Meet Bandit

We have a brand new puppy
My wife and I are thrilled
He likes to go on bike rides
My basket he does fill
We get a lot of comments
While riding down the street
That he is so adorable
From his ears down to his feet

His love is unconditional
He’s glad he’s here to stay
He wants to come up in my lap
To pet him makes His day
And then when he gets anxious
He lets me know it’s time
Then playtime comes along
He fetches things real fine

My Savior has a love like that
He’ll never let me down
He’s always there for me
He calls me as His own
When I look up to Him
He holds me in His arms
Providing everything I need
He keeps me safe and warm

In response to the daily prompt https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2018/08/22/your-daily-word-prompt-adorable-august-22nd-2018/

Keeping Me Safe

I walked alone for many years
Trying to find my way
It seemed I was going in circles
Life was just wasting away

I tried lots of different methods
Designed to bring me some joy
But each one turned to disaster
As my life was just further destroyed

Then one day I met the Savior
Who died on a cross for me
He took all my sins upon Him
And from guilt He set me free

Ever since that day I’ve been resting
In the Master’s loving embrace
There is no longer reason to look more
Because He always keeps me safe

 

 

 

In response to the daily prompt https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2018/06/27/a-new-daily-post-word-prompt-june-27th-2018-word-embrace/

Awesome Redeemer

His glory abounds in the heavens
His light shines o’er all the earth
His hand shows in all of creation
He’s lived with us since His birth

His peace is abundant to all
His joy is unspeakable
His hope will endure forever
His love is remarkable

Oh what a wonderful Savior
Who came down from heaven to die
He took away all of my burden
And gave me eternal life

Oh what an awesome redeemer
Who freely gives us His grace
I look for the day of His coming
For then I shall see His face

And until that day He will keep me
By mercies abundant and free
Forever I’ll give Him my praises
For He is so good to me

My Dream was Toast

I once was a full fledged hippie
My hair was scraggly and long
I usually didn’t look pretty
And my smell always seemed very strong

Back then I wrote a story
About a man who grew to be rich
By the time he was 25
Millions had come as he wished

This story became my dream
But my lifestyle was not even close
As I approached that golden age
I thought that my dream was toast

Then I met Jesus my Savior
And I gave my life to Him
Now the riches of heaven are all mine
And His promises fill me within

Maybe I don’t have the money
That the dream said I would have
But the riches of heaven far surpass
Anything else I could have asked.

In response top the daily prompt Dream

That Wand’ring Spirit

There are times that I get caught up in the battle
My enemies will come to taunt and shout
It seems my situation will defeat me
And all that taunting starts to grow my doubt

Then I hear a voice so gently come and whisper
It’s the voice of my dear Savior calling me
My son do not be troubled by the trial
It’s there to make you all that you can be

I let this trial come so you would trust me
No matter what the circumstances bring
If you will just determine to go through it
You’ll find that soon your soul will dance and sing

I’ll give you strength to hold up under pressure
I’ll give you hope to come and light the way
I’ll give you joy and peace to calm your spirit
And you will see the victory one day

I slowly heard the voice of doubt go weaker
The taunting want it’s evil way as well
The only voice I heard no was my Savior
Guiding me out of that wand’ring spell

The trouble quickly faded into nothing
As I determined I would trust His word
I knew that I had grown a little stronger
The next storm would not throw as much a curve

He gave me strength to hold up under pressure
He gave me hope to come and light the way
He gave me joy and peace to calm my spirit
I now I see the victory today

Make Me Your Light

I am so thankful for all you have done
You’ve given me breath
You’ve given me life
You gave me your Son
When I was lost and all alone
You called to me and saved my soul
Oh what a Savior
Oh what a friend
Jesus

I am so grateful for your healing touch
You’ve strengthened my soul
You’ve lifted my head
You loved me so much
When life seemed out of control
You rescued me and made me whole
Oh what a Savior
Oh what a friend
Jesus

Jesus the way
Jesus the truth
Jesus the life
Come and restore
Make my life whole
Make me your light

I am so hopeful you’re coming again
The trumpet will sound
The clouds will roll back
You’re saints all await
We will ascend with you on high
You will grant all eternal life
Oh what a Savior
Oh what a friend
Jesus

While on this earth I will cling to you
Follow your mercy in all I do
Let others know of your great love
So they can join me up above

Jesus the way
Jesus the truth
Jesus the life
Come and restore
Make my life whole
Make me your light

 

Above This Dying World

Finding out what’s right what’s wrong
Finding out how to be strong
Finding out the ways of God
Learning from the word

Finding out a better way
Finding out more every day
Finding out the words to pray
Learning from the word

The word is truth to guide my path
The word is life that always lasts
The word shows me the way to pass
On pleasures of this world

The word sheds light on giving grace
The word shows me my Saviors face
The word gives me desire to raise
Above this dying world

Now I will give my cares to Him
Now I will have His peace within
Now I will raise a joyful hymn
To Jesus Christ my Lord

Now I will sing a song of praise
Now I will worship hands upraised
Now I will lift my voice always
To Jesus Christ my Lord

Hallelujah to the Lamb
Hallelujah to I Am
Hallelujah Christ is Him
I will praise His name

Hallelujah let’s adore
Hallelujah Christ is Lord
Hallelujah evermore
I will praise His name

The Clouds Will Part

I had a premonition
It was not intuition
It was a thought that filled my soul and mind
That sooner than we think
In time that’s just a blink
The clouds will part and startle all mankind

Jesus will come calling
For all His faithful followers
To join Him in the heaven’s up above
Have you made Him your Savior
Have you made Him Lord forever
Please ask forgiveness now
Make Him the Lord of all
Then you will join the faithful in the clouds

 

 

In response to the daily prompt Premonition

I Rise

Out of the ashes
Out of the mire
Out of the dark
I rise

Out of my sin
Out of my guilt
Out of my shame
I rise

He lifted me up
Set my feet on the rock
I am washed by His blood
Forever

He guides me each day
His word lights my way
I’m safe and secure
In Him

Out of despair
Out of my past
Out of the lies
I rise

Out of bondage
Out of sorrow
Out of anger
I rise

He lifted me up
Set my feet on the rock
I am washed by His blood
Forever

He guides me each day
His word lights my way
I’m safe and secure
In Him

Jesus mighty Savior
Jesus lifted me
Pulled me up from darkness
I’m free
I’m free

Into His joy
Into His peace
Into His hope
I rise

Into His arms
Into His care
Into His love
I rise

Jesus mighty Savior
Jesus lifted me
Pulled me up from darkness
I’m free
I’m free

Fragile Future 

My life was so easy

When I was a sinner

I didn’t know better

Than drinking or lust
One day I realized 

My future was fragile 

I was not so agile 

To freely live on
I then met the Savior

Who sought me forever

He would fail me never

If He was my Lord
I gave my heart to Him 

Now peace is internal

His joy is eternal

I’m now heaven bound
In response to the daily prompt Agile