So Should I

I have seen His brilliant sunrise
I have seen the heavens glow
I have seen the shooting star fly through the sky
I have seen the tow’ring storm clouds
I have seen the lightning flash
I have seen the brilliant stars shine in the night

All creation shows His glory
All creation shows His beauty
All creation sings His praises
So should I
So should I

I have heard the songbirds singing
I have heard the leaves in gales
I have heard the north wind blowing in the night
I have heard the sleet and hail
I have heard the babbling brook
I have heard the thunder roar it’s sounds of fright

All creation shows His glory
All creation shows His beauty
All creation sings His praises
So should I
So should I

I will show the world His glory
By the life I live each day
I will tell them of His mercy
By my words and by my ways
I will lift the name of Jesus
As creation does each day
He is worthy or my worship
He is worthy of my praise

All creation shows His glory
All creation shows His beauty
All creation sings His praises
So should I
So should I

The Narrow Way

I can’t describe the feeling
Of growing close to God
I started at a distance
The way to him seemed broad

But as I traveled further
I found the narrow way
I found myself grow nearer
To Jesus every day

The closer I grew to him
It seemed less like a tunnel
Because the way got tighter
It felt more like a funnel

The light was there to greet me
When I reached His saving grace
Out I came and ready
My friends and foes to face

The journey trough that funnel
Prepared me for this day
So I can share the gospel
And lead folks in his way

 

 

In response to the daily prompt Funnel

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

The Day After Christmas

The day has quickly past
The gifts are all unwrapped
The wrappings have been swiftly thrown away
The Christmas feast is done
Guests have all gone home
Now you rest from such a busy day

Your mind goes drifting back
To the year that has just past
You write down all the wonderful events
Then you start to plan
For the year that is at hand
Hoping to achieve the very best

You start to make a list
Of thinks that you would wish
Would come true in the coming year
Perhaps this year would be
A good year to agree
A closer walk with God would be so dear

Take more time to pray
Read the word each day
Listen for the sound of His sweet voice
Help those who have needs
Be a friend indeed
Always strive to make the righteous choice

Tell God all your fears
Let Him dry your tears
He will fill your heart with His sweet peace
Bring your needs to Him
And you will always win
All your doubts and worry He’ll release

With these resolutions
We know that the conclusion
Will open up a year that’s full of life
So please take time to pray
That you would find a way
To have a closer walk with Jesus Christ

Will You Be Jesus To Me

I am the man on the street
Watching His life go by
I lost my job
My wife and kids
I just cannot figure out why

So I sit day by day in the gutter
Looking for some food to eat
A handout would help
As I beg for bread
A touch from the Master I need

Will you be Jesus to me
Will you help me today
Help me find my way
Could you be Jesus to me?
I need some help
I can’t find my way
I need His touch today

I am a woman who’s lost
I was thrown out of my house
My money is gone
I’m broken and bruised
I was abandoned by my spouse

The street has been cruel to me
I have sold myself for bread
So many bad men
Have treated me mean
I need God’s touch instead

Will you be Jesus to me
Will you help me today
Help me find my way
Could you be Jesus to me?
I need some help
I can’t find my way
I need His touch today

I watch as people walk by me each day
They shake their heads and just walk away
One touch from Jesus can ease all my pain
Are you a Christian? Do you know His name?

Will you be Jesus to me
Will you help me today
Help me find my way
Could you be Jesus to me?
I need some help
I can’t find my way
I need His touch today

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 Last Day

What if I knew
today
was my last day on earth
How would my day go

I’d wake up praying
for guidance from God
Who should I talk to Lord
Give me boldness Lord
Go before me
And touch them with your spirit Lord
Cause them to be ready
For my witness

Then I would break out
in praise
and worshp
Lifting His name
Thanking Him
for His mercy and grace
thanking Him fr preparing hearts
to hear my words
thanking Him for walking with me
giving me the words to say
and the spirit to say them
wisely

I would leave my house
and go business to business
declaring
His sacrifice
offering
His salvation
to all I see
Compelling them
to enter the Kingdom of God

Then
I would go door to door
pleading with them
to give their lives to Him
today

At the end of the day
I would be with my wife
loving her
consoling her
assuring her
That we will see each other
again

Then
I would sleep

Now
I need to make that day
today

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

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

The Eyes of Jesus

I dreamed I was walking down the street
Saw a beggar begging bread
I drop a few coins in His tin cup
Then on down the street I head

I sew a drunk man crossing the street
Has trouble finding his way
I take his arm to help him across
Then continue on with my day

I saw three young men coming my way
Their clothing and look was a mess
I bowed my head and walked silently
So as not to give them offense

What did I see when I looked at them all
Through these judgmental eyes of mine
Did my pride rise up and see their sin
Or did His mercy fill up my eyes

With all the hatred throughout our land
The church needs to rise up tall
One by one we must take a stand
And humble ourselves at the cross

He looked on us full of compassion
No matter what filled up our lives
He cried Father forgive them for you and I
As He hung His head and died

If I’ll look with the eyes of Jesus
Full of compassion and love
Perhaps I can plant a seed in their lives
And turn their hearts above

Help me Lord when I cross their paths
To see the sinner and not the sin
Give me courage to share your love with them
Give me the right words within

Make me humble and down to earth
Make me appeal to their needs
Help me to find some common ground
Help me to plant a seed