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I Met Jesus

Sometimes I remember when I was all alone.
Sometimes I remember when I had no joy
Sometimes I remember when I had no peace within
But long ago those days came to an end.

I met Jesus. I met Jesus.
The day that I met him my life changed
When I met Jesus He washed away my sin
It seemed like I was born again

Many times the trials of life seem more than I can bear
Many times my mind will drift to things I cannot share
Many times I wonder if his grace will cover me
Then I remember that he came to set me free

I met Jesus. I met Jesus.
The day that I met him my life changed
When I met Jesus He washed away my sin
It seemed like I was born again

I never expected to meet Him. I never thought it was even possible. I was a drifter, a drug addict, a drunkard and a perverted soul. I had every intention of staying that way because I thought I was happy and having a good life. I had a job, I had friends, I had family close. I ran in social circles that supported me and buddies that loved being around me. I had a great job that I really liked, people that respected me in my position, and made pretty good money. I was never one much for material possessions and did not own a lot because I had no need for things. What more could a person want?

Then I encountered Jesus, or should I say he encountered me. It was as unexpected as a bolt of lightning striking me on the head. I had grown up in church but had abandoned it years ago. People had talked to me about Jesus but I thought it just a game to play, another way of life I wasn’t the least bit interested in. But that day, I learned that he loved me. He shed His blood for me. He died for my sins, which were plentiful. He rose again to give me eternal life. Suddenly I knew I had to know Him better and that he wanted, desired and longed for a relationship with me. I will never leave Him now that I met Him. Have you met Him? He is calling to you. Open your ears and listen for His voice.

Jeremiah 29:11-13 New International Version (NIV)
11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. 12 Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. 13 You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.

I Live For You

I gave up my old ways. I started anew
For the rest of my days I’m living for you.
No turning back because I’m breaking through
For all that I want is to live for you

In the heat of the day with a cool morning dew
I’ll make the decision to live for you
When storms come around me with waves crashing through
I don’t have to worry I’m living for you

And when people ask why I have such Joy
I’ll say I found Jesus and He fills my soul
Because every day and every hour
You give me strength and you give me power

Precious Lord Jesus thanks for the cross
For so many years I counted it loss
But now I’ll give my life and all that I have
I’ll live for you until this life is passed

So when this old life is finally through
I’ll meet you in heaven because I live for you

Where would I be if I had not traveled to visit a friend of mine half way across the country in 1976? Where would I be if I had not gone to church with him that night and heard that message? The message that convinced me I was headed for hell and I made me know I did not want to go there. Where would I be if the pastor had not come to my friends’ house the day before I left and asked if I wanted to get saved and live for Jesus? Where would I be if I had not prayed that prayer and, with sweat coming from deep within and drenching my clothes, knew that something had changed inside me?

I believe with all my heart that the night I prayed that prayer would have been my last if I had not sincerely prayed that prayer. I travelled 70,80,90 mph all the way home from Iowa with a wobble in my front left tire. When I took it to my mechanic he could not believe I had just come all the way home from Iowa. I had a broken tie rod! I have no doubt that if I had not prayed that prayer, I would not have had God’s protection on the way home that day and the tire would have fallen off, as it should have. I would have had a terrible accident and be serving a life sentence in a hell none of us want to go to.

Have you prayed that prayer today? Have you been Born again, which Jesus says is a requirement to even see the Kingdom of Heaven? Are you living for Jesus? If you have not, please do it today. It may be your last.

Romans 10:13
“For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved”

All For Me

All For Me

I was stuck in miry clay
All alone deep in my sin
When the Savior came to me
As I was

He shed His blood for me
Rose again to give me life
Today I stand with Him
As I am

CHORUS
Yesterday, today, forever He will never change
His love and His sweet peace always remain
I can place my trust in Him
For He washed away my sin
Forever I will lift my hands in praise

He’s coming back for me
I will look upon His face
Forever with my Lord
I will be

CHORUS

BRIDGE
Yesterday I was lost, He paid the cost
Today I am set free He ransomed me
Tomorrow He will come in clouds above
All for me. All for me

CHORUS

Then Came Jesus

I was wallowing in my sin
Captured by fear and doubt
There was nothing that I could do
To save myself

My eyes were dimmed to the light
And darkness was all I knew
Then I realized I had to trust
In someone else

Then came Jesus
Running to me
Showing me what
I could be
Light filled my path
His word warmed my heart
Precious Savior
Came to me

Now I open my eyes to see
All the mercy that he showed me
I’m in awe of His love for me
Every day

He saved me when I was lost
Gave His life on a rugged cross
I’m so glad that He paid the cost
He made a way

I saw Jesus
Running to me
Picking me up
When I was down
Cleaning me off
Leading the way
Setting my feet
On solid ground

Oh what a Savior
Oh what a friend
Loves me to
The very end
Pardons my sin
Fills me with hope
Peace fills my soul
Joy never ends

Then came Jesus
Running to me
Showing me what
I could be
Light filled my path
His word warmed my heart
Precious Savior
Came to me

The Desk

I had a dream about a desk
No ordinary desk mind you
But a big desk
Curved and outstanding
This desk had a glass top
With a front panel that shone like silver
Big enough to fill a stage
A stage under multiple lights
They shone brightly
Almost an electric feeling
About the desk

Behind the desk sat a woman
Young and pretty
Blonde hair and blue eyes
Her face mostly neutral in feeling
Soft in compassion
Warm in engaging me
Wanting me to hear what she had to say
Her hair falling around her face
Short of her shoulders
She had on a light blue blouse
Or dress
One could not tell as she sat
Behind that desk

On the desk was a tablet
Which was glanced at by the woman
And she spoke into a microphone
Clipped to her blouse
She spoke of fires
And murders
And trials
And earthquakes
And trade negotiations
And other countries
Far away
Bringing news
News of trouble
News of tragedy
News of wonder
Things I could not imagine
Scrolled across her tablet
Upon that desk

Then one day
In my dream
She got up from the desk
And said she had had enough
Of bad news
And trouble
Enough of things that bring us down
And she was going to leave
But before she did
She sat back down at the desk
Put her tablet aside
And pulled out a big book
The big book was opened
And laid out in front of her
Behind that desk

Then she said
I want to say something good
Good news for all to hear
Good news that crosses the barriers of time
Good news for you
Good news for me
Jesus is alive
H rose from the dead to give you eternal life
He died to set you free from sin
Because He loved you
Romans road tells us so
Verse 3:23
Verse 5:8
Verse 6:23
Verses 10:9-10
Verse 10:13
1 John 1:9
She read with conviction
With passion
Like a fire was within her
Then she looked
Directly into the camera
And quietly said
Have you been born again

Then she got up
And walked away
From the desk

Rearranged

I was running far away from you
Lost in sin not knowing what to do
Wasn’t looking for a change
Thought I had life all arranged
Then you came running to me

When I heard of your deep love for me
How you died that day on Calvary
Tears welled up and filled my eyes
My mouth opened up and cried
Thank you Lord for running to me

I’m so glad you came running
I’m so glad you searched me out
I’m so blessed by your great love for me
You came running to me
You came running to me

Now I stand on your great promises
Every day I’m feeling free and blessed
I’m no longer bound in chains
My life has been rearranged
All because you came running to me

I would never have found you on my own
I would never have known your love
Yet you sought me out
Turned me about
You never gave up on me
You never gave up on me

I’m so glad you came running
I’m so glad you searched me out
I’m so blessed by your great love for me
You came running to me
You came running to me

Effective Prayer

I Come To You

My days are filled with great temptation
Sometimes I can’t resist
My flesh is weak
Your grace I seek
Out of despair I come to you

I don’t deserve to feel your presence
Yet every day your Spirit comes
You help me see
What I might be
If I will only come to you

I come to you to plead for mercy
I come to you to feel your love
I come to you seeking forgiveness
With all my heart I come to you

Down on my knees I plead for healing
My tears of sorrow touch the ground
My heart is spent
As I repent
My soul rejoices as I come to you

I come to you to plead for mercy
I come to you to feel your love
I come to you seeking forgiveness
With all my heart I come to you

I need your strength
I need your power
I need your joy
I need your peace
I need your love
I need your Spirit
All these will come when I come to you

I come to you to plead for mercy
I come to you to feel your love
I come to you seeking forgiveness
With all my heart I come to you

Jesus His Majesty

When I look at your face I see mercy
Hanging there on that cross
Because of your love and compassion
My sins and my shame have been washed

When I look in your eyes there’s compassion
Even though you are in pain
You suffered and died for my healing
By your stripes I have been saved

You poured out your life
You gave all you had
Mercy was granted to me
Marvelous Savior
Wonderful King
Jesus His Majesty

When I look at the cross there is grace
Looking right back at me
What a wonderful gift you have given
By your death I have been set free

You poured out your life
You gave all you had
Mercy was granted to me
Marvelous Savior
Wonderful King
Jesus His Majesty

Oh what love He has for me
Oh what love He has for me
Oh what love He has for me
Jesus His Majesty

You poured out your life
You gave all you had
Mercy was granted to me
Marvelous Savior
Wonderful King
Jesus His Majesty

The Believers Life

What A Savior, What a Friend

Forgiven
Set free
That’s what Jesus did for me
I was lost in sin
No peace within
When Jesus rescued me

In darkness
Was my life
Then He showed me the light
Now He guides me
Satisfies me
Turns away my darkest night

What a Savior
What a friend
I will praise Him once again
I will lift His name on high
He is worthy glorified
What a Savior
What a friend
Jesus

Fear to Hope

I had nowhere to run to
Nowhere to turn
I had long ago given up hope
My life was so empty
My mind so corrupt
I feared I had lost my soul

Then I heard about Jesus
Who so long ago
Bled and died so that I could be free
I cried out to Him
With a loud voice
Then He came and rescued me

What a marvelous thing it is to know
The one who can save a tortured soul
If you call to Him
His peace will come in
And turn every fear to hope

Now I tell everyone
Of His undying love
For He’s turned my whole life around
If you’re in despair
The solution is near
He’ll set your feet in solid ground

What a marvelous thing it is to know
The one who can save a tortured soul
If you call to Him
His peace will come in
And turn every fear to hope

Jesus my Savior
Jesus my Lord
Jesus my fortress and strength
Jesus Redeemer
The one I adore
He’ll be with me until the end

What a marvelous thing it is to know
The one who can save a tortured soul
If you call to Him
His peace will come in
And turn every fear to hope