No Complaints

Some people give out hatred
Others emit fear
There are those who always have complaints
Some will bring you down
Others make you doubt
There’s even some who have a hundred pains

All of the above
And many more beside
Can truly work to bring a person down
It’s not the way to be
If Christ is in the lead
The words He spoke gave mercy all around

Let us dispense His mercy
To everyone we meet
That we might speak in words of love and grace
No place for our complaining
No murmuring or doubt
Only those things that fill our hearts with praise

In response to the daily prompt https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2018/08/15/your-daily-word-prompt-dispense-august-15th-2018/

It Matters Not

It matters not what I’m going through
Or what the day may bring
The Lord deserves my praise this day
So, I will gladly sing.

I’ll sing of His great mercy
I’ll sing of His great love
I’ll sing of His amazing grace
He lights the star’s above

He gives me joy abundant
And peace within my soul
Never does a day go by
He makes my spirit whole

I’ll shout His praise from the rooftops
I’ll lift my voice and sing
Eternal Hallelujahs
To the King of Kings

Your Grace Abounds

Through deepest valleys and darkest days
Through all my trials and through my pain
Through every storm and all my fears
Your grace abounds to me

Through days of sorrow and sleepless nights
Through shattered hopes and tears of plight
Through times alone when my peace is gone
Your grace abounds to me

Your grace abounds to me
It fills my every need
When troubles come
Your grace has won
Giving me victory

Your grace abounds to me
Open my eyes to see
In my despair
You are still there
Your grace abounds to me

Through every heartache and every tear
Through every putdown that I might hear
Through deep depression when I am down
Your grace abounds to me

And when my trials seem more than I can bear
I know your grace will always find me here
If I just keep a watchful eye
You’ll satisfy every time

Your grace abounds to me
It fills my every need
When troubles come
Your grace has won
Giving me victory

Your grace abounds to me
Open my eyes to see
In my despair
You are still there
Your grace abounds to me

Two Things

There’s only two things you must know
To be all you can be
Thing one is His great mercy
Thing two is grace that’s free

Mercy reached out to touch our lives
When Jesus came from above
Took the form of a baby
Because of His great love

Mercy was with Him every day
As He healed all that would come
Taught the ways of the Kingdom
Truly was God’s Son

Mercy then took Him to the cross
Where He bled and died for me
Mercy rose Him up from the grave
So I’d live eternally

The greatest show of mercy
The world has ever seen
Is something I must know deep down
Because it was done for me

Grace has supplied my every need
From the moment I was born
From the fresh air that I breath each day
To the sunrise every morn

Grace followed us as we grew in years
For it truly gave us life
Each trial that we faced has passed
And grace helped us survive

Grace gave the greatest gift of all
When we asked the Savior in
By grace are you saved through faith my friend
It is grace that makes you win

This grace that’s so amazing
Grace always blesses me
He gives it freely to us
Supplying ever need

When you are looking out ahead
At what your life may bring
Make sure that grace and mercy
Are the most important things

Incessant

They come at you
Somedays rippling
Low and soft
Lapping at your feet
Tickling your toes with their gentle touch
Other days they are higher
Sounding like a gentle breeze
Wandering through the trees
They flow over your feet
Tingling the top
Drawing back the sand under your feet
A giggle escapes your lips
As the sand disappears from under you
A fun filled feeling

Other days they are higher
Stronger
Like small rolling fields of grain
They run up to you
Over your feet in sweeping motion
Lapping at your ankles
Drawing back and making you rock
Driving the sand from under your feet
Causing you to hold yourself up a bit
Rising and falling
With the tide

Then there are days they are mighty
Roaring like a lion
Rising like a giant windstorm
A long field of blue
Looking like a mountain range
Moving right toward you
Snow caps develop as they crest
Then the start to roll at the top
And slowly yet suddenly fall
With a mighty crash
Like a thunder clap
White foam rises high and rolls forward
Almost sweeping you off tour feet
Thrown drawing back and knocking you down
Riptides mighty and pulling back
Dangerous yet beautiful

No matter what wave comes ashore
It is incessant
The ocean serves them up
Never ending
Always beautiful
Dependable
Reliable
Remarkable
Faithful

As is God’s amazing grace
Waves upon waves
As we need it
Day by day grace comes
Sometimes softly and gentle
As on the good days
When things are going well
And all is calm in our lives
Grace flows in
Little by little
Low and almost unnoticed
But never ceasing

Other days it’s more noticeable
Because the day is harder
The troubles deeper
The worry stronger
The doubt looming
Yet grace appears
As we need it day by day
Hour by hour
Minute by minute
Grace as we need it
Not a second early
Nor a second late
Grace is there incessantly
Calming our fears
Easing our pains
Giving us hope
One step at a time
Lapping at our Spirit
Joy bubbles up inside
In the most difficult times
Because grace is there

Then there are days grace roars
His powerful grace can’t be missed
Over and over again it crashes in
Like that mighty ocean wave
We feel it deep within us
We know it is there to help
To sweep us off our feet
Letting us know we have no strength to fight
We must yield to His power and strength
Majestic grace
Rising as we need it
Never failing
Always coming at us
Surrounding us
Enveloping us in it’s ardor
Grace rushes in

Embrace grace
Acknowledge grace
Be aware of grace
Know when it comes
Thank God for each occurrence
Each wave
Small or mighty
Silent or loud
Give Him praise for His grace
Raise your voice in gratitude
Incessantly
Relentlessly
Without another thought but to thank Him
For the ocean of grace He gives you freely
From a rugged cross two thousand years ago
When He gave His only Son
As a sacrifice
To wipe away your sin
And reconcile you to himself
A gift beyond comprehension
Beyond imagination
Beyond our ability to grasp
A lifetime is spent to understand this grace
Yet we receive it in a moment
Just by asking Jesus to forgive us
And making Him Lord of our lives
Then His grace comes

Once we receive we have but one call
One duty
One simple command
Give it away
Do unto others what God has done for us
Give Grace
Sometimes just a little
Sometimes in waves upon waves
To whomever needs it
Friend or enemy
Family or stranger
If they cross our path
As their feet step into our lives
Like the wave of the ocean
Grace should flow from us to them
Nor jealousy
Or envy
Or anger
Or worry
Or complaint
Or murmuring
Or backbiting
Or gossip
Ir revenge
Only grace
Incessant grace
Flowing out from us
As His grace flows in
It is our duty
It is our call
It is His love and passion
Let your grace go
Like the ocean wave
Never ceasing
Always faithful
Evident for all to see

In response to the daily prompt Oceans – Incessant

Show Me

Show me your mercy
Abounding to me
Show me the grace
That set me free

Show me the peace
That calms the storm
Show me your joy
Increasingly more

Show me the hope
That endures forever
Show me your love
That fails me never

Show me deliverance
Break every chain
Show me salvation
All over again

Show me your healing
Wipe out my pain
Show me the freedom
That in you I gain

Show me your Spirit
Who guides me each day
Show me the Shephard
Who prepares my way

Show me the cross
Where you bled and died
Show me the glory
That you sacrificed
Show me the throne
Where you reign on high
Please show me Jesus
And I’ll testify

I’ll testify of His great love for me
I’ll testify how He set me free
I’ll testify of all he has done
I’ll show them Jesus one by one

 

Centered On Jesus

For some it is power and others seek fame
Some long for riches and many play games
Then there are those who make knowledge their aim
I’d rather seek after the Lord

Some find that drugs help them get through this life
Some use their strength to make others comply
Then there are those who can’t make up their mind
I’ll set me mind on the Lord

Centered on Jesus
Seeking His way
Knowing His truth
His words I obey
Mercy He gives me
Grace flows so free
I’m centered on Jesus
That’s where I will be

If you’re looking for me I’m not very far
Just find out where Jesus is I’ll be right there
Sitting beside Him and hearing His word
Learning His truth forevermore

Jesus has everything I’ll ever need
Jesus has wisdom to help me succeed
Jesus has promised that my life He’ll keep
My life is centered on Him

Centered on Jesus
Seeking His way
Knowing His truth
His words I obey
Mercy He gives me
Grace flows so free
I’m centered on Jesus
That’s where I will be

Abounding

Abounding in mercy
Forgiveness for me
My sins are gone
You set me free

Abounding in grace
Blessings for me
Pour down from heaven
Great gifts I receive

Jesus, my Jesus
You paid the price for me
Died on a cross for me
So I might live
Jesus my Jesus
You rose again for me
Hear my prayers constantly
Always you give

Abounding in joy
Bubbling in me
Even in hard times
My soul is happy

Abounding in peace
You left for me
Not like the world has
Your peace is real

Jesus, my Jesus
You paid the price for me
Died on a cross for me
So I might live
Jesus my Jesus
You rose again for me
Hear my prayers constantly
Always you give

Then there is your love
Your unfailing love
Flowing from heaven
Reaching my soul
Your love abounds
More than I can respond
It’s deeper and wider
And lasts all life long

Jesus, my Jesus
You paid the price for me
Died on a cross for me
So I might live
Jesus my Jesus
You rose again for me
Hear my prayers constantly
Always you give

 

I Rest

I rest in your promises Savior divine
Because of your mercy they all can be mine
I rest in your promises Jesus my Lord
You show them all to us throughout your word

I rest in your peace it calms every storm
I rest in your joy which bubbles and warms
I rest in your hope that never will die
I rest in your love forever it’s mine

I rest in your healing for every disease
I rest in deliverance that you bring to me
I rest in your cleansing from every sin
I rest in your Spirit that dwells within

There’s no need to worry
There’s no need to doubt
When I have a conflict
You’ll carry me out
And when indecision
Has darkened my way
You’ll speak to my heart
And guide me each day

I’ll rest in your mercy abundant and free
I’ll rest in the mercy that you give to me
I’ll rest in your grace amazing and grand
I’ll rest in the grace that helps me to stand

And when I am weary and day is done
I’ll look to the west and the setting sun
I’ll know that you’re with me throughout the night
I’ll quietly rest in you

Your Great Love

I can’t describe the love you have for me
I can’t describe the mercy that sets me free
Your great love
Is more than enough
To satisfy my wildest dreams

I don’t believe the peace and joy I’ve found
I don’t believe your grace that does abound
Your great love
Is more than enough
To keep my feet on solid ground

Your great love. Your great love
You call to me with open arms
Your great love is more than enough
To always keep me safe from harm

I wonder when I’ll finally see your face
I wonder when I’ll join the angel’s praise
That great day
Is not far away
I’ll celebrate with hands upraised

Your great love. Your great love
You call to me with open arms
Your great love is more than enough
To always keep me safe from harm

Every storm that comes
Every trial that looms
Has to flee and run from your great love
Every turn I take
Every day I wake
You are there to guide with your great love

Your great love. Your great love
You call to me with open arms
Your great love is more than enough
To always keep me safe from harm