A River Flows

A river flows from Calvary
Washing my sin away
The blood of Jesus flows so free
Sweet meercy from above

As grace has overcome my past
I pray the you’ll use me
To send a rivulet of love
To all I come to meet

For God so loved the world
That He sent His only Son
Now He sends me to share His grace
Each day to everyone

In response to the daily prompt

Rivulet

My dream

I dream I’m a new creation
Cancer has gone away
I keep on getting stronger
Every single day

I dream that my testimony
Will be shared for all to hear
That many good souls will find
That they have also been healed

I dream of people resonding
As I tell them of His great love
Souls will be saved and set free
By His power sent from above

I dream of many rejoicing
That their hope has been restored
The peace of God Invades their spirit
Theirs hearts are full of His joy

I dream of God’s people in worship
As we sing songs He’s given to me
That the atmosphere all around us
Will fillled with His Majesty

I dream all of this will bring glory
Only to God above
That He will be lifted higher
That He’ll fill us with His love

A Humble Act

I cannot think of Jesus without thinking of His birth

He left His heav’nly home to become a babe on earth

The worship of the angels was replaced by shepherds praise

As they laid Him in a manger filled with hay 

What a humble act

The Fathers love displayed 

That Christmas day

I cannot think of Jesus without thinking of His life 

He healed all those who came and made the dead alive 

He taught about the kingdom as He walked from town to town 

Authority displayed on earthly ground

What a humble act

The Fathers love relayed

To all who pray

I cannot think of Jesus without thinking if His pain 

They beat Him and they whipped Him again and again

A crown of thorns they placed as the blood rushed down His face

Carrying His cross in such disgrace

What a humble act

The Fathers will obeyed

His Son He gave

I cannot think of Jesus without thinking of His death

The nails were through His hands and feet He struggled for His breath

Father please forgive them came His plea before He died 

Then He gave His life for you and I

What a humble act

The Fathers grace came down 

Became our own

I cannot think of Jesus without thinking that He lives 

The stone was rolled away and His body was amiss

He showed Himself to thousands for death had no hold on Him

Victory over death and hell was His

What a triumph song 

The Fathers power to save 

Up from the grave

I always think of Jesus because He walks with me

Keeping me from harm through every stormy sea

He tells me that He loves me and His grace will cover me

He comforts me with His gentle peace

What a loving Savior 

What a faithful friend

Lord of all creation

With me ’til the end

Lead Me

I rarely can see where He’s leading

I often must simply obey

My walk is by faith

As I quietly wait

While He leads my along the way

His plan will unfold before me

The road always turns for my good 

No matter the test

My soul can find rest

When I know that He’ll carry me through

Lead me, Lord, lead me today

I’ll follow you through the fire

Lead me by your Holy Spirit 

Your will is my desire

You always know my limitations 

You stretch my faith further each day

I know I’ll come through

When I trust in you

As I quietly learn to obey

No test too hard

No trial to big

No turn to sharp 

No time to think

Simply by faith

You’ll bring me through

As long as my faith remains

Lead me, Lord, lead me today

I’ll follow you through the fire

Lead me by your Holy Spirit 

Your will is my desire

Rise up

From the ashes I rise

As I look in His eyes

I soar to the skies 

Like an eagle 

My sins are erased

By His glorious grace

My heart filled with praise

For my Savior

Rise up

Let His love by your guide 

Rise up

As He walks by your side

Rise up

Let the world know about His great love 

Rise up

He has given new life

Rise up

Let your voice testify 

Rise up

Let us boldly go forth for the Lord

Now heaven’s my home

I’m at peace in my soul

Jesus paid what I owed

At the cross

There’s a mansion for me

By the clear crystal sea

That’s where I will be

Evermore 

Rise up 

See the glory He brings

Rise up

Jesus Christ King of Kings

Rise up

Let the world know about His great love

Rise up

Your purpose is clear

Rise up

The world needs to hear

Rise up

Let us boldly go forth for the Lord 

We shall rise on wings like eagles 

We shall walk and not be faint

We shall run and not be weary

As we rise

He will give us words of wisdom

He will teach us how to pray

He will always go before us

To prepare the way 

So rise up 

Be a witness bold and strong

Rise up

For His coming won’t be long

Rise up

Tell them all the battles won

Rise up

Rise up

Rise up

God Thinks of Me

Why should I ever worry
Why should I ever doubt
Why should I ever fear inside
When His thoughts are on me

Why should I fuss and fret
Why should I lose my peace
Why should my joy be down
When His mind is stayed on me

His thoughts are precious
Precious toward me
His thoughts are countless
Like sand by the sea
I cam not fathom
His love for me
His thoughts are precious
Precious to me

Why would my troubles throw me
Why would I oft feel lonely
Why would my hope escape me
When His precious thoughts touch me

Mercy abounding
Grace everlasting
Joy overflowing
Peace overwhelming
These are His thoughts
Precious toward me

His thoughts are precious
Precious toward me
His thoughts are countless
Like sand by the sea
I cam not fathom
His love for me
His thoughts are precious
Precious to me

Where Is Christ

I see you

Sitting in darkness

Covered by life

Smelly

Dirty

Overtaken in dismay

Disheartened 

Defeated 

Lost

I wonder 

How you got there

What was you’re life

Successful

Happy

Enriched by children

Bright future 

Victorious 

Alive

Then it all fell apart

Crumbled 

Like a house of cards

All gone 

Job

Family

Respect 

Position 

One mistake

All gone

I don’t see

Your need

I blind myself 

I shut my mind

I walk on by

Where is Christ 

Where is mercy

Where is compassion 

Where is love

Christ

Is in you

Calling out

Wanting me to turn

To open the door 

To let you in

Christ 

Is in me

Begging to act

To touch you

To heal you

To bring peace

Bring joy

I don’t listen

I walk on by

I fail

Help me, Lord

To open my eyes

And my heart

To you.

Pray and Give Thanks

Lord, I thank you for my family
As we share this special day
You know they mean so much to me
In a multitude of ways
And especially I’m thankful
For the wife you’ve given me
She’s more thank I could ask for
She is my everything

I pray for those who are not blessed
With family on this day
Or for those who’ve lost a loved one
And don’t have the words to say
I ask that you would comfort them
In this theirytime of need
And help me to avail myself
To be their friend indeed

I thank you for my health dear Lord
For all that’s going right
Even though I have this cancer
That has given me a fight
I know that you will heal this
And my feet and shoulder too
So I thank you for my health
Because my healing comes from you

I pray for those who suffer
Through sickness and through pain
And do not trust you fully
To bring them health again
I pray you give me words to say
That will encourage them
And then they’ll know your healing
Will touch them in the end

Lord, I thank you for your joy and peace
They are with me all the time
I am filled with great awareness
Of the blessings that are mine
Your joy fills me abundantly
And helps me feel just fine
And your peace keep me from fear
When the trials are so nigh

I pray for those who suffer
With depression or dis-ease
And I ask your Holy Spirit
To bring comfort and bring peace
Help them feel the joy you promised
Down deep inside their soul
So that even in their troubles
Their heart will be made whole.

Lord, I thank you for salvation
You paid the price for me
When you gave your life a sacrifice
Your blood did set me free
You rule my life as Lord of love
And now I plainly see
Whom the Son of God has purchased
He has been set free indeed

I pray for those who don’t know you
That this Thanksgiving day
As we share about the blessings
That you have brought our way
That our words will reach their hearing
And someone will boldly say
How can I get salvation
I want to ask today!

Happy Thanksgiving to all.  Have a blessed day!

When Tomorrow Comes

Tomorrow is a day.

We stop to give our thanks

For all the things that bless our earthly lives

We gather with our loved ones

And eat a worthy feast

Remembering all the wonderfully good times

 

When we give our thanks for family

And those who eat with us

Will we also pray for those we know

Who a close one they have lost?

 

When we thank God for the meal we eat

So abundant and so good

Will we pray for those who have much less

And perhaps take them some food?

 

When we give thanks for all the things

That we have been blessed by

Will we pray for those in poverty

That a blessing they will find

 

When we give thanks to God above

For His salvation plan

Will we pray for those who don’t know Him

And give to them His plan?

 

When tomorrow comes it’s easy

To give our thanks to God

But this year let’s remember

That’s really not enough

 

Let’s lift our prayers for others

Who suffer through this day

Let’s lift our hands to help them

With aid along the way

 

Our blessings weren’t for us to hoard

And save up for some day

They were given so we can give

So let us find a way.

 

Yes, when tomorrow comes

Let the Golden Rule win out

We can change the world this way

By simple acts of love

My Thankful Song


I take some time this morning 

To write a song for you

A song of thanks for all you’ve done for me 
And in this song I lift my voice
And give you all the praise
Your love inspired this new melody

Thank you, Lord, for giving up
Your royal,  heavenly throne 
To come down to this earth
Only to die alone

Thank you for your courage
To fulfill your Father’s plan 
Beaten and rejected 
Yet you didn’t lift a hand

Thank you that you died for me
To take away my sin 
Thank you that you rose again
So in heaven I will sing

Thank you for your mercy
That forgives me when I fall
Thank you for your grace
That supplies me for the call

Thank you for your joy
Thank you for your peace 
Thank you for the hope
You’ve forever given me

Thank you for your love 
That’s always there for me
Thank you for your Spirit
That guides and comforts me

The list of things to thank you for
Goes on and on and on
I bring it to a close right now 
And end this thankful song.