The Gift of Love

He’s given me life everlasting
And a joy this world cannot afford
But it’s only for me
When I bow on my knee
And make Him my Savior and Lord

Some think they are saved by their actions
That His grace covers them through their lives
His Word shows one way
That you can be saved
The blood that He shed must apply

It’s a gift of love that must be received
A gift of love that you must believe
A gift of love that covers your sins
You must ask the Savior to come live within

If you are not sure that heaven’s your home
If you have depended on your deeds alone
Repent of your sin
Give your life to Him
This gift of love then you will know

It’s a free gift and you must accept it
It’s there in the Saviors hands
Just humble yourself
And ask for His help
Receive Jesus Christ as your Lord

It’s a gift of love that must be received
A gift of love that you must believe
A gift of love that covers your sins
You must ask the Savior to come live within

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Lifting Praise

There are days that I don’t feel like getting out of my bed
All my current problems seem to clog up in my head
When me feet hit the floor it seems I’m carrying lead
I can feel a real bad day coming on

My attitude this morning is headed to an all-time low
But I’ve learned that attitude is one thing I can control
I turn down deep within me and my spirit does roar
With a mighty sound of praise a new day dawns

Lifting praise unto my Lord
Lifting songs of worship to the one that I adore
When the day seems oh so bleak
There is one thing I can do
Lift a song of praise unto the Lord

When you wake up to a bad day wanting just to sleep
I have a proven method that will get you on your feet
It doesn’t take too long before your joy is complete
You’ll wish you could bring everyone along

Lifting praise unto my Lord
Lifting songs of worship to the one that I adore
When the day seems oh so bleak
There is one thing I can do
Lift a song of praise unto the Lord

For the song of praise takes your mind off your problems
The song of praise brings you into peaceful rest
Lifting Jesus up each day
Will start you on your way
You will see that every day becomes the best

Lifting praise unto my Lord
Lifting songs of worship to the one that I adore
When the day seems oh so bleak
There is one thing I can do
Lift a song of praise unto the Lord

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

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

Everywhere I Go

I’m enjoying my life on this journey
With a peace in the depth of my soul
For I know that my Savior is with me
Everywhere I go

When the trials of life overtake me
I can still keep His joy in my heart
For I know that the spirit will guide me
Everywhere I go

What a wonderful Savior, a glorious Lord
That would take of His time to be with me
Oh What grace He bestows and His mercy abounds
Every day that I’m on this journey

When I come to the end of my journey
I’m assured that I’ll be close to Him
For I know that He’ll travel beside me
Everywhere I go

When I walk with Him
All my troubles seem small
All my burdens are light
All my worries will fall
There’s a peace that endures
And a joy that’s sublime
So wherever I go
He walks right beside

What a wonderful Savior, a glorious Lord
That would take of His time to be with me
Oh What grace He bestows and His mercy abounds
Every day that I’m on this journey

Senses

When I taste a flavor I think of my Lord
Who gave us the apples and peaches and pears
He also gave me the wonderful sense
To taste all the wonders He made

When I smell a fragrance I praise the Lord
Who gave us the meadows and oceans and flowers
He also gave me the ability
To take in aromas He made

Glorious creator
Wonderful Lord
I give you praise
It’s you I adore
You not only gave me
Beauty so grand
But senses to take in
This wonderful land

When nature cries out I worship my God
Who gave us the bees the frogs and the dogs
He also allowed me to have open ears
To hear the creation He made

When I see a sunset I am overwhelmed
By the one who gave us beauty so grand
I adore Him for the sight of His world
And the universe He paints for me

All of the food that I eat
All of the noises I hear
All of the wonders I see
All of the fragrance so sweet
All from my Lord, all from my Lord

Glorious creator
Wonderful Lord
I give you praise
It’s you I adore
You not only gave me
Beauty so grand
But senses to take in
This wonderful land

Creation Testifies

In all the world around me
I see His loving hand
I know He’s watching over me
He surveys this great land

I love to hear the birds
As they sing their praises high
I love to see the trees
As they lift their branches high

I love to feel the wind
His spirit whisking by
I love to see the stars
So majestic in the sky

All to bring His praises
To lift His name up high
All to bring Him glory
His creation testifies

When I behold this symphony
Of praise to Christ our Lord
I just have to lift my voice
To the one that I adore

Praise His name, His mighty name
The glorious name of Jesus
Praise His name, His matchless name
Jesus Christ the Lord

Sing His praises loud and clear
Cause your voice to shout and cheer
Sing it out so all will hear
That Jesus Christ is Lord

Praise His name, His mighty name
The glorious name of Jesus
Praise His name, His matchless name
Jesus Christ the Lord