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The Believers Life

Unusual Love

It’s so unusual that I would ever worry
It’s so unusual that I would ever doubt
It’s so unusual that hope would die within me
I’m not sure I would find a way out

I cannot fathom not having faith in Jesus
I am not sure life would ever be the same
If He had not found me in the shadows
When He did the most unusual thing

He brought me to my knees
He brought my eyes to tears
As I cried out to Him
From way down deep within
He took my sins away
Gave new life that day
To a sinner such as I
Now I will testify

His love is unusual
His love is amazing
His love covers everything
My sin and my failures
I trusted my life to Him
Now He gives me everything
I will rest in His sweet arms
Unusual love

There are times I don’t understand it. Let’s face it! I was not the ideal candidate to become a witness for Jesus Christ. I was a drunk, drug addict, lived a perverted life and every sentence out of my mouth used His name as a curse. I had heard of this Jesus but just couldn’t figure out why he would love a derelict like me, nor did I care to know,. I was content with my miserable life, lonely and wandering with others who had the same afflictions as I. I figured life would go on just fine without some kind of religion flooding my mind. I had a good job, making and wasting pretty good money. I had a group of friends but in reality I was alone.

Then one day He led me (I know this now but did not know at the time) 1,500 miles to visit a friend. He led that friend to take me to a church service where I found out about this unusual love. I knew at the end that Jesus had died for my sins so that He could save me from a devil’s hell. I knew I did not want to go to that place. Later that week I gave my life to Him, my miserable life. His unusual love accepted me just the way I was. I knew I had been changed in that very instant. Life would never be the same because of His unusual love.

1 John 4:10 King James Version (KJV)
10 Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

He Is With Me

He was with Abraham on his journey
He was with Jacob in the night
He was with Joseph in the prison
With Joshua in the fight

He was with Samuel when he whispered
He was with David against a giant
He was with Daniel giving visions
And in the den against the lion

He is with me. He is with me. Every hour of every day
He is with me. He is with me as my guide to show the way
He is with me giving strength. He is with me in His power
I know that I have Jesus. He is with me

He is with me showing mercy
He is with me showing grace
He is with me in my battles
He is with me when I pray

I can walk with great assurance
In the middle of the storm
Because I know the one who calms the sea
I can pray with expectation
That each prayer will be heard
His word says when I pray He’ll answer me

Don’t spend one more day without Him
Don’t spend one more hour without Him
Give it all. Give it all to Jesus

I can trust Him in every storm, in every test, in every trial and in every way. There is nothing that can separate me from His love. Not fire, not flood, not height or depth. No mountain or valley or strange event. When I come to Him, he will meet me where I am. If I am in sin, he will forgive me if I ask. If I am struggling he will pick me up and help me along. If I am crying he will dry my ears and comfort me. If I am troubled, he will say peace be still. There is nothing in life greater than knowing Jesus is right there loving me every minute of every day. What a joy it is to serve Him with all my heart and soul and mind and strength.

Psalm 16:8 King James Version (KJV)
8 I have set the LORD always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.

The Believers Life

Safe in Your Arms

When I walk through the valley I am not alone
Because you are with me wherever I go

When the storms come upon me I am not afraid
Because you’ll give peace in the midst of the rain

CHORUS
Conqueror, deliverer Savior and friend. Jesus right with me again and again
Mighty Jehovah, Majesty on high, Holy of Holies. I give you my life

When trials surround me I feel like I’ll lose
I don’t have to wait long for you to rescue

CHORUS

BRIDGE
Safe in your arms. I am safe in your arms. I am safe in your arms always (REPEAT)

CHORUS

It had been quite a day for the disciples. Lepers were healed, as was Peter’s mother, and a number of great stories were told. Jesus was a great story teller. He took the simple principles of life and turned them into lessons about God that people could relate to and remember. It was truly remarkable how He could each into everyone’s life right where they were. The people flocked to Him partly because of the miracles and partly because of His amazing way with words.

The crowds had gone back home and Jesus and his disciples got into a boat to go to the other side of the Sea of Galilee. In the middle of their crossing a sudden storm came up. The disciples worried they would drown, but they found Jesus asleep. The cried out to Him “Master, aren’t you worried we might perish?”. Jesus got up and said “Oh ye of little faith” and He quietly calmed the wind and the waves. All was at peace.

Sometimes we think Jesus I not there with us. We feel alone, abandoned and afraid. We are not sure how we will make it through this test, this storm. But He is always there just waiting for us to call to Him. He will calm the storm, take away the pain, dry the tears and soothe the mind. Nothing is too hard for Him!

Isaiah 61 King James Version (KJV)
61 The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound;
2 To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn;
3 To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness;

The Eye of the Storm

You are the eye of the storm
A calm from the wind and the rain
When I kneel and pray
You send me your grace
Bringing peace to my life once again

You are the rainbow so bright
After thunder and lightning suspend
When I’m in a mess
I see your faithfulness
Bringing hope that the trial will end

I will kneel at your feet and adore you
I will lift up my hands in praise
Because you are my fortress and refuge
I will worship your holy name

You are the sunrise at morn
Shedding light that pierces the dark
The birds sing their song
And I sing along
Bringing joy in the depth of my heart

Hallelujah I am free
Hallelujah I am saved
Hallelujah I’m delivered
By the power of your name

I will kneel at your feet and adore you
I will lift up my hands in praise
Because you are my fortress and refuge
I will worship your holy name

Hurricanes amaze me. Swirling around with winds of up to 170 MPH in the fiercest storms, they wander across the ocean on a path that meteorologists can only guess at. So massive that if one of these larger hurricanes were placed over the state of Iowa, where I live, it would cover the whole state with tropical force winds. The winds at the center, a place called the eye wall, are the strongest in the whole circulation. But even in these monstrous storms, in the center is calm. The eye of the storm often brings sunlight and blue skies between the walls of rain, It is a place of peace.

Our God is our refuge, our fortress, our place of peace in the midst of the trials of our lives. We can depend on Him to keep us safe and deliver us from harm. He will never fail us and never forsake us. What a wonderful God we serve!

Psalm 91:1-2 King James Version (KJV)
91 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
2 I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.

Deeper In Love With You

Deeper in love with you
Deeper my Lord
Help me grow deeper in love with you Lord
Purge me with hyssop
Make my life pure
Deeper in Love with you forevermore

Draw me in closer
Closer to you
Deeper and deeper in love with you Lord

Sin comes so easily into my life. I am riding along with my Lord so calmly and all of a sudden there it is again. A harsh word, a little white lie, a backbite here and there or maybe something more serious yet more hidden. Sin is always lurking at the door. There is only one way to keep it at bay. A deep, deep love for Jesus and the sacrifice He made that day on the cross. Knowing that He paid the bitter price for my sin, and now will sprinkle His blood with the sweetness of hyssop over my transgressions should be enough to bring me deeper in love with Him.. After all, He is in love with me! And I have done nothing to deserve it. He has done so much to deserve my love. Oh, Lord how I want to be deeper in love with you!

Psalm 51:7 King James Version (KJV)
7 Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.

Rock of Ages

When the storm clouds gather
And the North wind roars
Do not be discouraged
God will make you soar
High above your troubles
Where the sky is clear
You’re on higher ground
When the Lord is near

He lifts me up to higher ground
He calms my soul without a sound
I know I’m safe when He’s around
He is my rock of ages

Rock of ages, fortress strong
Rock of ages, I’ll go on
Jesus, Lord, please keep me safe
You’re my rock of ages

David writes many psalms about the one who is his fortress, his refuge, his strong tower. There will be storms that rage in our lives. There will be trouble on ever side. There will be heartache and there will be strife. But Jesus says He has overcome the world! He has overcome to bring us joy, peace, and hope. His love has brought us up out of the grave of sin and set our feet on solid ground. He is our rock and our fortress strong.

So don’t get lost in the storm. I live in the Midwest and we get blizzards quite often out here. The first thing they tell you is not to get out of your car if you are stranded. In a blizzard you can easily get disoriented and turned around if you start walking. Stay in the car. Stay in Jesus loving arms when the storm comes. Strand on the Rock and you will be safe.

Isaiah 26:4 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
4 “Trust in the LORD forever, For in [a]GOD the LORD, we have an everlasting Rock.

You Can Do It

I walk through the valley alone and afraid
Not knowing what will appear
The shadows surround me and I lose my way
I finally succumb to my fear

I try to escape the darkness and gloom
The sin that has hold on my life
Then I hear you whisper as quiet as dew
My child don’t despair in this night

You can do it with my strength
You can do it through my grace
You can come through this quagmire of life
You can do it with me
As I give you mercy
Don’t despair when your lost in the night

Suddenly light shines around me
The path becomes clear up ahead
Once again I know God walks beside me
I am sure I have nothing to dread
As He speaks

You can do it with my strength
You can do it through my grace
You can come through this quagmire of life
You can do it with me
As I give you mercy
Don’t despair when your lost in the night

Sometimes I get myself into situations that make me cringe. Why did I travel down this road? Why do I get lost in this sin? I brought myself here. Yes, the devil lured me in with His temptations and I succumbed to him, just as Adam and Eve did in the garden. He asks me the same question he asked them on that fateful day. “Did God really say you can’t do that?” When I give any thought to that question, I am in trouble. I know the word well enough to know right and wrong. Yet I walk off the path all too often. I am so glad God is always right thee to bring me back to the path of life. He gives me the strength and the grace to once again walk with Him. Lord, let me stay on this path you have laid out for me! Help me to stay in the light.

Psalm 91:2-3 King James Version (KJV)
2 I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.
3 Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.