Incredible Love

His love is more than I can know
It reaches inside me
The love He brought from heaven above
The love that set me free
He taught me how to live each day
In love and harmony
Oh that I could demonstrate
His incredible love

His mercy reached my struggling soul
And forgave all of my sin
His grace has blessed abundantly
It flows from deep within
His strength is now my sure defense
I know that I will win
Oh that I could only show
His incredible love

I feel it when I rise each day
‘Til when I face the night
I feel it when I work and play
His love is like a light
It shines on me and gives me joy
I feel His awesome might
All because He gives to me
His incredible love

Love that’s filled with power
Yet it’s sweet and kind
Love that knows no limits
Touching all mankind
Love that shows compassion
Troubled ones He finds
How I want to demonstrate
His incredible love

It’s up to me to tell the world
And show them by my ways
That there’s a God in heaven above
Who cares about their days
They all should know that He is there
To touch their lives today
Oh how I must spread the word
Of His incredible love

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What Can I Give

What can I give to Jesus my Lord
Considering He’s given me so much more
All that I have has come from His grace
His mercy touched me in my disgrace

There are 3 things I must daily give
To walk in His presence as long as I live
He gladly accepts these three simple things
So to Him each day I gladly will bring

First I must give Him all of my sin
Turn from it fully and repent within
He will take all of it gladly from me
Then clean my soul and I shall be free

Next I must give Him all of my praise
Lifting my voice to Him with hands upraised
Offering words that exalt His sweet name
A sweet smelling savor of love for His grace

Last I must give Him all of myself
My body, my soul, my mind and all else
There is nothing that I should withhold from Him
He desires to bless me without and within

When I have given these three simple things
Jesus my Savior becomes King of Kings
Lord of my life, I will bow at His throne
Knowing that now my life He does own

Why?

Early Saturday morning
Lightning dazzles the sky
I woke up asking one question
The word on my mind was why

Why do I love God so much
Why does He give me such choice
Why do I love to praise Him
Why did He give me a voice

The answers came rather quickly
As I penned these words today
I’d like to share with you now
And then be on my way

I love Him because of His mercy
And His wonderful grace to me
He found me when I was a sinner
Then He lovingly set me free

He gives me a choice to follow
Or stumble right back to my shame
Just to see if I really love Him
Or if I’ll just make fun of His name

I praise Him for He’s the creator
Nothing equals His majesty
I praise Him for who He is
And all He has done for me

He gave me a voice to tell others
Of my wonderful Savior above
To share with all that I meet
How they can know His great love

Now that He gave me the answers
To the why’s I was having tonight
I think I’ll go back to sleep
And pull the covers up tight

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

Jesus My All In All

When I think of all He has done for me
How He gave up His life on Calvary
Took my sin away and set me free
I can’t help but praise His name

When I think of the words He spoke back then
Words of love and of kingdoms without end
His words guide my life in His holy plan
I can’t help but praise His name

Oh what a Savior
Oh What a friend
Oh what a Lord He is
Loves me much more
Than i comprehend
Jesus my all in all

When I think that He bore the stripes just for me
He brings joy to me life because I’m healed
How His suffering bore turmoil so I’d have peace
I can’t help but praise His name

Oh what a Savior
Oh What a friend
Oh what a Lord He is
Loves me much more
Than i comprehend
Jesus my all in all

All of my worship
All of my praise
All of my love I give
Unto my Savior
Jesus my Lord
Jesus my all in all

Oh what a Savior
Oh What a friend
Oh what a Lord He is
Loves me much more
Than i comprehend
Jesus my all in all

Incredible He Is

When I think of how He came to earth so long ago one day
How he left His throne in heaven as a baby in the hay
The first to come and greet Him were shepherds with their praise
I am awed by how incredible He is

Then I read of how He healed the sick and made the lame to walk
He fed five thousand from a lunch and cured the dumb to talk
Healing came from just a touch as teaching was His talk
I am awed by how incredible He is

Incredible His love for me
Incredible He came for me
Incredible He died for me
Jesus Incredible

He went before the high priest and heard their words so dire
The crowd cried crucify Him as He stood so calm and quiet
He walked with Calvary’s cross so worn and bruised and tired
His sacrifice incredible it was

Incredible His love for me
Incredible He came for me
Incredible He died for me
Jesus Incredible

He died to set me free from sin
Was buried then He rose again
Now I have a home in heaven
Now that’s incredible

Incredible His love for me
Incredible He came for me
Incredible He died for me
Incredible He rose for me
Incredible He lives in me
Incredible He walks with me
Incredible He talks to me
Jesus Incredible

His Love Will Always Come Through

I sing of the mercy and the grace of Jesus
How He gives them freely and changes my life
My provider my protector my refuge and fortress
My shelter in storm and in darkness my light

I sing of His peace and His joy overflowing
How He gives me hope that fills up my soul
He calms all my doubts and takes worry away
His plan for my future will be evermore

But it’s His love His sweet love that I cherish
A love that is lasting and true
Even if I should fail
Or if I should fall
His love will always come through

I sing of the Spirit He gives me abundant
The Comforter sweet that’s always beside
He teaches me truth and leads me through trouble
In times of decision He is my guide

I can depend on all of these things
No matter what my come or go
His great faithfulness will be my comfort
Everywhere I go

But it’s His love His sweet love that I cherish
A love that is lasting and true
Even if I should fail
Or if I should fall
His love will always come through
Even if I should fail
Or if I should fall
His love will always come through

I Chose Jesus

When I was young I made a lot of choices
Some good, some bad and some fell in between
I really didn’t know
Which way that I should go
I wandered through my life quite aimlessly

Through drugs and alcohol my journey took me
Wild women and a lot of lonely nights
I couldn’t find my way
Sank lower every day
Until I couldn’t see the dark from light

Then an old friend invited me to visit
Across the country travelling I went
It’s then I met his friend
On whom he did depend
I made a choice that’s been mine ever since

I chose Jesus
From a missionaries’ words
I chose Jesus
He convinced me I was lost
I chose Jesus
I had no desire to live my life that way
I chose Jesus
He has filled me with His love
I chose Jesus
His sweet spirit leads the way
I chose Jesus
Now I choose Him each and every day

Now I have a wife and family beside me
Many friends encourage me along the way
With Jesus as my choice
He is my inner voice
I strive to take in very word He says

I choose Jesus
As the one that I will love
I choose Jesus
He will guide me from above
I choose Jesus
I will follow Him wherever He may lead
I choose Jesus
Won’t you come along with me
I choose Jesus
Make Him the one you seek
I choose Jesus
He will fill all your desires and your needs

Captured

I’m captured by His awesome grace
That He would gladly take my place
Upon the cross, my sins erased
By His amazing grace

I’m captured by His mercy grand
That He did formulate a plan
To come and ransom all of man
By His mercy grand

How captivating is His love
Creator reaching from above
To bring His children home
My heart leaps out to give Him praise
I worship Him with hands upraised
For He made haven my home

I’m captured by His endless love
Before I knew Him it did come
His spirit drew me, gentle dove
By His endless love

He fills me with His peace
He fills me with His joy
He fills my heart with hope
He builds me up in faith
He’s always there for me
Wherever I may go
What a mighty God
What a mighty God

How captivating is His love
Creator reaching from above
To bring His children home
My heart leaps out to give Him praise
I worship Him with hands upraised
For He made haven my home

Dear Jesus

Dear Jesus I need you
More each day
I promise I will cling to
Your holy way

Dear Jesus I love you
More each day
You always watch over me
You hear me pray

Precious are you Lord
Precious to me
Giving your grace
Abundantly

Precious are you Lord
Precious each day
You are my Refuge
Fortress and stay

Dear Jesus please help me
Through all these tests
Show me the pathway
To just have your best

Dear Jesus hold me
In your loving arms
Settle my spirit
Please keep me calm

Precious are you Lord
Precious and kind
You walk beside me
Soothing my mind

Precious are you Lord
Words can’t describe
How much I love you
I’m glad you are mine