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Not Now

You come to me softly, calling my name
You ask me if I will do your will today
I say not now Lord, my sin is my game
I have such a hard time removing these chains

You say, Oh my child look around you and see
All the wonders I have laid out just for thee
The sun and the moon, the bird and the bee
How can you choose to have sin and not me

I hear His sweet voice whisper love in my ear
I realize now that it’s God whom I hear
The voice of the enemy soon disappears
I say to my sin, Not now God is here

Then I feel the soft breeze of His wonderful grace
I look for His eyes and the smile on His face
As I lift up my hands and sing out His praise
My sin has now left me and all is erased

Jesus, my Lord is so gracious to me
When I say not now He finds just what I need
A trial or trouble brings me to my knees
He turns my not now into Yes Lord indeed

I find it simply amazing that He could love me. I am an inconsistent brat of a child. I want my own way so often. I fuss and moan and complain when I don’t get what I want. Sometimes I’m like that kid in the grocery store who wants a candy bar but is told no. the cries can be heard throughout the store as the parent drags the child by the arm through the checkout lane, embarrassed by her child’s actions. Discipline is sure to some in some form. Once it is administered, the child comes running to their parent seeking only their love. It is there every time, with arms open wide and a hug for good measure.

God is so patient with me. I may be 68 years young, but I am still a work in progress. There are times I say not now Lord and he sits back and lets me make a mess of things. In the middle of that mess, He comes calling softly, saying He loves me, He wants me, He has forgiven me, He has washed my sins as white as snow. Just when I think I have tested His grace one to many times, He says “My grace is enough for thee.” I feel this rush of new life come inside me as I fall on my knees and seek Him once again, broken and ashamed. Even in my not now moments, He finds me right where I am.

Luke 15:20 King James Version
20 And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him.

 

Enduring Love

Nothing I have done. No riches I have gained
Nothing I have written. No fame that I’ve attained
Nothing in this life can ever take the place
Of your enduring love and your amazing grace

I look up at the heavens and see the stars so bright
The dawn will soon awaken and birds will sing delight
All nature points to you and sings their songs of praise
For your enduring love and your amazing grace

CHORUS
All that I am I owe to you
All that I’ll be. All that I’ll do
I will forever sing your praise
Enduring love. Amazing grace

I look back at my past and see all you have done
My sins you bore alone. My victory you’ve won
And now I can not help but sing my song of praise
For your enduring love and your amazing grace

BRIDGE
I look ahead to what the future holds
I know there’s much that you would have me know
I yield myself to run this lifelong race
Enduring love. Amazing grace

I am always amazed when I hear people say they don’t believe in God. All of nature shows Him to us. He gave us this creation so we could see how much He loves us. Do you really think this just happened by chance? That humming birds somehow gained the ability to fly in place, their wings beating at 10 to 15 times a second? Or that the stars just happened to align themselves to form a big and a small dipper? Or that one star could be at the center of all stars and show us true north, becoming a means of navigation? How could that happen if things just scattered at a big bang? How could one planet be exactly far enough away from a sun to form plant life? How could animals even start to exist without a divine creator to begin the process? How could DNA become so complex without a designer? These questions, and so many more, need to be answered if one does not believe in a God who gives us all things.

As for me, I know He is real. I know he loves me. I know He has had grace upon me. I know He is with me every day. I know He carries me when I am down, heals me when I am sick, delivers me when I am in bondage and encourages me when I am discouraged. He calms my storms and gives me peace. He bore my sorrows and replaces them with joy. I am so thankful for His amazing grace and His enduring love. I don’t want to live without Him

John 15:5 King James Version (KJV)
5 I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.

Overflow

The priceless love of Jesus
Flows down from heavens throne
His precious blood was spilled for me
That day He died alone

All that he did for me
On the cross of Calvary
Is written in His word
For all to see

I want to know your love, Lord
I want to have it in my heart
I want to know your love, Lord
Fill me up, Fill my cup

Overflow, Lord, overflow
Let the river of your love flow through me
Overflow, Lord, overflow
Let the river of your love flow through me

In John Chapter 4 Jesus told the Samaritan woman that rivers of living water would be given to her if she would drink of the water He had to give. She looked around and saw that he had no cistern or cup, and had nothing to draw water from the well. She asked how he could give her water when He had no way to draw it. What is this living water? How can rivers of it flow through me?

The answer to that has taken me years to figure out. I may still not have it quite right but I will share with you what the Lord is sharing with me. The living water is those precious fruit of the Spirit that come to dwell inside us once we get saved. These attributes of love, joy, peace, long-suffering,, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness and temperance are not only ours to enjoy, but also ours to distribute to others. These things should flow out of your life to everyone you meet, so much so that they want what you have. We must make a habit of regularly filling ourselves up again so that we have more to distribute. We can’t just sit back and enjoy our salvation and do nothing. These things will flow out of your life at first, but then they will slowly get corrupted, as a vehicle does with rust, until the fruit are all of no use anymore and have been replaced by opposites. Lover is replaced by .fear, joy by sorrow, peace by turmoil, patience by anxiety, gentleness by a mean spirit, goodness by a disregard for others’ needs, faith by doubt, meekness by pride and temperance by gluttony.. When you start to spread these things around, people disapprove. Your witness becomes boring and typical to them. They expect Christians to fail and be just like them.

Don’t allow your fruit to become moldy! Let the living water overflow from within you so that rivers are formed in the desserts of other people’s lives!

Isaiah 43:18-19
21st Century King James Version
18 “Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old.
19 Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.

Yet He Does

I’ve had my disappointments. I’ve had my ups and downs
I often find that failure has followed me around
So many times I wonder why Jesus stays with me
Too many times I’ve struggled With why He still loves me
Yet He does

When I find I’ve faltered and traveled off the path
My heart will become restless. My faith just does not last
Doubt rises up within me and hope seems far away
I cannot find a reason for Jesus to remain
Yet He does

CHORUS
He loves me. In the midst of my mistakes
He loves me. And He showers me with grace
He loves me. From the dawn to setting sun
He my victory has won.
His loves always overcomes
He loves me

When I know He’s by my side I am thankful He is near
I know that I can call to Him and He will always hear
When difficulties rise His mercy comes around
He doesn’t have to save me from sinking tof o the ground
Yet He does

CHORUS

BRIDGE
When I need a healing, He does
When I need delivered, He does
When I need a counselor, He does
When I need a helper, He does

CHORUSGod’s love38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,

39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

I Have No Doubt

I have no doubt He loves me
Despite what I have done
He washes all my failures
Forgives them, every one

I have no doubt He’ll heal me
When sickness comes my way
If I should come up fragile
He’ll make me new each day

I have no doubt He saved me
He washed my sins away
He shed His blood in my place
And took away my shame

I have no doubt He’s with me
He’s walking by my side
When I need to be counselled
He hears my every cry

I have no doubt He hears me
When I kneel down to pray
His ear is inclined to me
Every single day

I have no doubt He’s coming
Real soon to take me home
Until then I’ll be faithful
My heart will never roam

There was a time that I was far away from God.  I was a wild child, full of mischief and always looking for the next party,  I had no desire to  serve God because I was having way to much fun.  I put my trust in the things of this earth and what I could see and hear and touch.  Those were my gods you might say.  Those were my comfort and my companions.  I didn’t think there was any purpose in serving God or even knowing Him.
I thought I had life all figured out.

Then He decided to let me know where I was headed.  He came to me suddenly and caught me in His loving arms.  I felt the warmth of His love and did not want to be without it.  I asked Him to forgive my wayward ways and to save me from that place that was never intended for me.  He did.  He did that and so much more.  Now I know who He is and who I am.  I am learning more each day about His love for me and what he did for me on that cross.  I know I will never leave Him and he will never leave me.  There is no doubt we have found each other.  And I am so glad.

Ephesians 2:8 King James Version (KJV)
For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:

I Can Trust In Your Love

In the Still of the Night
You are there by my side
And I know I can trust in your love

At the dawn of the day
You provide me a way
Then I know I can trust in your love

As the Sun rises high
You will strengthen my life
So I know I can trust in your love

When the sun paints the sky
And the day has gone by
I have known I can trust in your love

There’s never am hour
When I don’t need your power
For I know who I can trust in your love

Keep me close by your side
For in you I’ll abide
There I know I can trust your love

I know there are times that I don’t love Him like I should. After all, He gave up a throne in heaven to come to earth as a babe because He loved me. He walked all over the nation of Israel, healing and preaching about the ways of our Father in heaven because He loved me. He took the ridicule and harassment of the religious leaders because He loved me. He was beaten and laughed at, mocked and ridiculed. He carried His own cross on which He was crucified because He loved me. He took the nails in His hands and feet and He cried out Father forgive them because He loved me. He rose again and sent the Holy Spirit Comforter to help me because He loved me?

And what do I do? How much time do I spend with Him each day. Every day he reminds me of His love for me by appearing in the little things, in nature all around me, in the people I meet and talk to. Every moment He is giving me breath and sight, hearing and taste and so many other things I do not deserve. And he will always do that because He loves me.

Romans 8:32-39 King James Version (KJV)
38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,
39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

 

The Believers Life

Your Love For Me

No mountain too high. No valley too low
No ocean to wide or depth below
Can ever compare to your majesty
So I stand in awe of your love for me

No thunder too loud or lightning so bright
No sunset to bold or star in the night
Can ever compare to your glory Lord
So I stand in awe of your love for me

I stand in awe that you would come down
From heaven above from your lofty throne
To die in my place on a cross of shame
Be buried alone and then rise again

Oh what a wonderful love that you gave
To a sinner like me when you poured out your grace
Now I will worship and give you my praise
Because I stand in awe of your love for me

No matter how hard I try, I can’t understand why He loved me. He was seated on the throne in heaven. All the earth was His footstool because He created all things. He made the seas and the mountains, the stars and the birds. He made the lightning roar and the thunder clap. He put order to the universe and an atmosphere in this planet. He was above all. Then the Father said “It’s time,” and He left His throne and all of heaven behind and came as a baby in a manger. He grew up, taught us the love of the Father, healed all manner of illness, and yet was crucified. He was wounded for me, scourged for me, beaten for me. I was a wretched sinner, cursing God with every breath, yet He loved me. He made me new just as He made all of creation new. I am no longer the same but I have been bought with a price – the price of His blood. What a great love He has for me.

Romans 8:38-39 King James Version (KJV)
38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,
39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

The Believers Life

Your Love Was Enough

My will was not enough
To wipe away my sin
But your love was enough
To wash me deep within

I could not calm myself
And find an inner peace
But your love was enough
To set my heart at ease

I rarely left my sorrow
To find an life of joy
But your love was enough
To make my heart rejoice

I looked out to the future
And found my hope was gone
But your love was enough
To make my future strong

Your love was enough
For you sent your only Son
To die for me that day
On the sting of Calv’ry’s cross

Your love was enough
When you rose Him from the dead
I’m no longer bound for hell
But heavens home instead

Your love was enough
For you covered me with grace
Your mercy touched my heart
And all my past erased

I’m a new man now
And your love has captured me
Your love is enough
So that yours I’ll always be

Only One

Only one savior only one Lord
Only one Jesus to be adored
Only one life that I want to live
Loving my savior totally His

Only one Father sent his only son
Giving his all my victory won
Only one peace only one Joy
Only one love from Jesus my Lord

He is the only one worthy of praise
He is the only one full of all grace
He is the only one to bear the name
Jesus Jesus

Only one way only one truth
Only one gospel full of good news
Only one way to heaven above
All of my sins washed in the blood

I will lift up my eyes to the only one
Who can save me
Who can raise me
I will lift up my heart to the only one
Jesus Jesus

He is the only one worthy of praise
He is the only one full of all Grace
He is the only one to bear the name
Jesus Jesus

Stay With Me Jesus

Stay with me Jesus
Please stay with me
I need to know
By my side you will be

Life throws me curves
And oft gets me down
Stay with me Jesus
So I do not drown

Keep me in your arms
Day after day
Stay with me Jesus
As I seek your way

When in distress
I will call on your name
Stay with me Jesus
Teach me to pray

Please never leave me
Alone in my life
Stay with me Jesus
You make things alright

You make me to lie down
In pastures so green
You lead me beside
Still waters serene

I know I am safe
When you are with me
So stay with me Jesus
Please stay with me