My Salvation Story

I still remember where I was when Jesus set me free
I still remember who was there the day He rescued me
I remember the reaction that all those friends could see
On that happy day when Jesus saved me

I’d traveled out to Iowa to visit with my friend
My life was full of drink and drugs I partied without end
The plan was to enjoy the stay and party long with him
Things took quite a change soon when I arrived

The second night of stay my friend took me to church
I heard a message that convinced me I was truly lost
I raised my hand for prayer but was frozen in my seat
I knew I didn’t want to go to hell

Later in the week that pastor came to visit me
He said he saw my hand and asked if he could pray with me
I prayed a prayer of sorrow for the sin that was so deep
I asked God for forgiveness and asked him to save me

I sat on my friends’ couch as that prayer came forth that day
Suddenly a cold sweat started coming out of me
It felt as if my sin was being cleansed from inside out
My clothes were drenched in sweat as I wept at His great love.

That day set things in motion for who I am today
My mind and soul and heart all long to walk along His way
I live as pure as I can in this fallen world each day
Giving praises to my Savior for His mercy and His grace

Now that’s my testimony of the day He set me free
I’d love to hear your story would you comment yours for me
Or write a post that testifies of how faith came to be
And give you the glory all to Jesus Mighty God us He

Morning Prayer

Prepare me for the battles that come my way today
Keep my mind stayed on you and well above the fray
Let my spirit be uplifted as in your sweet grace I stay
Jesus thank you for this day

Touch those people on my prayer list with your love today
Bring healing to their bodies and strength to those who wait
Help them see the answer to the needs for which they pray
Jesus thank you for this day

Our government needs you Lord for wisdom on this day
Help them follow in the right and Godly way
A new spirit of unity us needed Lord I pray
Jesus thank you for this day

My family needs you desperately in oh so many ways
Give strength to my sweet wife as she goes throughout this day
A touch to all three daughters that you’ll answer when they pray
Jesus thank you for this day

My pastor needs your wisdom to bring the word today
I ask you send your spirit and give him words to say
Bless our church and people and hear them as they pray
Jesus thank you for this day

Now Lord I lift my heart to you and offer up my praise
I worship you with all my soul and thank you for your grace
Your mercy is around me and you hear the words I pray
Jesus thank you for this day

I now arise to greet this awesome day
My feet hit the floor and I am on my way
I know you have heard every word I pray
Jesus thank you for this day¬¬

He Can

If it’s healing that you need He can
If it’s finance woes indeed He can
If you need a miracle
If it seems impossible
You can always rest assured He can

If a storm needs moved away He can
If a night needs to be day He can
If a mountain needs to move
If a neighbor bothers you
You can always rest assured He can

He parted the Red Sea
He rained manna from the sky
He brought water from a rock
He brought quails all piled high

He stopped the sun and moon
He shut the Lions mouth
He fed Jonah to a whale
He turned enemies about

He raised children from the dead
He turned water into wine
He fed thousands with one lunch
He healed lame and deaf and blind

If He did this all before
He can do it all again
He doesn’t change
His love remains
Call on Him and you will win

Just one warning I will give
He’ll not regard your prayer
If your mind still dwells on sin
My dear friends please beware (1)
Of your life is pure today
Then whatever you will pray
In His time the answer comes
Because He can

(1) Psalm 66:18 “If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me”

He Longs To Hear

I often seek to hear God’s voice
To guide me day by day
He comes and gently speaks to me
Showing me the way

He spoke before the dawn today
His words were very clear
He told me that most every day
My voice He longs to hear

He longs to hear me giving thanks
For all that he has done
From the Spirits leading in my life
To the giving of His Son
Each day He makes the sun to rise
And the stars to shine at night
Oh that we would thank the Lord
For the blessings in our lives

He longs to hear me praying
For the many that I know
Who need a touch from Him today
His power He wants to show
All week I told those close to me
That I would pray for them
He longs to have me take the time
To lift those prayers to Him

He longs to hear me praise Him
With all my heart and soul
To lift His name above all names
His glory to be told
With mighty anthems raising high
Our Hallelujahs ring
Lift up His praise for all to hear
As His great name we sing

Jesus mighty Son of God
All power and praise to you
Glory in the highest
I lift my arms to you
Praise and adoration
With all I have within
Exalted is your name oh Lord
My God, my everything

Always Amazing

Jesus is always amazing
His mercies are new every day
The sun never quits
From dawn ’til it sets
It lightens our path all the way

It’s amazing He takes time to hear me
When I call out to Him in prayer
His ear is inclined
He walks by my side
I know that He always will care

Oh what a Savior is Jesus
How wonderful is His sweet name
Jesus my Lord and my Refuge
I lift up my voice in praise
Praise to the one who redeemed me
Praise to the Lamb on the throne
Praise to the one who rose from the dead
So I could make heaven my home

Magnificent is my Lord Jesus
His Spirit lives deep in my soul
When I need strength
His power will sustain
He’ll never allow me to fail

I marvel at how He surrounds me
With the miracle of His sweet grace
When I mess up
He showers His love
Amazing me time and again

Oh what a Savior is Jesus
How wonderful is His sweet name
Jesus my Lord and my Refuge
I lift up my voice in praise
Praise to the one who redeemed me
Praise to the Lamb on the throne
Praise to the one who rose from the dead
So I could make heaven my home

The Answer Is Yes

There’s a call to serve the Lord today
This I know is true
The question that awakens me
Is what can this man do

I open my eyes to look around
At a world that needs His love
I’m just one person in a small town
Can I really do enough

The answer is yes
Absolutely yes
He said I could move mountains
And do much greater things
When I reach out in faith
And I pray most earnestly
I can change a life for someone
Yes, yes, yes

I began to see around me
Little needs I could fulfill
From providing a few groceries
To a gas tank that needs filled

An old man need company
On a long ride for his health
So I rode along beside him
And shared the gospel wealth

There are so many ways we can reach out
So many things we can change
If well just take the time to bow down
And fall on our knees in prayer

The most powerful weapon I can yield
Against the enemy
Is a prayer life for others daily
That’s designed to meet their needs

As I pray for the lost and lonely
God will open my eyes to their needs
Then I step out in faith to help them
Change the world why yes indeed

The answer is yes
Absolutely yes
He said I could move mountains
And do much greater things
When I reach out in faith
And I pray most earnestly
I can change a life for someone
Yes, yes, yes

Always Blessed 

I woke up abruptly the room bathed in light
It seemed that an angel was blinding my sight
Come closer He whispered and called me by name
I come here to bless you don’t be afraid

The Lord sent me to you to grant you one wish
Anything can be yours i will grant your request
I was awed by His splendor his voice was surreal
I thought this a dream but knew it was real

Anything could be mine from riches to fame
More wisdom or power could be mine today
I thought for a moment how my life would change
If any of these things would be mine today

Then I realized what a great life I had
I needed not riches or power or fame
I have a great family who loves me so much
I have lots of friends i am blessed by God’s touch

I looked at the angel the words came quite clear
Please heal my good friend so he’ll live many years
He has aches and pains and his nerves are all shot
He sure needs a touch for he lives God so much

The angel just smiled it is done He replied
You have spoken your wish your friend will arise
Then he left just as fast as he had appeared
But before he did these last words I did hear

Because you have prayed for your friend on this day
There’s a blessing that will soon be coming your way
I smiled as he left knowing he was correct
When we pray for others we always are blessed

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

My Poor Tired Feet

I cannot remember the last time I ran
My body is older and larger
There is no doubt
That running is out
It’s too hard on my feet and my arches

But I do run to Jesus when troubles arise
And He gives a pause that refreshes
He inclines His ear
My prayers He does hear
And blesses me with His good answers

 

In response to the daily prompt Pause

Grace Is Everyting

He is here very near
Guiding me each day
Helping me to overcome
Trials on the way
He is watching eyes on me
Keeping me from harm
Seeing that I have His love
In His outstretched arms
Jesus my dear Savior
What a friend To Me
Always there
Always cares
Filling all my needs
Jesus precious Jesus
My redeemer King
Watching me
Hearing me
Grace in everything
He is hearing ears on me
Every single prayer
What a comfort I can feel
Knowing that He hears
He will answer in His time
His word has promised me
I will never doubt His love
What He wants will be
Holding me hearing me
Loving me watching me
Guiding me cares for me
Grace in everything
Jesus my dear Savior
What a friend To Me
Always there
Always cares
Filling all my needs
Jesus precious Jesus
My redeemer King
Watching me
Hearing me
Grace in everything