Time to Remember

It’s time to remember
What Christ has done for us
When He came down from heaven
To die upon that cross
Too often we forget
The price He paid for us
It’s time to remember
What Christ has done for us

He left His royal throne
To be a mortal man
Leaving all His majesty behind
He left the angels worship
He left His Father’s side
To come to this world and be despised

He walked on this earth
And spoke the truth in love
But leaders of the day all sought His death
Miracles and wonders
Were everywhere He went
Yet They hated Him with fury in their breath

They brought Him to trial
In the middle of the night
They broke their own laws on that fateful night
Accusing Him of blasphemy
Condemning Him to die
They had the trial until the break of light

They beat Him and mocked Him
Then another court was held
This time with more hatred than before
Pilate had Him beaten
His wounds were open wide
His blood was seen by all the watching hoard

They placed a crown of thorns
Upon His weary head
The sharp ends cut into His naked brow
Then they put a robe upon Him
And beat Him with their fists
Before Him they would mock Him as they bowed

They lead Him to Golgotha
His own cross He did bear
He struggled up the hill without a sound
They took the rugged cross
From off His blood-streaked back
And laid Him down upon it on the ground

They took the long hard spikes
And ran them through His hands
Stretched out on the cross that fateful day
They folded up His feet
Then ran a spike through them
Then they dropped the cross down in the hole they’d made

Six agonizing hours
The crowd watched all the while
The sky was darkened from the time of noon
Finally he breathed His last
But not before these words
Forgive them for they know not what they do

These words have passed through time
To every one of us
For Jesus has forgiven every sin
Take time to remember
The price He paid for us
To give each one of us true peace within

Forgive Them

Has someone said some words
That are absurd and caused deep hurt
They have sent you reeling
Hurt your feelings
Now you’re dealing with these thoughts
They have wrought
In your heart
Forgive them, for they know not what they do

Has someone done something
That starts to ring and leaves a sting
To your pride
Down deep inside
You try to hide and want payback
Except you lack
A plan of attack
Forgive them, for they know not what they do

Have people whipped you hard
Beaten with a rod for who you are
Put thorns on your head
Falsely accused and led
To death
Upon a cross crucified
Left to die
Forgive them, for they know not what they do

We do not have
A life that is so bad
Yet we complain
Of the pain
That others cause us
And we discuss
Those things that sting
With those who can do nothing
To fix the pain
And we disdain
From what God said
In His word
Forgive them, for they know not what they do

The next time you feel hurt
Become the person God intended
Bring an end to any strife
Give out life
As you forgive them
For they know not what they do

White as Snow

I’ve made a lot of messes in my day
I’ve spilled a lot of stuff
That caused some massive stains
Industrial strength cleaner
Was the only way
To clean up all the messes I have made

But there is one mess that I cannot touch
No cleaner in this world
Can cleanse this stain enough
It is the sin stain that is left
Upon my heart
Whenever I far away from God

However there is one way that I know
To take this sin stain out
And make it white as snow
The blood of Jesus Christ was shed
To cleanse my soul
He takes my sin stains out and makes me whole

Today if you are wallowing in sin
All you have to do is ask
And Jesus will forgive
Don’t let the sin stain in your life
Remain within
Give up your sin today and ask Him in

In response to the daily prompt https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2018/09/09/your-daily-word-prompt-industrial-september-9th-2018/

Through the Muck

It’s easy to be calm and cool when things are going right
My mind seems so much clearer and my outlook seems so bright
Every thought and every action comes out shining in the light
My day becomes a breeze that soothes my soul

I’m glad that I can say this verse describes most of my days
There is no sign of conniption as I go about my ways
When offenses come against me I just do what Jesus says
Shake the dust off of my feet when tales are told

When we follow Jesus there’s no place to hold a grudge
Forgiveness should be foremost as through the muck we trudge
We should never think we have a right to be another‘s judge
Just take the high road when the gossip rolls

Keep your mind on things that bring good thoughts and stay away from bad
Do not say a word that hurts someone but strive to make them glad
When trouble comes about you keep yourself cool and relaxed
No worry should prevent you from this goal

In response to the daily prompt https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2018/08/21/your-daily-word-prompt-conniption-august-21st-2018/

On My Knees

Praise the Lord
Worthy is He
I come before Him
Down on my knees
Seeking His mercy
Longing for grace
Hoping that soon
I’ll see His face

Jesus my Savior
You’re me redeemer
Lamb of God died for the sins of the world
Rose again bringing
Eternal Life to me
Sending your Spirit to reveal the Word

Praise the Lord
Glorious in splendor
Worship His holiness
Forevermore
Seated in heaven
All creatures before Him
Bowing their heads
Falling down on their knees

Jesus my Savior
You’re me redeemer
Lamb of God died for the sins of the world
Rose again bringing
Eternal Life to me
Sending your Spirit to reveal the Word

Down on my knees
I sing hallelujah
Down on my knees
My head bowed down low
Broken before Him
Needing forgiveness
Worthy of nothing
Have mercy on me

I Am Forgiven

I was happy
I had no regrets.
I had lived the way I wanted to
And no bad happened yet
But then I met a man who had more joy
Than I had ever seen
I knew I wanted some of that
So he told me where he’d been

I‘ve been forgiven
My sins are gone.
He bled and died to take away
All my guilt and shame
He stretched his arms out wide
On Calvary’s tree
That I might live
Eternally

Well I was baffled
At what he said.
I never heard of a man and a tree
So I asked him to explain
Then he told me the story of Jesus
And my soul was filled with pain
I knew that I was heading wrong
And it was time for a change

So I knelt down
On my knees to pray:
Dear Jesus please forgive me
And help me find my way
I put my trust in you dear Lord
To guide me day by day
And then I knew down in my spirit
I would never be the same.

I am forgiven
My sins are gone.
He bled and died to take away
All my guilt and shame
He stretched his arms out wide
On Calvary’s tree
That I might live
Eternally

If you kneel down
On your knees and pray
Dear Jesus please forgive my sins
And help me find my way
I put my trust in you dear Lord
To guide me day by day
Then He’ll come into your heart
And you will never be the same

You’ll be forgiven
You’ll be set free
He bled and died to take away
All your guilt and shame
He stretched His arms out wide
On Calvary’s tree
So you could live
Eternally

Have Mercy, Lord, On Me

Please take my sorrow and grant me joy
Have mercy, Lord, on me
Please take my worry and grant me hope
Have mercy, Lord, on me
Please take my doubt and grant me faith
Have mercy, Lord, on me
Please take my sickness and grant me health
Have mercy, Lord, on me
Please take my poverty and give my wealth
Have mercy, Lord, on me
Please take my weakness and grant me strength
Have mercy, Lord, on me
Please take my foolishness and grant me wisdom
Have mercy, Lord, on me
Please take my bondage and grant me freedom
Have mercy, Lord, on me
Please take my inability and grant me ability
Have mercy, Lord, on me
Please take my waywardness and grant me guidance
Have mercy, Lord, on me
Please take my sin and grant me justification
Have mercy, Lord, on me
Please take my pride and grant me humility
Have mercy, Lord, on me
Please take my anxiety and grant me patience
Have mercy, Lord, on me
Please take my harshness and grant me gentleness
Have mercy, Lord, on me
Please take my rudeness and grant me goodness
Have mercy, Lord, on me
Please take my gluttony and grant me temperance
Have mercy, Lord, on me
Pleaser take my forwardness and grant me meekness
Have mercy, Lord, on me
Please take my unforgiveness and grant me forgiveness
Have mercy, Lord, on me
Please take my confusion and grant me peace
Have mercy, Lord, on me
Please take my anger and grant me understanding
Have mercy, Lord, on me
Please take my hate and grant me love
Have mercy, Lord, on me

 

The Hugging Armadillo

An armadillo came to me
One snowy Texas day
He told me I was all hot air
And slowly walked away

I quickly caught back up to him
And with a high pitched scream
I told him he had lots of nerve
Invading my last dream

Then I woke up and found myself
In the classroom of the Lord
His lecture for me on that day
Was forgiveness from above

I bowed my head in reverence
As I realized what He said
I must forgive all others
Or I stifle His good grace

So I found that armadillo
And asked His forgiveness too
He graciously consented
And a bug hug then ensued

If you have wronged someone today
Or if they have wronged you
Ask for forgiveness quickly
And the Lord will forgive you

 

In response to the daily prompt Lecture

God’s Riches

I sometimes forget how vast it is
I sometimes stretch out it’s limit
I sometimes wonder how much it costs
This grace that God has granted

I had to develop a method to use
Or abuse might get into demonic
I heard an old saying that now I employ
It is quite a simple mnemonic

God’s Riches At Christ’s Expense spells it out
This grace that God covers me with
All of my sin has been washed away
Now I owe my life to him

You have the riches of God within reach
God’s Riches At Christ’s Expense
Call out to Jesus to forgive your sins
Then you too can count on His GRACE

 

In response to the daily prompt Mnemonic

Rescue

Every week it seemed we would watch it
They brought tears to our laughing eyes
Archie and Edith went at it
“Stifle yourself” was his cry

We all have some traits in our lives
That we’d like to get rid of each day
But the only real way we can do that
Is to stifle it in every way

For me it was sin that detered me
Then I heard Jesus paid the price
He died on the cross for my pardon
Now I offer to you this advice

If you’re wand’ring through life without hope
And it seems you can’t stifle your fear
Just call out to Jesus for rescue
If your honest you will catch His ear

Ask Him for His forgiveness
For the sin that has plagued our past
Ask Him to be the Lord of your life
Then enter His rest at last

 

In response to the daily prompt Stifle