His Child Forever

I have come a long way in my life
Yet I still have a long way to go
I’m learning His ways
There’s more every day
That He has to walk me through

When I started I knew very little
Just what I had learned in my youth
I made Him my Lord
Which brought a reward
He started to teach me the truth

His mercy is divine
His grace is amazing
His love overwhelms me
Jesus my Lord
His peace fills my spirit
His joy lifts my sorrows
His hope lasts forever
Jesus my Lord

Even when I start to wander
He never gives up on me
He calls out my name
He holds me again
His child forever I’ll be

And in the darkest days He’s there
Calming every storm
Leading me to safety when I’m scared
There’s a lesson to be learned
In every trial of life
Just ask the Lord to show you the way

His mercy is divine
His grace is amazing
His love overwhelms me
Jesus my Lord
His peace fills my spirit
His joy lifts my sorrows
His hope lasts forever
Jesus my Lord

More Than Enough for Me

More peace when I believe
More joy abundantly
More grace from Calvary
You’re more than enough for me

More hope within my dreams
More mercy for my need
More love flows like a stream
You’re more than enough for me

More than enough for me
More than enough for me
Jesus my Lord
It’s you I adore
More than enough for me

More than my heart can imagine
More than my mind can grasp
More than my soul has ever seen
Your strength will always last

More than the stars in the heavens
More than the sand of the sea
More than a number I can count
Are your precious thoughts of me

More than enough for me
More than enough for me
Jesus my Lord
It’s you I adore
More than enough for me

The Day of Salvation

I dreamed I was rising to heaven
Jesus waited for me in the clouds
He had come back just as He promised
The trumpet had sounded aloud

I could see others rising beside me
All colors and ages were there
This day we had all been awaiting
When we would meet our dear Lord in the air

Then I looked for my friends and my neighbors
There were many making the flight
But several were not rising with me
I feared they had not seen the light

They had not asked the Lord to forgive them
Of the sins that He died for that day
They had not asked Him to be their Savior
They had not followed in His way

I know I had told them the good news
That Jesus had died for their sins
But they never decided for certain
Thinking there would be time in the end

For a moment a sadness was present
At knowing they were left behind
But His joy quickly came in and calmed me
As His presence filled up my mind

I hope if you’re reading this poem
That Jesus is Savior and Lord
If not take a moment this instant
To give Him your heart and your soul

For we don’t know the hour or the moment
When He comes there will be no more time
Today is the day of salvation
It is time to make up your mind

Every Time I Praise You

Every time I praise you
Every time I worship
Every time I lift my hands to you
I can feel your presence
Welling up inside me
I just want to lift my song to you

A song of your great mercy
A song of your great love
A song of joy unspeakable and full
A song of grace and passion
A song of peace sublime
A song of Hallelujah
Praise the Lord

Jesus, Lord of Everything

Let all the earth declare
That Jesus Christ is Lord
Every nation, every tongue, every tribe
Let voices raise
His name be praised
Let hands be lifted high

Let all the saints proclaim
The glory of His name
From dawn until the setting sun
From every mouth
There rings a shout
In glorious adoration

Let Hallelujahs rise
To Jesus Christ our King
He’s Worthy of the highest praise
He reigns above
We shout or love
To our blessed Saviors name

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Glory to our God and King
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Jesus Lord of everything

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

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