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!

Under The Influence!

Under the influence
I surely am,
I’m silly with joy
And laugh and dance!

My heart is goofy
And sings with glee,
I love SOMEONE
And He loves me.

I’m under the influence
Of the Holy Ghost,
Indulging His power
In Christ I boast.

My cup is full
My thirst satisfied,
I’m under the influence
Of Jesus Christ!

You make me glad by Your deeds, O Lord; I sing for joy at the work of Your hands. Psalm 92:4

A Heart Full!

Do you think your heart will burst
‘Cause God is living there?
Only He can fill it up
As He knocks out all despair.

Like a balloon that says REJOICE
And soars above it all,
Flying high up in the sky
With Him it cannot fall.

With wings it rises up
Joy moves it into flight,
We hear resounding praise
Every morning, noon, and night.

Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices; my body also will live in hope,
because You will not abandon me to the grave, nor will You let Your Holy One see decay. You have made known to me the paths of life;  You will fill me with joy in Your presence.” Acts 2:26-28

Joy, O Joy!

O, the joy of knowing the Lord
Grows deeper every day,
When asked why the smile on my face
This is what I say:

“I know the One who is the King
My heart belongs to Him,
He is my life and owns my soul
Beside Him, all else dims.

And when there’s gloom
And there often is,
In the dark He is the LIGHT
My joy comes from trusting Him
In the day and through the night.”

“You make me glad by Your deeds, O Lord; I sing for joy at the works of Your hands.” Psalm 92:4

Today!

Hmm…what does today hold in store
Will it bring joy and peace and hope for me,
Will I be content as I wait upon the Lord
What will today be like for me?
I think that if I give it to God
Today will be full of surprises and good,
Why would I do anything else
Give it to Him, I should!
When He’s in control each day goes well
I know it to be true,
To focus on Him and yield to His power
Is best for me and you!

How great is Your goodness, which You have stored up for those who fear You, which You bestow in the sight of men on those who take refuge in You.” Psalm 31:19

Happy Day!

O, happy day
Jesus lives
Therefore I say
…O, happy day
He’s my Savior
He’s the way.

My love for Him
Keeps on growing,
His love for me
Is overflowing;
Such joy I know
Can’t hold it in,
He holds me close
I belong to HIm.

O, happy day!

What a day is this! What a day every day is…because Jesus lives. He is alive and is always available-night and day; hour by hour, minute by minute. He brings joy because He is joy! Oh my, this is a joyous AND happy day:)

This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118:24

You have put more joy in my heart than they have when their grain and wine abound. Psalm 4:7

Joy!

Joy is in my heart
‘Cause that’s where Jesus lives,
The peace and hope I have in Him
Is because it’s what He gives…
…But oh, so much more
And I know Him as my Lord
And that is why my heart is full
And what I’m living for!
I know no other reason
For why my heart does sing,
It goes beyond coincidence
It’s because of Christ, my King.

You make me glad by Your deeds,
O Lord; I sing for joy at the works
of Your hands Psalm 92:4