Freely Given

When I observe the heavens and the way the stars are placed
I cannot help but stand and be amazed
When I observe the earth and all the beauty it contains
I cannot help but give God all the praise

When I observe a sinner that repents in earnest prayer
I cannot help but marvel at God’s grace
When I observe a life that by His mercy has been changed
I cannot help but lift my voice in praise

Of all the observations we can make upon this earth
And all the things that God supplies us with
No greater thing will mesmerize our hearts and souls alike
Than the love that God through Christ so freely gives

 

In response to the daily prompt Observe

Only His Love

What is it that draws me to His name
What is it that turns my heart to praise
What is it that I would hope to gain
Only His love
Only His love

His love is more than I can attain
Yet He gives it freely to all the same
He gave His life so that I could be saved
Only His love
Only His love

He made the earth in a special way
Provided for me in the first five days
Then He made man out of water and clay
Only His love
Only His love

Now I lift up my eyes to Him
The one gave His life to cover my sin
Not due to anything that I did
Only His love
Only His love

Only His love can set me free
Only His love can bring me peace
Only His love can satisfy me
Only His love
Only His love

Complexities of Life

I have little knowledge of things that went before
When this old world was new and none of us were born
From what I can surmise and all that I have read
The evolution side is based on info that is dead

When Darwin wrote his book his knowledge was quite dim
We’ve learned so many things that show His logic thin
When looking at the marvels and complexities of life
There must be a creator is all we can surmise 

This wondetful creator says His Son will give us life
God sent him to this world to become our sacrifice
If we ask forgiveness our sins are washed away
His Spirit then will show us He’s the truth,  the light,  the way

In response to the daily prompt Dim

Groupies of Nature

A gaggle of geese
A Flock of doves
A battery of barracudas

A swarm of bees
A herd of sheep
Leopards group in leaps

A host of sparrows
A buzzard wake
Alligators congregate

All these critters
Made by God
Creator of all things
Spoke the Word
Jesus Christ
He’s the King of Kings

All these critters
Give Him praise
Every single day
Should not we
The man He loves
Lift His holy name

 

 

 

In response to the daily prompt Congregate

How Can I Keep Silent

How can I keep silent
When birds sing out their praise
They greet the sun each morning
With songs that lift His name

How can I keep silent
When sunrise lights the sky
The colors give Him glory
As gilded clouds shine bright

How can I keep silent
While trees wave praise all day
The rustling of their leaves
Shout out in lofty praise

Can you hear their worship
Can you see their praise
Lifted up to heaven
Honoring His name
Their song lifts up to heaven
Their glory fills the skies
How can i keep silent
While nature testifies

How can I keep silent
When babbling brooks proclaim
A song of hallelujah
Proceeds throughout they day

How can I keep silent
When stars praise in the night
Twinkling in wonder
Of His power and might

Will you rise and worship
Will you rise in praise
Sing out hallelujah
Glorify His name
My heart beats in wonder
My soul leaps within
Longing to rejoice
And lift my voice to Him

I will lift my eyes to heaven
I will raise my hands up high
I will not be silent
I will testify
Glory to the King of Kings
Glory to the Lamb
I will sing His praises
I will worship Him

Make Me Me

Can you figure it out
Does it make sense to you
That a big band just happened
Right out of the blue

Can something arrive
When nothing is there
Can complex life happen
From cells unaware

I’m bewildered, beffudled
Bewitched by belief
That any of this
Can be real and complete

This world and this space
Is much to complex
To be here by chance
As some would reflect

I will choose creation
By God as the means
That all of life happened
It makes sense to me

For if I’m an ape
As some say I should be
Then where did my purpose
Start out to be
Where did my drive
My ability
My goals and my vision
Make me me

 

In response to the daily prompt Bewildered

So Should I

I have seen His brilliant sunrise
I have seen the heavens glow
I have seen the shooting star fly through the sky
I have seen the tow’ring storm clouds
I have seen the lightning flash
I have seen the brilliant stars shine in the night

All creation shows His glory
All creation shows His beauty
All creation sings His praises
So should I
So should I

I have heard the songbirds singing
I have heard the leaves in gales
I have heard the north wind blowing in the night
I have heard the sleet and hail
I have heard the babbling brook
I have heard the thunder roar it’s sounds of fright

All creation shows His glory
All creation shows His beauty
All creation sings His praises
So should I
So should I

I will show the world His glory
By the life I live each day
I will tell them of His mercy
By my words and by my ways
I will lift the name of Jesus
As creation does each day
He is worthy or my worship
He is worthy of my praise

All creation shows His glory
All creation shows His beauty
All creation sings His praises
So should I
So should I

He Gave the Trees

I can look in awesome wonder
At the miracle of nature
Knowing flowers grow from tiny little seeds,
And that season after season
When the petals bloom in splendor
The whole cycle is entrusted to the bees

I can marvel at the way the leaves
Are changed to brilliant colors
As they slowly fall upon the frosty ground
But I’ll never understand the man
Who looks at all this master plan
And insists that proof of God cannot be found

He gave the trees
To color His creation.
He gave the stars
To brighten up the sky
He gave us senses
To enjoy each wonder he has made.
Who am I to doubt He’s there,
Who am I

With our eyes we see the brilliance
Of the bright stars in the heavens
As their light glows from a distance far away
With our ears we hear the chirping
Of a bird so sweetly singing
In a melody that’s far beyond compare

With our nose we smell the fresh rain
And our mouths enjoy the sweet grain
That the earth brings forth on each and every day
But it’s hard to understand a man
Whose body holds this master plan
And insists that God’s not with us day to day

He gave the trees
Tto color His creation.
He gave the stars
To brighten up the sky
He gave us senses
To enjoy each wonder he has made
Who am I
To doubt His wondrous plan
That was formed
By the master’s hand
And given from above to man
Who am I

If you’ll open up your eyes and ears
You’ll see Him as he draws you near
And hear His gentle voice say
I Love you

He Does

Who names the stars one by one
Who tames the wind and lights the sun
Who calms the sea when storms rage on
He does

Who sounds the thunder for all to hear
Who brings the dawn for birds to cheer
Who adorns earth with flowers to wear
He does

Almighty God creator
Ruler of heaven and earth
All that He does
Displays His great love
Lift up your praise
All of your days
Tell all the world what He does

Who sees your tears and wipes them away
Who hears your words when you silently pray
Who walks beside you by night and by day
He does

Who heals your wounds and eases your pain
Who brings you peace when turmoil rains
Who lifts our faith so doubt can’t remain
He does

He came to earth to set us free
Gave His life on Calvary
Rose to life and victory
All for you all for me

Who forgives sin and shows us sweet grace
Who showers mercy and to all who obey
Who loves us more than words can say
He does

Almighty God creator
Ruler of heaven and earth
All that He does
Displays His great love
Lift up your praise
All of your days
Tell all the world what He does
Just praise Him!

Marvel

Grass dusted with dew
Dawn coming in view
Stars glittering bright
Moon absent from light

Birds greeting the day
Leaves falling like rain
Breeze gentle and cool
Freeze coming real soon

Marvel at His creation
Wonder that’s ever-changing
One day differs from others
All as a gift from the author

Precious each passing moment
Our job to be a witness
All who love this creation
Need to know their situation

Heaven or hell does await them
Their choice determines the outcome
Choose Christ and His wondrous mercy
Or fall to the depths of pure misery

He’ll make you a new creation
When you give Him your life without caution
Repent of your sin
Ask Jesus in
He’ll build you a mansion in heaven

Marvel at His creation
He’s made you an heir to His glory
Love, peace, joy and hope
Will fill up your home
As you tell His marvelous story