Category Archives: Jesus Life

Poured Out

I can’t imagine why He would come down
From His throne in the heavens above
To become a little baby in a manger
It was His love.  It was His love
 
I can’t imagine why He would spend time
With a group of ragged men He called His own
He taught them of the ways of His kingdom
It was His love.  It was His love
 
A love that knows no boundaries
‘A love that knows no end
A love that keeps on giving
A love that calls me friend
A love that gives itself away
A love that welcomes all
His love is more than I can know
His love is all in all
 
I can’t imagine why he would give His life
To take away my sin and my shame
Then he rose again to grant me eternal life
It was His love.  It was His love
 
Poured out through the ages.  Poured out on the earth
Poured out from His heart of hearts to all who find His worth
Poured out for our sins.  Poured out for our souls
The blood He shed was poured out by His love
 
A love that knows no boundaries
‘A love that knows no end
A love that keeps on giving
A love that calls me friend
A love that gives itself away
A love that welcomes all
His love is more than I can know
His love is all in all
 

Come to The Lamb of God

Come to the Living Water
To satisfy your soul
Fills your hearts desire
Makes your Spirit whole

Come to the Bread of Life
A new supply each day
He’ll fill your every longing
When His will you obey

Come to the Light of the World
The darkness disappears
Your path is laid before you
His light dispels your fears

Come to the Lamb of God
Who was crucified for you
He took away your sins
He granted life brand new

Come to the King of Kings
Seated on His throne
Crowned with royal majesty
Worship Him alone

Come to the Lord of Lords
Make Him Lord of your life
Give Him all praise and honor
Your life a sacrifice

So often I am weak and burdened by the cares of this world.  It seems they are always thee, pestering me and robbing the time I would rather spend with my God.  Household chores, caring for the dog, getting in my exercise, eating (of course) and my workload, plus my writing, all take me away into a place where I walk alone a good part of the time.  I feel burdened to get these things done.

But Jesus said to come to Him if we are weak and heavy laden and He will give me rest.  He will satisfy my soul.  Just a few minutes with Him each day refreshes me.  My time in the morning, listening to worship and writing these meditations brings my mind and heart to Him. I am once again reminded that coming to Him is an essential part of my day and I am glad I took the time, made the time, to be in His presence.

Matthew 11:28-30  King James Version

28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

The Lord

The Lord is my strong tower
A refuge from the storm
When danger lurks about me
He keeps me from all harm

The Lord is my deliverer
When I call on His name
The enemy will flee from me
If I will seek His face

The Lord is my redeemer
My sin He has erased
Forever I will trust in Him
I’ll give Him all my praise

The Lord will fight my battles
When I obey His word
As long as I am seeking Him
His promises endure

The Lord is strong and mighty
The Lord is always near
The Lord will calm my doubts
The Lord will squash my fear

The Lord does reign forever
The Lord is above all
The Lord is King of Heaven
The Lord still hears my call

I will shout and sing
The praises of my king
For He will be my guide
He’s always at my side

What a precious Savior
The one that I adore
He showers me grace
Oh how I love the Lord

Just For Me

All my life I’ve wondered why
Jesus came and Jesus died
Why would God give up His life
Just for me
Just for me

Then one day I was in pain
And I called on Jesus name
All at once the Spirit came
Just for me
Just for me

Now I know He loves me
Now I know He saved me
No I know He’s with me
All the time
Now I know the reason’
That He came to earth that day
He came down to pay the ransom’
Just for me
Just for me

Oh the life He offers me
Peace and joy are there for me
I will tell the wondrous story
Of His love just for me just for me

You are my redeemer my healer my savior
You are my desire for you came just for me
I will lift your name up high
Magnify ands glorify
For you’ve given up your life
Just for me

No Other

No other name like the name of Jesus
No other Savior washes sin away
No other power greater than His me rcy
No other gift can replace His grace

No other comfort other than His Spirit
No other peace keeps my heart so calm
No other joy fills me with such wonder
No other thrill stronger than His love

He is like no other
He is more than life
He is strong and mighty
Gentle as a dove
Come sit at His table
A feast prepared for you
He is like no other
Jesus Lamb of God

No other way we can get to heaven
No other hope like His promises
No other faith takes away my doubts
No other name like Jesus

He is like no other
He is more than life
He is strong and mighty
Gentle as a dove
Come sit at His table
A feast prepared for you
He is like no other
Jesus Lamb of God

I will lift His name up high
I will lift His name up high
I will lift His name up high
Jesus Lamb of God

He is like no other
He is more than life
He is strong and mighty
Gentle as a dove
Come sit at His table
A feast prepared for you
He is like no other
Jesus Lamb of God

Then Alpha and Omega

He is the Alpha
The beginning
He was before anything else was
He spoke and there was Light
Before that only darkness ruled
He spoke the world into existence
He formed the sun
The moon and the stars
With His voice
The plants and trees
Came forth at His command
The animals and birds and fish
The insects
Flying and crawling insects
Appeared when He spoke
All of creation came forth by His Word
Except man
He formed man from the dust of the ground
With His tender loving hands
Every organ
Every muscle
Every bone
Hundreds of miles of veins and arteries
An intricate web of nerves
All assembled by His hand
Then He breathed life into the man
The only part of creation that was not spoken into existence
But lovingly
And carefully crafted
Molded like clay
Then He made the woman from man
From a rib He formed her
She was formed to be with Him
The same tender care went into forming her
As forming him
She is his helpmate
Because man needed help
Help to see his faults
Help to walk with God
Help to survive
He looked at all the creation He had made
And said it is good
Everything that is was made by Him
Nothing came by itself
He is the Alpha

He is the Omega
Time does not have hold on Him
He will be until forever
Until there is no more time
Even then he will still be
He will still be guiding us
Watching over us
Caring for us
Providing for us
As He made all things in the beginning
He will keep all things going for eternity
There is no end to Him
He will not die
He will not fade away
He will not disappear
He will be there
When we need Him
When we long for Him
He will come to our side
His Word will also be there
His Word will never fail
Every promise
Every prophecy
Every hope
Will come to pass
And will last for all time
When time is no more
He will still go on
His Word will still go on
His love will still go on
He is the Omega

Yesterday He is the same
Tomorrow He is the same
Today He is the same
He never changes
He is still creator
He still molds us
And shapes us
As a potter does the clay
So are we in His hands
He never stops loving us
Caring for us
Providing for us
Delivering us
Guiding us
Protecting us
From the very beginning
Until the very end
His love will not change
It will always remain
You can depend on it
Moe than the sunrise
More than the stars that shine
More than the day and night
More than anything
You can depend on His Word
It will never fail
It will never return void
His Word will accomplish what He desires
Every time
It will move your mountains
It will dispel your enemies
It will provide your needs
It will comfort your sorrow
It will turn storms into peace
It will guide you on your way
His Word is who He is
Forever and forever
The Alpha
The Omega
The here and now
Always the same
Always remains

Eye Wide Open

After the walk in the morning
After a breakfast so good
After the short drive to church
My body’s misunderstood

It’s not that the message is boring
Or that I can’t understand
It’s just that I’m languorous
My eyes close and close again

I find myself falling asleep
My wife gently nudges my side
I thank her for helping me wake up
From then on my eyes are wide

The message to learn is quite simple
It is one I have not learned yet
To keep from a nudge in your side
Eyes wide open would be your best bet

 

 

In response to the daily prompt https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2018/06/17/a-new-daily-post-word-prompt-june-17th-2018-word-languorous/ /

Through Endless Obstacles

Softly
Quietly
Through the ancient forest
Tall and majestic trees
Reaching to the sky
Raining leaves in a drizzle
To the ragged ground below
Some fall into the brook
Babbling
Rolling
Over small rocks
Through tiny culverts
Unceasingly advancing
Through endless obstacles
Nothing stops it
The brook continues on
Softly
Quietly
Like that brook
Which murmurs as it flows
The voice of God speaks
Speaks to ears that will listen
Ears that are open
Hearts that are attentive
Waiting in anticipation
It comes amid this loud world
Thoughts fill our minds
Fleshly thoughts
Godless thoughts
Trying to block out His voice
Persistent
Ever present
His voice speaks
He’s always there
Watching
Waiting
Speaking
Like that brook
Trying to find you
Find your ears
Find your heart
Through endless obstacles
Nothing stops it
Except our inability to listen
His voice continues on

For Me

This one thing I know.
Jesus loves me so
Died upon a tree
Just to set me free
Shed His precious blood
Just to show His love 
For me

 

I will give my life
All to Jesus Christ
His I’ll always be
For He’s done so much 
For me

 

How incredible
How amazing
How extraordinary is His love
I’m undeserving
Such a sinner
Yet His mercy reaches out to me
Great compassion 
Down from heaven
Grace will always be enough

For me

 

One more thing I know

One day I will go

Up into the air

He will meet me there

Never more to roam

He’s prepared a home

For me

 

How incredible
How amazing
How extraordinary is His love
I’m undeserving
Such a sinner
Yet His mercy reaches out to me
Great compassion 
Down from heaven
Grace will always be enough

For me

Hold Me Jesus

Hold me Jesus

Hold me close

In your loving arms

Keep me safe

From any danger

Keep me from all harm

 

Touch me Jesus

Touch me now

Heal me from this pain

Make me whole

In mind and body

Give me health again

 

You are such a merciful Savior

Always doing good for me

I can trust that all that happens

Is ordained so I can be

All that you would have me be.

 

Teach me Jesus

Teach me truth

From your Holy Word

Give me wisdom

Give me knowledge

So your truth I can discern

 

Guide me Jesus

Guide me now

On the proper path

Let me know

If I should wander

Bring me home at last

 

You are such a loving Savior

Always doing for my good

I can trust each day you give me

Will bring me right where it should

 

Glory be to you, sweet Jesus

Praise your mighty, holy name

I will worship you forever

Holy, Holy is your name

Holy, Holy is your name