I will bless the Lord with all my soul for all He’s done for me When He gave His life so long ago on a hill called Calvary The stripes He took and the pain He bore He suffered all for me Now I’ll lift my voice and raise my hands to the one who set me free Through His death that day upon the cross I am blessed in many ways His benefits will follow me through each and every day The sins I have committed against Him were washed away I now stand before my Savior for my debt has been repaid What a host of benefits He has for me Forgiveness off my sins and healing for my pain Redemption from destruction a crown of mercy there for me He fills me with good things so my youth is back again He is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and so kind He has taken all my sins; they have all been left behind He has separated them as far as east is from west Now every day He gives to me only what He knows is best I will bow down at His throne and lift my voice in praise For the wonder of His mercy and His amazing grace He deserves to be the center of my world all of my days Jesus is the only one who is worthy of my praise
I can’t get over what He did for me He healed my body and He set me free He changed my life beyond what others see When He died for me upon that tree CHORUS Precious Lord, all that I need I come to you on bended knee Please hold me closely to your side With you I always will abide Now every day He shows me the way He fills my mind with words that I should say In peace and joy I walk through every day I have it made in His sweet grace CHORUS The future looks hopeful and bright As He shows me the path to win the fight My destiny is in His glorious light Close by His side I will abide CHORUS
I pray a blessing on you today May all your desires come your way May you hear the sound of your spirit say It is well with my soul I pray that mercy will fill your heart That grace may be what you always impart That your song of life will always start It is well with my soul I pray that life brings you joy today And that peace will follow you all the way I pray that His love will cause you to say It is well with my soul Let your heart rejoice Let your praise be heard Lift your loudest voice To our awesome Lord Bringing honor and glory to God above He’s the Savior of your soul He will be with you each and every day He will guide your life and show you the way He died on a cross just to hear you say It is well with my soul
Alive! Breathing!! Viewing His beautiful creation. Smelling His glorious scents. Hearing the wonder of nature. Feeling the wind in my face. Alive! Breathing! My mind is full of His word My thoughts ever honor His name My heart desires to praise Him My soul longs to hear Him again Alive! Breathing! What a joy that he gives me this day To bask in the life He has blessed To take in the whole of creation To know I can lean on His breast He gives me breath He gives me sight He gives me hearing He gives me smell He gives me touch He gives me life To enjoy His creation To lift up His name In praise. Alive! Breathing! What a glorious day this will be!
I don’t understand your mercy that wipes away all my sin I don’t understand your marvelous grace that blesses me once again I don’t understand the peace that instills a calm within my soul I don’t understand the joy overflowing when sorrow tries to take hold I have a long way to go but I know how to get there I’m trusting you all the way Day by day you will show me the road I should travel There is no other way I’m falling in love with you more all the time I just want to see your face So I will praise you. I will praise you. I don’t understand this hope that arises when darkness is all I see I don’t understand why you give me wisdom when I act so foolishly I don’t understand the way that your light reveals all my deepest shame I don’t understand your love for me before I knew your name I have a long way to go but I know how to get there Your Spirit dwells in my heart There is no other one who can light up my path Reveling to me my part Every day I desire to do your will more than the day before My one desire is to see your face So I will praise you. I will praise you Down on my knees, my face in my hands I humbly bow down at your throne Lord hear my cry, hear my plea I’m begging you please hear my cry I love you Lord. I love you Lord
I've never felt so much loneliness When peace and joy seemed so far away My heart is restless sitting in this place I am broken and afraid I’ve lost my way I try to stand but feel the weight of fear I fall down on my knees in deep disgrace I feel the tears well up in my eyes My words come slowly as I start to pray CHORUS Lord I need you. Lord I’m desperate Lord come quickly and mend my heart Lord I need you more than ever Come Lord Jesus. Please come now I hear Him whisper gently in my ear My child I have always been right here Just call my name and I will come to you In times of desperation I am yours CHORUS BRIDGE He is always near. He is always near. He is always near. Right by my side CHORUS
He takes time to talk with me Through His word Through His Spirit Through other people He cries out for me to listen Listen to His voice when I read the word He will speak wisdom to me He will speak knowledge to me He will show me truth The truth of His word The truth that will set the captive free Open the blind eyes of my heard Open my deaf ears Bring me back to life Help me to walk again If only I would listen If only I would take time to hear. He takes time for me Why don’t I take time for Him He takes time to walk with me Showing me the path Showing me His way His plan His desire for my life His path is always the right path Even when I go through danger Or trouble Or sickness or pain He is there with me’ Right beside me At times He leads me Other times He pushes me forward But it is always in the right direction Because He knows where I should go He knows the plans for my life He knows how I can get there So He takes time to walk with me Why don’t I take time for Him? He takes time to hear my prayer Amon the millions that are praying Some with loud voices Some with whispers He hears me He hears me when I humble myself He hears me when I seek His face He hears me when I turn from my wicked ways He hears me in the morning He hears me in the night He hears me any times I call I am not an interruption Or a distraction Or an intrusion His ear inclines to me He is bending down With His ear to my lips So He can hear me Hear my cry Hear my plea Hear my request Hear my praise He wants to hear it all He takes time to listen to me Why don’t I take time for Him? He takes time to know me To know me intimately To know my faults My fears Me victories Me defeats He knows what blesses me He knows what offends me He knows what brings me joy He knows what brings me sorrow He knows everything about me He knows me He is with me in my hard times He rejoices when I rejoice He upholds me when I am down He brings me down when pride rises up He does all things for my good He knows what I need before I ask He answers before I speak the words I don’t have to worry I don’t have to be afraid I should not get offended I should not get hurt by words I don’t have to wonder What tomorrow may bring He knows my tomorrow He will take care of all things He takes time to know me Why don’t I take time for Him? Time is a gift A gift from our Father He gives us each moment, each day He gives us the sunshine and rain He gives us the sunrise and sunset He gives us the birds and their melodies To fill our days This day is the present My present I live in this time Right now Right here I have not been promised any more time Only today Only right now Only the present What I do with my time is up to me How I will live How I will speak How I will believe Is all up to me right now Not later but now He has given me this time And He takes time for me Why don’t I take time for Him
Never have I ever known a friend so faithful Never have I ever known such joy Never have I ever known a love unending Never have I ever met one like you CHORUS Jesus what a name. Name above all names Mighty Redeemer. Healer of my soul Jesus, Jesus. How I love that name Never will I ever leave you Never have I ever seen such healing power Never have I ever seen such peace Never have I ever seen a smile so radiant Never have I ever met one like you CHORUS BRIDGE You fill my heart with joy unspeakable, Peace unmatchable, love undeniable (REPEAT) Never will I ever leave you CHORUS
I must admit that I fail woefully
But you still show me that your mercy’s free
I don’t deserve the grace you give to me
All around are blessings I can see
Nothing before me. Nothing behind me
Nothing below or from above
No other power, strength or dominion
Can ever separate your love (from me)
I am so good at deceiving myself into thinking God doesn’t know that I am doing this thing or that. Or that He doesn’t care if I am disobeying one of those little Old Testament commands. After all,. Jesus paid for my sins when He died on the cross. I’m covered by grace, after all, and the Old testament law has been abolished. I’m under the New Covenant now, which means I am saved by grace and God has forgiven all my sins. Doesn’t that mean I can go about my own business and not worry about following ever command He gives? Doesn’t that mean if I do sin, He will forgive me readily and apply His grace once again?
The answer to the first question is no. Willful sin is not something we, as Christians, ought to be doing. When we accept Christ, we die to sin. In Galatians 2:20, Paul said he was crucified with Christ, and yet He lived. He died to the flesh just as Christ did, and he now lives in the Spirit, just as Christ does. He goes on to say that the life He now lives in the flesh is only by the grace of God. God’s grace keeps us from hell. It makes us a new creation, old things are supposed to be passed away! New things are supposed to come alive in us. When the enemy comes and tries to lure us back into our old ways, we musty stand against Him with the full armor of God! Walking into old sin willfully can be a serious offence, as we are commanded to walk in His word by the Spirit.
The answer to the second question is yes. He will forgive because His love never ends. It never dies. He always loves us and will always forgive us. But we have to come to Him and confess that sin and repent to go the other way. He does not forgive us so we can just go and sin again. he desires that we are clean and spotless, and we should do all we can to stay away from the dirtiness of sin. Nothing can separate us from His love!
Romans 8:38-39 King James Version (KJV)
38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,
39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
(Here’s How the Chorus goes!
In my trials and tribulations
In my sorrow and my pain
In the midst of all my battles
You are always there with me
When I feel like I’m abandoned
When it seems I’m off the road
When my fear and doubt have risen
You are always there with me
You will calm the storm that rages in me
You will heal each dread disease
You will hold me up in the shadow of your wings
Because you are always there for me
We remember the words of Jesus so easily. He told us He would never leave us or forsake us. There are times in our life when it would be easy to think that God has forgotten us. When I go t that cancer diagnosis in March of 2016, it would have been easy to think that God has pulled His protection out from under me and I was alone. But than I remembered that Jesus wasn’t the first one to recognize God was always with us. David had many times where he could have doubted God was with Him. When Saul threw the javelin at him twice, I’m sure he wondered, When Nathan came to him and exposed his sin, he went into mourning. When he had to flee from his own son to avoid death, I’m sure he wondered where God was in all of this. But he knew God was there with him, as witnessed by these beautiful words from Psalm 139.
Psalm 139:7-13 KJV
7 Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence?
8 If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there.
9 If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea;
10 Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.
11 If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me.
12 Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee; but the night shineth as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to thee.
13 For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother’s womb.
When you’re facing your battles, do not fear and do not doubt. The everlasting God Surrounds you with His love and will always bring you good out of every situation. He will always guide you back to His path if you just trust Him. He is always for you and never against you. When it seems like He is not there usually He is doing His greatest work. So rest in Him, be still and know that He is God!