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
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.)
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
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!
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.
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
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 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
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 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)
8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: