When Storms Hit The Valley

I find a sweet peace within me
When I shouldn’t have peace at all
It arrives when the storm is raging
And the waves are gathered tall
The wind howls fiercely around me
I feel overwhelmed and afraid
When His peace settles in to calm me
And my worry is turned to faith

Then joy comes and wraps around me
And replaces my worry and fear
I now know this storm will not harm me
His joy makes my eyes shed a tear
It instills a deep hope within me
A hope that is steadfast and sure
That He’ll walk with me all the way
As long as this storm endures

What mercy
What grace
What love He shows me
As He stays by my side
When storms hit the valley
What mercy
What grace
I lift up His name
That glorious name
The wonderful name of Jesus

Then I feel His love deep inside me
Welling up in my spirit and mind
It overtakes every heartache
To know that this love is all mine
I lift up my voice rejoicing
Relieved of the storm that did rage
I sit here content in His presence
Knowing He covers me with His grace

What mercy
What grace
What love He shows me
As He stays by my side
When storms hit the valley
What mercy
What grace
I lift up His name
That Glorious name
The wonderful name of Jesus

I don’t need to fear or wander in doubt
I don’t need to panic or have worry cry out
I don’t need to question what life’s all about
I only need Jesus. He’ll find a way out

What mercy
What grace
What love He shows me
As He stays by my side
When storms hit the valley
What mercy
What grace
I lift up His name
That Glorious name
The wonderful name of Jesus

Love Like Jesus Loved

To love like Jesus loved we have to love them all the same
It doesn’t matter where there from or how they spell their name
Thin or tall, large or short their size is not an issue
Neither is the color of their skin or what they’ve been through

To love like Jesus loved we must remember who we are
Sinners that are saved by grace because we gave our heart
No one deserves His grace at all especially not me
Who am I to keep that grace when He says set it free

To love like Jesus loved means to reach out every day
We must give all we have to those who need to find their way
We cannot pick and choose who comes across our daily path
Each person that we meet is someone He has planted there

To love like Jesus loved means to put away our pride
It means that when we get put down we take it all in stride
It means that grace is over all and mercy rules the day
It means that when someone needs help we take the time to pray

To love like Jesus loved is not an option we can shun
He gave us His command that we must reach to everyone
So let’s get busy church and do the bidding of the Lord
Because to love like Jesus loved is what He truly called us for

Crazy Love

You came down from heaven a little babe
Gave up your glory for man to save
Poured out your mercy and your grace
All the way to the grave

You preached three years to people in need
Did many miracles many good deeds
You made enemies of the Pharisees
Just so you could die for me

How crazy is your love Lord your love for me
It reaches to the mountains and across the sea
You tell me you will love me for eternity
How crazy is your love for me

You let them take you freely on that dreadful night
Were beaten, scourged and bloodied what an awful sight
They nailed you to a cross, the day turned into night
You died that day to give me life

Your love is so amazing
Your love is so divine
Your love surpasses all things
Your love will always shine
Your love reached down from heaven
To Calvary that day
How crazy is your love for me

How crazy is your love Lord your love for me
It reaches to the mountains and across the sea
You tell me you will love me for eternity
How crazy is your love for me

Don’t Drink the Kool-Aid

We hear politicians speaking of the things their going to do
Evangelists are harping if you give God blesses you
The world outside is screaming for a change that’s overdue
And they tell us to be careful at what we’re going to choose

I say don’t drink the kool-aid of these modern day prophets
There’s a better potion out there that has long been hard and set
This elixir isn’t an;s device or something made of late
It’s a drink that comes from God Himself void of any hate

The drink I speak of never stops to fill us if we drink
This living water doesn’t come from anybody’s sink
It comes straight from the throne above, and it will make you think
That the wisdom of this world is full of death and stink

Let’s gather round our bible’s folks and read the word of God
Let’s follow in His path and use His wisdom from above
Then we’ll have a chance to fill this world with His great love
Because when it comes to spreading love, His word will be enough

 

In response to the daily prompt Elixir

I Love God and He Loves Me

I love God.  He loves me
What a blessed life I lead
New each day is His mercy
I love God and He loves me.

I love God and keep His word
Knowing I must tell the world
Of this love that never fails
I love God and He loves me

He loves me His promise clear
He has promised to be near
And to listen to my prayer
He loves me His promise clear

I love God and do my best
To follow all His commandments
They’ll testify to all the rest
I love God and do my best

He loves me and gives His grace
All my sins He does erase
And one day I shall see His face
He loves me and gives His grace

I love God and trust in Him
No matter what this life may bring
When trials come my heart will sing
I love God and trust in Him

God loves me and lends His hand
Helps me find His loving plan
His spirit helps me understand
God loves me and lends Hs hand

I love God and God loves me
What a blessed life I lead
I pray you will know His peace
I love God and God loves you

Every Single Time

When I am down and feeling blue
I lift my eyes and look to you
Because I know you’ll see me through
Every single time

When I am sick or feeling pain
I look to you, Lord, yet again
Because I know your healing came
Every single time

Your mercy is remarkable
Your grace is ever free
I never will quite understand
The love you have for me

When I’m alone and feeling down
I look to you before I drown
Then you bring me to higher ground
Every single time

No eye can see
No tongue can tell
The greatness of your love
No one can start
To count the times
You’ve touched them from above

Your mercy is remarkable
Your grace is ever free
I never will quite understand
The love you have for me

You Love Me So

Solemnly 

I wait for thee

Your grace

Your love

Your sweet mercy

All around me

This I see

Because you love me so

Silently

I wait for thee

Listening

To hear you speak 

Knowing

You will comfort me

Because you love me so

Undeserving 

That is me

I am truly 

Unworthy 

Yet you came

And died for me

Because you love me so

Resting in

Your constant love 

Daily you 

Send from above 

All my praise 

Is not enough 

To show I love you so

Escape The Rat Race

There’s a pattern this world likes to follow
Of hustle and bustle and fame
Go after riches and fortune
Live life and never be tame

I use a pattern that’s different
That seeks peace and joy, love and hope
Following Jesus is simpler
Then the pattern that makes this world cope

Why not step out and come with me
Escape the rat race as they say
Come to the Savior, He’s waiting
To change your life’s pattern today

 

 

 

In response to the daily prompt Pattern

A Poetic Love Chapter

I can sing my sweet praise to Jesus
I can shout out and dance in praise
But if I am not showing love
All of my worship is vain

I can speak prophetic and mighty
Or give out a message in tongues
But if I do not love my neighbor
My words will not touch anyone

I can give away all my possessions
Or feed and clothe those that are poor
But if love is not my compulsion
My deeds will just be ignored

Love must be patient kind and not proud
Envy and boasting must flee
Love gives out honor and seeks not for self
Anger must not ever be

Love forgets wrongs and evil it hates
Rejoicing in only the truth
Love will protect trust hope and preserve
Love never fails to bring fruit

Prophets and tongues will one day be gone
And knowledge will pass away
For now we only can do these in part
When Jesus returns they won’t stay

When I was a child my life did those things
That children are apt to do
But when I grew up, childish things had to go
Now I must see things in full

In this world we have faith hope and love that sustain
They are gifts from our Father above
But when we look through the eyes of the Lord
The greatest of these is love