Is He Lord, or Just Savior?

This piece was inspired by my blog post today on the same subject from Psalm 132. You can view it at https://wordpress.com/post/petertgardner.wordpress.com/14536 if you like

We all can call Him Savior
For that is who He is
The stripes on His back saved us from sickness and disease
The thorns on His brow brought healing to our minds
The nails in His feet makes Him a lamp to light the way
The nails in His hands bring His peaceful touch
The blood dripping down His face redeemed us from our sin
The spear in His heart heals our broken hearts
And all this brings us joy
His resurrection brings us hope
And the guarantee of eternal life
All for just accepting that sacrifice on the cross
So many years ago
And accepting Him as our redeemer
Confessing our sins
Repenting and turning away
And following Him
Savior He is and always will be

But is He Lord
Do I follow His word
Do do as He asks
Do I give Him my liife
For that is what He requires
For entry to heaven
Or do I selectively do what He wants
And then what I want
Wallowing in between His truth
And mine.
This is lukewarmness
And the lukewarm He will spew out of His mouth
I don;t want to Be in that state
Is He Lord
Or is He just a puppet you call when you need Him
Is He Lord
Or is He just a gift giver to you
Is He Lord
Or is he just mercy and not truth
Is he Lord
Or is He just grace and not judgment

If He is not both Savior and Lord
You do Him a disservice
And yourself
And you may miss heaven
According to His own words
Make Him Lord today
Submit to His will
Follow His ways
Heed His words
Peace and Joy will seek you out
When He is Lord

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Watching Over Me

When I am feeling lonely and afraid
When doubt has started creeping through my life
When obstacles distract me
When thoughts and fears attack me
Whenever I can’t seem to sort things out

There’s a calm assurance that comes over me
A peace that passes everything I feel
It slowly overtakes me
The soothing balm awakes me
I sense your holy presence and remember

You are there in heaven
Watching over me
Keeping me protected from all harm
I can trust in you Lord
Even when I fall
You are there to pick me up again
And set me on my way

When I get weighed down by cares of life
When everything I do just comes out wrong
When just the dark surrounds me
When sorrows overwhelm me
Whenever I don’t see a clear way out

There’s a joy that starts to bubble from inside
A joy that doesn’t come from what I feel
It slowly overwhelms me
My heart can then assure me
That even in this place I must remember

You are there in heaven
Watching over me
Keeping me protected from all harm
I can trust in you Lord
Even when I fall
You are there to pick me up again
And set me on my way

In my darkest hours you are right beside me
In my hardest days you never leave my side
In my weakest moments I place my trust in you Lord
You wont let me fall
You won’t let me fail

You are there in heaven
Watching over me
Keeping me protected from all harm
I can trust in you Lord
Even when I fall
You are there to pick me up again
And set me on my way

One Way

To travel outside of our country
A passport is needed by all
If you don’t have one and try it
Your trip will end up being stalled

The same thing is true of life’s journey
You’ll end up in heaven or hell
You will need a passport for heaven
Despite all the lies people tell

You need Jesus Christ as your Savior
He is the one way this I know
Accept Him today and gain entrance
Make heaven your eternal home

 

 

In response to the daily prompt Passport

Make The Right Call

He beckons me out of my slumber
He speaks in His soft, gentle voice
Write the words that are settled within you
Let the world know that they have a choice

I thought for a minute about this
Then I picked up my paper and pen
I knew what the message would be like
I knew there’s a choice in the end

He tells us in plain, simple language
That it’s heaven or hell for us all
Each of us has a decision
I hope that you make the right call

You can follow your own path as always
Ignoring the warnings of God
Refusing to know His sweet mercy
And the price His Son paid at the cross

We are all born with sin in our system
That seed was placed long ago
And sin will not make it to heaven
It can only be covered by blood

God sent His Son to redeem us
From the curse of sin we all acquired
Accepted His blood as our ransom
Is the remedy that God required

So today you have a decision
If Jesus is not in your heart
You can ask Him in and gain heaven
Orr from God you’ll forever depart

I put down my pen and I pondered
These words that he spoke to my heart
Then I once more asked Him to forgive me
For the times I had not done my part

He longs for us all to come to Him
Free from sin by the work of His Son
So accept Him today
And you’ll find the way
To make heaven your eternal home

In The End

I can’t imagine how I would feel
If  I didn’t know where I would go
There’s eternal bliss in heaven above
Or fire and torture below

There’s a way you can know where you will go
So you won’t have to be nervous again
Make Jesus your Lord by asking Him in
And in heaven you’ll be in the end

 

In response to the daily prompt Nervous

Heavenly Vision

When I read about Heaven
It’s plain to see
That’s Heavens the place
That I want to be

With a colorful mind
A vivid mind set
I picture a scene
Like none I’ve seen yet

Streets of gold
Gates of pearls
A foundation of gems
Light of Jesus
Shines so bright
There’s no need for the sun

Can you picture it?
Do you know you’ll be there?
Jesus is the way
That you can be sure

 

In response to the daily prompt Vivid

The Narrow Gate

Not to the left
Not to the right
Will I find your way, oh Lord
Right down the middle
I’ll center my life
On the straight and narrow path

For wide is the gate
And broad the path
That leads to destruction down here
Narrow the gate
And straight the path
That leads to my heavenly home

 

 

 

 

In response to the daily prompt Center

For All Eternity

My life was such a mess back then
I gave death little thought
I always lived my life down here
Like I didn’t give a squat

But then I learned there was a hell
And it was not for me
I didn’t want to burn down there
For all eternity

So I accepted Christ as Lord
And the price He paid for me
And I will live in heaven above
For all eternity

In response to the daily prompt Squat

Heaven Is Waiting

Your mansion is ready
The streets are all swept
The Light of the city is bright
The angels are singing
The people are gathered
For the moment that you will arrive

There hoping and longing
That soon you’ll be with them
You’ve been apart way to long
But the questions remains
As the days dwindle past
Who will you bring along

Heaven is waiting for you
The crowds are all dressed in white
Find someone today
And show them the way
Take someone to heaven with you

We have been asked to preach
His good news to everyone
So they might believe and be saved
If we’ll just do that task
We’ll have our reward
Find someone who needs His grace

There will be singing
There will be shouting
There will be dancing around the throne
Lots of rejoicing
Loud Hallelujah’s
The day you bring someone else home

Heaven is waiting for you
The crowds are all dressed in white
Find someone today
And show them the way
Take someone to heaven with you

One Good Choice

Many will say their life is just fine
And I think that’s terrific
But when they talk about what comes next
They don’t get too specific

Some say maybe heaven’s for me
Others think a party in hell
Some say they will just rot in the ground
And some just cannot tell

I’d like to get real specific today
There is only one good choice to make
Accept Jesus Christ and heaven’s your home
If not, then in hell you will bake

 

 

In response to the daily prompt Specific