Is He Lord, or Just Savior?

This piece was inspired by my blog post today on the same subject from Psalm 132. You can view it at https://wordpress.com/post/petertgardner.wordpress.com/14536 if you like

We all can call Him Savior
For that is who He is
The stripes on His back saved us from sickness and disease
The thorns on His brow brought healing to our minds
The nails in His feet makes Him a lamp to light the way
The nails in His hands bring His peaceful touch
The blood dripping down His face redeemed us from our sin
The spear in His heart heals our broken hearts
And all this brings us joy
His resurrection brings us hope
And the guarantee of eternal life
All for just accepting that sacrifice on the cross
So many years ago
And accepting Him as our redeemer
Confessing our sins
Repenting and turning away
And following Him
Savior He is and always will be

But is He Lord
Do I follow His word
Do do as He asks
Do I give Him my liife
For that is what He requires
For entry to heaven
Or do I selectively do what He wants
And then what I want
Wallowing in between His truth
And mine.
This is lukewarmness
And the lukewarm He will spew out of His mouth
I don;t want to Be in that state
Is He Lord
Or is He just a puppet you call when you need Him
Is He Lord
Or is He just a gift giver to you
Is He Lord
Or is he just mercy and not truth
Is he Lord
Or is He just grace and not judgment

If He is not both Savior and Lord
You do Him a disservice
And yourself
And you may miss heaven
According to His own words
Make Him Lord today
Submit to His will
Follow His ways
Heed His words
Peace and Joy will seek you out
When He is Lord

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The River of Grace

I stood by the banks of the river
The river of God’s great grace
It flowed from His throne in heaven
Right down to the human race

All were invited to enter
This stream of His endless love
His grace was poured out to us all
When He gave His only Son

What an act of mercy
What an act of love
What a mighty God we serve
Who loves us all so much
He created us to praise Him
And to walk with Him each day
I love to stand amid the flow
In the river of His grace

So many souls are searching
For something more in life
They’ve tried all kinds of different ways
But are not satisfied

If only they would realize
This awesome truth I share
There is a God in heaven
That longs to bring them care

A simple prayer is all it takes
To enter His embrace
Just ask Him for forgiveness
And step into His grace

Jesus, mighty Savior
My sins I now confess
Forgive me, please, I ask today
Come take away this mess
I promise I will turn away
From sin that rules my life
I’ll make you Lord of all my heart
Until the day I die

What an act of mercy
What an act of love
What a mighty God we serve
Who loves us all so much
He created us to praise Him
And to walk with Him each day
I welcome you to stand with me
In the river of His grace

Everywhere I Go

I’m enjoying my life on this journey
With a peace in the depth of my soul
For I know that my Savior is with me
Everywhere I go

When the trials of life overtake me
I can still keep His joy in my heart
For I know that the spirit will guide me
Everywhere I go

What a wonderful Savior, a glorious Lord
That would take of His time to be with me
Oh What grace He bestows and His mercy abounds
Every day that I’m on this journey

When I come to the end of my journey
I’m assured that I’ll be close to Him
For I know that He’ll travel beside me
Everywhere I go

When I walk with Him
All my troubles seem small
All my burdens are light
All my worries will fall
There’s a peace that endures
And a joy that’s sublime
So wherever I go
He walks right beside

What a wonderful Savior, a glorious Lord
That would take of His time to be with me
Oh What grace He bestows and His mercy abounds
Every day that I’m on this journey

Our Emmanuel 

I cannot tell thee whence it came
This peace within my soul
When cancer reared it’s ugly head
He’s all I chose to know
When days were tough and weakness reigned
And I was feeling low
His calm assurance rescued me
From satan’s vengeful blow

I stand in His unfailing love
I look to see His face
For He has been so good to me
He showered me with grace
In all the days since illness struck
His merciful embrace
Has held me closely to His side
He’s worthy of my praise

Lift His name
His matchless name
Jesus Lamb of God
King of Kings, Lord of Lords
Our Emmanuel

When I have gained the victory
And stand whole once again
I know I’ll owe it all to Him
My Savior and my friend
I’ll lift my voice up louder still
To reace the God of heav’n
Hosanna, praise His mighty name
Jesus Christ the Lamb

Lift His name
His matchless name
Jesus Lamb of God
King of Kings, Lord of Lords
Our Emmanuel

Praise Rises Up

I can feel a praise is rising up
When I think about what Jesus did for me
He captured victory
From the hand of sure defeat
His sacrifice became what set me free

The praise within me bubbles to the top
As the story has an ending full of hope
He was buried since He died
In three days from death He’d rise
He returned to heaven which I can now call home

Praise Rises Up
Within my Spirit man
My voice lifts high His name
As I praise the Lord again
Worthy are you Lord
Of the praises of my heart
I’ll sing my Hallelujahs
To your name

I can’t contain the joy He brings
That’s why my mouth must shout and sing
He’s worthy of my praise
I’ll lift His name all day
An offering of praise I humbly bring

Praise Rises Up
When I think of what He did
He gave His life for me
In freedom I can live
Worthy are you Lord
Of the praises of my heart
I’ll sing my hallelujahs
To your name

The wonderful name of Jesus
The matchless name of Jesus
The merciful name of Jesus
The precious name of Jesus
The delivering name of Jesus
The providing name of Jesus
The marvelous name of Jesus
No other name like His

Praise Rises Up
Within me every day
When I think about His love
And the price He had to pay
Worthy are you Lord
Of the praises of my heart
I’ll sing my hallelujahs
To your name

Let’s Go See

Let’s go see the Savior
He’s waiting just for you
He’s longing to embrace you
In His living arms

Let’s go see the Savior
He’s really close at hand
He wants to bless you daily
With His endless grace

Let’s go see His mercy
Working in our lives
Pulling us from trouble
Every single day

He’s so close
So very close
Waiting for your prayer
He is ready
He’s so ready
To send the answer soon

Let’s go feel His love
Boundless and complete
Loving everybody
He desires your heart

Let’s go give our lives
To the Saviors call
Hope is there awaiting
Peace and joy abound

He’s so close
So very close
Waiting just for you
Won’t you go
And see Him now
His arms are open wide

He’s so close
So very close
Give Him your heart today
Make your life
Complete in Him
He’s waiting just for you

Friend To All

I looked up at the Lord
And He saw me
He saw my pain
And misery
He brought me out
And set me free
What a Savior
What a friend

I cried unto the Lord
He heard my plea
Then He came
And rescued me
He’s always near
Where I will be
What a Savior
What a friend

Savior of the world He is
Crowned with love and righteousness
Friend to all who call His name
I will always sing His praise
 
I waited for my Lord
To strengthen me
As I lift up
My prayer of need
Until the answer
I would see
What a Savior
What a friend

Savior of the world He is
Crowned with love and righteousness
Friend to all who call His name
I will always sing His praise

Merciful to me, so merciful
Loving me despite my sins
His grace is given out
His love is without doubt
He’s always there to help me win

Savior of the world He is
Crowned with love and righteousness
Friend to all who call His name
I will always sing His praise
Friend to all who call His name
I will always sing His praise
 

Trembling to Praising

There was a time that I was fearful
Knowing God was watching me
I’d hide from Him and often tremble
Wondering what He’d do with me

But then one day I met the Savior
Learned that He did love me so
All that trembling turned to praising
His sweet name forevermore

 

 

 

In response to the daily prompt Tremble