Grace!

I’ve noticed that the Father
Won’t force Himself in to,
A heart that keeps refusing
His gift, the love that’s true.

His grace is always reaching
And extends to stubborn souls,
He longs to show His mercy
And make the broken whole.

He waits with gentle kindness
His compassion knows no bounds,
His tender invitation
Is for the lost to still be found!

You are a forgiving God, gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love. Nehemiah 9:17

I Asked God!

I asked God to bless today
My Facebook friends along their way –

To make them strong in their faith
To bless them with continued grace,
To meet their needs no matter what
To remind them of all they’ve got…

A Savior and eternal friend
One whose love has no end,
His presence with them every day
His kept promise that He’ll stay…

In circumstances of each one’s life
Those with joy and those of strife,
That they will trust and not deny
In light of day or dark of night!

I know God heard
He always does,
And in His great, abiding love;

He answers prayers re: all my friends
I never doubt it’s true,
His work in hearts and lives and homes
Is what He likes to do!

From the fullness of His grace we have all received one blessing after another. ~ John 1:16

America The Blessed!

America the beautiful
America the blessed,
God’s goodness and mercy…
North and south, east to west.

America has become
A very different place,
It can’t be denied…
A reality we must face.

But God is the same
As He was yesterday,
His plan is perfect
No need for dismay.

Yet our concerns
Can be turned into prayer,
We can take them to Him
And then leave them there.

He is Sovereign
And has the final say,
The future of America
Will play out His way!

2 Chronicles 7:14 ~ “If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land,” says the Lord.

Maker Of All!

The green of the trees
And the cows on the hills,
Remind me of God
And promises fulfilled.

He owns it all
From season to season,
All creation is His
And for only one reason…

He receives glory
From all that He’s made,
He deserves honor
And to always be praised!

…for every animal of the forest is mine, and the cattle on a thousand hills. ~ Psalm 50:10
For by Him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth…Colossians 1:16a

Coming On A cloud!

The clouds fill the sky above
So many and so bright,
I wonder…
Maybe one of them will carry Jesus Christ!

You know He’s coming in a cloud
When He returns to claim,
Those who’ve placed their trust in Him
Those who call upon His name.

Will His return be soon
Or linger for some time?
He’s always waiting patiently
For hearts to change, and minds.

The minutes turn to hours
And the days turn in to years,
But His coming will be swift and sure
Midst joy and midst tears.

Please don’t wait or hesitate
Make up your mind today,
Be prepared, don’t be late
He is the only Way!

Receive Him in your heart
So you’ll be heaven bound,
Repent of sin, enter in
When you hear the trumpet’s sound!

Jesus said, “There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars. On the earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea. Men will faint from terror, apprehensive of what is coming on the world, for the heavenly bodies will be shaken. At that time they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. When these things begin to take place, stand up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.” ~ Luke 21:25-28

Could We, Would We!

Could we give up what is precious to us?
Would we if push comes to shove,
Were we born for a time such as this?
Led by our Father’s love.

Some men are strong and some are so weak
And some just won’t take a stand,
But God gave us freedom and expects us to fight
For our blessed and God-given land.

As trouble is brewing and many feel fear
And the writing is on the wall,
Our nation is crumbling without and within
And continues in its free fall.

God knows His plan and looks after man
To seek Him for answers so wise,
Midst all confusion and mankind’s delusion
It’s crucial we each turn to Christ.

No matter the state our states end up in
Or if they survive overall,
We best never wait until it’s too late
To repent and respond to God’s call.

God says, “In the time of my favor I heard you, and in the day of salvation I helped you.” I tell you, now is the time of God’s favor, now is the day of salvation. 2 Corinthians 6:2

He Knows My Heart!

Thank You, God
For knowing my heart,
For loving me always
For each day’s new start.

Only You could know who I am
…If I seek Your will,
And Your purpose
And plan.

Thank You for giving me
Choice and free will,
To abide in Your presence
Seeking Your will.

Trusting, obeying
Looking to please,
Allowing Your Spirit
Access to me!

My sin held me bound
But now I am free,
No man or opinion
Comes between You and me!

I walk with You
My chains are all gone,
Guilt and suspicion
I no longer dwell on.

I know where I’m going
And where I will be,
To Jesus and heaven
Through eternity!

I have set the Lord always before me. Because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken. Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices; my body also will rest secure. Psalm 16:8-9

Christmas Time Again!

The snow is softly falling
And it’s Christmas time again,
Time to go back in time
And remember once again…

That Jesus was a baby
Before He became a man,
And He was sought by evil
And chased throughout the land.

He grew and walked with many
Who followed Him each day,
And watched Him as He lived
As He taught them how to pray.

They watched Him walk on water
And turn water into wine,
And saw how He was hated
By those whose hearts were blind.

His birthday every year
Is one many celebrate,
But like when He was young
There are those who’d rather hate…

Hate this love filled Savior
Who is King and ever reigns,
Who died and rose again
To save us…the reason that He came!

His life was all about us
And His death proved it was so,
And now for those who seek Him
Like the Wise Men long ago…

They will find Him when they look
And He is waiting there,
And even those who hate His name
Could find Him if they care.

His heart is always open
And He reaches out His hand,
He didn’t favor just a few
When He died for all of man.

No, He’s there for everyone
It was planned before His birth,
God looked down and sent His gift
For every man on earth.

He left that manger in the stable
And traveled far and wide,
Seeking those to save
Even those who choose to hide.

His love is open and inclusive
And He waits so patiently,
And Christmas time like any time
Is a time to be set free.

Some gifts are conditional
But God’s gift of love is not,
His Son He gave to everyone
The price of sin He bought.

The traditions that we celebrate
Around the Christmas tree,
Begin and end with Jesus
And His love for you and me!

In His quiet presence
As excitement builds and then,
The joy of His coming
Should overwhelm all men.

We sing our songs of joy
About His love that is divine,
And we celebrate and contemplate
Again…it’s Christmas time!

Luke 2:7, 11, 14 – Christ Is Born!

Don’t Wait Or Hesitate!

Lord, I am shocked and numb beyond words
Reeling and feeling like my prayers were unheard,
Yet God I know and that without doubt
You are the One who has it all figured out.

Your will be done, I want it to be
Your plan is perfect – with it I agree,
You set the sun and the moon in to space
And put every star each in its place.

You know the time and the date You’ll return
The fate of mankind is Your greatest concern,
You are the King, and rule over all
You reign from on high, and conquered man’s fall.

You redeemed us from sin and the universe waits
For the glorious appearing of our Savior so great,
Our hope springs eternal, on Your Word we do stand
Our fears and our future rest in Your hand.

Jesus, the name we praise and adore
The One the whole world is still waiting for,
Will return in His glory for creation to see
Every tongue will confess this Savior is He!

He is victorious and now so are we
Evil is vanquished for eternity,
So looking ahead and seeing beyond
I say, “Come, Lord Jesus” – to You I belong!

 

Today is the day of salvation – don’t wait or hesitate! Receive Christ as Your Savior. Don’t be left behind! “Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now IS the day of salvation.” 2 Corinthians 6:2b

Denouncing Fear!

Lord, we’re in a time and place
Where we need to see You, face to face
To draw closer to Your touch
To look to You for oh so much!

Wisdom – allowing You to teach
To learn what before stayed out of reach,
With blinded eyes and hearts grown cold
Open us now, Lord, help us be bold.

To know Your will, to know You well
Sharing with others we can tell,
Of Your love and mercy, that You’re fair and just
And in only You can we put our trust.

Lord, before it becomes too late
And we know neither the time or date,
Pour out Your Spirit on those You can use
We must turn to You – there is much to lose…

No one can ever say about You
“God is not real. God is not true.”
But there are many who believe this to be
We see it each day – they just won’t believe!

You look at the heart and know in the end
The one who is seeking and who will repent,
The very things You require of man
To receive Christ – Your salvation plan.

The enemy may be dancing in glee
As he wins some battles but not victory,
He sets the trap and watches man fall
But You pick up those who answer Your call.

Might we stand by Your side while on bended knee
Denouncing the fear as our hope is in thee,
Help us be strong in the storm on its way
Christ will return – maybe today?

The Lord is faithful, and He will strengthen and protect you from the evil one. 2 Thessalonians 3:3