by grace
Only by grace

Nothing of me only of Him
All that I am is His
I am a child of Christ the King
Only by grace
Only by grace

Someday soon He’ll some for me
I’ll stand amazed His face to see
Then heaven’s home is where I’ll be
Only by grace
Only by grace

What price He paid
What gift He gave
To show His love for me
I owe Him all
I’ll heed His call
He knows what’s best for me

Nothing of me only of Him
All that I am is His
I am a child of Christ the King
Only by grace
Only by grace

Now

Now is the time for deliverance
Out of my sin into your grace
No other power below of above
Can separate me from your love

CHORUS
Now is the time. This is the place
Bowing before you I seek your grace
I want to look into your face
No other time but now
I humbly bow

Now is the time healing will rise
My pain is gone and I feel alive
Coming before you down on my knees
My prayer before you. You meet my needs

CHORUS

Now is the time salvation comes
Through your spilled blood the victory won
Heaven above will shout out their praise
Honoring you by lifting your name

BRIDGE
Jesus, my Lord. Jesus, my Lord. Jesus, my Lord. I praise you now

CHORUS

I’m Done

I’m done with this sin that creeps up every day
I’m done with a lifestyle that just brings me shame
I’m done with these thoughts that so quickly betray
I’m done running from my Lord

I’m done doing things that I cannot eras’
I’m done playing games that defy His grace
I’m done having eyes that can’t look in His face
I’m done running from my Lord

I’m heading back to my Father’s house
He will make me whole and remove all doubt
I know He loves me and when I repent
He makes me into a new man again

I’m done giving time to the enemies whims
I’m done with defeat as I kneel close to Him
I’m done keeping quiet about my best friend
I’m going to run back to my Lord

This is the day the Lord has made
I will rejoice and be glad in it
For He has destroyed the enemies hold
Victory is now in my grip.

It’s been long enough, too long in fact. I have been hiding behind a façade thinking no one will know. No one will know the things I do when no one is around. No one knows the crazy mixed up thoughts I have when I am trying to focus on Him. The enemy works hard to get me to take time away from God, and he succeeds way too often. He captures my mind and takes me far away to a place I know I should not be. I cry out to God in the midst of my struggle and he hears me. But the enemy keeps atm it, saying I will return even if I give up now. He most often convinces me so I don’t fully repent.

Not this time. This time I’m done. I’m done playing games. I want all that God has for me and the only way that will happen is if I give my all to Him. If I throw away my sin and take on His armor, He will keep me safe. He will keep me from harm. He will deliver me from the depths, wipe off the miry clay and make me whole again. I need to be made a new creation again. Lord, shape me and mold me into the vessel you desire

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Jeremiah 18:6 King James Version (KJV)
6 O house of Israel, cannot I do with you as this potter? saith the LORD. Behold, as the clay is in the potter’s hand, so are ye in mine hand, O house of Israel.

Wings of Mercy

God rides on wings of mercy
Proclaims His majesty
The greatest wonder in this world
Is His love for me

He lavished grace upon me
When He set me free
The cross He bore made Him my Lord
For all eternity

I always want to stay in His presence
I always want to hold His hand
I want the feel the essence of His Spirit
Filling me again

It is a wonder to me how he could love me so much He would die for me. I was a wretched sinner, guilty of breaking every one of His ten commandments. I blasphemed His name, served other Gods, didn’t give a hoot about the Sabbath and was not an honorable child. Did I murder someone? No, but my words were deadly. Maybe not adultery in it’s true sense, but fornication and lasciviousness again and again. I was a thief, a coveter and a liar. I didn’t not care about those commandments. On top of that I was a drunk who loved certain drugs. I was a mess.

But He found me where I was. He cried out to me and called me to come to Him/ His mercy beckoned me to ask for forgiveness and His grace washed me whiter than snow. The day I asked Him to be my Lord was the greatest day in my life because I started to understand His love. After walking with Him for over 35 years I am still trying to wrap my head around His great love. It is a miracle!

John 3:16 KJV
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever would believe in Him would not perish but have everlasting life.

I Cry Out

I cry out in the desert
I cry out in the valley
I cry out in the darkness
I cry out in the deep

I cry out when I’m lonely
I cry out when I’m sad
I cry out when in sorrow
I cry out when I’m bad

You incline your ear to me
When I’m filled with misery
You pour out your loving grace
When I cry out with my praise

Holy, holy Lord I love you
Holy, holy Lord I praise you
Holy, holy Lord I worship
All my heart I give to you

It may seem sometimes to the reader that I must have it all together. I read your comments on these words and I am humbled and blessed that they touch you the way they do. I give God glory for using me as a fountain to pour out these writings to you. But that is all I am. A vessel that is overflowing with praise so much that these words just spill out as I sit at my computer. When I went through my cancer battle I learned to listen to His voice, and He started giving me these words. They reflect my life though, my thoughts, my desires, my heart. Only God knows my heart. Only he can bring these things out of it. Only he can bring the truth out.

The truth is I am a sinner saved by grace, just like you. I have the same struggles and maybe more. The truth is I am not near as close to God as I would like to be. The truth is I cry out to Him often. Then I remember that the psalmist says God inclines His ear to me. Like a loving Father, He stoops down and outs His ear near my lips to make sure He can hear every syllable I speak. He cares so much for me that He wants me to come running to Him. He wants me to communicate my deepest fears and failures. Then he will lift me out of that place and pout me back on solid ground, back within the walls of His fortress. He loves me so much. He loves you so much!

Psalm 116:2 King James version
Because he hath inclined his ear unto me, therefore will I call upon him as long as I live.

Shine On Me

I’ve lost control. I am undone
Can’t fight the fight you already won

I put my faith in you alone
My God, my strength. Your light has shone

Shine on me to show me who I am
Shine on me to show my heart to me
Shine on me I do not know myself
Let me see who I should be

I lift my hands to give you praise
I cry Oh, Lord I need your grace

The light has come. The light has come
Into my heart. He overcomes
In all my sorrow and my shame
I fully trust in Jesus name

Shine on me to show me who I am
Shine on me to show my heart to me
Shine on me I do not know myself
Let me see who I should be

Shine, Jesus, shine
Search my heart, oh God
Shine Jesus, shine
Show me who I am

I love to walk early in the morning. It is quiet, there are no cars around and no one else is walking or running on the bike path on town. I can walk, raising my hands and singing along with my worship music and no one will hear me except God. It’s my quiet time alone with Him. Often this is when He speaks to me the words I put in my songs and poems. Other times, he speaks to me when I first get up in the morning. When the light hits my eyes and dispels the darkness in my bedroom, I am ready to sit down on my computer and type out His words. It is at this time I realize He has knees again brought the light of His Word into my heart and searched me. He ahs brought me to my knees once again as he has shown me who I really am. I am a sinner standing before the God of the universe, the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords. I have no right to be in His court because I have been walking in darkness. His court is full if light. There are no shadows, which seems odd to me. But then I realize that the shadows of my past sins are gone. They are no more. He has taken them away and I am standing in His pure light. There is no darkness at all. So I lift my hands to worship Him because he has brought me out of the darkness into His glorious light. I am a free man!

1 John 1:7 King James Version
7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.