I looked in the mirror and what did I see A reflection of the old man who lived in me But I know that Jesus has set me free So, I need to see what He wants me to be I adjusted my mirror and focused my eyes As I looked for the Spirit that lived inside Suddenly I saw, much to my surprise The new man in me was very much alive CHORUS He filled me with peace. He filled me with joy He filled me with hope that flooded my soul He filled me with His love and with a love for Him And now there’s a new man living within Now I need to make sure that the whole world will see This new man that’s taken up residence in me If I show grace to others in their time of need They will see that Jesus is living in me They need to see that Jesus is living in me BRIDGE He wants me to live holy. He wants me to be free He wants me to show others this love He has for me Looking in the mirror all that I should see Is the man that He made me when He set me free. CHORUS
I want to see your face Put my hand in your hand Hear you whisper in my ear Walk beside you through this land I want to have your blessing As we walk side by side Knowing you will never leave me If with you I abide Jesus, precious Jesus You are all that I desire Your Holy Spirit guiding me Will set my heart on fire Help me live a life of mercy Help me live a life of grace Because that is what it takes If I want to see your face I want to have you smile at me And tell me job well done I want your love to flow through me Reaching everyone I want to see the nations saved So all will sing your praise Because there's nothing more I love Than worshiping your name Jesus, precious Jesus You are all that I desire Your Holy Spirit guiding me Will set my heart on fire Help me live a life of mercy Help me live a life of grace Because that is what it takes If I want to see your face
I gave up my old ways. I started anew
For the rest of my days I’m living for you.
No turning back because I’m breaking through
For all that I want is to live for you
In the heat of the day with a cool morning dew
I’ll make the decision to live for you
When storms come around me with waves crashing through
I don’t have to worry I’m living for you
And when people ask why I have such Joy
I’ll say I found Jesus and He fills my soul
Because every day and every hour
You give me strength and you give me power
Precious Lord Jesus thanks for the cross
For so many years I counted it loss
But now I’ll give my life and all that I have
I’ll live for you until this life is passed
So when this old life is finally through
I’ll meet you in heaven because I live for you
Where would I be if I had not traveled to visit a friend of mine half way across the country in 1976? Where would I be if I had not gone to church with him that night and heard that message? The message that convinced me I was headed for hell and I made me know I did not want to go there. Where would I be if the pastor had not come to my friends’ house the day before I left and asked if I wanted to get saved and live for Jesus? Where would I be if I had not prayed that prayer and, with sweat coming from deep within and drenching my clothes, knew that something had changed inside me?
I believe with all my heart that the night I prayed that prayer would have been my last if I had not sincerely prayed that prayer. I travelled 70,80,90 mph all the way home from Iowa with a wobble in my front left tire. When I took it to my mechanic he could not believe I had just come all the way home from Iowa. I had a broken tie rod! I have no doubt that if I had not prayed that prayer, I would not have had God’s protection on the way home that day and the tire would have fallen off, as it should have. I would have had a terrible accident and be serving a life sentence in a hell none of us want to go to.
Have you prayed that prayer today? Have you been Born again, which Jesus says is a requirement to even see the Kingdom of Heaven? Are you living for Jesus? If you have not, please do it today. It may be your last.
“For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved”