The Humble Heart

I saw the angels gather
By the throne of God
Before the sun had dawned one cloudy day
I strained to hear them talking
And then the angels said
Lord, how can we go bless someone today

God smiled and nodded slowly
That question pleased Him so
He rose up from His throne and all got still
His voice then filled the heaven’s
I could hear the words He said
I’ll write them here so you can know His will

Bring peace to those that fear
Bring joy to those that weep
Bring hope to all who think their life is bleak
Bring healing to the sick
Deliverance to the bound
Bring strength to all who tremble and are weak

Give sight to all the blind
Give hearing to the deaf
Give words to those whose tongues have never talked
Wisdom to the seekers
Knowledge to the teachers
Give strength to all the lame who’ve never walked

The angels listened closely
As the master spoke these words
They sang hallelujah when He sat back down
Then one spoke up for all of them
Lord we gladly will do all
Just tell us which ones need which blessing now

God leaned over to the angels
I will not forget His words
Just listen to their prayers was His reply
Give ear to intercessors
As they lift up their requests
Fulfill the cries of those with humble hearts

The angels then retreated
They headed down to earth
One question filled my heart and mind day
When I lift up my voice
In petition to the Lord
Is it with a humble heart that I pray

I Thank You Lord

For the birds that sing
For the bright sunshine
For the air I breath
I thank you Lord

For the rain that comes
For the stars at night
For the gentle breeze
I thank you Lord

For a heart that beats
For a mind that thinks
For a soul that’s saved
I thank you Lord

For the peace that stills
For a joy that that flows
For enduring hope
I thank you Lord

For a loving wife
For three sweet girls
For five grand kids
I thank you Lord

For a praying church
For my firm Pastor
For good fellowship
I thank you Lord

For your great love
For mercy grand
For amazing grace
I thank you Lord

For God the Father
For Christ the Son
For the Holy Spirit
I thank you Lord

I thank you Lord
For all I have
I give to you
All that I am

I honor you
With all my praise
As everyday
I thank you Lord

One More Day

Slivered sunbeams touch the gray clouds at morn
As rising sunlight begins the clouds to adorn
Shimmering red and orange fills the coming dawn
You’ve granted me one more day

Slipping slowly out from the comfort of bed
Opening eyes wiping the sleep from my head
Feet hit the floor standing I slowly tread
I praise you for one more day

Your mercy is overwhelming
Your grace washes over me
Your love surrounds me in the air I breath
You are all I need

Solemnly sifting through the truth in your book
Studying how you bless those that look
I am grateful that me you have not forsook
I will give to you this one more day

You owe me nothing
Yet you grant me breathe
I am but dust
Yet you gave up your life
I often fail
Yet your faithful to me
Marvelous wonderful Lord

Your mercy is overwhelming
Your grace washes over me
Your love surrounds me in the air I breath
You are all I need

You owe me nothing
Yet you grant me breathe
I am but dust
Yet you gave up your life
I often fail
Yet your faithful to me
Marvelous wonderful Lord

From This Moment On

I was drifting
Far away from you
Didn’t take time to pray
Or praise you each day
I was struggling
To make sense of life
Then I turned to the cross
And I found what I lost

You paid the price for me;
Suffered and died for me.
Rose from the dead to give
Eternal life
I have so much to be
Thankful for now I see
Everything you have done
To give me life

So from this moment on
I am yours every day.
From this moment on
I will follow your ways
From this moment on
I will give you my praise.
You are the Lord of my life
From this moment on

I am trusting
My whole life to you.
I will take time to pray
Ae you each day
I am seeking
To draw close to you
So I’ll worship your name
And I’ll rest in your grace

You give your love to me;
Pour out your grace so free.
Your Holy Spirit brings
Joy to my soul
I have so much to be
Thankful for now I see.
Everything you have done
To give me life

Moment by moment
I’ll take time to pray
Moment by moment
I’ll worship your name
Moment by moment
I’ll trust in your grace
Every moment of every day

So from this moment on
I am yours every day.
From this moment on
I will follow your ways
From this moment on
I will give you my praise.
You are the Lord of my life
From this moment on

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!

A Young Boy’s Lunch

It took a young boys lunch,
A little bread and fish
To feed the multitudes that day

You may not have much
To offer to the Lord
He’ll make it more
If you let Him have his way

The crowd came one by one
To hear what Jesus had to say
They came to Him from near and from far
As the time drew on they still remained
And it was nearing end of day
The disciples said it’s time to send them home

But Jesus knew what He would do
And told His men to gather round
And have the multitudes sit on the ground
He told them they should feed the crowd
But they could find no food around
Except a little boy and his lunch

So the Lord took the lunch
A little bread and fish
And offered thanks unto God
Then he asked His men to go
To pass it out to everyone
And there was more than enough for all

It took a young boys lunch,
A little bread and fish
To feed the multitudes that day

You may not have much
To offer to the Lord
He’ll make it more
IIf you let Him have his way

There are times we don’t know
And our hearts are filled with doubt
Because our mind can’t see to work it out
But then the Master comes
With his arms stretched out
And takes the little faith that we have left

And He lifts us up
Giving thanks to God Father
Multiply your mercy in your child’s life today
And let him know you’ll help him on his way
For it only takes a little in the Master’s hand
To mold and shape my life into His plan

It took a young boys lunch,
A little bread and fish
To feed the multitudes that day

You may not have much
To offer to the Lord
He’ll make it more
If you let Him have his way

Note to Self

Note to self
Don’t worry so much
Don’t break a sweat over tomorrow
Just concentrate on the gift of today
The present
Note to self
Never feel alone
God is always with you
Whether you feel Him or not
Trust Him
Note to self
This trial will end
It has only come for moment
To help you grow in the faith
It came to pass
I need reminding quite often
That the mercy of God is for me
This His grace will always cover me
That He loves me despite myself
So I write these
Notes to self
Note to self
You’ll be okay
Don’t sweat the small stuff
Or even the big stuff for that matter
Give it to God
Note to self
God loves you
No matter what you say or do
He will always be there for you
He is faithful
Note to self
Give Him your all
Don’t hold back in your witness
Let the world hear your testimony
Be bold for the Lord
Note to self
Praise Him
Praise Him from sunrise to sunset
Praise Him no matter what is going on
Praise Him with all that you have
Praise Him wherever you go
Praise Him for everything
Just Praise Him

Focus

In the morning I put in my contacts
When I look up they need to align
I take a quick wink
Then hurry a blink
And finally my focus arrives

My phone has a nice built in camera
That I use rather sparingly
My hand has a shake
Like a mild earthquake
The focus just won’t quite agree

There are times my mind wanders from reason
I just can’t seem to focus on God
I’ve succumbed to sin
Or I’ve struggled within
I have walked off the path of the Lord

When a finally realize what’s happened
I need to repent of my ways
Just bow my head down
Kneel in prayer on the ground
Asking God to forgive my disgrace

He is faithful and just to forgive me
He’ll restore me to His righteous side
His joy and His peace
Will put me at ease
As my focus in Him does abide

You Are Amazing

This was one of the first full songs I wrote back in 2011, and is still one of my favorites.  The link at the bottom is to my video recording of the song..

I can see the birds fly
I can see the trees wave.
I can see the clouds roll by in splendor
I can see the sun rise
I can see the star shine
So how can I not see your majesty

You are amazing
You take my breath away.
So Amazing.
I marvel every day
Oh Lord Open up my heart
And show me how amazing you are

I can hear the bird sing
I can hear the north wind
I can hear the lightning clap with thunder
I can hear the wave crash
I can hear the rain splash
So how can I not hear when you call to me

You are amazing
You take my breath away.
So Amazing.
I marvel every day
Oh Lord Open up my heart
And show me how amazing you are

Every day through all me senses
You are calling out to me
Hoping to get through so that I’ll
Know that you’re in love with me
All that you desire
Is just to walk with me
Lord, Open up my heart,
Please open up my heart

I can feel the snow flake
I can feel the earth quake
I can feel the summer heat surround me
I can feel the wind blow
I can feel the stream flow
So how can I not feel your love to me

You are amazing
You take my breath away.
So Amazing.
I marvel every day
Oh Lord Open up my heart
And show me how amazing you are

You Are Amazing

The Most Amazing Thing

I serve the God who put all the stars in place
He stretched out all the heavens and set the bounds of space
He even put the smile on the moon man’s face
The God I serve can do most anything

I serve the God who taught the morning birds to sing
The spider learned to spin his web the bee learned he could sting
The leaves learned changing color would autumn beauty bring
The God I serve can do most anything

His wisdom fills the heavens
His glory lines the clouds
His beauty can be seen day after daycreation
When you look up to heaven
You’ll see His handiwork
With wonder and with awe you’ll be amazed

I serve the God who started with an earth devoid of life
He told the light to shine and the water to arrive
He grew the trees and grasses so the beasts would all survive
The God I serve can do most anything

Then He formed a man out of the dust that covered earth
He breathed in him the breath of life which gave his spirit birth
God gave dominion to the man to show him his great worth
The God I serve can do most anything

His wisdom fills the heavens
His glory lines the clouds
His beauty can be seen day after day
When you look up to heaven
You’ll see His handiwork
With wonder and with awe you’ll be amazed

But man would disappoint Him, and disobey His plan
He sinned a sin what would be passed along to every man
God had to find a way to restore this earth again
The God I serve can do most anything

He sent His Son to earth to rescue all of us from sin
He died upon the cross to give us joy and peace within
He made us all a heavenly home when He rose again
The God I serve can do most anything

With all the wonders He has made
With all the miracles He gave
The most amazing thing he did
Was die to set me free

His wisdom fills the heavens
His glory lines the clouds
His beauty can be seen day after day
When you look up to heaven
You’ll see His handiwork
With wonder and with awe you’ll be amazed