Lost

I long to be broken before my God

Poured out and empty inside

Because when I have lost all of myself

His spirit will transform my life

 

I long to be humbled by His patient hand

To lose all myself and my pride

Because when I have lost all me selfishness

His spirit will transform my life

 

I long to be lost

Lost to myself

Lost in His love divine

For when I am weak

He makes me strong

And I grow in Him every time.

 

I long to be led ever day just by Him

Not by my own selfish pride

Because when I yield up my will to His

His spirt will transform my life

 

He’ll carry me through every trial

He’ll lead me through every hard test

And then, in the end, I will know

He has always done what is best

 

I long to be lost

Lost to myself

Lost in His love divine

For when I am weak

He makes me strong

And I grow in Him every time.

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

With Me

I’m walking with Jesus all the day long

He fills up my heart with a joyous song

I am so glad He travels along

With me

 

I’m talking with Jesus all the day long

He tells me he loves me, to him I belong

I am so glad He walks alongside

With me

 

What a wonderful Savoir I have

He takes care of my every need

He meets me in the morning dew

And stays with me all the day

What a wonderful Savior I have

He stays with me through every storm

And when day is done and the sun is set

Through the night He will always stay

 

I’m resting with Jesus under this tree

He tells me how much He really loves me

I lean on His shoulder, glad that He will be

With me

 

I’m trusting in Jesus every day

I know that He’ll lead me in His ways

And He will protect me all my days when He is

With Me

 

What a Merciful Savior I have

He overlooks all my mistakes

When I fall down He picks me up

And helps me start over again

What a Merciful Savior I have

He took my sin and shame away

When He gave His life at Calvary

He pardoned me with His dear grace

 

I will lift my voice and sing

Hallelujahs to the King

I will shout His praise

All of my days

To me He’s everything

 

I will worship His sweet name

He is day to day the same

I can trust in Him

He’s my lifelong friend

Jesus is His name

 

What a wonderful Savoir I have

He takes care of my every need

He meets me in the morning dew

And stays with me all the day

What a wonderful Savior I have

He stays with me through every storm

And when day is done and the sun is set

Through the night He will always stay

That Precious Name

Precious are you Lord, precious to me

More precious than silver, or gold or rubies

Dearer to me than anything

Precious are you Lord

 

Holy are you Lord, Holy indeed

Purer than anything this world can bring

Loving and Justin all your decrees

Holy are you Lord

 

So I will shout from the mountaintop

Praise the name of Jesus

I will sing with all I’ve got

Praise the name of Jesus

Worthy of my worship

Worthy of my heart

Praise the name, the precious name of Jesus

 

Merciful are you, my merciful Lord

Your mercy has reached out and pardoned me

From all of my sin and all my disease

Merciful are you Lord

 

Gracious are you Lord, gracious to me

Your grace extended to Calvary

You give more than I deserve unto me

Gracious are you Lord

 

He never stops loving me, never stops healing me

Never stops leading me through this earthly life

Never leaves me lonely, never strays away

He’s always right here by my side

And He has a plan for me, a plan to prosper me

I will trust Him always.  My life in in His hand

Even through the trials, even through the tests

I will rest in Him each day, my peace is His command

 

So I will shout from the mountaintop

Praise the name of Jesus

I will sing with all I’ve got

Praise the name of Jesus

Worthy of my worship

Worthy of my heart

Praise the name, the precious name of Jesus

How Do I Love You, Lord

How do I love you, Lord?

Let me try and count the ways

There are so many things I thank you for

And I give you all my praise

 

I love you as the creator

You gave us all that we see

You provided a world where we can live

Such a marvelous place to be

 

I love you as my provider

I have no need that you can meet

You watch out for me and care for me

Every day your grace is so sweet

 

I love you for you are my healer

When I’m hurt I can trust in you

I never should doubt or fear the result

For I know you will bring me through

 

I love you for all of the blessings

That flow out to me so many ways

I cannot begin to count all the times

You have touched me day to day

 

I love you for you are my Savior

You shed your blood to set me free

And you rose again to give eternal life

I’m in awe of your great mercy

 

There are so many ways I love you

For all the things that you’ve done

My praise will continue for all of my days

Because my victory you’ve won

 

But above all these things I love you

Just because of who you are

You are Lord of all Lords forever

I am constantly in awe

 

And I will lift my praises

No matter what life brings

Because you are seated in heaven

And are crowned King of all Kings

Closer

I want to be closer.  Closer to your side

I want to be nearer.  Never let me hide

I want to be purer.  As I walk through life

I want to be yours.  In you I will abide

 

There is never a time you will leave my side

But I may wander away

When I do I can rest assured you abide

In my heart each and every day

 

You promised you’ll never leave or forsake me

Even if I should mess up

When I find myself far from where I should be

You come and fill my cup

 

When I cannot hide from the trials I face

I just want to walk away

But you come and guide me to a peaceful place

Where I can bow and pray

 

These are the reasons I trust in you

Every promise I know is true

You will be with me my whole life through

Jesus, my Lord

Go To God

If you had a Rolex watch

And it was not working properly

You would take it to an expert Rolex watchmaker

 

If you had an expensive camera

And the pictures were not coming out clear

You would take it to an expert in cameras

 

Any piece of equipment we have

If it is broken

And we would want it repaired

We would take it to

An expert

 

So why do we seek out all kinds of help

When we are broken

Or run down

Or needing help

Instead of going  to the expert

The God who formed us in our mother’s womb

The God who created all things by His word

The God who loves us more than we can imagine

 

Next time your life is just not working

Go to the expert

Go to God

 

In response to the daily prompt Expert

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?

No Mistake

When God called me I wondered

If there was some mistake

I was just a sinner

Far away from grace

But then I met my Savior

He washed away my sin

And now I serve the Lord of Lords

This changes everything

 

He fills me with His Spirit

His peace and joy abound

His love is overwhelming

My soul found solid ground

I’ve learned that He knows all

And there are no mistakes

So If He calls to you today

Just trust His love and grace

 

 

In response to the daily prompt Mistake