The Good Life

It’s just a fact of life
We think we know it all
We have it figured out
Why question it at all

After this life’s done
There’s not much more for me
I might as well have fun
For this is all there’ll be

That misses one big question
That can’t escape my mind
Why are we here at all
Why is there a mankind

When I truly think about it
One basic truth comes out
We were put here on this earth
To help one another out

We’re not here for ourselves
How pointless that would be
We’re here to lift each other
And live in harmony

Let’s stop all the confusion
That comes when it’s just me
Let’s put the other first
How good would life then be

 

In response to the daily prompt https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2018/08/19/your-daily-word-prompt-basic-august-19th-2018/

Looking for Answers

Some reach here
Some reach there
Some will reach most anywhere
Looking for answers
Why they are here
Grasping at straws
Nothing to cheer

Come right here
Come here now
Come to Jesus Christ the Lord
He has a plan
Designed for you
As the Creator
He knows what’s good

 

 

In response to the daily prompt Grasp

Make Me Me

Can you figure it out
Does it make sense to you
That a big band just happened
Right out of the blue

Can something arrive
When nothing is there
Can complex life happen
From cells unaware

I’m bewildered, beffudled
Bewitched by belief
That any of this
Can be real and complete

This world and this space
Is much to complex
To be here by chance
As some would reflect

I will choose creation
By God as the means
That all of life happened
It makes sense to me

For if I’m an ape
As some say I should be
Then where did my purpose
Start out to be
Where did my drive
My ability
My goals and my vision
Make me me

 

In response to the daily prompt Bewildered

The Vine

Lord feed me wisdom
That I might see
All the injustice
That’s all around me
All of the heartache
All of the pain
All of the suffering
All the disdain
Feed me a heart
That will reach out in love
And touch all the broken
So they’ll know your love

Lord feed me courage
That I might know
How to change doubt
Into faith that shows
All of the fear
All of the worry
All of the sorrow
All of the hurry
Feed me the strength
To open their eyes
And lead them to you, Lord
So faith will arise

You are the vine
I am the branch
Fill me with love
Give me a chance
To bear you much fruit
As I follow your plan
Tend to my life
With your loving hand

Feed me compassion
So others  may see
Your love for them, Lord
Through the life that I lead
All of the joy
All of the peace
All of the grace
All the mercy
Feed me with life
In all that I do
So I can successfully
Lead them to you

And all of the fruit I bear dear Lord

I owe it all to you

It is your loving hand that prunes the branch

To make it bear more fruit

So do with me what you will, dear Lord

To shape and mold this branch

No matter the trial or test that comes

My life it will enhance

You are the vine
I am the branch
Fill me with love
Give me a chance
To bear you much fruit
As I follow your plan
Tend to my life
With your loving hand

My Offering

I offer you my life, my heart, my soul

I offer you myself, dear Lord

I offer you my praise, my words, my mind

I give it all to you, my Lord

 

It’s my offering of praise

The worship of my heart

All I have I give to you

I lift up holy hands

I lift my voice in song

All I have I give to you

 

I offer you today, tomorrow and all time

To use me as your vessel, Lord

I offer you each hour, each minute of my day

Fill me with your love, oh Lord

 

Everything I have

Everything I am

All of it is yours

Lead me in your plan

All that I can do

All that I can say

I offer it to you

Use me, Lord, today

 

It’s my offering of praise

The worship of my heart

All I have I give to you

I lift up holy hands

I lift my voice in song

All I have I give to you

It’s Not Up To Me

It’s not up to me

To save a soul

To take their sins

And make them whole

But it is up to me

To tell them of Christ

So That they can accept Him

And change their lives

 

It’s not up to me

To heal the sick

To take their pain

And help them live

But it is up to me

To help them see

The one who heals

And dries their tears

 

My task is to tell them of Jesus

And the wonders He’s done for me

To open their eyes to the light of His love

So that they will truly believe

 

It’s not up to me

To convict of sin

To judge the lost

And purify them

But it is up to me

To witness each day

Of the love of Christ

And to pray and pray

 

It’s not up to me

To look down on them

Or to think I’m better

Because I have Him

But it is up to me

To love them with all

My heart must go out

To both big and small

 

My task is to tell them of Jesus

And the wonders He’s done for me

To open their eyes to the light of His love

So that they will truly believe

 

For I do not know what tomorrow brings

It just might be their last day

I need to tell them of Jesus

And pray, and pray, and pray

He’s Calling Out

One day every knee will bow

And every tongue confess

That Jesus Christ is Lord of all

In heaven and in earth

 

One day everyone will gather

‘Round the throne of God

Some will live eternally

Some will be cast out

 

He’s calling out today

For all to find His way

So why not bow and pray

To Jesus Christ today

 

This day you can make the choice

That one day will decide

Whether you will live eternally

Or be the one cast out

 

This day make the choice for Jesus

He’s the only way

Take Him as your Lord and Savior

Call on Him today

 

He will take your sins away

Wash them white as snow

He will give you peace and joy

That you have never known

 

He will grant deliverance

From all that holds you down

He will replace all your fear

With faith that you can grow

 

He will give you hope that lasts

For all eternity

His love will encompass you

And let’s you know you’re his

 

He’s calling out today

For all to find His way

So why not bow and pray

To Jesus Christ today

It’s His Time Now

I must admit that I don’t give

My time away a lot

There’s only so much in a day

I treasure all I’ve got

 

Invitations come and go

To volunteer my aid

But mostly I just pass them up

To do things that will pay

 

But when I was asked by Jesus

To volunteer for Him

I looked at that he offered me

A and found out it’s all win

 

He starts by taking sin away

And filled me with His love

Then He gave eternal life

When He rose up above

 

He gave me peace and joy and hope

He caused me to rejoice

So now I’ll volunteer each time

He calls me with His voice

 

 

 

 

In respnse to the daily prompt Volunteer

Touch The Lord

I see the Lord

Most every day

He’s right beside me

As I pray

He walks with me

Along the way

He’s everywhere I go

 

When I see someone

Steeped in pain

I see the Lord

Inside of Him

I go and pray

That health would win

And I have touched my Lord

 

If someone’s feeble

In their home

And I go visit

When their alone

They brighten up

That someone comes

And I have touched my Lord

 

Jesus said that when we touch

One of His children, him we touch

He asks us to go out of our way

To make a difference in the world today

 

If one’s in prison

For their crime

And I go visit

And give my time

It cheers them up

They glad I came

And I have touched my Lord

 

Do you see Jesus

As you walk

In other people

In the park

He’s right there

Inside their heart

Waiting for a touch

 

Open your eyes

To others needs

And soon you’ll see

Their needs are real

It’s up to you

To help them heal

Your time to touch the Lord

The Coming Storm

Winds are swirling

Seas are churning

Storm is drying near

Windows boarded

Food is hoarded

Forecast bringing fear

 

Time is wasting

Storm’s approaching

Skies are growing black

Rain starts falling

Wind is howling

No time to turn back

 

We see the forecast looming

And prepare for what’s to come

Anticipate the worst case

And hope for much more calm

 

And when the storm has passed

And the skies all start to clear

We start the lengthy clean-up

That will last throughout the year

 

But a different storm is coming

One that has no warning signs

It’s a promise in the Bible

And it’s getting close to time

 

Jesus will return soon

To take His children home

And once we all leave with Him

You won’t want to be alone

 

But today you can prepare

For this day that’s coming soon

If a storm you will prepare for

Why not the coming doom?

 

Just ask Jesus to be Lord

And repent of all your sin

He will come and save your soul

And come to live within