I was wandering in the wilderness this morning Wondering if my life was headed for a fall Then I heard a gentle voice Saying “Son you have a choice. You can walk away or answer to my call.” I had never thought I’d leave my precious Savior But it seemed my life was spinning out of place I was walking really slow Then my legs began to bow Soon I found that I had fallen on my face I’m not sure how I got down on my knees But I knew the Lord would hear my heartfelt pleas I lifted up my voice And I started to rejoice For all the mercy He had shown to me It was not uncommon that He’d speak to me I heard His voice most every single day And I always have a choice To heard His gentle voice Or to walk into the wilderness my way I slowly raised myself up off the ground Decided I would quickly turn around I headed back to Him From the place that I had been To find the place where love and peace abound
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
As I approached the cross I could hardly look At the body that was Christ At the agony he bore Tears welled up in my eyes As I saw the crown of thorns He took it all for me I saw the stripes they gave’ Wrapped around His frame I saw the nails they drove Into His feet and hands I saw the blood run down How could he even talk He did it all for me I saw Him grasp for breath Just enough to breathe But suddenly He spoke Words that pierced the air Father forgive them They know not what they do With those words He forgave me and you Forgiven. I’m forgiven I’m set free from guilt and shame Forgiven. I’m forgiven I’m set free and I’ll praise His name Jesus Christ my victory He did it all for me He did it all for you He did it all for all.
My enemy is standing at the door Grumbling and complaining to get in I could feel the evil he would pass to me I didn’t freeze Got on my knees Then I heard a voice I had heard before Saying get away from him, he is mine I knew it was my Savior and my Lord He heard my prayer Down on my knees The place for me is down on my knees I can’t stand before the Son of God His throne is where I want to spend my time Giving Him praise Lifting His name He raised me to my feet and held me tight I could heard the devil as he walked away A smile came on my face in that moment He say me there Down on my knees The place for me is down on my knees There’s no other place I would rather be It is there my Savior hears my every word I need to stay Down on my knees I know my enemy will return someday I know he won’t give up that easily But when he does I know I have a weapon A humble prayer Down on my knees The place for me is down on my knees There is victory when I surrender all So I’ll lift my voice and bow my head And pray to God Down on my knees
There’s something inside me that wants to sing His praise There’s something inside me that loves His saving grace There’s something inside me that must get out There’s something inside me that wants to shout There’s something inside me that wants to lift His name Jesus, my redeemer Savior Lord forever Hear my praise lifted high, lifted high Glory to the Father Glory to the Son Glory to the Holy Ghost All in one There’s something inside me that wants to be a friend There’s something inside me that needs to lend a hand There’s something inside me that must declare The love that’s available through His death There’s something inside me to help you understand He is Lord, He is Savior, He is healer, Lord forever He is mighty, He is holy, He is with us, Lord forever Jesus, my redeemer Savior Lord forever Hear my praise lifted high, lifted high Glory to the Father Glory to the Son Glory to the Holy Ghost All in one
Adam and Eve were awakened that day When their innocency was washed away From God’s presence they became afraid So they hid from the face of God He asked them why they hid away They blamed one another for their shame But God knew that they were both to blame Sin had now entered the world He told the woman she would give birth He told the man that the earth would be cursed Thorns and thistles would grow to hinder their work In that garden that once was free The way was blocked to the tree of life For thousands of years man lived in strife Then Jesus cam and offered His life As a ransom for you and me He told a story about seeds that were sown The seed of the Word of God was His own Yet for many the thorns made the word unknown And the seed withered and died The thorns He wore that day as a crown Represented the thorns that grew from the ground Of the garden that day when man fell down He wore them the day that He died But those thorns were a crown of victory That Jesus won for you and me He is the way to that wonderful tree That gives us eternal life
Will you walk with me today? Will you talk with me today? Will you listen and hear the words I will speak? Will you spend just a moment with me? Will you pray for a friend today? Will you help out a stranger in need? Will you speak words of faith to a soul who’s in doubt? Will you be what I want you to be? I have given you this day Every minute is a gift of grace I pray you don’t waste it But please make the most of it Follow my will today Will you walk in my way, not yours? Will you speak my words, not yours? Will you take all your thoughts captive to me? Will you truly be set free? Every breath you breathe is from me Everything you see is from me Make the most of this day by being a friend Finding and meeting their needs I truly believe that every day God gives us opportunity to minister to someone, and often we don’t recognize that opening when it comes. When a person starts talking to you and tells you that there is a problem in their life, do you take time right then and there to pray? I have a habit of saying that I will pray for them ,but don’t always take the time to pray while I am with them. While Jesus was on this earth, the bible is very clear that He prayed for everyone that came to Him, and they were all healed. Now, I am obviously not Jesus, but I believe if I walked in this kind of faith, more people would see the healing power of God. Not because I am praying, but because I extended faith to them so they could believe. The most precious gift we have is our time! We must utilize it more for Him and less for ourselves. We all have daily tasks that take up precious minutes in our day. But taking a minute or two to pray with someone at the time we are with them should be a flexibility we will have. May we all take this precious gift and share it with others. We can change the world one person at a time! James 5:16b King James Version The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.
I don’t plan to disappoint Him but I do I don’t plan to contradict Him but I do I don’t plan to have a bad day where I walk away from Him But I do. Way too often I do I don’t listen to His voice like I should I don’t walk in His footsteps like I should I don’t think about the ways I can witness of His love Not I don’t. Way too often I don’t Taking time to be with Jesus should be my priority Not just eking out a life of fun and games Taking time to be with Jesus is my goal and my desire I can’t remain where I am. I have to change I must spend time in His word every day I must walk away from sin every day I must tell of His great love to everyone I meet Yes I must. Every day I must Taking time to walk like Jesus is my prayer So that I can touch the sinners where they are Taking time to spread His story to the ones who need it most Ever word I speak will make them more aware There was a song many years ago that Larnell Harris sang entitled “I Miss My Time With You.” It represents the voice of God saying to someone how much he misses spending time with them because they haven’t been praying or reading the word like they should. It’s a beautiful song with a great message. When we love someone here on this earth, we want to spend time with them. We will go out of our way often to spend time with them. Their voice and their face are like caffeine top our spirit – they pick us up! Way too often the cares of this life take precedence over spending time in prayer, in the word, and in our witness. At least, that is true with me. If I do not spend that time in the morning, I may never find it in the middle of the day. I have to Make Time! I have to deliberately carve out some time, best in the morning, to spend with Him. If I do that over and over again, soon it will be a part of my routine and I will be spending the time with Him that I need to. It is up to me to spend time with Him, because he is always with me. I just am not aware of that until I turn to Him and seek Him first. Psalm 63:1 King James Version 63 O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is;
Sometimes I find myself running. Running away from you Habits and traits of the past will surface and I don’t know what to do I feel I have called on your mercy much more than you want me to So I turn and just start running. Running away from you But you overrun me. You won’t let me go You catch me in full stride. My running is slowed It’s then that your mercy and grace is bestowed You pour out your love. You pour out your love Then I look into your eyes. Tears roll down my cheeks I know that your strength has overcome my weakness You take me in your arms and I can hardly speak My head rests on your shoulder. Your mercy at its peak You overrun me when life gets me down I know in the flood of shame you won’t let me drown You take off my garment and give me a gown You pour out your love. You pour out your love You turn me around and we walk in your grace I look and I see a smile on your face I can’t help but wonder what you see in me That when I run away you come after me Your love overruns me when I go astray Your mercy and grace will not go away So I sing this song and give you my praise You pour out your love on me In the song Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing the last verse says “Prone to wander Lord I feel it. Prone to leave this God I love.” That is our human condition. This flesh we live in, that our souls live in, is prone to walk away from the statutes of God. We find ourselves running from the very God who has saved us and died for us. We run because we feel shame, or guilt, or unloved or alone. We run because we don’t think God will forgive us again for that foul mouth, or that lying tongue, or our impulsive flesh. But nothing could be farther from the truth. In the parable of the prodigal son we find the father looking for His son to come home after he had been gone for weeks, or months or years. We don’t know how long the son had been gone. The father was always watching for him, hoping he would come home. When that day came that he saw his son in the distance, he ran to meet him. He ran to welcome his son home, to pour out his love on him and embrace him. I can see the son as his father came running, turn and start to run away, afraid of what the father might do to him. But the father overran him and wrapped his arms around him and pour out grace and mercy on him. He loved his son just like God loves us!
You’ll go to great lengths to bring me home When I’ve lost my way and am alone You’ll scale the highest mountain Or swim the widest sea Just to come find little old me You see, I have a tendency to wander And you have a love that’s fonder So when I’ve turned to doubt All you have shown me You come rescue little old me I know you’re my Savior. I know you’re my friend I know I can trust you. Your love will not end But little old me still wanders away My heart is so glad that your love never fails Lord help me when I seem to drift Keep me afloat in the ship The storm rages strong In my own troubles sea Send your peace to little old me No height. No depth. No distance too far No height. No depth, No distance too far No height. No depth. No distance too far For your love to find me. Your love will find me Your love will find little old me