All But Tame

I Dream of Genie was a favorite show
For all my kids when on the grow
The laughed at how she folded arms
Providing good but sometimes harm

Aladdin was a movie name
The genie there was all but tame
He made us laugh and wish that we
Could have a genie just like he

But genie’s will not bring us peace
Joy and hope they can’t release
If you need these and also love
The place to look is God above

He may not fold His arms and blink
He may not work as you would think
But He will fill your life with good
More than a genie ever could

 

In response to the daily prompt Genie

This Chaotic World

I had tried to get much knowledge
I had tried to find true joy
I had tried to find real love
But it all was one big ploy

I was frantic to find something
That would make my life seem full
But emptiness was all I found
In this chaotic world

It was then I found my Savior
Actually, He came to me
He called my name out load
He said He’d set me free

No more would I lack comfort
Or peace, joy, hope or love
He would give them all to me
If I’d call to Him above

Ever since that day
I have lifted up my praise
To the one who called to me
And saved me by His grace

In response to the daily prompt Frantic

Unbroken

Unbroken peace
He gives to me
Amidst the storm
He calms the sea

Unbroken joy
In darkest night
From deep within
He’s my delight

Unbroken hope
In times of doubt
Whatever comes
He brings me out

Unbroken grace
That flows so free
When I fall down
He pardons me

Unbroken love
Will never fail
I may give up
But He prevails

Unbroken praise
To Christ my Lord
I’ll lift His name
Forevermore

Sunday Morning

Sunday morning
I feel fine
I’ve got Jesus on my mind

He’s a real
Friend of mine
He is with me all the time

Gives me joy
Peace of mind
Looks at me with love divine

Hope that keeps
For all time
Home in heaven will be mine

How I love Him so
Jesus Lamb of God
Pardoned all my sin
Wraps me in His arms
Loves me through my faults
Dries my every tear
Calms the storms of life
Calms my every fear

Heals my ills
Soothes my pain
Always near when I should call

Teaches me
Of His ways
Picks me up each time I fall

Urges me
To go on
Even when I’ve hit the wall

Precious thoughts
He has of me
Always keeps me standing tall

How I love Him so
Jesus Lamb of God
Pardoned all my sin
Wraps me in His arms
Loves me through my faults
Dries my every tear
Stills the storms of life
Calms my every fear

Sunday morning
I feel great
I will lift my hands in praise

A Spring Within

I’ve got joy in troubles
Joy in tears
Joy in sorrow
Joy in fears
I can say without a doubt
When I am hurting joy wins out

You ask how joy can overcome
The heartaches that will often come
How can a man be rocked with pain
And have a joy that still remains

It is no secret gift I have
Nor is it hid from any man
This joy is here for you to gain
When life seems to go down the drain

Just turn your mind to Jesus Christ
And realize He bled and died
Was tortured and was crucified
In nine short hours paid the price

Yet His word said that joy was there
As He gave sight to what’s ahead
His eyes not fixed on earthly things
Or all the troubles this life brings

If we would turn our eyes and see
The gifts that grace has meant to be
Our lives are filled with His sweet love
Besides those things that wait above

If we could only rest our mind
Away from troubles in our lives
Than joy would be a spring within
That never will grow dry again

 

Once Upon A Time

I once had sorrow then joy filled my heart
I once had troubles then peace stilled the storm
I once was doubtful then faith came along
My life is not what it once was

Once upon a time I was lost
Wondering if I would survive
Then Jesus came in
He took all my sin
Now I am free and alive

I once was bound up then hope brought me out
I once was fearful then love brought a shout
I once had weakness them He gave me strength
Now my life rests in Him

Once upon a time I was useless
Nothing of good came from me
Then Jesus did call
Now I give my all
To be what He made me to be

No more will I go drifting
No more will I live in fear
No more will I be doubting
Jesus is all I need

Once upon a time I was lost
Wondering if I would survive
Then Jesus came in
He took all my sin
Now I am free and alive

Once upon a time I was useless
Nothing of good came from me
Then Jesus did call
Now I give my all
To be what He made me to be

Unlimited

Power that nobody else can gain
Wisdom that nobody else can attain
Mercy that forgives again and again
Unlimited is our God

Joy that will fill me when troubles arise
Peace that will come when the storm clouds rise
Hope that will carry me all of my life
Unlimited is our God

Unlimited are His days
Unlimited is His grace
All that I need
He gives to me
He is unlimited

There is no measure there is no end
There is no boundary stopping His hand
When God is for me no harm can stand
Unlimited is our God

Unlimited are His days
Unlimited is His grace
All that I need
He gives to me
He is unlimited

Then there’s His love
Unlimited love
That reached to a sinner like me
He suffered so much
Than died on a cross
Unlimited love set me free

Unlimited are His days
Unlimited is His grace
All that I need
He gives to me
He is unlimited

Give Them Away

He gave to me mercy
So I could be free
He gave to me grace
So my eyes could see
He gave to me joy
It gushes in me
On top of all that
He gave me His peace

Oh what a blessing to live for the Lord
I am so glad He’s the one I adore
He gives me so much
He tells me I must
Give to others what He’s given me

He gave to me hope
Now heaven is mine
He gave me forgiveness
He’s good and He’s kind
He gave me His love
So faithful and true
He gave me all this
So I’d give it to you

Oh what a blessing to live for the Lord
I am so glad He’s the one I adore
He gives me so much
He tells me I must
Give to others what He’s given me

These things that He gave me
These gifts of His love
Should flow out of me to touch you
These things should give life
To all who know me
If His will I’ve decided to do
They’re not for hoarding
Or holding on to
I need to give then away
When I follow Him
With all that I am
I’ll give them away every day

Oh what a blessing to live for the Lord
I am so glad He’s the one I adore
He gives me so much
He tells me I must

Release and Replace

Release all things that trouble you
They put you in a bind
Replace them with the Holy Fruit
The Spirit plants inside

Release the fear that follows you
Through every passing thought
Replace it with a lasting love
That only comes from God

Release the sorrow of past sins
That come back just to bother
Replace it with abundant joy
That’s given from your Father

Release the worry that you feel
When thinking of tomorrow
Replace it with the peace of God
That’s permanent not borrowed

Release frustration that demands
You shouldn’t have to wait
Replace it with longsuffering
To guide you through each day

Release the harshness of your tongue
That lashes out at friends
Replace it with His gentleness
Which speaks with good intent

Release the hurtful things you do
When someone does you wrong
Replace it with His goodness
Which makes others feel strong

Release the doubts that creep in
When things just don’t go right
Replace it with unfailing faith
That guides you to His Light

Release all things that make you want
More than you should have
Release the temperance that helps
Your lifestyle to behave

Release the insecurity you feel
When facing unbelief
Replace it with a meekness that
Speaks with authority

Release all things that trouble you
They put you in a bind
Replace them with the Holy Fruit
The Spirit plants inside

He Covered Me

I will not be denied
The blessings of the Lord
He’s laid them out for all the world to see
I’ll seek His will each day
I’ll draw close to His side
Then I’ll become what he wants me to be

Mercy flowing freely
For His mercy covered me
I’ll always see the best in everyone
Grace that covers mistakes
For His grace has covered me
Forgiving and forgetting those things done

Joy that never ceases
For His joy has covered me
No matter what the test I still feel blessed
Peace that calms my spirit
For His peace has covered me
The storms of life all pass me as I rest

Hope for life eternal
For His hope has covered me
Nothing can distract me from my goal
Love that knows no bounds
For His love covered me
The love of God will fill my heart and soul

Then when the day is over
When the sun is settling down
I will know that all these blessings guide my life
I’ll climb into my bed
Then I’ll lift my praise to God
For keeping me attracted to His light

I will not be denied
The blessings of the Lord
He promised them for all the world to see
You too can claim them now
There close within your grasp
Just give your all each day
Make Him your only way
Then all these blessings will be yours to keep