Stricken With Love

She walked in the church
And sat right behind me
Her beauty transcended
My jaw hit the floor floor
I’d requested she come
Though we never had met
Yet when church was over
Her talk was ignored

That night she returned
As I walked through the door
Our eyes met so sweetly
I was stricken with love
The next night a service
We both would attend
The next day I wept
As back home I drove

Halfway on my trip
I stopped at an inn
Opened the Bible
There in the stand
Wrote her a letter
If I come to her
Will she by my girl
Our life would begin

Arriving back home
I gave my notice
Before I had heard
She accepted my offer
Two months went by
She came with some friends
To bring me to Iowa
My old life was over

Three months later
We married at last
Three children three towns
Forty years have now passed
I can still see that lithe form
That walked in the room
Her eyes full of life
Are a memory that’s cherished

In response to the daily prompt https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2018/09/28/your-daily-word-prompt-Lithe-september-28th-2018/

Tell the World

Reign in the Heavens
Sweet Lamb of God
Twenty four elders
Praise ‘round your throne
Cherubim shout out
Holy are you
Seraphim fall down
Worship is due

Blessing and glory
Honor and power
To the Lamb who was slain
Blessing and glory
Honor and power
To the lamb who was slain

Rain down from Heaven
Spirit of God
Fill us with power
To tell of His love
Grant us your wisdom
Your words we seek
Fill us with boldness
To preach in the street

Blessing and glory
Honor and power
To the Lamb who was slain
Blessing and glory
Honor and power
To the lamb who was slain

He’s the one who gives us power
He’s the one who gives us strength
To tell the world
To tell the world
Of His great love

Blessing and glory
Honor and power
To the Lamb who was slain
Blessing and glory
Honor and power
To the lamb who was slain

Proclaim His Love

How can I begin to say I love Him
The words within my mouth just seem to fail
Mere words cannot express
The love that I possess
For Jesus Christ my Savior and my Lord

I think I’ll start by loving those around me
They need to see the love He wants to share
How can they even know
If I don’t start to show
How much He loves them each and every day

He’ll lead me as I take His love to others
He’ll guide my words as I speak out in love
I do not need to fear
For He is always near
To comfort me as I step out in faith

For telling others is the best expression
Of the love I have for Jesus Christ
No more will silence reign
His love I will proclaim
To all of those I meet along the way

Let My Words

Let my words be graceful every day
That whoever hears is blessed
Let me speak only what edifies
That the hearer will lift up his eyes

Let my words bring peace to troubled souls
Comfort in their darkest times
Let me speak only what soothes their pain
So that they might lift your name again

Let my words bring joy where sorrow lurks
That will bubble up inside
Let me speak only what brings a smile
To their saddened face for just a while

Let my words bring hope to those in doubt
That will build their confidence
Let me speak only what their souls need
So that once again through faith they’ll see

Let my words bring love to everyone
That they’ll know my Savior’s heart
Let me speak encouragement to them
That they’ll lift their praise to Him again

This poem was inspired by Ephesians 4:29
Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.

He’s All You Need

Find peace in Jesus He settles your storms
When lightning is flashing you’ll feel no alarm
When you’re in a battle He will bring calm
Find peace in Jesus safe in His arm

Find joy in Jesus that bubbles inside
When life brings a test His joy will not hide
When all seems so wrong He will always abide
Find joy in Jesus He stays by your side

All that you need
All you desire
All that your heart
Will ever require
All that you long for
All your desire
He’s all you need
He’s all you need

Find hope in Jesus that never will die
When all seems lost He’ll lift up your eyes
When darkness comes His light will shine bright
Find hope in Jesus for all of your life

Then there’s His love
His wonderful love
It never gives up
It flows from above
His love is deep
His love is enough
Wonderful love
Wonderful love

All that you need
All you desire
All that your heart
Will ever require
All that you long for
All your desire
He’s all you need
He’s all you need

No One Knows

No one knows the depth of sin that once ruled in my heart
No one knows the damage that this sin to me imparts
No one knows the chains that bound my mind to think I’m smart
No one knows but Jesus

No one knows the depth of love that God showed me that day
No one knows the cost He bore to give His Son away
No one knows how much it took to change my sinful ways
No one knows but Jesus

He knows my every sorrow
He knows my every care
He knows when I am hurting
His love is always there
He knows my inner struggles
He knows my wandering heart
He knows deep down I love Him
His love never departs

No one knows how much I want to serve Him with my all
No one knows exactly what will be my lifelong call
No one knows how often I still stumble and then fall
No one knows but Jesus

He gave His all for me
That day on Calgary
He died to take my sin and set me free
He knew what it would take
This was no mistake
He bled and died
Then rose on high
To bring me victory

He knows my every sorrow
He knows my every care
He knows when I am hurting
His love is always there
He knows my inner struggles
He knows my wandering heart
He knows deep down I love Him
His love never departs

 

A Blessing

Be blessed this day my friend
From dawn until the night
May God define your path
May love bring you delight
May joy be yours abundant
May peace make all things bright
Be blessed this day my friend
May Jesus be your light

Be blessed this day my friend
With every step you take
Find mercy all around you
Give mercy that’s not fake
Walk closely with your brother
Fill up their life with grace
Be blessed this day my friend
Show others Jesus’s face

Be blessed this day my friend
May hope be yours today
A hope that’s everlasting
A hope that will not fade
May every moment highlight
The depth of your true faith
Be blessed this day my friend
Walk in God’s holy way

Be blessed this day my friend
Fill up your heart with praise
Sing glory hallelujah
To Jesus’s precious name
Lift up your hands in worship
Let your voice be upraised
Be blessed this day my friend
This blessing’s yours today..

No Other God

He spoke and there was light
He made the heaven and earth
His voice brought forth the plants
Creation heeds His word
The animals were next
He made them every one
Then man was formed by Him
Beginning then was done

There is no other God like Him
There is no other God like Him
Beginning and the end
All was made by Him
There is no other God like Him

His mercy is so evident
His grace is ever free
He fills us with His joy
He keeps our souls at peace
He understands our sorrows
He feels our deepest pain
When our lives take a fall
He picks us up again

There is no other God like Him
There is no other God like Him
Beginning and the end
All was made by Him
There is no other God like Him

When I have doubts
When I have fears
His loving hand
Will wipe my tears
When I am lost
When I’m alone
His voice will say
I am His own

There is no other God like Him
There is no other God like Him
Beginning and the end
All was made by Him
There is no other God like Him

Meet Bandit

We have a brand new puppy
My wife and I are thrilled
He likes to go on bike rides
My basket he does fill
We get a lot of comments
While riding down the street
That he is so adorable
From his ears down to his feet

His love is unconditional
He’s glad he’s here to stay
He wants to come up in my lap
To pet him makes His day
And then when he gets anxious
He lets me know it’s time
Then playtime comes along
He fetches things real fine

My Savior has a love like that
He’ll never let me down
He’s always there for me
He calls me as His own
When I look up to Him
He holds me in His arms
Providing everything I need
He keeps me safe and warm

In response to the daily prompt https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2018/08/22/your-daily-word-prompt-adorable-august-22nd-2018/

Priceless Love

I’m turning my life over to the one that I adore
His name is Jesus Christ and He’s the Lord of Lord’s
He died to heal my body and take away my sin
Then He rose up from the grave and now He lives within

I’ve tried to live my own way and made a mess of things
My own decisions always leave my soul without blessing
My wisdom just gets me into a prideful state of mind
And the knowledge that I have puts my spirit in a bind

Oh the priceless love of Jesus
Flowing down from heaven above
Never ceasing always with me
I will rest in His sweet love

When I begin to trust in Him my life seems to make sense
Even though my troubles sometimes get much more intense
He’s with me through each trial and He shows me the way
Because He cares for me and guides me through each blessed day

His blessings follow me around and seem to never cease
His mercy comes to flood my soul and leave my mind at peace
His grace is overwhelming as He clears up my mistakes
Then He leaves His joy within me love,Jesusso that others might partake

Oh the priceless love of Jesus
Flowing down from heaven above
Never ceasing always with me
I will rest in His sweet love

Stooping down from His throne
He hears my every plea
Because He is my Savior
Who bled and died for me

Oh the priceless love of Jesus
Flowing down from heaven above
Never ceasing always with me
I will rest in His sweet love