My Mission 

I looked out to the world

To see what there would be

And everwhere I looked

I saw pain and misery

There was no understanding

Compassion seemed misplaced

People were elusive 

They would lie right to my face

Then I looked to God

To see what I would see

His mercy and His grace

Did flow abundantly 

I saw it streaming to me 

Like rays shine from the sun

The blessings that they brought me

Did lift my heart in song 

I asked the Lord to show me

How this blessing could reach out 

To those who only saw the world 

Missing out on God above

He told me that’s my mission 

My calling from above

To share with everyone I know

The message of His love

I must admit I’ve faltered

At this task He’s given me

From this day forth I promise

This mission will drive me

My Offering

I offer you my life, my heart, my soul

I offer you myself, dear Lord

I offer you my praise, my words, my mind

I give it all to you, my Lord

 

It’s my offering of praise

The worship of my heart

All I have I give to you

I lift up holy hands

I lift my voice in song

All I have I give to you

 

I offer you today, tomorrow and all time

To use me as your vessel, Lord

I offer you each hour, each minute of my day

Fill me with your love, oh Lord

 

Everything I have

Everything I am

All of it is yours

Lead me in your plan

All that I can do

All that I can say

I offer it to you

Use me, Lord, today

 

It’s my offering of praise

The worship of my heart

All I have I give to you

I lift up holy hands

I lift my voice in song

All I have I give to you

Touch The Lord

I see the Lord

Most every day

He’s right beside me

As I pray

He walks with me

Along the way

He’s everywhere I go

 

When I see someone

Steeped in pain

I see the Lord

Inside of Him

I go and pray

That health would win

And I have touched my Lord

 

If someone’s feeble

In their home

And I go visit

When their alone

They brighten up

That someone comes

And I have touched my Lord

 

Jesus said that when we touch

One of His children, him we touch

He asks us to go out of our way

To make a difference in the world today

 

If one’s in prison

For their crime

And I go visit

And give my time

It cheers them up

They glad I came

And I have touched my Lord

 

Do you see Jesus

As you walk

In other people

In the park

He’s right there

Inside their heart

Waiting for a touch

 

Open your eyes

To others needs

And soon you’ll see

Their needs are real

It’s up to you

To help them heal

Your time to touch the Lord

Lending the Light

A birthday cake is always fun

When children are involved

Their faces will light up the room

As the we sing a familiar song

 

The candle count goes with their years

They are lit and shining bright

The light reflects in the child’s eyes

As they blow them out of sight

 

But much more important is the light

That my candle shines each day

The love of Jesus in my heart

Must show others the way

 

And I must guard real closely

That it never gets blown out

Because that child depends on me

To know what God’s about

 

Keep your candle burning

Let it always lend it’s light

To those who need a Savior

Let it shine both day and night

 

 

 

In response to the daily prompt  Candle

Made to Make a Difference

You travel through life a day at a time

Trying to find your way

It seems you are not getting anywhere fast

As you tackle life every day

Then you meet Jesus, and you ask Him to com

Into your heart to stay

And now you feel there’s a purpose to life

So you start to ask as you pray.

 

Lord, why have I had so many hurts

And difficult times in my life

Why have I faced such a series of tests

That have brought me a good deal of strife

And God answers back that now you’re prepared

To help others with things in their life

Because your an original, one of a kind

But what you have learned helps mankind

 

So get out and share your experiences

And see who wil heed your call

What you  have gone through will help many come

And answer the Masters call

 

In response to the daily prompt Original

Lonely People

I walk into the church here in Iowa
Waiting for the choir to begin
I settled into the back of you as I always do
As an elderly gentleman walks in

 

I have seen him here before, but it had been a while
His appearance seems to drive some folks away
I was sitting on the pew on the other side
As the congregation starts to sing God’s praise

 

Why are there so many lonely people
In a country where so many claim to know
That Christ came for the Lost
And He paid such a cost
Now our mission is His love to show

 

As I sang I couldn’t help but notice him
Tears were welling up with in his eyes
His feeble voice did lift his praise to Christ the King
I sensed His heart was breaking inside

 

The worship service came to a mighty end
In the sermon was inspiring to all
As the pastor gave an altar call prepared that day
The old man slowly rose and went aisle

 

Why are there so many lonely people
In a country where so many claim to know
That Christ came for the Lost
And He paid such a cost
Now our mission is His love to show

 

A sudden urge came over me to join him there
So I went and knelt beside him for a while
He was weeping as he bowed his head in silent prayer

Then he turned and looked at me with a smile

 

He said “Son, my wife passed on 5 years ago

And I was blaming God that she was gone

But this morning I awoke and felt the Holy Spirit call

And I knew that God had loved me all along

 

I hadn’t been to church

For all those many years

And when I heard the choir sing, I was so blessed

For God to still love me

When I had turned on Him

Overwhelmed me and brought me to His rest

 

We left the church that morning as friends

And vowed that we would keep in touch through time

I thanked the Lord He’d given me this day to realize

That a simple deed can change a person’s life

 

Let’s all try to look for lonely people

And ask the Lord what he would have us do

His mission is the same

His love will never change

He desire is to reach them through you

The Little Dash

We all live our lives the best that we can

Trying to leave some mark on the land

When our time is done and our life is at rest

Our bodies are laid in the ground

 

The graves are all marked with a stone of some kind

With some words written to keep through time

And the dates of the life of the person are there

Separated by a dash of a line

 

That dash is now sandwiched between birth and death

All of your life is wrapped up in it

What does that dash say about you?

That is the question we one day will get.

 

So let’s make a sandwich that touches our friends

That reaches beyond to incredible ends

Don’t let that dash just be a small line

Let it bring joy and peace through the land

 

 

In response to trh daily prompt Sandwich

Have You Seen the Lord?

Have you seen the Lord today?

Looked in His eyes?

Have you walked down His street?

Have you stopped to say Hi?

 

There was that beggar who asked you for bread

You walked on by, hanging your head

You had the money to spare him a dime

But you did not want to take the time

 

You passed by a lame man trying to walk

Your spirit said help him, but the flesh just balked

You watched as he fell and tried to get up

But you did not want to stay and get stuck

 

Then there’s that girl who asked you the time

She said she was late, but you drove on by

You were going her way with plenty of room

But you were afraid she would do harm to you

 

Have you seen the Lord today?

Looked in His eyes?

Have you walked down His street?

Have you stopped to say Hi?

 

Jesus said even when I do it for them

It is the same as I’d done it for Him

If I’d look in their eyes, I’d see my Lord

As He asks me to help His floundering child

 

When will I learn to reach out in faith

And help those in need when they pass by my way

God showed me His mercy when I was so lost

Now I must reach out and help His dear cause

 

Every day we’d see the Lord if we’d look

Every day we can do what he says in His book

Every day we can show grace to meet needs

Every day we must reach out and believe

 

Have you seen the Lord today?

Looked in His eyes?

Have you walked down His street?

Have you stopped to say Hi?

Now I Can See

I can see, I can see said the blind man

As he wiped the mud out of His eyes

He’d been touched by a man whom he did not know

And His sight was now fully realized

He cried where is the man who touched me?

Jesus came up and stood by him

He said I am the one who brought back your sight

Will you now give witness to me?

 

The man looked at Jesus and smiled

He said surely I’ll ell the whole world

Because I was just blind and now I can see

Just help me to speak the right words

Jesus told him to just tell his story

Of how he’d received his sight

And the man went his way as a witness for Christ

Sharing with all of his might.

 

 

 

In response to the daily prompt Witness

Go

I heard God Calling

In a voice sweet and low

He said “Child, you are ready

It’s time that you go

You’ve studied and prayed

That the harvest would come

So go out today

And touch everyone.

 

Hope for despair

Joy for their sorrow

Peace in the storms

Through all their tomorrows

 

Deliver the captive

Give sight to the blind

Bind up the demons

And cast them aside

 

Cleansing for lepers

Words for the dumb

Strength for their weakness

Heal everyone

 

Faith for the doubters

Forgive all their sin

Calm down their minds

Bring solace within

 

On top of all that

Show mercy each day

Give them my love

Teach them my ways

 

And treat everyone

With unrestrained grace

Never be harsh

Fill them with praise

 

And when you have done

All the things I have said

Then people will listen

And souls will be saved”