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/

I Am Guilty

I have to admit I am guilty
I dissemble most every day
I write these short little verses
But I have quite more to say

The reason is not just to answer
The prompt that’s before my eyes
But to talk to you about living
For my Savior Jesus Christ

I want to see you in heaven
By these poems I reach out
And tell you about salvation
So you won’t have any doubt

He came to show you His kingdom
He died to free you from sin
He rose to give you eternal life
Today give your life to Him

In response to the daily prompt https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2018/10/19/your-daily-word-prompt-dissemble-October-19-2018/

As Winter Weather Comes

It’s that time of year again
Cooler weather on the way
Time to store the summer clothes
Get the flannel out to stay

It would be nice to hibernate
And skip the cold completely
But that would not be good for me
I’d live life too discretely

I want to be a witness
Of the Grace of Jesus Christ
He died to set me free from sin
And He’s given me new life

I will not let my light grow dim
Or hide it under a bushel
It will shine all the more you see
For lost souls are the issue

As the winter weather comes
So many will be searching
It’s time to make my writing count
For these words speak of mercy

In response to the last two daily prompts

https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2018/10/08/your-daily-word-prompt-hibernate-October-8-2018/

https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2018/10/07/your-daily-word-prompt-flannel-October-7-2018/

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

Proclaim His Love

How can I begin to say I love Him
The words within my mouth just seem to fail
Mere words cannot express
The love that I possess
For Jesus Christ my Savior and my Lord

I think I’ll start by loving those around me
They need to see the love He wants to share
How can they even know
If I don’t start to show
How much He loves them each and every day

He’ll lead me as I take His love to others
He’ll guide my words as I speak out in love
I do not need to fear
For He is always near
To comfort me as I step out in faith

For telling others is the best expression
Of the love I have for Jesus Christ
No more will silence reign
His love I will proclaim
To all of those I meet along the way

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

 

Change the World

I’m going to learn to follow
Follow you wherever you lead
Follow you despite what I see
I’m going to learn to follow

I’m going to learn to trust you
Trust you with all that I have
Trust you with all that I am
I’m going to learn to trust you

There’s only one way
There’s only one truth
It’s found in your Word
Please open my eyes
So that I might see
The wonderful things you have for me

I’m going to learn to listen
Listen whenever you speak
Listen for every word
I’m going to learn to listen

When I do what you ask me to do
When I go where you ask me to go
When I hear your sweet voice in my ear
Then I can change the world
Then I can change the world

There’s only one way
There’s only one truth
It’s found in your Word
Please open my eyes
So that I might see
The wonderful things you have for me

I Am Forgiven

I was happy
I had no regrets.
I had lived the way I wanted to
And no bad happened yet
But then I met a man who had more joy
Than I had ever seen
I knew I wanted some of that
So he told me where he’d been

I‘ve been forgiven
My sins are gone.
He bled and died to take away
All my guilt and shame
He stretched his arms out wide
On Calvary’s tree
That I might live
Eternally

Well I was baffled
At what he said.
I never heard of a man and a tree
So I asked him to explain
Then he told me the story of Jesus
And my soul was filled with pain
I knew that I was heading wrong
And it was time for a change

So I knelt down
On my knees to pray:
Dear Jesus please forgive me
And help me find my way
I put my trust in you dear Lord
To guide me day by day
And then I knew down in my spirit
I would never be the same.

I am forgiven
My sins are gone.
He bled and died to take away
All my guilt and shame
He stretched his arms out wide
On Calvary’s tree
That I might live
Eternally

If you kneel down
On your knees and pray
Dear Jesus please forgive my sins
And help me find my way
I put my trust in you dear Lord
To guide me day by day
Then He’ll come into your heart
And you will never be the same

You’ll be forgiven
You’ll be set free
He bled and died to take away
All your guilt and shame
He stretched His arms out wide
On Calvary’s tree
So you could live
Eternally

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