Into Your Hands

Into your hand I commit my mind
Help me to think only on you
Help me to set my eyes on you
Help me to value my time

Into your hands I commit my strength
Help me to walk only with you
Help me to do the best I can do
Help me to redeem my time

Into your hands I commit my heart
Help me to turn only to you
Help me to walk away from my sin
Help me to savor my time

Into your hands I commit my life
Help me to know I am yours
You purchased me by the blood on the cross
Help me give you all my time

Who do I think I am? Am I someone extra special who is allowed the liberty to do whatever I want with my time? That’s the way the world looks at time. They look at it as their own possession, to be used and wasted on their own pursuits. Some serve God with a bit of their time, using the rest to make their own dreams and passions a reality. Some do not know God and they take time to do whatever their heart desires. Most people use their time on what they want, not considering what God wants them to do.

I don’t want to be in that crowd. I want to do what God wants me to do. To use every minutes for His glory. Maybe it’s business I need to do. Am I seeking His plan for my day or am I aimlessly walking through my plan for the day. In my devotions and writing, am I seeking His counsel or just trusting my own ability? Am I exercises for the right reasons? Is God in the center and not of to the side somewhere?

I am done wasting time. Time is on of the most precious gifts God has given us, and we should give it all back top Him. Doing our best all the time because He is right there with us. He knows when I waste even a minute. He knows what I should be doing next and whispers in my ear all the time to guide me through this life. I need to listen better!. I need to give my life into His hand so He can hold onto my right hand!

Psalm 73:23
Nevertheless, I am continually with thee, thou that holdest me by my right hand

Behold

Behold the little babe
Lying in the hay
Shepherds gather ‘round
Bringing Him their praise

Behold the Son of Man
Teaching in the street
Healing all who come
Friend to all he meets

Behold the Lamb of God
Hung upon a tree
Beaten, bruised and tortured
All to set me free

Behold the Resurrection
Rising from the grave
Victory over death
Praise His Holy name

Behold the King of Kings’
Sitting on the throne
He’s the Lord of Lords
Worship Him Alone

His Abiding Love

I sit here and I tremble at a world out of control
I wonder what will happen as we travel down the road
Will the chaos just increase or will it come to rest
Regardless of what happens I know God will do His best/

You see I do not have to fear what man can do to me
All I need to do is be what God wants me to be
If I follow in His ways and always do His will
I will find my soul will rest when I will just be still

For in that time of stillness He gently speaks to me
He opens up my eyes so that I can clearly see
That all this world can offer will never quite compare
To the peace that He can give me in these times of great despair

Do not think upon what the enemy may do
Set your mind on Jesus for His promises are true
This world will one day fall away and darkness fill the sky
My trust will be in Jesus and He will be my guide

He’ll guide me safely through the storms that will soon come my way
He’ll guide me through the wilderness and strengthen me each day
He’ll walk with me and talk with me and give me peace of mind
While all the while He’ll help me to be gentle and be kind

You see, no greater force is there than His abiding love
Against all of the evil of this world it is enough
So get down on your knees and say a prayer tonight
Lord fill my heart with all that is pure and good and right

Send me out into this world that is growing ever dark
Make me sound the trumpet loud, let me be the spark
The fire of the Holy Ghost is needed everywhere
Help me be the light that will shine and fill the air

The Only Way

I can’t imagine what I’d do without you
Your Spirit guides me every single day
Not a soul goes by that I don’t talk about you
For all must know that you’re the only way

CHORUS
The only way
The only way
Jesus you are the only way
Because one day
We’ll be swept away
All must know that you’re the only way

Lord, help to reveal my testimony
The story of my life can touch the heart
You brought me out of darkness into glory
You brought me out of sin into the light

CHORUS

BRIDGE
Now I must pray every day
I must witness to all who come my way
Jesus you receive my praise
Let my voice exalt your name

CHORUS

You Found Me

When I was lost and all alone
You found me
When my strength was almost gone
You found me
When I just could not go on
You found me and set me free

Free from the darkness in my life
Free from the fear that ate me alive
Free so my soul could now survive
You found me and set me free

Thank you Lord for not giving up
Thank you for showing me you are enough
Thank you for your amazing love
Thank you for finding me

God and God Alone

I will bow before your throne
You are God and God alone
With my hands uplifted high
I testify

You have been good to me. So good to me
You have been good to me everyday
You have been faithful, Lord. Faithful to me
You have been faithful, Lord everyday

You have shown mercy, Lord. Mercy to me
You have shown mercy, Lord, everyday
You have been gracious, Lord. Gracious to me
You have been , Lord, everyday

I will bow before your throne
You are God and God alone

Now

Now is the time for deliverance
Out of my sin into your grace
No other power below of above
Can separate me from your love

CHORUS
Now is the time. This is the place
Bowing before you I seek your grace
I want to look into your face
No other time but now
I humbly bow

Now is the time healing will rise
My pain is gone and I feel alive
Coming before you down on my knees
My prayer before you. You meet my needs

CHORUS

Now is the time salvation comes
Through your spilled blood the victory won
Heaven above will shout out their praise
Honoring you by lifting your name

BRIDGE
Jesus, my Lord. Jesus, my Lord. Jesus, my Lord. I praise you now

CHORUS

My Constant Friend

When I’m fighting in the battle
When I’m lost and all alone
When I’m struggling in the valley
When I can’t find my way home

It is then I turn to Jesus
He’s my constant friend indeed
He will strengthen my convictions
He’ll supply my every need

Then I’ll see He’s walking with me
Then I’ll hear His blessed voice
Then I’ll know my prayer is answered
Then my soul will fill with joy

I do not have to go through life alone. Jesus said he will never leave me or forsake me. So when I come up against a trial, or when a wall blocks my way, I can turn to Him and He will always be there. This promise is made many times in His word, so I know it is true. There is no reason to doubt it. I could list all the scriptures that say he will hear me when I call, and I could list many scriptures that tell me He will answer my prayer. I am not going to do that because they can easily be found with the great internet service we all enjoy.

The struggle comes when we don’t believe them all the time. We don’t think He has answered, or that He is going to answer. When these times come, we need to ask God for wisdom because chances are He has answered, just not in the way we want Him to. His ways are higher than ours, and His thoughts greater. He always knows what is best for you and that is always what he will give. If your in a difficult situation and it seems to get worse and worse, then perhaps God is showing you just how much you can bear, how strong you really are in Him. Keep praying, keep believing, keep trusting His word. At the same time listen closely, because he may be telling you what you should do and your worries are drowning out His voice. His still, small voice is always there to guide and direct. Listen closely, and hear His answer.

Matthew 11:28 King James Version
28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

Come Light My Fire

All that I am is yours
All of my heart. All of my soul
All that I am is yours
Jesus you are my Lord

All that I want is you
All that my life requires
All that I want is you
Jesus, my heart’s desire

Come and fill my Spirit
With your amazing love
Come with your mercy
Come with your grace
Come light my fire
Come light my fire

I’ll worship you with all me heart
I’ll lift my hands and sing your praise
The hallelujahs ring out loud
I magnify your name
I magnify your name
I magnify your name
Jesus. Jesus

I need Him so desperately. It seems every day brings a new trial, a new test. There is seemingly no end that my enemy won’t stoop to in trying to lure me away from my only hope. The old song says “My hope is built on nothing less than Jesus blood and righteousness.” This has always been true and it will always be true. God gave the hymn writer these words so that I might remember this truth. If I want my hope renewed, my spirit restored, my heart feeling loved and my soul satisfied then I need Jesus. I need Him every hour of every day. I need Him no matter where I go or where I do. I need Him leading and guiding me into the pastures he has for me. I know that wherever he leads me, good will come out of it. I don’t need to worry or fret. He is the one whom I must seek. He is my fortress and my stronghold.

Where do you stand today? Do you stand on the solid rock? Or are you stuck in the miry clay. Are you facing a fiery furnace or is there a sea blocking your path? Wherever you are in life right now, I promise He will hear you if you call out today. Make Him Lord of your life. Give Him complete control. Let Him light the fire within you that only He can light. Lift His name up high, and He will lift you as well.

Matthew 6:33 King James Version (KJV)
33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

Run Over

Do you feel like life is running over you
You’re not really sure what you should do
Your world is spinning faster
You cannot catch your breath
It seemed like things get harder everyday

I know a way to conquer every fear
Come out of darkness without shedding a tear
It’s time to rise from hopelessness
To the one who gives you life
You will see that He will help you to survive

Jesus is the one who calms every storm
Jesus is someone who keeps you from all harm
Jesus has the answer for the problems in your life
So turn your life to him and give him praise

I cannot go through a single day
Without lifting up my hands to give him praise
I’ll open up my mouth to testify
About the way He helps me live my life

Don’t wait another day and come to him
Your problems disappear when you trust him
He’ll put you back together and turn your life around
Just trust the Lord with all your heart and soul

I know this poem does not flow well but this is how the Lord spoke it to me when I was on my morning walk. Sometimes life is like that. It just doesn’t flow well and is out of rhythm. I hear people say often that they feel like they have been run over by a truck. Life has left you hurting, tired and wondering why you got up that morning. Job felt that way. He told Hod to take him back and make it like he had never been born! Now that’s a desperate cry! The thing to remember about Job is not that he suffered through one of the worst days in history, endured the silly advice of friends and questioned God many times. The thing to remember is that he came through with double what he had to start!

Wat will God do in the midst of your suffering? How will He move in your life to bring double when it’s all over? Are you sad you have to go through this valley? Don’t be! When life runs you over, remember that we have a God that hears our cry and will answer and bring good things out of the bad. He is right there, by your side, to bring blessing instead of a curse. Will you trust him today, even if everything turns out wrong?

Psalm 30:11 King James Version
11 Thou hast turned for me my mourning into dancing: thou hast put off my sackcloth, and girded me with gladness;