The Humble Heart

I saw the angels gather
By the throne of God
Before the sun had dawned one cloudy day
I strained to hear them talking
And then the angels said
Lord, how can we go bless someone today

God smiled and nodded slowly
That question pleased Him so
He rose up from His throne and all got still
His voice then filled the heaven’s
I could hear the words He said
I’ll write them here so you can know His will

Bring peace to those that fear
Bring joy to those that weep
Bring hope to all who think their life is bleak
Bring healing to the sick
Deliverance to the bound
Bring strength to all who tremble and are weak

Give sight to all the blind
Give hearing to the deaf
Give words to those whose tongues have never talked
Wisdom to the seekers
Knowledge to the teachers
Give strength to all the lame who’ve never walked

The angels listened closely
As the master spoke these words
They sang hallelujah when He sat back down
Then one spoke up for all of them
Lord we gladly will do all
Just tell us which ones need which blessing now

God leaned over to the angels
I will not forget His words
Just listen to their prayers was His reply
Give ear to intercessors
As they lift up their requests
Fulfill the cries of those with humble hearts

The angels then retreated
They headed down to earth
One question filled my heart and mind day
When I lift up my voice
In petition to the Lord
Is it with a humble heart that I pray

I Thank You Lord

For the birds that sing
For the bright sunshine
For the air I breath
I thank you Lord

For the rain that comes
For the stars at night
For the gentle breeze
I thank you Lord

For a heart that beats
For a mind that thinks
For a soul that’s saved
I thank you Lord

For the peace that stills
For a joy that that flows
For enduring hope
I thank you Lord

For a loving wife
For three sweet girls
For five grand kids
I thank you Lord

For a praying church
For my firm Pastor
For good fellowship
I thank you Lord

For your great love
For mercy grand
For amazing grace
I thank you Lord

For God the Father
For Christ the Son
For the Holy Spirit
I thank you Lord

I thank you Lord
For all I have
I give to you
All that I am

I honor you
With all my praise
As everyday
I thank you Lord

Will You Be Jesus To Me

I am the man on the street
Watching His life go by
I lost my job
My wife and kids
I just cannot figure out why

So I sit day by day in the gutter
Looking for some food to eat
A handout would help
As I beg for bread
A touch from the Master I need

Will you be Jesus to me
Will you help me today
Help me find my way
Could you be Jesus to me?
I need some help
I can’t find my way
I need His touch today

I am a woman who’s lost
I was thrown out of my house
My money is gone
I’m broken and bruised
I was abandoned by my spouse

The street has been cruel to me
I have sold myself for bread
So many bad men
Have treated me mean
I need God’s touch instead

Will you be Jesus to me
Will you help me today
Help me find my way
Could you be Jesus to me?
I need some help
I can’t find my way
I need His touch today

I watch as people walk by me each day
They shake their heads and just walk away
One touch from Jesus can ease all my pain
Are you a Christian? Do you know His name?

Will you be Jesus to me
Will you help me today
Help me find my way
Could you be Jesus to me?
I need some help
I can’t find my way
I need His touch today

Jesus, Lord of Everything

Let all the earth declare
That Jesus Christ is Lord
Every nation, every tongue, every tribe
Let voices raise
His name be praised
Let hands be lifted high

Let all the saints proclaim
The glory of His name
From dawn until the setting sun
From every mouth
There rings a shout
In glorious adoration

Let Hallelujahs rise
To Jesus Christ our King
He’s Worthy of the highest praise
He reigns above
We shout or love
To our blessed Saviors name

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Glory to our God and King
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Jesus Lord of everything

His Healing Touch

Oh, what a glorious Savior we have
He touches in so many ways
Not just those in His day
But today
In my life
He gave His healing touch

He opened the eyes of the blind
By His touch and by His word
He opens my blind eyes
Letting His light
Show me His truth

He opened the ears of the deaf
They could finally hear the sounds
He opens my deaf ears
He asks me to listen
To His still, small voice

He loosened the tongue of the dumb
Finally they could speak
He tames my wayward tongue
He asks me to speak His truth
To all that I may see

He made the lame to walk
When they had been laid up long
He asks me to walk in the spirit
Not according to my flesh
To be a witness for Him

He cast out the demons of some
Freeing them from their chains
He delivers me from sin
Cleansing my soul
As I confess my wary ways

He removed the leper’s spots
Making them whole again
He cleans me from inside out
My mind is transformed
My spirit made whole

He raised the dead to life
Death had no hold on them
He quickens my soul to new life
A life that grows within
Working its way out

He wants to touch you too
To do all these things
In your life
Let Him give you
His healing touch

Lead Me

I rarely can see where He’s leading

I often must simply obey

My walk is by faith

As I quietly wait

While He leads my along the way

His plan will unfold before me

The road always turns for my good 

No matter the test

My soul can find rest

When I know that He’ll carry me through

Lead me, Lord, lead me today

I’ll follow you through the fire

Lead me by your Holy Spirit 

Your will is my desire

You always know my limitations 

You stretch my faith further each day

I know I’ll come through

When I trust in you

As I quietly learn to obey

No test too hard

No trial to big

No turn to sharp 

No time to think

Simply by faith

You’ll bring me through

As long as my faith remains

Lead me, Lord, lead me today

I’ll follow you through the fire

Lead me by your Holy Spirit 

Your will is my desire

One More Day

Slivered sunbeams touch the gray clouds at morn
As rising sunlight begins the clouds to adorn
Shimmering red and orange fills the coming dawn
You’ve granted me one more day

Slipping slowly out from the comfort of bed
Opening eyes wiping the sleep from my head
Feet hit the floor standing I slowly tread
I praise you for one more day

Your mercy is overwhelming
Your grace washes over me
Your love surrounds me in the air I breath
You are all I need

Solemnly sifting through the truth in your book
Studying how you bless those that look
I am grateful that me you have not forsook
I will give to you this one more day

You owe me nothing
Yet you grant me breathe
I am but dust
Yet you gave up your life
I often fail
Yet your faithful to me
Marvelous wonderful Lord

Your mercy is overwhelming
Your grace washes over me
Your love surrounds me in the air I breath
You are all I need

You owe me nothing
Yet you grant me breathe
I am but dust
Yet you gave up your life
I often fail
Yet your faithful to me
Marvelous wonderful Lord

He Watches Over Me

As I lay down and try to sleep 

My eyes well up as tears they weep

I have no doubt my soul He keeps

He watches over me
I try to write the words I hear

Within my heart not through my ear

His words come softly but so clear

He watches over me
I see His face like in a dream 

He is so close He breathes on me

I know He’s there so real it seems

He watches over me 
This reassurance calms my mind

I know His love is surely mine

Now I can sleep sound and sublime

He watches over me 
When I awake in morning time 

To watch the sunrise slowly climb 

I’ll know without a doubt in mind 

He watches over me 

From This Moment On

I was drifting
Far away from you
Didn’t take time to pray
Or praise you each day
I was struggling
To make sense of life
Then I turned to the cross
And I found what I lost

You paid the price for me;
Suffered and died for me.
Rose from the dead to give
Eternal life
I have so much to be
Thankful for now I see
Everything you have done
To give me life

So from this moment on
I am yours every day.
From this moment on
I will follow your ways
From this moment on
I will give you my praise.
You are the Lord of my life
From this moment on

I am trusting
My whole life to you.
I will take time to pray
Ae you each day
I am seeking
To draw close to you
So I’ll worship your name
And I’ll rest in your grace

You give your love to me;
Pour out your grace so free.
Your Holy Spirit brings
Joy to my soul
I have so much to be
Thankful for now I see.
Everything you have done
To give me life

Moment by moment
I’ll take time to pray
Moment by moment
I’ll worship your name
Moment by moment
I’ll trust in your grace
Every moment of every day

So from this moment on
I am yours every day.
From this moment on
I will follow your ways
From this moment on
I will give you my praise.
You are the Lord of my life
From this moment on

Note to Self (revised)

This is an updated version of a poem I posted about a week ago.  I am considering entering it into a contest, so made some revisions with suggestions from my grand-daughter, who is studying poetry in school right now.  I would appreciate any comments or suggestions you may have.

Day 1
As I sit at my desk
Pen in hand
Weary from the day
Note to self
Remember this above all else
Don’t worry so much
Don’t break a sweat over tomorrow
Just concentrate on the gift of today
The present

Day 2
Pen in hand and ready
As my mind wanders
To events of today
Note to self
Never feel alone
God is always with you
Whether you feel Him or not
Trust Him

Day 3
I pick up my pen again
My mind remembers
The troubles of the day
Note to self
This trial will end
It has only come for moment
To help you grow in the faith
It came to pass

I need reminding quite often
That the mercy of God is for me
This His grace will always cover me
That He loves me despite myself
So I write these
Notes to self

Day 4
Upon waking in the morning
Rubbing the sleep
Out of my weary eyes
Note to self
You’ll be okay
Don’t sweat the small stuff
Or even the big stuff for that matter
Give it to God

Day 5
In case I face troubles
In case II have doubt
Note to self
God loves you
No matter what you say or do
He will always be there for you
He is faithful

Day 6
My duty for today
And everyday
Remains the same
Note to self
Give Him your all
Don’t hold back in your witness
Let the world hear your testimony
Be bold for the Lord

Day 7
Note to self
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