Many Laughs

I once was a man full of laughter
I was happy for moments in time
I used many laughs through my years
But I never knew which one was mine

Sometimes I’d burst out a HA
Other times snickers were good
A guffaw a cackle or giggle
I’d laugh just as loud as I could

But all of this laughter was surface
I was hurting deep down inside
Because happiness lasts for a moment
After that sadness ruled my life

But then I met Jesus my Savior
He cleansed me from all of my sin
His peace settled into my spirit
He brought me true joy within

Now I have this joy forever
It’s not for a moment and gone
If always sad in your spirit
Look to Jesus and true joy will come

In response to the daily prompt https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2018/10/20/your-daily-word-prompt-cackle-October-20-2018/

Life Overflowing

When I think of His mercy
His grace
His passion
His wonderful love
That flows from above

When I see His creation
Hear the birds
See the sunset
His tapestry flows
As nature unfolds

When I think that He came down
From His throne
To die alone
He took my sins
Gave me peace within

When I think that He rose again
Seated on high
On heaven’s throne
He prepares a place
I will see His face

My enraptures my heart
Fills my life overflowing
I am overwhelmed by Jesus
He comforts my soul
His blessings surround me
What a glorious Lord we serve

In response to the daily prompt https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2018/09/29/your-daily-word-prompt-Enrapture-september-29th-2018/

 

Let My Words

Let my words be graceful every day
That whoever hears is blessed
Let me speak only what edifies
That the hearer will lift up his eyes

Let my words bring peace to troubled souls
Comfort in their darkest times
Let me speak only what soothes their pain
So that they might lift your name again

Let my words bring joy where sorrow lurks
That will bubble up inside
Let me speak only what brings a smile
To their saddened face for just a while

Let my words bring hope to those in doubt
That will build their confidence
Let me speak only what their souls need
So that once again through faith they’ll see

Let my words bring love to everyone
That they’ll know my Savior’s heart
Let me speak encouragement to them
That they’ll lift their praise to Him again

This poem was inspired by Ephesians 4:29
Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.

He’s All You Need

Find peace in Jesus He settles your storms
When lightning is flashing you’ll feel no alarm
When you’re in a battle He will bring calm
Find peace in Jesus safe in His arm

Find joy in Jesus that bubbles inside
When life brings a test His joy will not hide
When all seems so wrong He will always abide
Find joy in Jesus He stays by your side

All that you need
All you desire
All that your heart
Will ever require
All that you long for
All your desire
He’s all you need
He’s all you need

Find hope in Jesus that never will die
When all seems lost He’ll lift up your eyes
When darkness comes His light will shine bright
Find hope in Jesus for all of your life

Then there’s His love
His wonderful love
It never gives up
It flows from above
His love is deep
His love is enough
Wonderful love
Wonderful love

All that you need
All you desire
All that your heart
Will ever require
All that you long for
All your desire
He’s all you need
He’s all you need

A Blessing

Be blessed this day my friend
From dawn until the night
May God define your path
May love bring you delight
May joy be yours abundant
May peace make all things bright
Be blessed this day my friend
May Jesus be your light

Be blessed this day my friend
With every step you take
Find mercy all around you
Give mercy that’s not fake
Walk closely with your brother
Fill up their life with grace
Be blessed this day my friend
Show others Jesus’s face

Be blessed this day my friend
May hope be yours today
A hope that’s everlasting
A hope that will not fade
May every moment highlight
The depth of your true faith
Be blessed this day my friend
Walk in God’s holy way

Be blessed this day my friend
Fill up your heart with praise
Sing glory hallelujah
To Jesus’s precious name
Lift up your hands in worship
Let your voice be upraised
Be blessed this day my friend
This blessing’s yours today..

Your Mantra

Do you have a problem with worry
Does fear of the unknown lurk within
Your mind can find no peace
Your heart is not at ease
And it seems there is no joy life can bring

I have a suggestion you should try
That can change the outlook for each day
It takes a little time
But quite soon you will find
Your worries will dissolve along the way

Praise the Lord
Give it all you’ve got
Read His Word
Live it every day
Pray for needs
Listen for His voice
Give Him thanks
For each mercy found

And then take just one verse
Philippians four and eight
And make that verse your mantra
Follow it always

Think on things just
Think on things pure
Think on thing honest
Think on things true
Think on things lovely
Think on things virtuous
Think on things praiseworthy
Think on good reports

Then your mind will be renewed
Your heart will be restored
His peace will flow through you
His joy will overflow
Your life will be at rest
Your spirit will be eased
Worry will dissolve into the air
And you’ll be free

In response to the daily prompt
Your Mantra

Fill My Heart

Fill my heart with peace Lord
Peace unmatchable
Let me soul be still in times of storms
Fill my heart with joy Lord
Joy unspeakable
Let my spirit rise above all harms

Fill my heart with hope Lord
Hope unshakeable
Let me know the beauty of your plans
Fill me with your love Lord
Love unchangeable
Let me know I’m always in your hands

This is my desire
That I be filled with you
All that you have done
And all you want to do
This is my desire
This is my heart’s cry
Daily make me more like you

Fill my heart with patience
Fill my heart with healing
Fill me heart with your deliverance
May there be nothing left
Of the heartbreak of this world
Fill me heart with mercy and with grace

This is my desire
That I be filled with you
All that you have done
And all you want to do
This is my desire
This is my heart’s cry
Daily make me more like you

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

Nothing Can Separate

In every storm I still hear His voice
Calming the wind and the waves
There’s never a time He is not there with me
His peace sustains me always

In every sorrow I know He is there
Comforting me in my grief
He always speaks words that cause me to soar
His joy always brings sweet relief

Nothing can separate me from my Lord
His mercy makes my life whole
His joy and His peace
Are always with me
And His love tarries deep in my soul

When I feel down He lifts my head up
Inclining to hear my prayer
His back never turns away in disgust
His love will always remain

Nothing can separate me from my Lord
His mercy makes my life whole
His joy and His peace
Are always with me
And His love tarries deep in my soul

Through trial and test
He knows what is best
He’ll carry me through
From doubt He’ll rescue
To don’t to fear
He always is near
My Jesus, my Savior, my Lord

Nothing can separate me from my Lord
His mercy makes my life whole
His joy and His peace
Are always with me
And His love tarries deep in my soul