How Wonderful Are You Lord

I don’t deserve your mercy
I don’t deserve your grace
I don’t deserve the love you’ve shown to me
Yet in my darkest hour
When hope seemed all but gone
You reached into my soul and lifted me

You lifted me from doubt
You lifted me from fear
You lifted me from hopelessness to faith
Now I stand before you
With arms held open wide
I lift to you my worship and my praise

How wonderful
How merciful
How mighty are you Lord
How wonderful
How merciful
How mighty are you Lord

You set aside your majesty
To come and rescue me
You gave up all your glory
When you died upon that tree
Now you reign forever
And yet you still love me
What an awesome God you are
What an awesome God you are

How wonderful
How merciful
How mighty are you Lord
How wonderful
How merciful
How mighty are you LOrd

Today and Tomorrow

The past is the past
It is gone
Over with
Finished
What has been done is done
And can’t be undone
Can’t be redone
What has been said has been
And can not be been back
We can not change
The past
We can not go back
And do it over
We can not escape it

But we can overcome it
Wipe out any negative effects
Rise above any wrongdoings
Become better because of it
We can
Make it disappear
And no longer be a conduit
For doubt
Or fear
Or worry
Or misgivings
We can
Let it go
To embrace the only thing we have
Today
And tomorrow

God says
He will wipe away our sins
And wash them white as snow
He will remove our sin
As far as the East is from m the West
They no longer have a hold on me
They no longer control me
I look to the only thing I have
Today
And tomorrow

Rise up
Start over
Let your life shine
Let your voice be heard
Be free from your past
Live the life you were meant to live
Today
And tomorrow

In Your Embrace

My life is like a winding trail
That wanders to and fro
Sometimes I am so close to God
And other times I fall
I want my walk much deeper
So He will be my all
Draw me to your side, Oh God

Close to you by your side
In your love I will abide
Holding fast to your sweet grace
Staying close in your embrace

Guide my path keep me near
Your calm voice I long to hear
Gentle Lamb and Kind of Kings
Christ alone my everything

I don’t want to wander
Through this life anymore
I want to follow closely
To the path set by my Lord
Help me God to hear you
And to follow where you lead
That I may always be where I belong

Close to you by your side
In your love I will abide
Holding fast to your sweet grace
Staying close in your embrace

Guide my path keep me near
Your calm voice I long to hear
Gentle Lamb and Kind of Kings
Christ alone my everything

Potential

Jesus is knocking
Knocking at your door
He’s wanting to give you so much more
Jesus is waiting
Waiting just for you
He’s waiting ti give you so much more to do

You have so much potential
Wrapped up inside your heart
Why don;t you let Him in today
To make a brand new start

Jesus is longing
Longing for your soul
He’s wanting to revive you and make you whole
Jesus is watching
Watching over you
He’s hoping you’ll choose Him so He can comfort you

You have so much potential
Wrapped up inside your heart
Why don;t you let Him in today
To make a brand new start

Today and not tomorrow
Right now not later on
Give Him all you are
You just can not go wrong

You have so much potential
Wrapped up inside your heart
Why don;t you let Him in today
To make a brand new start

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

I Will Not Deny

I will not deny His mercy

That touches me each day
I will not deny His grace
That raises up my faith

I will not deny His Healing
That’s keeping me alive
I will not deny His strength
That helps me to survive

There can be no mistaking His love
And the things He has done for me
I will lift up my praise
To His glorious name
And testify to all I see

I will not deny His sacrifice
The nails He took for me
The suffering and bleeding 
He endured on Calvary

I will not deny they buried Him
And sealed the borrowed tomb
I will not deny He rose again
One day He will take me home

One day will come
When evil will rise
And demand my allegiance to him
When that day comes
And my life is required
I will never deny 
I will never deny

There can be no mistaking His love
And the things He has done for me
I will lift up my praise
To His glorious name
And testify to all I see

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

Stay Calm

If you want to gain
A sure sense of peace
Then don’t let tomorrow creep in
Today’s all you’ve got
So give that to God
His grace is a timely free gift

He does not give more
Than you need for today
Until the next day has come
So don’t fret or worry
And don’t be distressed
He’ll give what you need to stay calm

 

In response to the daily prompt Timely

In Your Place

Can you see Him
Bloodied
Beaten
Bruised
Nailed to a cross
In your place

Can you see Him
Suffering
Sacrificing
Solitary
Taking on sin
In your place

Can you hear Him
Thirsty
Forgiving
Compassion
Agony for hours
In your place

Can you hear Him
Cry out to God
Cry out to man
It is finished
Gave up His life
For you

Will you trust Him
Give Him your life
He gave His for you
When He died
In your place

Will you believe
Three days later
Rose from the grave
Our lives to save

Come to Him now
Give Him your life
Because He gave His
In your place

It Moves!

I never before have announced
Something special in one of my rhymes
But today I am breaking tradition
‘Cause I want to announce this on time

I’m pleased to let all of you know
This bad shoulder I’ve had for a year
Has now started to move on it’s own
In response to all who gave prayer

So I thank you with all my heart
For the prayers you have said for me
This cancer will certainly pass
Since we all have the faith to believe

 

In response to the daily prompt Pleased