Saturday, May 30, 2015

No Stain

When I am bowed down
From the weight of my sin
And the heaviness of guilt
Plagues me within

A thick black cloud
Tries to silence my tongue
As I hear the whisper
Of the evil one

But when I run to You,
Jesus, my bitter pain is through

The coldness of my heart
Warms in Your embrace
As I gaze at Your bright beaming face

My heaviness flies out of sight
Like a crow that takes flight

When I confess to You, Lord, my wrong
Within me wells a song
Amazing grace so sweet
Brings dancing to my feet

I stand erect with hands held high
Praising the One who hears my heartfelt cry

I am free, I am free
Through Christ I lay hold of victory

I am free, I am free
There is no stain upon me

Sunday, May 17, 2015

God's Plans for Our Lives

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11

God has plans for each of us. They are good plans. They utilize our gifts and talents for the kingdom. They cause us to prosper - spirit, soul, and body. God's plans take us to places we've never been. They cause us to be used by our Maker to touch lives. Let's surrender to God's individual call on our lives. No one is quite like you. Don't try to copy others who shimmer in the limelight. Be an original. Also, don't allow others to tell you what your dream is. Yes, listen to godly advice, but don't listen to well-meaning people who are bent on steering you off course from the vision God has placed within you.

Look at your passion; what do you like to do. Look at your strengths; they are signposts along your path. Like a compass, these indicators help to steer you along your journey. But most importantly, if you don't know what your vision is, ask the Lord to show you. He will not leave you without his tender wisdom. Jesus promised us that the Holy Spirit would show us things to come. Not everything in your heart will come to pass at once. God has perfect timing for every plan that He gives us.

Helen Keller was once asked, “What could be worse than being born blind?”
She replied, “To be born with sight but to have no vision.”
God the Father has plans for each of our lives. Let's seek Him to find our true purpose. Our dreams encompass what career we choose, who we marry or if we choose not to marry, the type of home we live in, and a myriad of other things. When we put the Lord first in our lives, our dreams will also entail winning people to Jesus, helping the poor, giving to ministries, and the like.

The Lord wants you to glorify Him within the calling He has given you. He will open your eyes to see His path for your life. Can you hear Jesus calling. He's saying, “Come follow me.” Let's forsake all and follow Him.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Your Body Was Broken

We are called and chosen
Members of His Body that was broken
He has redeemed and restored
His blood was poured
Forgiveness has made a way
We trust You today

Love is on the Throne
Jesus we have embraced You as our own
By Your grace we are made new
All Your ways are absolutely true

Thank you for the cross
Thank you for saving the lost
We were once in that place
Our backs turned to Your mercy and grace

Love has made away
You are here to stay
Without You we are nothing
With You we reign as kings

Thank You Jesus for Your unfailing love
We come to You and from You we will never run
Amazing grace how sweet the sound
Amazing grace profound, renown
Without You we are nothing
With You we have everything

Your Body was broken for us
So we could be restored
Your Body was broken for us
So that we could sin no more
Your Body was broken for us
So we could live again

You rose again
So we could live anew
You rose again
Now were seated with You

Amazing grace how sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me
I once was lost but now I'm found
Was blind but now I see

Your Body was broken