Free In Christ!

God, You are the glorious One
You offered us life through Jesus, Your Son.
It’s ours for the taking and why would we not?
He won the battle, and it was hard fought.
We couldn’t have done it, wouldn’t have tried
He did it for us, “It is finished” He cried!
A new heart we’ll have with life begun new
If we accept Your love gift, giving our lives to You.
We can have all that was bought for us at the cross
And we will have gained what we knew was once lost.
He knew He was dying to give us new life
Thank God for His gift of Jesus, the Christ!

Jesus said, “if the Son sets you free, you will be
free indeed.” John 8:36

It is for freedom that Christ set us free. Stand firm,
then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again
by a yoke of slavery. Galatians 5:1

By dying to what once bound us, we have been
released from the law so that we serve in the new
way of the Spirit, and not in the old way of the
written code. Romans 7:6

Rest In Him!

Lord,
You give us days and nights of peace
Of lighter hearts with sweet release.
You lift our burdens, take our cares
Go with us always everywhere.
But,
We must always do our part
And come to You with open heart.
Giving up and giving in
Shedding doubts from deep within.
While,
Allowing You to work Your will
Waiting, trusting, being still.
Knowing Yours is a perfect plan
And with Your own, You will stand.
Because,
You only want to lead us to
Your heart of love and all You do;
To care for us and fully bless
Those who come seeking rest.

For I know the thoughts that I think
toward you, says the Lord, thoughts
of peace and not of evil, to give you a
future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11

Come to Me, all you who labor and
are heavy laden, and I will give you
rest. Matthew 11:28

Friendship!

Friendship is a gift
A blessing from God to us,
It meets a place within
When our seas are tossed and rough.
It leads us to the One
Whose example is the best,
With open arms and tender
He gives to us His rest.
The friends we take in life
The friendships that we make,
Can bring sweetness to our life
Like “icing on the cake”.
The love of Christ is shown
When a friend is there to care,
With support and listening heart
In the burdens that we bear.
Thank God for Christlike friends
And the blessings that they bring,
That draw us close to Jesus
And the friendship of the King!

Jesus said, “I no longer call you
servants, because a servant does not
know his master’s business. Instead,
I have called you friends, for
everything that I learned from my
Father I have made known to you.”
John 15:15

You understand, O Lord; remember
me and care for me. Jeremiah 15:15

God, who has called you into fellowship
with His Son Jesus Christ our Lord, is
faithful. 1 Corinthians 1:9