How can we know we’re your children? How can I know I’m your son? How can I know that your work in me Has only just begun? How can I know the goodness that you have bestowed on me Will be a blessing to others that belong to your family? It’s your presence, Lord Your presence in me A holy anointing that’s all over me Wherever I go. Whoever I meet Will feel that anointing that’s all over me How can I share this good news that you have brought liberty? How can I share this compassion that you have rained down on me? Every day in every way this world is looking at me To see if I have the courage to speak and set captives free It’s your presence Lord Your presence in me Your Holy Spirit that’s all over me I walk in your goodness overflowing with love Everyone will know that your all over me Every word I speak. Everything I do Every one I meet is a chance to prove That your glory shines in the heart of man Let your kingdom come through my life again It’s your presence, Lord Your presence in me A holy anointing that’s all over me Wherever I go. Whoever I meet Will feel that anointing that’s all over me
If I could pluck a star out of both time and space It would upset the natural order and would have to be replaced No matter what the distance between these fiery balls They have been placed distinctly where God calls If I could move a planet that circles ‘round the sun And change its safe rotation much damage would be done For God has placed each one where gravity requires To keep the natural order is God’s only desire If I would change the trees so they’d breathe like you and I No oxygen created would cause us all to die The cycle of the air is a wonder to behold For God has made it all and His wonders are untold You see, the natural order was put in place by God It goes on day by day with His guidance from above Man tries and tries to copy it but will ever produce life Only God can breathe that into His creation from on high What a wonder to behold this creation we live in From the awesome natural order to the miracle within Our bodies are the greatest feat that God has done by grace Yet we take them for granted and forget to give Him praise Praise for all the stars above that circle through the sky Praise for all the blood within that circulates with life Praise for His creation, so mighty and so grand Praise for how it all works by His sweet, gentle hand So, this morning as you wake up, ponder what you are Remember that your body is more complex than a star Remember that God made you and holds you with His hand To be the person that you are and fit into His plan This is the natural order and the course that we should take To come to Christ the Lord and fall down on our face Confessing all our sins and trusting in His grace Then rising up to shout aloud His glory and His praise He waits in heave above to hear your voice today Come to Him with all your cares and bow to Him in prayer Then be still and just listen to what He has to say I guarantee He has some things for you to do today
What is my assignment Lord To carry out today What can I do to please you To show others your way I want to be a shining light In this world today Tell me what your plan is Lord Give me words to say It’s simple son says Jesus My plan is in my word Take time to read your Bible Take time to observe Then do the thing it tells you Do all that you have heard My Spirit speaks each day to you Revealing all my words Pray unceasingly, my child Pray for those in need Speak with words of grace Plant redeeming seeds Lay your hands on those who hurt Free them of dis-ease Walk in true humility Be a friend in deed Stay away from evil Cleave to what is good Be a friend to all Who are misunderstood Be a shining light To break the darkest moods Show joy and peace at all times Let your words be good The assignment here is simple You can do it every day Walk with Jesus daily In His holy way Then you will see a world That’s full of truth and grace Be a beacon of His love And give Him all the praise
He hears our every prayer He sees our every tear He heals our every wound He calms our every fear He fills our heart with peace He soothes out soul with joy He gives us grace for sin He’s Jesus, Lord of Lords He came to earth a child He grew to be a man He taught us about love He taught us of His plan He gave His life for me He sacrificed it all He died and rose again He lives and me He calls He calls me to forgive He calls me to have grace He calls me to spread love He calls me to sing praise He calls me out of darkness He calls me into light He calls me every day He calls me to do right Jesus, blessed Jesus May I head your call Help me to have mercy Help me forgive all Help me sound the trumpet For your return one day Help me to show others The truth, the life and the way
It really doesn’t matter what happens Whether good or bad Whether the enemy attacks of stands back Whether I stand or fall Whether I abide in the shelter of His wings Or walk on my own path alone It really doesn’t matter if I’m happy or sad If I’m blessed or in need If I’m energized or tired If I can clearly see the future Or if I have no hope None of these things should determine If I give Him thanks Thanks is due the Lord at all times In every situation In every trial In every test In every hour of every day Because He is righteous He is worthy He is God in heaven No matter what happens on this earth He never changes His love always remains His compassion is from generation to generation His mercy can grace surround us Like a fortress and a refuge For all he has already done Not for what is happening now I must give Him thanks Give Him thanks with the fruit of my lips Give Him thanks by my actions By working out my salvation By showing mercy to others By being full of grace and forgiveness My thanks is not just words of praise But works of grace Feeding the hungry Quenching the thirty Brining peace to the troubled And joy to the sorrowful I thank Him by spreading His love By sowing seeds of faith By sharing the Gospel Thanks is not an attitude It is gratitude Thanks is not a reaction It is an action Thanks is not just words But deeds Thanks is abiding in Him Thanks is making disciples Thanks is preaching the word Thanks is being in season and out of season Thanks should inhabit our lives Overflowing so others will see Not just hear Today This hour This minute Give thanks Give thanks to the Lord for all He has done For this great creation For the future He has for you For the joy that is set before you Thanks for your friends’ Thanks for your enemies Thanks for your good times Thanks for your trials Thanks for His great compassion on you No matter what comes Or what doesn’t come Give thanks
I often sit and wonder, In my quiet little place – If this love will last forever, And a smile comes on my face. Again, this is so different – The feelings are immense, My first life has been spent Without question of expense. I can feel his love so deeply In my heart throughout the day, And I know that I will always be Walking in his Holy way. And I truly thank you Lord of all For the love you bring within; I have heard your true and Holy call, I will never turn again. You fill my life with joy In a world where I was lost, I no longer feel that I’m a boy – I’m a man; I’ve paid the cost. Now Jesus lives within me, And a love does fill my heart That I wish to share with all of you To fulfill my rightful part. (Note: This poem was written back in 2002 and never posted. The Lord led me to this today and said to post it for you.)
Tell them of His mercy Tell them of His grace Tell them of His love that on the cross displayed Tell them of His peace That calms the raging storm Tell them about Jesus and all that he has done Tell them of His words Tell them of His joy Tell them of forgiveness that was spoken long ago Tell them of His healing From every ill or pain Tell them He has promised that He will come again Tell them all the lessons He spoke as He was led Tell them of the feast He prepared from fish and bread Tell them of His passion Tell them of His death Tell them that he cared for them until His dying breath Tell them of the thorns Tell them of the stripes Tell them of the agony our sin caused Him inside Tell them that he bore our sins And cast them far away Tell them He is with them every single day
What does it matter Lord? Why am I here? What is my purpose Lord? Please make it clear. I’m praying daily and hoping you hear The voice of my heart cries out. What does it mean that I write these words? What is your will for the thoughts of this verse? I try to listen. Each day I am yours The voice of my heart cries out. Hearing your voice means more to me Than what I should smell or what I should eat. Whenever I hear your voice start to speak I sit down and write your words I pray that these words will bring comfort to all No matter how big. No matter how small, That these words my keep them from having a fall Drawing them closer to you So I end this verse by giving you praise I lift up my voice and my heart is raised Jesus I worship your wonderful name The voice of my heart cries out I try to explain to people that I don’t just write poetry to have something to do. I don’t write it because I have something to say. I don’t write it because it’s a passion of mine. I have written poetry since I was in high school. It has been something inside me for over 50 years. Then it was my thoughts, my imagination, my words. It became like a journal of the struggles I was having in my youth. I wish I had keep them all, but I did not. Now it is different because I write what the Lord dictates to me. Usually it starts with a word, or a line, or a whole stanza. When I hear it, I sit down and start typing and don’t stop until he stops talking. It may sound like my lament, or my questions, but I think God has a bigger purpose in each one of these psalms. All I am is a vessel. That is why I am here. 2 Timothy 2:20-21 King James Version 20 But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honour, and some to dishonour. 21 If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master's use, and prepared unto every good work.
Will you walk with me today? Will you talk with me today? Will you listen and hear the words I will speak? Will you spend just a moment with me? Will you pray for a friend today? Will you help out a stranger in need? Will you speak words of faith to a soul who’s in doubt? Will you be what I want you to be? I have given you this day Every minute is a gift of grace I pray you don’t waste it But please make the most of it Follow my will today Will you walk in my way, not yours? Will you speak my words, not yours? Will you take all your thoughts captive to me? Will you truly be set free? Every breath you breathe is from me Everything you see is from me Make the most of this day by being a friend Finding and meeting their needs I truly believe that every day God gives us opportunity to minister to someone, and often we don’t recognize that opening when it comes. When a person starts talking to you and tells you that there is a problem in their life, do you take time right then and there to pray? I have a habit of saying that I will pray for them ,but don’t always take the time to pray while I am with them. While Jesus was on this earth, the bible is very clear that He prayed for everyone that came to Him, and they were all healed. Now, I am obviously not Jesus, but I believe if I walked in this kind of faith, more people would see the healing power of God. Not because I am praying, but because I extended faith to them so they could believe. The most precious gift we have is our time! We must utilize it more for Him and less for ourselves. We all have daily tasks that take up precious minutes in our day. But taking a minute or two to pray with someone at the time we are with them should be a flexibility we will have. May we all take this precious gift and share it with others. We can change the world one person at a time! James 5:16b King James Version The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.
This is the song I posted this morning. I just couldn’t wait to get this recorded so thought I’d share