Constant Change

It amazes me to this day
That we’re alarmed by climate change
God created the heavens above
He created the winds and waves

There’s a constant change going on
It’s the way it was made to be
But we acquiesce to the thought
That man can destroy God’s decree

Man also desires to dispel
The truth about Jesus Christ
That He is the only way
To procure eternal life

Our choice is plain you see
Will we listen to God or man
I for one choose my God
And always trust in His plan

In response to the daily prompt https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2018/10/16/your-daily-word-prompt-acquiesce-October-16-2018/

That Same Tree

I was wandering one day in the forest
When I realized I’d lost my way
As I tried to work out my problem
I came to that same tree again

No matter how long I kept searching
I’d try different paths and ways
But as soon as I found some hope
I came to that same tree again

God has a plan just for me
It’s not always what I can see
When I have doubts
He’ll help me out
Then I’ll be where he wants me to be

My life can be full of problems
And I try to find my own way
But as soon as I get down the road
I come to that same tree again

God has a plan just for me
It’s not always what I can see
When I have doubts
He’ll help me out
Then I’ll be where he wants me to be

Lord, lead the way
Help me to stay
On the path you have laid out for me
Open my ears
So your voice I hear
And I won’t pass that tree again

God has a plan just for me
It’s not always what I can see
When I have doubts
He’ll help me out
Then I’ll be where he wants me to be

Ode to God’s Plan for Our Marriage

I’ve been thinking of God’s mercy
And His wondrous love for me
He was with me in my mother’s womb
Forming my head
My hands
My feet
My mind
My heart
Knowing that I would follow Him in my youth
Knowing that I would wander far away
In my teens and early twenties
Knowing that i would repent
And accept the amazing gift of His Son
And eternal life
In my mid-twenties
He formed my would -be wife when I was eight
He nurtured her in her youth knowing one day we would be together
Knowing exactly who she needed to be to deal with me
When I was twenty-six we met and were wed
Forty years later she is still my helpmate
My soulmate
My partner in worship
My everything along with Christ my Lord
What a Savior I have
What an awesome God I Serve
Who would prepare my bride so perfectly
To put up with a mess like me.
I praise Him
For we were both fearfully and wonderfully made
I write songs and hardly play
I do not write music
She plays by ear and can follow my voice
She does not need the music.
How awesome is my God
To prepare our way before us
For the ministry He has given each of us
What grace
What mercy
What love
Does my God have for us
I will praise Him
I will worship Him
I will adore Him
All the days of my life.

A Glorious Plan

I can’t always see
Where this road is lead
I can’t always know
What His grace will bestow
I can’t always understand
The way of His master plan
But I know all things work for my good

Whether sickness or pain or trial of faith
Whether heartache or sorrow or doubt for tomorrow
No matter what comes I know He’s right there
His hope is my refuge His grace is my stay

He has a plan that nothing can change
Full of blessings prepared just for me
As I walk by faith
In His mercy and grace

His Plan

Tiny granules of gleaming white sand
Slither through the hourglass of time
That signifies my lifespan
I cannot see this occurrence
I know not how much sand has emptied itself
From top to bottom
Nor can I perceive how much remains
To still work it’s way through
I am completely at God’s mercy
Then I make a perceived costly mistake
As I proceed down the pathway of life
I pause
I imagine that I have damaged my relationship
With my God who controls the sand
Has the plan been altered
Has the master removed some sand
Have a done irreparable damage
To the outcome
I ponder
Do I really think I am powerful enough
To upset the meticulous plans
Of Almighty God
Who formed me in my mother’s womb
Who knew me before He formed me
Who knows all from beginning end
Reality enters my mind and my spirit
As I acknowledge His authority
To allow whatever is needed into my life
To mold and make me into His perfect vessel
I humbly ask for His mercy
I give Him thanks for giving me this trial
I accept with joy this challenge
I lift my hands in praise
To Him who sits on the throne
I proceed

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

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