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

Making Things Right

I cannot avoid the trials in life

I cannot avoid the fight

But I can rely

He’ll be by my side

Whenever the testing begins 
I cannot avoid some sorrow 

I cannot avoid some pain

But I know His plan

He will hold my hand

His joy will return again
Always there for me

Right by my side

Calming me

Keeping me

Making things right

Knowing He loves me

He’ll see me through 

He’ll turn every test for my good
I cannot avoid some people

I cannot avoid their doubt

I can build them up

With kind words of love 

I can help them figure life out
Perhaps they were brought to me

By His great plan

Perhaps I was put here for them

I must take the time

I must help them find 

The God who can bring them through
Always there for me

Right by my side

Calming me

Keeping me

Making things right

Knowing He loves me

He’ll see me through 

He’ll turn every test for my good

You Will Not Believe

When I was young I went to church
I got to know my Bible
I went through confirmation class
Then faith became my rival

Once out of school I turned away
From lessons I had learned
I followed sin instead of God
And righteousness I spurned

In the middle of this frolic
When I thought I was free
You will not believe
What Jesus did for me

The spirit started drawing me
So gently deep inside
I didn’t know His voice back then
I faintly heard His cry

I found out that He loved me
Despite all of my sin
I found out that he died for me
To give me peace within

I turned my life around one day
He saved me through and through
Ever since that day occurred
I’ve tried to learn His truth

He’s healed me many times since then
Delivered me from evil
He walks with me from day to day
He shields me from the devil

His hope is ever in my soul
His joy is so abundant
His peace brings calm in every storm
Why was I so reluctant

Perhaps today your wondering
If Jesus is for you
If you want peace inside your soul
Then this is what you do

Just ask Him to forgive your sin
Ask Him to be Lord
Accept His grace and mercy
He’ll give you so much more

You will not believe
What Jesus did for me
Until you have received
His love that sets you free

My Salvation Story

I still remember where I was when Jesus set me free
I still remember who was there the day He rescued me
I remember the reaction that all those friends could see
On that happy day when Jesus saved me

I’d traveled out to Iowa to visit with my friend
My life was full of drink and drugs I partied without end
The plan was to enjoy the stay and party long with him
Things took quite a change soon when I arrived

The second night of stay my friend took me to church
I heard a message that convinced me I was truly lost
I raised my hand for prayer but was frozen in my seat
I knew I didn’t want to go to hell

Later in the week that pastor came to visit me
He said he saw my hand and asked if he could pray with me
I prayed a prayer of sorrow for the sin that was so deep
I asked God for forgiveness and asked him to save me

I sat on my friends’ couch as that prayer came forth that day
Suddenly a cold sweat started coming out of me
It felt as if my sin was being cleansed from inside out
My clothes were drenched in sweat as I wept at His great love.

That day set things in motion for who I am today
My mind and soul and heart all long to walk along His way
I live as pure as I can in this fallen world each day
Giving praises to my Savior for His mercy and His grace

Now that’s my testimony of the day He set me free
I’d love to hear your story would you comment yours for me
Or write a post that testifies of how faith came to be
And give you the glory all to Jesus Mighty God us He

Note to Self

Note to self
Don’t worry so much
Don’t break a sweat over tomorrow
Just concentrate on the gift of today
The present
Note to self
Never feel alone
God is always with you
Whether you feel Him or not
Trust Him
Note to self
This trial will end
It has only come for moment
To help you grow in the faith
It came to pass
I need reminding quite often
That the mercy of God is for me
This His grace will always cover me
That He loves me despite myself
So I write these
Notes to self
Note to self
You’ll be okay
Don’t sweat the small stuff
Or even the big stuff for that matter
Give it to God
Note to self
God loves you
No matter what you say or do
He will always be there for you
He is faithful
Note to self
Give Him your all
Don’t hold back in your witness
Let the world hear your testimony
Be bold for the Lord
Note to self
Praise Him
Praise Him from sunrise to sunset
Praise Him no matter what is going on
Praise Him with all that you have
Praise Him wherever you go
Praise Him for everything
Just Praise Him

Rise up

From the ashes I rise

As I look in His eyes

I soar to the skies 

Like an eagle 

My sins are erased

By His glorious grace

My heart filled with praise

For my Savior

Rise up

Let His love by your guide 

Rise up

As He walks by your side

Rise up

Let the world know about His great love 

Rise up

He has given new life

Rise up

Let your voice testify 

Rise up

Let us boldly go forth for the Lord

Now heaven’s my home

I’m at peace in my soul

Jesus paid what I owed

At the cross

There’s a mansion for me

By the clear crystal sea

That’s where I will be

Evermore 

Rise up 

See the glory He brings

Rise up

Jesus Christ King of Kings

Rise up

Let the world know about His great love

Rise up

Your purpose is clear

Rise up

The world needs to hear

Rise up

Let us boldly go forth for the Lord 

We shall rise on wings like eagles 

We shall walk and not be faint

We shall run and not be weary

As we rise

He will give us words of wisdom

He will teach us how to pray

He will always go before us

To prepare the way 

So rise up 

Be a witness bold and strong

Rise up

For His coming won’t be long

Rise up

Tell them all the battles won

Rise up

Rise up

Rise up