No Longer Silent

Too often
I am too private
With my witness for Jesus Christ
I don’t share His message
Or speak of His love
Or pray for the sick
Or visit the ones in need

It’s time to go public
To be more upfront
To tell of His goodness and love
To pray when I see a need
To visit my neighbor
To offer help
No longer be silent
But bold in His witness
Uplifting the name of the Lord

In response to the daily prompt https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2018/11/03/your-daily-word-prompt-public-November-3-2018/

Tell the World

Reign in the Heavens
Sweet Lamb of God
Twenty four elders
Praise ‘round your throne
Cherubim shout out
Holy are you
Seraphim fall down
Worship is due

Blessing and glory
Honor and power
To the Lamb who was slain
Blessing and glory
Honor and power
To the lamb who was slain

Rain down from Heaven
Spirit of God
Fill us with power
To tell of His love
Grant us your wisdom
Your words we seek
Fill us with boldness
To preach in the street

Blessing and glory
Honor and power
To the Lamb who was slain
Blessing and glory
Honor and power
To the lamb who was slain

He’s the one who gives us power
He’s the one who gives us strength
To tell the world
To tell the world
Of His great love

Blessing and glory
Honor and power
To the Lamb who was slain
Blessing and glory
Honor and power
To the lamb who was slain

Amazing Things

What keeps me from giving my all
To answer the call
You’ve given to me

Why do I hold back
Is it for lack of faith
That you’ll do what you say

Help me Lord to see
That I can be
All that you’ve showed to me

Lord I humbly come before you
Take my pride away from me
Lord I truly do adore you
Make me all that you want me to be
If I’d only trust in you
And not myself
If I’d give all that I have
Get off the shelf
You’d do amazing things

I must find a way
To walk in faith
And reach the lost today

Open my eyes
Help me realize
You’ll give the words to say

All of you
None of me
So that others may see
Of your love
From above
Shine through me

Lord I humbly come before you
Take my pride away from me
Lord I truly do adore you
Make me all that you want me to be
If I’d only trust in you
And not myself
If I’d give all that I have
Get off the shelf
You’d do amazing things

In His Image

He guides me by His hand
To walk within His plan
Day by day
He shows the way
To follow His command

He holds me in His arms
I never feel alarm
Tight and secure
I’m always sure
I’m safe from earthly harm

In His image He made me
To walk these daily steps indeed
But not by earthly form
His grace I do adorn
His mercy flows through me
His love to others seeps
This is the image He had planned for me

He walks beside my way
So I won’t go astray
He’ll pick me up
If I get stuck
He’ll make sure I’m okay

I am His hands and feet
I am His mouth and heart
I am His messenger
Through me He does impart
His mercy and His grace
Must flow through my embrace
So may I always know
His image I must show

In His image He made me
To walk these daily steps indeed
But not by earthly form
His grace I do adorn
His mercy flows through me
His love to others seeps
This is the image He had planned for me

 

He Came Back For Me

As a child I grew up in church so many years ago
As a teen I turned my back on God and wandered
In my early twenties I had truly lost my way
My life was heading down a lonely path

My mind had become mixed up from the things that I was taking
My body was a scrawny, hippie mess
Most people thought that I was destined to be left behind
Then suddenly my life was turned around

He came back for me
Jesus came and met me where I was
He told me that He loved me
Abd that He died for me
I asked Him to take over my life

Over forty years ago this all happened in my life
I have never turned my back on Him again
And I know if you have walked away and found you’re lost
That He’ll come back for you just the same

He came back for me
Jesus came and met me where I was
He told me that He loved me
And that He died for me
I asked Him to take over my life

He doesn’t ask us where we’ve been
He doesn’t ask us what we did
He doesn’t ask us why we left
He doesn’t ask us why we hid
He tells us that He loves us
He wraps His arms around us
He asks us to be His
And I chose to be His because

He came back for me
Jesus came and met me where I was
He told me that He loved me
And that He died for me
I asked Him to take over my life

This poem/song was inspired by Rev. Robert Newton speaking to an APEPT convention 5 years ago. I was prompted to watch the message today on YouTube. Here is the link

Cancer Testimony Video

Several of you have asked for me to post this video, so here it is.  This is from our service at church Sunday night, April 22.  This service went well and we had an opportunity tom pray for several who were sick at the end of the service.  It was a blessed time in the Lord.

I am going to post this on both of my blogs, so if you are following both, you will see this on my God’s Maintenance Man blog as well.

I pray it blesses you!

Learning to Speak

I love tell my story
Of what my life has brought
I’ve learned to speak to people
Things Toastmasters has taught

This learning brought me knowledge
In nearly everything
I have become conversant
When topics people bring

The subject I enjoy the most
Is of my Saviors love
How even when my sin was huge
He loved me from above

He came to earth so long ago
Became my sacrifice
Now I can have His peace and joy
He gives eternal life

I’ll tell you that you too can know
This precious love He gives
Just ask Him to forgive your sins
Then you as well shall live

 

In response to the daily prompt Conversant

His Word Testifies

There are many who think God’s a myth

That His word is just a story book

Their suspicious when I testify

But refuse to take second look

If they’d just take a little time

With a heart that wants to know

Reading through His Word would touch their lives

Bit by bit their faith would grow

Because I know His word is true

It speaks only to our hearts

Anyone who’s open to the truth

Will soon have a hrand new start

Take a minute now to tell us all

In the comnents down below

How you found Jesus as your Lord

How His truth you came to know

And if you do not call Him Lord

Leave a note to tell us why

Then please take some time to read the Word

Your suspicions may just die

In response to the daily prompt Suspicious

The Journey

This journey I am on has it’s pitfalls
Sometimes I’m in holes so deep
I look for ways out
Then to God I shout
His loving hand rescues me

This journey I’m on has its turmoil
I’m dazed and confused in the mess
I try to stay calm
Then Gods graceful arm
Embraces me and i feel blessed

The road can be long
The path can be hard
The rocks can be sharp
The hill can be steep
The way can be difficult
But God has a plan
He’ll carry me through every time.

This journey I’m on can bring sorrow
Sometimes my soul is real down
I look for his peace
Then God brings release
His joy puts me on solid ground

This journey I’m on can feel lonely
There is no one nearby to call
I search for the Lord
My prayer brings reward
His comforter becomes my all

The road can be long
The path can be hard
The rocks can be sharp
The hill can be steep
The way can be difficult
But God has a plan
He’ll carry me through every time.

Trust Him on your journey
Praise Him on the way
He will guide you safely
Listen while you pray

The road can be long
The path can be hard
The rocks can be sharp
The hill can be steep
The way can be difficult
But God has a plan
He’ll carry me through every time.

My dream

I dream I’m a new creation
Cancer has gone away
I keep on getting stronger
Every single day

I dream that my testimony
Will be shared for all to hear
That many good souls will find
That they have also been healed

I dream of people resonding
As I tell them of His great love
Souls will be saved and set free
By His power sent from above

I dream of many rejoicing
That their hope has been restored
The peace of God Invades their spirit
Theirs hearts are full of His joy

I dream of God’s people in worship
As we sing songs He’s given to me
That the atmosphere all around us
Will fillled with His Majesty

I dream all of this will bring glory
Only to God above
That He will be lifted higher
That He’ll fill us with His love