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

Avoiding The Fire

I have to admit, I’m a sinner

I’ll never be perfect down here

Try hard as I can

I never will stand

As a sinless man, that’s for sure

 

But I made a choice long ago

To avoid being scorched for all time

I asked Jesus in

And He covered my sin

Now heavens my home for all time

 

I am sure that you don’t intend

To burn in hell when your life ends

Why not ask Him today

To take your sins away

And you can have peace in the end

 

In  response to the daily prompt Scorched

What A Friend

What a friend, an awesome friend

He’s with me all my life

He promised He won’t leave me

Or forsake me for all time

 

We have in Jesus, wonderful Jesus

Came to earth, God’s only Son

Gave His life, His precious life

Now the victory has won

 

All our sins, every one

Are washed as white as snow

Now I walk free and complete

Each day He shows me how

 

And griefs to bear, He gives me peace

And joy has filled me heart

His blessings overwhelm me

They flow when day does start

 

What a privilege, an awesome right

Has mercy will always be

It’s amazing I can approach Him

King of Kings and Lord to me

 

To carry. bring to Him

As He’s seated on His throne

Up in heaven, ruling all

The universe is His alone

 

Everything, every little thing

All my worries and my doubts

When I give them all to Him

I can know He cares about

 

To God in prayer, heartfelt prayer

To the King of Kings on high

He hears every word I pray

And He answers in His time

 

Oh, what peace we often forfeit

There’s no need be distressed

When we call out to the Savior

He will always give His best
Oh, what needless pain we bear

There’s no need for suffering

When we cry in heart felt worship

He will come and mercy bring

All because we do not carry
Everything to God in prayer

A Song of Praise

I sing a song 
A song of praise
Unto the Lord today
With hands up raised 
My voice proclaims
The glory of His name

 

Emmanuel
Prince of Peace 
Son of most high God 
King of Kings
Lord of Lords
Blessed Lamb of God

 

I pour out my heart to you Jesus 
My Spirit longs for your touch
I just cannot live without you 
I love you, oh so much

 

I lift up my hands to you Jesus
Surrendering all of my life
The words of my lips sing your praises
I worship you time after time

 

You are worthy of every word

Of praise that I can speak

How I long to be in your presence

It is you alone I seek

 

I sing a song 
A song of praise
Unto the Lord today
With hands up raised 
My voice proclaims
The glory of His name

 

Wonderful

Counselor

Redeemer of mankind

Deliverer

Healer

Forever friend of mine

 

I will lift my song to you

A song of praise I bring

To give you thanks and worship you

This is my offering

Sweet Jesus

Isn’t He amazing
Isn’t He wonderful
Isn’t He marvelous
Jesus

 

Isn’t He glorious
Isn’t He magnificent
Isn’t He delightful
Jesus

 

More than I imagined
More than I could see
More than I can fathom
Is His love for me

 

Isn’t He graceful
Isn’t He merciful
Isn’t He peaceful
Jesus

 

Isn’t He my healer

Isn’t He deliverer

Isn’t He Savior

Jesus

 

More than I imagined
More than I could see
More than I can fathom
Is His love for me

 

Like no other name

High above all

Worthy of praise

His name we call

Power and dominion

Unto His name

Jesus, sweet Jesus

 

Glory and honor

Offered to Him

Holy of Holies

He enters in

Gives His own life

A ransom for all

Jesus, sweet Jesus

 

Isn’t He King of Kings

Isn’t He Lord of Lords

Isn’t He Emmanuel

Jesus

 

Isn’t He the crucified one

Isn’t He the Lamb on the throne

Isn’t He our risen Lord

Jesus

 

More than I imagined
More than I could see
More than I can fathom
Is His love for me

Jesus, sweet Jesus

Jesus, sweet Jesus

My Warrior King

He comes riding on the clouds

Dressed in brilliant white

His robes flow free behind Him

As He breaks upon my sight

 

With crowns upon His head

Flames of fire in His eyes

The Word of God rides in

As a warrior in the skies

 

He is the King Almighty

Faithful and True

Coming in the last day

To rescue me and you

 

His armies ride behind Him

Clothed in robes of white

Their horses match the color

As they gallop with the Light

 

On His thigh, His name is written

King of Kings and Lord of Lords

A sharp sword in His mouth

To smite the nations with His word

 

He is the King Almighty

Faithful and True

Coming in the last day

To rescue me and you

 

An angel cried through heaven

Come and gather for the feast

And the birds all came to answer

Time to rid earth of the beast

 

The feast was set before them

Kings and armies of the earth

The battle waged and finished

The King of Kings the victory earned

 

He is the King Almighty

Faithful and True

Coming in the last day

To rescue me and you

 

His name is high above

Every other name or sound

Jesus is the Lord of all

He wears the royal crown

 

I’ll sing His praise forever

My mighty warrior King

He fights my battles for me

He rules o’er everything

Don’t Get Burned

I love to camp in the summer

And cook on the open flames

The food is so delightful

When we cook that way

 

Once in a while I’ll slip up

And get too close to the fire

I feel the heat on my hand

And I know that’s not my desire

 

I just can’t imagine the suffering

Of eternity spent in Hell

The heat of those flames unceasing

For all who who missed Christ and fell

 

So today put your trust in Jesus

And ask Him into your heart

Avoid the flames of that fire

And make a brand new start

 

 

 

 

In response to the daily prompt Flames