Are You Ready?

I watch the sun as it rises today
Creeping its way up the sky
Bright rays touch the clouds
The birds sing aloud
Their anthem is raised up high

Someday soon God’s Son will return to earth
To bring all His dear children home
His radiant light
Will dazzle our sight
Well bow at the foot of His throne

Be sure today that you’re ready to go
When the trumpet shall sound that day
Trust in His name
Repent and be saved
Then lift up your voice in praise.

 

 

In response to the daily prompt Radiant

Sweet Grace

Awake to the dawn of the sun as it rises
A new day He’s given to lift up His praise
A walk toward the sunset to see the bright colors
That glorify God in our life everyday

These are the typical ways that we see Him
All in the splendor that He gifts us with
These are the times that we lift our praises
For He has given to us such great gifts

Yet even even in sorrow our hearts should still praise Him
Even in doubt we should bow at His throne
For God is still there always walking beside us
In good times and bad, we are never alone

Don’t wait for good times and hold in your worship
Don’t wait until you think all is in place
God always loves you no matter your trail
He will come cover you with His sweet grace

 

In response to the daily prompt Typical

How Can I Keep Silent

How can I keep silent
When birds sing out their praise
They greet the sun each morning
With songs that lift His name

How can I keep silent
When sunrise lights the sky
The colors give Him glory
As gilded clouds shine bright

How can I keep silent
While trees wave praise all day
The rustling of their leaves
Shout out in lofty praise

Can you hear their worship
Can you see their praise
Lifted up to heaven
Honoring His name
Their song lifts up to heaven
Their glory fills the skies
How can i keep silent
While nature testifies

How can I keep silent
When babbling brooks proclaim
A song of hallelujah
Proceeds throughout they day

How can I keep silent
When stars praise in the night
Twinkling in wonder
Of His power and might

Will you rise and worship
Will you rise in praise
Sing out hallelujah
Glorify His name
My heart beats in wonder
My soul leaps within
Longing to rejoice
And lift my voice to Him

I will lift my eyes to heaven
I will raise my hands up high
I will not be silent
I will testify
Glory to the King of Kings
Glory to the Lamb
I will sing His praises
I will worship Him

No Excuse

It doesn’tĀ  take a rocket scientist
It doesn’t take a city boy
It doesn’t take a college professor
Or a person who’s self-employed

It doesn’t take a big jet pilot
It doesn’t take a sporting star
It doesn’t take a foreign leader
Or a rube who does not travel far

All you have to do is look up
At the heaven’s some starry night
To know that there’s a design
That put them all to flight

Then wake up in the morning
To the splendor of the dawn
At evening brilliant sunsets
Declare that there’s a God

On judgment day there’s no excuse
That your were never told
You’ve seen it every day you’ve lived
From youth to very old

So today if you’re not right
With our God who reigns above
Ask Jesus to forgive your sins
And accept His gracious love

 

In response to the the prompt Rube

Far Off

Far off

Past the fields filled with snow

and dirt

and the residue from the harvest

Past the river

winding through the countryside

seemingly aimlessly

Past the tree lined river bed

that marks it’s path

through the fields

Past the small town

just east of here

small and quaint

nestled in the quiet earth

still asleep

There is where I see beauty

Streaming rays of beginning dawn

show on the horizon

clouds gilded with gold

others shimmering red

orange

yellow

As I watch the splendor

I am aware

acutely aware

God has graced me with one more day

 

 

 

In response to the daily prompt Horizon

Bright Hues

In all of my years I’ve been watching
Both to the East and the West
I marvel each day
As the sun makes it’s way
The heaven’s display their best

Then I look at the trees in autumn
As the changing of seasons goes on
From green to bright hues
The most colorful show
There to watch with a sense of awe

As I study these things I can’t help
But think of our awesome God
Who gives us each day
These brilliant displays
He really must love us so much

 

 

In response to the daily prompt Study

Waking Me

Each day I wake to birds
Singing to the sunrise
Cheerfully they chirp
Loud and full of life

I see the morning sun
Color streams from it’s rays
Slowly rise above
Horizon far away

I’m so glad for those birds
Waking me from the deep
If I’d not heard their cry
I’d still be fast asleep

 

 

 

In response to the daily promptĀ Heard