Always

I asked the Lord to bless me
He said I always do
I asked Him if He’d heal me
He said it’s done for you
I asked the Lord to give me peace
He said I left it long ago
I asked Him to fill me with joy
He said it always flows
Always He is there
Always taking care
Meeting every need
Doing righteous deeds
Building up my faith
Answers never late
He is always there for me
I asked the Lord to build my faith
He said to read His word
I asked Him for a hope that lasts
He said I could be sure
Whatever thing I asked of Him
He said it’s been supplied
All things were given on that day
When Christ was crucified
There’s no more sacrifice for sin
The work has all be done
Now I just have to live the word
And victory is mine
Always He is there
Always taking care
Meeting every need
Doing righteous deeds
Building up my faith
Answers never late
He is always there for me

Escape The Rat Race

There’s a pattern this world likes to follow
Of hustle and bustle and fame
Go after riches and fortune
Live life and never be tame

I use a pattern that’s different
That seeks peace and joy, love and hope
Following Jesus is simpler
Then the pattern that makes this world cope

Why not step out and come with me
Escape the rat race as they say
Come to the Savior, He’s waiting
To change your life’s pattern today

 

 

 

In response to the daily prompt Pattern

My Hope For You

I hope you can hear what I hear
When the Spirit speaks to me
The sweet gentle sound of His voice
Like a heavenly melody

I hope you can see what I see
When I look to see His face
The glorious beauty of heaven
Makes me lift up my voice in praise

Oh Lord you are so magnificent
So merciful and wise
I want to be in your presence
Every day that I’m alive

I hope you can feel what I feel
When He takes me in His arms
His touch comforts me in my weakness
Gives my mind a sure sense of calm

I hope that you say what I say
When all my senses sense Him
My heart leaps out to sing praises
To my wonderful Lord and King

Oh Lord you are so magnificent
So merciful and wise
I want to be in your presence
Every day that I’m alive

I’ll praise you with a loud voice
I’ll open my ears to hear
I’ll open my eyes and behold you
As I feel you drawing near

I’ll lift up my hands towards heaven
My worship will reach to your ears
I’ll never stop singing your praises
Through all of my coming years

Oh Lord you are so magnificent
So merciful and wise
I want to be in your presence
Every day that I’m alive

The Vision

Soaring

High above the earth

I’m soaring

Flying through the clouds

I’m soaring

Looking down at earth below

Hoping

By faith I ask the Lord

I’m hoping

That we can make a change

I’m hoping

Love will conquer all our fears

And then I see a fountain

A fountain filled with joy

Springing up all over

From within the saints of God

And then I see a river

A river filled with peace

Flowing ‘cross the landscape

Centered where the joy had been

They flowed into an ocean

An ocean labeled love

Eventually this ocean

Touched the nations all around

Wond’ring

Could this really be

I’m wond’ring

If the saints of God can yield

I’m wond’ring

If the vision I have seen can come

Hearing

The voice of God declare

I’m hearing

My son this can come true

I’m hearing

When all my children heed my word

I drop down on my knees

And ask forgiveness now

He shows me His great mercy

And bids me go and tell

The vision that I’ve seen

Can be both here and now

If only we will share our love

With everyone around

Soaring

All throughout the land

I’m soaring

Praising God’s great love

I’m soaring

Knowing that the world can change

Hoping

The saints will hear the call

I’m hoping

And release the love of God

I’m hoping

To see this vision come to life

Divine Blessings

What if I was to tell you that joy could be yours 
Unspeakable joy ever day
No matter what trials and tests come along 
This joy never goes away

 

What if I was to tell you that peace could be yours
A peace the world can’t understand
Instead of the worry you now dwell upon
This peace is at your command

 

These blessings and more can be yours
Divine blessings from God up above
If you’ll call on His Son
And accept He’s the one
Who redeemed you from sin with His blood.

 

What if I was to tell you that hope could be yours
A hope everlasting and sure
Instead of wondering what tomorrow may bring 
This hope will always endure.

 

What if I was to tell you that healing was yours
From all of your aches and pains
When your body is hurting and nothing will help
This healing will sooth your complaint

 

His power to forgive

His mercy that gives

His grace everlasting and true

All these are His gifts

And they are yours if

You accept that He died for you

 

What if I was to tell you that love could be yours

A love that defies human thought

This love reaches down to the depth of your soul

It’s a love that can never be bought

 

These blessings and more can be yours
Divine blessings from God up above
If you’ll call on His Son
And accept He’s the one
Who redeemed you from sin with His blood.

No Contest

I sit and wonder why, Lord
Do people not choose thee
When they hear you’ve paid the price
From sin to set them free

Down here they feel so happy
And they think it’s the best
But if they just choose you today.
They would be richly blessed

In this life they party
Thinking all of life’s a game
If you would fill them with your joy
They’d never be the same

And when the party’s over
And the happiness is gone
They sit their all alone and wonder
When some peace will come

But I can tell them truly
That the peace that Jesus gives
Will permeate  their soul each day
As long as they shall live

You ask me how I know these things
So I’ll tell you here and now
‘Twas not that long ago my friend
That I refused to bow

I loved the party life at night
But hated waking up
My mind was filled with torment
My thoughts were so corrupt

It took at least 10 times
For me to head His call
But when I did, He kept His word
And gave to me His all

He blesses me each day
With His presence,  oh so sweet
He fills my heart with joy
Happiness just can’t compete

His peace is so remarkable
It soothes me every day
And His love is unforgettable
He walks along my way

But most of all His mercy
Is always reaching me
And His grace is so amazing
As it works to keep me free

You see it really is no contest
What the best life is
So why not turn your life around
And make your heart be His.

The Hope of Heaven

It may seem far away to you

So your not in any hurry

Your lie is going on just fine

So you don’t need to worry

 

But Jesus said the hour is near

And no one knows the day

That He will come with trumpet sound

To take His own away

 

So if you don’t know Him as your Lord

It’s urgent that you ask Him

To come into your heart today

If you ask, He’ll come in

 

And you will have that peace of  mind

That you are not alone

He’ll give you hope for all of time

And heaven will be your home

 

 

 

In response to the daily prompt Urgent

Every Time I Think

Every time I think about your grace, Lord

And how your blessings fall on me

I look up to the sky

A tear forms in my eye

As I lift my hands in praise to thee

 

Every time I think about your mercy

And the fact that you forgave all of my sin

My heart leaps in my chest

And my soul becomes so blessed

My worship comes from way down deep within

 

You are high above all others

You are greater than I know

You are more than mighty

You are more than worthy

Of the praise that I can show

 

So I will lift my voice and sing out

My worship song to all the earth

I’ll shout it all around

The streets of my small town

Until they all have heard the word

 

Every time I think about the hope, Lord

That you have put within my soul

I raise my eyes to heaven

Where soon I will be dwelling

You made it my eternal home

 

Every time I think about your love, Lord

And how you gave your life to set me free

I lift my voice in praise

To your mighty, glorious name

Because before I knew you, you loved me

 

You are high above all others

You are greater than I know

You are more than mighty

You are more than worthy

Of the praise that I can show

 

So I will lift my voice and sing out

My worship song to all the earth

I’ll shout it all around

The streets of my small town

Until they all have heard the word

All That You Need

There is hope for you

In your time of need

Just reach out to Him

And you’ll see

 

There is peace for

When confusion reigns

Just focus on Him

And you’ll gain

 

There is healing for you

When you feel ill

Just wait upon God

And be still

 

All that you need

All that you long for

You’ll find in Jesus hand

Just follow His lead

That’s found in the word

And you’ll be right in His plan

 

There is joy for you

When sorrow looms large

Just lean on the Lord

He’ll take charge

 

There is grace for you

When your feeling down

Just fall on your face

At His throne

 

There is mercy for you

When you’ve failed again

Just ask forgiveness

You’ll gain

 

All that you need

All that you long for

You’ll find in Jesus hand

Just follow His lead

That’s found in the word

And you’ll be right in His plan

 

There is love for you

When you feel alone

Just cry our to Him

And you’re home

 

There is faith for you

When your doubts arise

Just trust, in the Lord

You’ll survive

 

All that you need

All that you long for

You’ll find in Jesus hand

Just follow His lead

That’s found in the word

And you’ll be right in His plan

Knowing His Love

It’s not hard to explain

The love I have inside

For Jesus Christ my Lord

The one they crucified

He took away my sin

The day he bled and died

And when He rose again

He gave eternal life

 

His love fills me with joy

And that abundantly

This joy that lasts all day

And always comforts me

No circumstance can change

This joy that’s deep in me

It bubbles out in love

For all the world to see

 

His peace is always there

To brighten up my day

It keeps me safe and sound

Wherever I may stray

I never have to worry

When trials come my way

Because His peace is there

It gives me strength to pray

 

I’ll never lose the hope

Of heaven that’s ahead

My future is secure

I will not fear or dread

When all of life is gone

And to most I will be dead

My hope has made a mansion

Where I will rest my head

 

This poem could go on

For days and even years

Listing all the ways

His love is oh so dear

And all the benefits

He whispers in my ear

My prayer is that you’ll come to know

The love this poem shares