Missed His Grace

When I see all the chaos
In this crazy world of ours
I sit here and I wonder
How our time has been devoured

The preciousness of each new day
Seems best to have escaped
Before we know it sun has set
And we have missed His grace

His grace is with us every day
Each moment we’re alive
It gives us hope to carry om
It helps us to survive

But most times we just let it slip
Not giving grace a thought
We think we made it on our own
Through every battle fought

The truth is that His grace was there
When we were in a bind
He brought us out and lifted us
Out of the daily grind

But we just went our way again
Not giving grace a thought
While all the while it was right there
Our future grace has bought

The next time trouble comes your way
Lift up your eyes and see
That grace was there beside you
And grace has set you free

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

What Love

I am convinced
Fully persuaded
Knowing beyond a shadow of a doubt
With full faith
And all belief
That Jesus loves me
More than I can comprehend
More than I deserve
More than I can express
In simple words
His love for me was evident
On that day so long ago
When He talked to His disciples in the upper room
When he told them he would be leaving them
When He washed their feet
Stooping down before them
Towel and basin by His side
Wiping the dust ad grime off
Drying them carefully
When He gave them the bread
Saying this is my body
Broken for you
He gave them the wine
Saying this is my blood
Poured out for you
They walked to the garden
As He taught them
His final words to them
He prayed
While they slept
Submitting to the Father’s will
Soldiers came
He surrendered to them
Trial came
He was silent
Scourging came
He bore the stripes
Crown of thorns came
He offered His brow
Beaten and bruised
He gave His body
Trial before Pilate
He humbled Himself
Carried His cross
Though His body was worn
Nailed through His hands and feet
Onto the tree
Crucified between thieves
Took on our sins
Gave up His life
It was not taken from Him
Placed in a borrowed tomb
Sealed with a stone
What a gift he has given
When he gave Himself
For my sin
For my shame
For my guilt
For my pardon
Oh what mercy
Oh what grace
Oh what love

He Covered Me

I will not be denied
The blessings of the Lord
He’s laid them out for all the world to see
I’ll seek His will each day
I’ll draw close to His side
Then I’ll become what he wants me to be

Mercy flowing freely
For His mercy covered me
I’ll always see the best in everyone
Grace that covers mistakes
For His grace has covered me
Forgiving and forgetting those things done

Joy that never ceases
For His joy has covered me
No matter what the test I still feel blessed
Peace that calms my spirit
For His peace has covered me
The storms of life all pass me as I rest

Hope for life eternal
For His hope has covered me
Nothing can distract me from my goal
Love that knows no bounds
For His love covered me
The love of God will fill my heart and soul

Then when the day is over
When the sun is settling down
I will know that all these blessings guide my life
I’ll climb into my bed
Then I’ll lift my praise to God
For keeping me attracted to His light

I will not be denied
The blessings of the Lord
He promised them for all the world to see
You too can claim them now
There close within your grasp
Just give your all each day
Make Him your only way
Then all these blessings will be yours to keep

Can You Sing Glory

Can you sing glory
Glory to the Lamb
Can you sing holy
Holy is the Lamb
Can you sing worthy
Worthy is the Lamb
Can you sing Righteous
Righteous is the Lamb

Can you sing mercy
Mercy is the Lamb
Can you sing gracious
Gracious is the Lamb
Can you sing faithful
Faithful is the Lamb
Can you sing Jesus
Jesus is the Lamb

Jesus, Savior
Lamb that was slain
Mighty is your word
Mighty is your name
Jesus, Jesus
Name above all names
Worthy of my highest and praise

Far Off

Far off

Past the fields filled with snow

and dirt

and the residue from the harvest

Past the river

winding through the countryside

seemingly aimlessly

Past the tree lined river bed

that marks it’s path

through the fields

Past the small town

just east of here

small and quaint

nestled in the quiet earth

still asleep

There is where I see beauty

Streaming rays of beginning dawn

show on the horizon

clouds gilded with gold

others shimmering red

orange

yellow

As I watch the splendor

I am aware

acutely aware

God has graced me with one more day

 

 

 

In response to the daily prompt Horizon

The Journey

This journey I am on has it’s pitfalls
Sometimes I’m in holes so deep
I look for ways out
Then to God I shout
His loving hand rescues me

This journey I’m on has its turmoil
I’m dazed and confused in the mess
I try to stay calm
Then Gods graceful arm
Embraces me and i feel blessed

The road can be long
The path can be hard
The rocks can be sharp
The hill can be steep
The way can be difficult
But God has a plan
He’ll carry me through every time.

This journey I’m on can bring sorrow
Sometimes my soul is real down
I look for his peace
Then God brings release
His joy puts me on solid ground

This journey I’m on can feel lonely
There is no one nearby to call
I search for the Lord
My prayer brings reward
His comforter becomes my all

The road can be long
The path can be hard
The rocks can be sharp
The hill can be steep
The way can be difficult
But God has a plan
He’ll carry me through every time.

Trust Him on your journey
Praise Him on the way
He will guide you safely
Listen while you pray

The road can be long
The path can be hard
The rocks can be sharp
The hill can be steep
The way can be difficult
But God has a plan
He’ll carry me through every time.

Never Above

Never Above my Savior
Always below His feet
His love divine
Will always be mine
In Him I am complete

Never Above His mercy
Always below His gaze
His peace sublime
Mine for all time
When i am under His grace

Sweet is His love for me
Sweet mercy given so free
Love was nailed onto a tree
Raised high so all could see

Never above redemption
Always forgiveness I need
Sinner within
Finds comfort in Him
Daily I bow at His feet

Never above His calling
Always beholding to Him
Every new day
I bow down to pray
Asking His guidance within

Sweet is His love for me
Sweet mercy given so free
Love was nailed onto a tree
Raised high so all could see

Oh what a savior
Oh what a friend
Gave all He had
Right to the end

Sweet is His love for me
Sweet mercy given so free
Love was nailed onto a tree
Raised high so all could see

He Came Down

Down from above
Bringing His love
The Savior came on Christmas day
Babe in the hay
Quiet He lay
While angels proclaimed His praise

Shepherds rejoiced
They heard Angels voice
To Bethlehem they made their way
Bowing in honor
Glory forever
To Jesus who came as a babe

He came down to save us
He came down to free us
From sweet little babe
To sacrifice made
He came down and gave us His grace

I cannot imagine
His love I can’t fathom
That He would give up His throne
His birth was obscure
His life was a blur
Only three years was this earth His home

From lowly beginning
To triumphant King
He had to give all he had
His death on the cross
Was such a great loss
But victory came in the end

He came down to save us
He came down to free us
From sweet little babe
To sacrifice made
He came down and gave us His grace

Emmanuel
God with us
The form of a babe
The Lord of Lords lay
Ready to redeem us all

He came down to save us
He came down to free us
From sweet little babe
To sacrifice made
He came down and gave us His grace

Multiplied  

I gave the Lord my sorrow
Everything that hurt
I left it all in Jesus loving hands
He gave me peace to soothe my soul
A thousand times more grace 
Now I find rest where trouble used to land 

I gave the Lord my weakness 
My will would always lose 
I yielded up myself to find His way 
He said He had a plan for me
A thousand times more grace 
Now His strength guides me every single day

Multiplied blessings
Multiplied grace 
Multiplied mercy 
Multiplied praise 
Whatever I give Him 
He gives me more 
Reversing my sorrow
Releasing His joy 

I gave the Lord my passions
They’d fail me every time
I turned my heart completely to love Him 
He told of His love for me
A thousand times more grace 
My passion now is only found in Him

The more of me I give Him 
The more of Him He gives 
The more I lose myself
The more His Spirit lives 
I cannot out give Him 
He gives His all to me
The more I love my Savior 
The more like Him I’ll be

Multiplied blessings
Multiplied grace 
Multiplied mercy 
Multiplied praise 
Whatever I give Him 
He gives me more 
Reversing my sorrow
Releasing His joy