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In Christ Alone

I’ll lift my hand
I’ll lift my voice
In Christ alone
I will rejoice

I’ll bow my head
I’ll bend my knee
In Christ alone
I’ll always be

In Him all sin will be erased
In Him no enemy escapes
In Him all victory is mine
In Him I’ll gladly lose my life

For He is my rock, my sword, my shield
To Christ alone I gladly yield
All of my strength and soul and mind
Giving my heart my life I find

He’ll take me places
Yet unknown
I’ll gladly follow
Christ alone

Why do I even think about dwelling anywhere else but in His presence. Look at this world we are living in right now. We have a virus that is scaring the masses on one side, and violence in our streets on the other. We have disheartening stories about businesses being destroyed and lives being taken for a cause that should b e fought in the individual hearts of men, not in the chambers of our government. This is not a government issues. It’s a heart issue. I heard someone say to me the other day that it would work out best if everyone would just treat people with respect, the way they want to be treated. Now where have I heard that before? The words of Christ ring true. His promises never fail.

I need to spend time in His presence. I need to meditate on the words He spoke. I need to lift up His name in praise. I need to spend time on my knees in prayer, praying for my brothers and sisters in this country who just can’t seem to get it right. I need to pray for government leaders, whether I agree with their policies or not, that they will find the will of God for this great country of ours. I need to allow the Holy Spirit to guide my every step. When I do these things and more, I am walking in Christ. Life will be so much better then!

Leviticus 19:18 New International Version (NIV)
18 “‘Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against anyone among your people, but love your neighbor as yourself. I am the LORD.

See His Mercy There

When I was a young lad I fell right through the ice
My friend was there to rescue after I had gone down twice
Today I would not be here if he had not saved my life
I look back and I see His mercy there

In my teens I wandered and I became a hippie child
I live a carefree life and was always much too wild
One time I flipped my car three times but injuries were mild
I look back and I see His mercy there

At a fifth high school reunion my friend was there again
He told me about Jesus but I turned my back on him
He persisted for I year until I gave my heart to Him
I look back and I see His mercy there

Then two years later traveled fifteen hundred miles
I met a gal who won me by her pretty little smile
God told me marry her after just a short while
I look back and I see His mercy there

After having three great children my pride got in the way
I looked to everyone a saint but I had gone astray
Sin had taken hold on me so I had to go away
I look back and I see His mercy there

So many more examples I could give to you today
I picked these five out because I had a lot say
But the point of all these stories is show you every day
If you look back you can see His mercy there

All of our lives we have been surrounded by His mercy. It has never left us just as he has never left us. His mercies are new every morning because He is faithful. He does not have to make the sun rise or bring the cooling breeze. He does not have to make the stars to shine or the moon to glow. He does not have to give us breath, or light, or anything else for that matter. After all, he is all powerful, and we are completely unworthy of anything he supplies. We have not earned any of the riches and blessings He gives us. We are only deserving of death because we all have sinned and come short of His glory. We sin when we disobey His commands. We are field with sin from our mothers womb and it manifests itself as we get older. We make a decision to disobey and sin is at the door. But God, in His great mercy, sent His Son to die for us and take away that sin. He had mercy on us then and he continues to have mercy on us today. What a glorious God we serve!

Lamentations 3:22-23 KJV
It is of the LORD’S mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.

The Believers Life

You Are My Destiny

Rivers in the desert
Manna down from heaven
All that I desire
Comes alive in you

Mercy everlasting
Grace that knows no measure
Love uncompromising
Comes alive in you

Lord keep me safe in your arms
Lord give me rest from all harm
Only in you can I find peace
You are my destiny

All of our lives we search after meaning. Why am I here? What am I supposed to accomplish? What purpose is there for me? These questions, whether we want to admit it or not, flow through our minds day in and day out. They can drive us to do things that are not meant to be done. They can make us say things that should not be spoken. If someone gets in our way, we demand they move. If someone should offend us, we want to get even. All this because we have not yet found the real path that are lives are bound for. We have wandered and sometimes made our own path, thinking surely this will be the right way to go.

There is only one path. There is only on way. Our destiny is fulfilled once we accept Jesus Christ as our Savior. When we find His grace and mercy true rest comes. Rest for our wandering hearts. Rest for our weary souls. Our eternal destination, our destiny, is in Him. Once we have arrived there, the journey has just begun. From this point on life becomes a mission.

Philippians 3:13-14 King James Version
13 Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,
14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

I Met Jesus

Sometimes I remember when I was all alone.
Sometimes I remember when I had no joy
Sometimes I remember when I had no peace within
But long ago those days came to an end.

I met Jesus. I met Jesus.
The day that I met him my life changed
When I met Jesus He washed away my sin
It seemed like I was born again

Many times the trials of life seem more than I can bear
Many times my mind will drift to things I cannot share
Many times I wonder if his grace will cover me
Then I remember that he came to set me free

I met Jesus. I met Jesus.
The day that I met him my life changed
When I met Jesus He washed away my sin
It seemed like I was born again

I never expected to meet Him. I never thought it was even possible. I was a drifter, a drug addict, a drunkard and a perverted soul. I had every intention of staying that way because I thought I was happy and having a good life. I had a job, I had friends, I had family close. I ran in social circles that supported me and buddies that loved being around me. I had a great job that I really liked, people that respected me in my position, and made pretty good money. I was never one much for material possessions and did not own a lot because I had no need for things. What more could a person want?

Then I encountered Jesus, or should I say he encountered me. It was as unexpected as a bolt of lightning striking me on the head. I had grown up in church but had abandoned it years ago. People had talked to me about Jesus but I thought it just a game to play, another way of life I wasn’t the least bit interested in. But that day, I learned that he loved me. He shed His blood for me. He died for my sins, which were plentiful. He rose again to give me eternal life. Suddenly I knew I had to know Him better and that he wanted, desired and longed for a relationship with me. I will never leave Him now that I met Him. Have you met Him? He is calling to you. Open your ears and listen for His voice.

Jeremiah 29:11-13 New International Version (NIV)
11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. 12 Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. 13 You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.

I Live For You

I gave up my old ways. I started anew
For the rest of my days I’m living for you.
No turning back because I’m breaking through
For all that I want is to live for you

In the heat of the day with a cool morning dew
I’ll make the decision to live for you
When storms come around me with waves crashing through
I don’t have to worry I’m living for you

And when people ask why I have such Joy
I’ll say I found Jesus and He fills my soul
Because every day and every hour
You give me strength and you give me power

Precious Lord Jesus thanks for the cross
For so many years I counted it loss
But now I’ll give my life and all that I have
I’ll live for you until this life is passed

So when this old life is finally through
I’ll meet you in heaven because I live for you

Where would I be if I had not traveled to visit a friend of mine half way across the country in 1976? Where would I be if I had not gone to church with him that night and heard that message? The message that convinced me I was headed for hell and I made me know I did not want to go there. Where would I be if the pastor had not come to my friends’ house the day before I left and asked if I wanted to get saved and live for Jesus? Where would I be if I had not prayed that prayer and, with sweat coming from deep within and drenching my clothes, knew that something had changed inside me?

I believe with all my heart that the night I prayed that prayer would have been my last if I had not sincerely prayed that prayer. I travelled 70,80,90 mph all the way home from Iowa with a wobble in my front left tire. When I took it to my mechanic he could not believe I had just come all the way home from Iowa. I had a broken tie rod! I have no doubt that if I had not prayed that prayer, I would not have had God’s protection on the way home that day and the tire would have fallen off, as it should have. I would have had a terrible accident and be serving a life sentence in a hell none of us want to go to.

Have you prayed that prayer today? Have you been Born again, which Jesus says is a requirement to even see the Kingdom of Heaven? Are you living for Jesus? If you have not, please do it today. It may be your last.

Romans 10:13
“For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved”

All For Me

All For Me

I was stuck in miry clay
All alone deep in my sin
When the Savior came to me
As I was

He shed His blood for me
Rose again to give me life
Today I stand with Him
As I am

CHORUS
Yesterday, today, forever He will never change
His love and His sweet peace always remain
I can place my trust in Him
For He washed away my sin
Forever I will lift my hands in praise

He’s coming back for me
I will look upon His face
Forever with my Lord
I will be

CHORUS

BRIDGE
Yesterday I was lost, He paid the cost
Today I am set free He ransomed me
Tomorrow He will come in clouds above
All for me. All for me

CHORUS

Then Came Jesus

I was wallowing in my sin
Captured by fear and doubt
There was nothing that I could do
To save myself

My eyes were dimmed to the light
And darkness was all I knew
Then I realized I had to trust
In someone else

Then came Jesus
Running to me
Showing me what
I could be
Light filled my path
His word warmed my heart
Precious Savior
Came to me

Now I open my eyes to see
All the mercy that he showed me
I’m in awe of His love for me
Every day

He saved me when I was lost
Gave His life on a rugged cross
I’m so glad that He paid the cost
He made a way

I saw Jesus
Running to me
Picking me up
When I was down
Cleaning me off
Leading the way
Setting my feet
On solid ground

Oh what a Savior
Oh what a friend
Loves me to
The very end
Pardons my sin
Fills me with hope
Peace fills my soul
Joy never ends

Then came Jesus
Running to me
Showing me what
I could be
Light filled my path
His word warmed my heart
Precious Savior
Came to me

The Believers Life

He is a Friend to Me

I can’t begin to tell you
What Jesus means to me
My Lord and my Savior
A friend when I’m in need

My head leans on His shoulder
His arms encircle me
His voice speaks in my ear
He watches over me

Everything I long for
Everything I need
Everything my heart desires
He has given me

I will praise His holy name
Jesus King of Kings
Lord of Lords Messiah
He is a friend to me

Forever I’m Yours

Make me to shine over all the earth
So that others might see only you
Make me a vessel of your peace
In all that I say and do
Make me yours
Make me yours

Make me bring joy to the people I meet
So that they know your near
Make me show love to all those in need
Help me your voice to hear
Make me yours
Make me yours

CHORUS
I am not my own
I’ve been bought with a price
I am yours
I lay my life down
At the foot of your cross
I am yours
Forever I’m yours

Make me an instrument of your peace
Make me the one who brings hope to all men
Make me yours
Make me yours

CHORUS

BRIDGE
And I will lift my voice
I will each day rejoice
You have filled me with joy
You have made me yours (REPEAT)

CHORUS

Follow Jesus

I have decided
To put my sin behind
To clean this filthy mind
Let light remove the blinds
And follow Jesus

I have determined
My path has gone astray
That I have lost my way
Please turn me back today
And follow Jesus

He is the way the truth the light
His is the only way that’s right
He’ll turn my darkness into light
Jesus only Jesus