My Mission 

I looked out to the world

To see what there would be

And everwhere I looked

I saw pain and misery

There was no understanding

Compassion seemed misplaced

People were elusive 

They would lie right to my face

Then I looked to God

To see what I would see

His mercy and His grace

Did flow abundantly 

I saw it streaming to me 

Like rays shine from the sun

The blessings that they brought me

Did lift my heart in song 

I asked the Lord to show me

How this blessing could reach out 

To those who only saw the world 

Missing out on God above

He told me that’s my mission 

My calling from above

To share with everyone I know

The message of His love

I must admit I’ve faltered

At this task He’s given me

From this day forth I promise

This mission will drive me

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Before

Before I rise from sleep
Before the day begins
Before I take one step
I’m going to talk to Him

Before I think of work
Before I plan my day
Before I fix my hair
I’ll ask Him for His way

Jesus knows what this day brings
Before it even starts
If I will place my trust in Him
His peace will rule my heart
When trouble rears its ugly head
I will not lose my joy
Because my faith is anchored sure
He’ll go before the storm

Before my thoughts get full
Before my worries soar
Before my plans are set
I’ll look to His true Word

Before I take a sip
Before one bite goes down
Before my news is read
I’ll turn to His sweet sound

Jesus knows what this day brings
Before it even starts
If I will place my trust in Him
His peace will rule my heart
When trouble rears its ugly head
I will not lose my joy
Because my faith is anchored sure
He’ll go before the storm

He knows the plans He has for me
Plans for good to build my faith
Whatever comes what trials may fall
He knows before to guide my way

Plans

I often come up with wonderful plans
Of when I should go and when I should stand
But most of the time those plans are in place
I find myself falling flat on my face

I’m not very good at thinking real clear
The words that I say are not what they hear
My plan makes me say thing I should not
They cause those around me to grow rather hot

I cry to the Lord please help me to speak
It’s your words I want and your plan I seek
Whenever I revert to ways of my own
I find that I’m closer to being disowned

Your gentle sweet voice echoes soft in my ear
I quiet way down so you I can hear
You tell me to stop and follow your ways
Things will be better in upcoming days

I hope that I will learn something from this
That is my prayer and that is my wish
To follow His plan every day of my life
I will not get lost and peace will be mine

If you find you are wand’ring through life on your own
And the snares are around you outside or at home
Listen to Jesus and follow His plan
He’ll firmly guide you with His gentle hand

The Plan

I can assure you
That God has a plan for you
Which will be better than yours
I know for certain
That His way is destined
To wipe away all of your tears

When you give in
And respond to His calling
He’ll guide you each step of the way
And when it gets hard
He’ll send in His mercy
To make your life better each day

Just like a watchmaker He has a plan
It has been designed just for you
He knows He design
He knows when it’s time
To work out His plan in you

When you seem to be broke
And you’re wondering why
Just put them in His loving hands
Don’t worry or fret
He knows what to do
To put you together again

A watchmaker knows how to fix His designs
He knows all the parts and their place
The watch’s design is no puzzle to him
His knows all about every piece

God’s your designer and He knows your life
He knows what the future will bring
Your trials are never a problem for Him
He knows how to lead you through things

Just like a watchmaker He has a plan
It has been designed just for you
He knows He design
He knows when it’s time
To work out His plan in you

Let Faith Arise

As I travel through this life
There are tests I must survive
In the midst is when I cry
Let Faith arise

No matter where I am
Or what I may have planned
My life will soon demand
That faith arise

Let faith arise within me
Let it overtake my doubt
When things don’t seem to go the way they should
I turn my eyes to heaven
And my troubled soul cries out
Please help me through this test and work your good

I pray deep down within
My spirit wants to win
The words come flowing in
Let faith arise

No worry should be here
The Lord will lend an ear
When I will make it clear
That faith arise

God sets a plan before me
I do not know the path
His word will light the way
His love will hold me hand
He’ll guide me gently through
With Him I can’t wrong
And when this test is done
I’ll find it made me strong

Let faith arise within me
Let it overtake my doubt
When things don’t seem to go the way they should
I turn my eyes to heaven
And my troubled soul cries out
Please help me through this test and work your good

Out Of My Ways

When I’m full of myself
There’s no room for you, Lord
No room for wisdom, no room for joy
When I‘m full of myself
I can’t fill myself with you

When I’m lost in myself
There’s no way to get out
No path to take, no plan to tout
When I’m lost in myself
I can’t find my way to you

I want to fill myself with you
Filled with your word and your Spirit
I want to lose myself in you
Lost in your love
Peace from above
Lifting my praise to you

When I’m guiding myself
My path is obscure
Where I’ll end up isn’t sure
When I’m guiding myself
My path strays away from you

I want to follow in your ways
Keeping your word with my whole heart
I want to know you are my guide
Follow your plan
Holding your hand
Lifting my praise to you

Keep me out of myself and into you
Out of my ways all of my days
Out of my pride, in you I’ll hide
Only in you will my life abide

I want to fill myself with you
Filled with your word and your Spirit
I want to lose myself in you
Lost in your love
Peace from above
Lifting my praise to you