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My Guiding Light

 All of my life I have been searching for someone to help me out
 All of my days are spent in wandering about
 All of my trials and temptations don’t lead me anywhere
 I have not figured out why I am here
  
 I have looked to drugs and alcohol to bring me some relief
 But they only added to me sense of grief
 I had money, I was wealthy, I had riches and much fame
 But life only seemed to be a tiresome game
  
 Then I found the Lord or He found me
 And He told me what I was made to be
 A child of God and forever free
 Now He’s here walking with me
  
 Jesus is my guiding light
 Jesus is my help at night
 Jesus is the one who saved my soul
 From the depths below
  
 Now I choose to walk with Him and He shows me the way
 His love shadows over me each day
 I have given everything to follow in His past
 Because I know it will last
  
 I know the Lord and he knows me
 All that I do and all that I see
 I pray that He will help me be
 All that He has desired for me
  
 Jesus is my guiding light
 Jesus is my help at night
 Jesus is the one who saves my soul
 From the depths below 

My Part

 I often sit and wonder,
 In my quiet little place –
 If this love will last forever,
 And a smile comes on my face.
  
 Again, this is so different – 
 The feelings are immense,
 My first life has been spent
 Without question of expense.
  
 I can feel his love so deeply
 In my heart throughout the day,
 And I know that I will always be
 Walking in his Holy way.
  
 And I truly thank you Lord of all
 For the love you bring within;
 I have heard your true and Holy call,
 I will never turn again.
  
 You fill my life with joy
 In a world where I was lost,
 I no longer feel that I’m a boy – 
 I’m a man; I’ve paid the cost.
  
 Now Jesus lives within me,
 And a love does fill my heart
 That I wish to share with all of you
 To fulfill my rightful part. 

(Note: This poem was written back in 2002 and never posted.  The Lord led me to this today and said to post it for you.)  

Life Abundantly

 I can’t explain this peace that washes over me
 Every time a troubled sea is in my soul
 It seems I put my trust in Him to guide me safely home
 Because I know my God is in control
  
 I can’t explain this joy that brings a smile to my face
 When tribulation rears its ugly head
 I know that He will teach me of His wondrous grace
 And everything will work out for my good
  
 I can’t explain this hope that says I’m bound for heaven
 I’ve put my faith in Jesus Christ
 He promised He was building me a mansion home
 A place to dwell through my eternal life
  
 I can’t explain the love that God has shown to me
 His wondrous plan I didn’t even know
 He gave His son to die for me amidst my sinful ways
 Remove them all and wash me white as snow
  
 Even though I can’t explain it still I know it’s true
 That God became a sacrifice tor me and you
 If there is just one thing you really need to do
 Is call upon His name and He will pardon you
  
 Your sin was nailed to His cross on calvary
 Forgiveness He has spoken hanging on that tree
 He rose again and to show us His great victory
 Come before the Lord and pray with me
  
 Father forgive me. Father I have sinned
 Father take my life. Give me joy within
 I now make you Lord of my life today
 Come and show me your precious ways
  
 If you prayed that prayer now you have life abundantly
 The Son of God has saved your soul today
 I pray you’ll go to church and read your Bible more
 So God can lead you safely on your ay
   

Forever I Am Yours

 I don’t know why you love me Lord
 But you do.  Yes, you do
 I don’t know why you love me
 But you do.
  
 I’m not a model citizen for heaven
 So many things I don’t deserve
 Yet you have given me your mercy
 You’ve given me a heart that’s pure
  
 The love you’ve shown me has saved me
 From every trial that I might face
 By faith I’ll follow in your footsteps
 I know I’ll never lose your grace
  
 I don’t know why you saved me Lord
 But you did.  Yes you did.
 I don’t know why you saved me Lord
 But you did
  
 I know you’ve called me out of darkness
 So I can show the world your holy light
 I pray my life will be a witness
 Of your redeeming sacrifice
  
 You took on the stripes, the curses of man
 The crown on your head and the nails in your hands
 You carried your cross to calvary’s hill
 You gave up your life so I could be filled
 With your love.  Hallelujah
 Hallelujah.  Hallelujah
  
 I don’ know why you love me
 But you do.  I know you do
 I don’t know why you saved me
 But you did.  Oh Yes, you did
 Your love has saved me forever
 Your love has saved me forever
 Your love has saved me forever
 Forever I am your, forever I am yours! 

Today

Yesterday I was lost
My soul was bound for hell
Then Jesus came along
And released me from my cell
 
Tomorrow I’ll be with Him
In heavenly places above
He’s building me a mansion
Since He saved me with His love
 
Today I’m going to praise Him
For all that he has done
Today I’ll worship His sweet name
For the future that will come
 
For all that He has promised me
Boils down to just today
So this day I’ll make the most of it
And lift His holy name
 
Why do we go about thinking we can get something done tomorrow?  Has God promised us tomorrow?  Do you know something that I don’t about the future?  Because from what I read, God ahs only promised us that we have this present moment.  He can call us home any time.  He can take our faster than the blink of an eye.  He can have chariots come down from heaven and whisk us away if He wants to.  But I go about thinking I can press on toward the mark tomorrow.  I think I can have my time of prayer tomorrow, that I can [praise Him tomorrow, that I can be delivered tomorrow, that my finances will get better tomorrow.  Jesus said we should take no thought for tomorrow! (Matthew 6:34).  We often translate this into don’t worry, but  if we take it literally it would tell us to not even think about tomorrow.  God is the God of NOW, of TODAY!
 
I pray you will make the most of this day.  Spend a little longer today in prayer than yesterday.  Spend a little more time in the word, a little more time on your knees, a little more time reaching out to others, a little more time praising Him.  Time is a finite thing.  We can’t get more of it.  But we can redeem it properly, use it to our advantage.  Make sure you are making the most of your time by concentrating on doing more for the Lord todayt
 
Ephesians 5:16 King James Version
 
16 Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.

A New Hope

I was shackled
Held by the snare of the enemy
Only I did not know it
I did not feel the chains
The weight
The burden
I was enjoying the pleasure
The high of life
The solitude of my sin
Each day brought new pleasure
New darkness
New shadows in my life
I had no hope
I did not care about the future
Only today mattered
Only what made me feel good today
There was no god
No judge
No one that challenged my way
No one that helped me see where I was going
And I cared not
I had today
I had pleasure
I had money
I thought I was free
I was free to do what I wanted
When I wanted
How I wanted
No guidelines
No destiny
No path to follow
Just a long and winding road
That led nowhere
 
Then I heard a voice
It sounded faint and soft
It was almost a whisper
In a place where there was shouting
A preacher spouting fire and brimstone
A preacher telling me my destiny
Telling me where I was heading
A place of horror
A place of darkness
A place of fire
I was scared
For the first time I confronted myself
As if looking in a mirror
I sat in that seat
Knowing my destiny now
Knowing it was not a good place
Knowing I did not want to go there
And I heard that voice
That soothing gentle voice
In the middle of my chaos
In the midst of this turmoil in my head
He spoke words of kindness
Of love
Of mercy
Of grace
An I wanted to follow that voice
I wanted to abandon my previous path
And start a new course
A new destiny
A new hope
 
He said I was chosen
He came to me
I was not seeking Him
I was not looking for a change
I was not wanting a change
But He found me
A wandering sheep
Lost and alone in a sinful world
In a dark place
In a place of bondage and shame
He found me
He loosed the shackles
He untied my hands
He loosened my mind from the enemies control
He set my fee on a new path
With a  new destiny
A new hope
A new life
He made me His own
He made me righteous
He sanctified me
He cleaned me up
He set my feet on higher ground
To stay
 
Now I write what He speaks
Words of praise
Words of blessing
Words of  grace and mercy
Words of protection and provision
I write His words for you
His voice speaks to me
And I write
My mind is free from clutter
Free from the noises of the world
Free from the shackles of my sin
He has chosen me
I am not sure why
I am not sure where it will lead
But I am sure this is what he has asked
He has called me
To write His words
To share His message
His love
His compassion
To a lost and dying world
Many are where I once was
Many are lost or have lost their way
I can only pray
That one will hear
That one will listen
That I can plant one seed
Touch one life
With His love
His words
Because God so loved the world
He gave His only Son
If you believe in Him
Hope is yours
Love is yours
Peace is yours
Joy is yours
Eternal life is yours
Just ask Him to be your Savior
Allow Him to be your Lord
And the Kingdom of God is yours

Jesus Saves

Some things have to be shouted from the rooftops
Some things have to be declared
I just can’t hold back any longer
It’s time to testify
And here’s the reason why
Jesus set this simmers soul on fire
 
CHORUS
He came and rescued me
From a life of little worth
So I could be His witness
To a dying, desperate earth
The life that I once lived
And the change He brought about
Is a story for the ages
So I will stand and shout
Jesus saves.  Jesus saves
Jesus saves a sinner just like me
Jesus saves. Jesus saves
Every day in every way Jesus saves
 
Now I have a moment to declare the truth
I’m no longer who I was
I have given Him my broken life
It’s time to testify
A thousand reasons why
Jesus set this prisoner free
 
CHORUS

BRIDGE
From a poor man to His riches
From a sick man to good health
From a lost man to a leader
From His voice no longer deaf
From a drunkard now I’m sober
From addiction now I’m free
From a life of heavy shackles
His blood delivered me
 
Jesus saves. Jesus saves
Jesus saves a sinner just like me
Jesus saves. Jesus saves
Every day in every way Jesus saves

I Had Been Good

I wandered aimlessly about
Not knowing I was wrong 
Thinking all the while
That God would go along 
 
He didn't mind my sin
He really understood 
After all most of my life
I really had been good 
 
Then i heard that Jesus 
Was God's only true Son
I learned He died for me
So my sins would be gone 
 
He took all my transgression 
He nailed it to that cross
'Twas then I realized 
What my sin truly cost
 
I asked Him to forgive me
To wash my sins away
I told Him I would make Him Lord 
I'd serve Him every fay
 
Now I am bound for heaven
I pray that you are too
Make Jesus Christ your Lord today 
His love will pardon you

The Love of the Cross

I could search a million miles across this earthly home
I could seek out every passion that has captured a heart
I could look for what is greatest
According to this world
But I'll never find a greater love than Jesus imparts 
 
CHORUS
He stretched out His arms for me
When they nailed Him to that tree
He bled and died to wash my sins away
What a precious gift of grace
What a precious gift of grace
 
No power is greater than the blood of the Lamb
No hope us greater than His promise to man
No one can hold Him back He's coming again 
No love is greater than the love of the cross
 
I have seen how lives have been changed when a person looks to Jesus
Turning from their sin and making Him Lord of all
When they finally hear His voice and answer His call
There's no power on earth that can do what Jesus does
No power on earth can do what Jesus does
No power on earth can do what Jesus does 
 
Chorus
 
Bridge
Nothing can separate me 
Nothing can separate me 
Nothing can separate me from His love (4X)

I Have No Doubt

I have no doubt He loves me
Despite what I have done
He washes all my failures
Forgives them, every one

I have no doubt He’ll heal me
When sickness comes my way
If I should come up fragile
He’ll make me new each day

I have no doubt He saved me
He washed my sins away
He shed His blood in my place
And took away my shame

I have no doubt He’s with me
He’s walking by my side
When I need to be counselled
He hears my every cry

I have no doubt He hears me
When I kneel down to pray
His ear is inclined to me
Every single day

I have no doubt He’s coming
Real soon to take me home
Until then I’ll be faithful
My heart will never roam

There was a time that I was far away from God.  I was a wild child, full of mischief and always looking for the next party,  I had no desire to  serve God because I was having way to much fun.  I put my trust in the things of this earth and what I could see and hear and touch.  Those were my gods you might say.  Those were my comfort and my companions.  I didn’t think there was any purpose in serving God or even knowing Him.
I thought I had life all figured out.

Then He decided to let me know where I was headed.  He came to me suddenly and caught me in His loving arms.  I felt the warmth of His love and did not want to be without it.  I asked Him to forgive my wayward ways and to save me from that place that was never intended for me.  He did.  He did that and so much more.  Now I know who He is and who I am.  I am learning more each day about His love for me and what he did for me on that cross.  I know I will never leave Him and he will never leave me.  There is no doubt we have found each other.  And I am so glad.

Ephesians 2:8 King James Version (KJV)
For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: