Center Stage

Too often I sought to be there
In the middle of it all
Pride ate me up inside
And spit me out
I fell hard and fast
Not really knowing why
Until God showed me my pride
How ugly it was
How it robbed Him of His glory
How it caused me to ignore His word
I wallowed in sin
Yet remained a cynosure
Until the day
I truly met my Savior
I thought I was saved before
I thought I had given my life
But it was only in prat
Not in whole
And I realized
He wanted all of me
Not just part
So I put away my pride
And took on Christ
In all His humility and meekness
That babe in a manger
Became my Lord
Now He takes center stage
In my life

In response to the daily prompt

https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2018/12/13/your-daily-word-prompt-cynosure-December-13-2018/

Outshine

He placed the stars in heaven
He called them all by name
He formed them as we see them
They’ll always be the same

Just to make us wonder
He takes one at a time
He makes a supernova
That really does outshine

I have to be real careful
That my light shines just right
I cannot let pride get me
To cause it to shine bright

But if my Lord is leading
And my line should flash high
I must be humbly thankful
And leave Him to decide

It’s not my place to self-promote
Or make myself stand out
I’ll give my God the glory
Whenever my light shouts

In response to the daily prompt https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2018/11/07/your-daily-word-prompt-supernova-November-7-2018/

Enemy Under Control

I’ve done a lot of things in the course of my life
From sales to flipping burgers and a manager at times
Through many of my years my life was ruled by pride
So often I would fool myself to thinking sin would hide

You see I was a hypocrite who lived a different life
In Jesus days the Pharisees were what I would be like
I’d masquerade as righteous while I lived a life of lies
Then one day I was challenged to bring my life in line

I finally realized that my life was full by pride
I learned to bring that enemy under control in time
Now I live my life by the words of Jesus Christ
In Him I will forever more abide

In response to the daily prompt https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2018/10/27/your-daily-word-prompt-masquerade-October-27-2018/

Hidden Faults

I’ve seen them wearing their strange clothes
That just don’t cover up at all
It seems they want to flaunt their stuff
And don’t care if it’s just too much

I’m not one to be so sensuous
As to wear something diaphanous
That’s a sight you would not want to see
Some things just should not be revealed

But when it comes to pleasing God
I want to be searched by His word
It can reveal my hidden faults
And help me see where I am lost

His word is like a sword you see
Dividing up what’s inside me
It sees right through my pride and sin
Revealing what lies deep within

In response to the daily prompt https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2018/09/20/your-daily-word-prompt-diaphanous-september-20th-2018/

Amazing Things

What keeps me from giving my all
To answer the call
You’ve given to me

Why do I hold back
Is it for lack of faith
That you’ll do what you say

Help me Lord to see
That I can be
All that you’ve showed to me

Lord I humbly come before you
Take my pride away from me
Lord I truly do adore you
Make me all that you want me to be
If I’d only trust in you
And not myself
If I’d give all that I have
Get off the shelf
You’d do amazing things

I must find a way
To walk in faith
And reach the lost today

Open my eyes
Help me realize
You’ll give the words to say

All of you
None of me
So that others may see
Of your love
From above
Shine through me

Lord I humbly come before you
Take my pride away from me
Lord I truly do adore you
Make me all that you want me to be
If I’d only trust in you
And not myself
If I’d give all that I have
Get off the shelf
You’d do amazing things

Transformation

I’ve had a change of lifestyle

Through the last 40 years
I’ve walked through hills and valleys

I’ve shed a lot of tears

My life before was earthly
Filled with drugs and drink
My mind was in the gutter
My tongue spewed only stink
But then I met my Savior
He washed my sins away
He’s changed my life completely
Now mercy fills my days
There’s still vestigial sins
That haunt my tongue and mind
Every day I ask the Lord
To free me from my pride
For pride us what will keep me
From giving all to Him
When I control this heart of mine

The Great Escape

I was floundering through life
Delirious at times
By night so many drinks
By day smoke dulled my mind
I thought that life was grand
Because my mind was dulled
I really was in trouble
Enslaved by what I loved

But then I found the Savior
My great deliverer
He came in like a squadron
Defeating all my fear
I found myself with new desires
My mind was thinking straight
His love had filled my heart
Before it was too late

Jesus, Mighty Jesus
Authority is His
Power and dominion
Is always His to give
When He came into my life
He taught me how to live
He provided me a great escape

Escape from all my fears
Escape from all my doubts
Escape from all my sorrows
Escape from satan’s shouts
Escape from sins dead snare
Escape from words of hate
Escape from thoughts of lust
Escape from dumb debates
He broke all of my chains
I now am walking free
He opened prison doors
He brought me victory

Now I can trust in Him
My mind is in His word
His Spirit speaks to me
His peace is my reward
There’s no misunderstanding
Of who is in control
I’m putty in His hands
A sheep within His fold

Jesus, Mighty Jesus
Authority is His
Power and dominion
Is always His to give
When He came into my life
He taught me how to live
He provided me the great escape

 

The Real Deal

My way is better than yours
Said the tortoise to the hare
You may be faster and stronger then I
But I will still beat you there

The hare laughed a thunderous roar
He said not a chance you will win
Then he bet all he had including his home
Because He was so sure within

We all know the outcome that day
The hare’s supercilious way
Cost him all that he had because of his pride
Now he doesn’t know what to say

I’ve been there and know how he feels
Pride can make all of us reel
So never allow your pride to rise up
Just try to be the real deal

In response to the daily prompt https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2018/07/10/your-daily-word-prompt-supercilious-july-10th-2018/

Best on my Knees

There was a movie few years back
For tears my eyes did never lack
The transformation was so real
From unknown kid to Blindside whirl

My blindside took me for a ride
It hid itself from my eyes
You see I was brimming with pride
It was eating away my inside

So I went on a Spirit retreat
And really got into God’s meat
I found I was so wrong indeed
And set out fill up my need

My need was for humility
I contrite heart was my plea
Through study I came to see
I was best when down on my knees

Now my blindside is under control
There’s peace deep inside my soul
His mercy made me again whole
Now a humble way I do know

 

 

In response to the daily prompt https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2018/07/06/your-daily-word-prompt-blindside-july-6th-2018/

The Roaming Heart

I’ve been the one who appeared to be good
Singing and praising the Lord
I’ve been the one who all thought was meek
Knowing a lot in the word

But inside my pride was boiling up
I made real bad choices alone
I put on a mask of being so good
But deep down inside my heart roamed

Then God brought me low before His great cross
I realized the depth of my sin
I started to live an authentic faith
Where Christ reigned supreme within

Today I watch daily that pride does not rise
My wife helps my eyes to behold
My Savior is there to help me along
I thank Him that He brings me low

 

 

In response to the daily prompt Authentic