“More To Our Existence”

“More To Our Existence”

There’s more to our existence
Than going through the motions
We get preoccupied with self
Carried adrift by our emotions

Life becomes very unstable
Thoughts turned inside out
Your Word quells the chaos
Banishes all fear and doubt

You’re the most glorified
When we’re satisfied in You
Trusting You wholly in heart
Firmly rooted in Your Truth

Sin for us holds no appeal
If Your statutes we obey
Nor will feelings rule us
If we follow You and pray

Psalms 19:11 (NASB)
The precepts of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart;
The commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes.
Psalms 16:11 (NASB)
You will make known to me the path of life;
In Your presence is fullness of joy;
In Your right hand there are pleasures forever.

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“Forever Love”

“Forever Love”

Wherever our treasure is, then there our hearts also will be
Wordliness brings bondage; our liberty in Christ sets us free
Compromise is the fool’s path; Truth is the way of the wise
Sin confounds its victims; God’s Word opens spiritual eyes

Pride is the height of arrogance; humility is a lesson learned
Great is His grace; His salvation, a gift that no one can earn
He is our Sanctuary, though trials and troubles upon us come
He is Jesus, our Forever Love when our time on earth is done

Hebrews 13:5-6 (NASB)
5 for He Himself has said, “I WILL NEVER DESERT YOU, NOR WILL I EVER FORSAKE YOU,”
6 so that we confidently say, “THE LORD IS MY HELPER, I WILL NOT BE AFRAID. WHAT WILL MAN DO TO ME?”

“I’m Free”

“I’m Free”

I’ll fix my eyes upon Jesus alone
In Him, my hope won’t grow faint
He’s my King, Lord, and Savior
I’m His forgiven, thankful saint

The joy of salvation I have in Him
His mercy and great grace abound
To understand His Truth is to know
In His Word, true wisdom is found

I fail miserably if I rely on myself
Trust in what I feel, think, and see
But when I focus only upon Him
My mind is at peace and I’m free

Proverbs 31:24 (NASB)
Be strong and let your heart take courage,
All you who hope in the LORD.

Psalms 19:8 (NASB)
The precepts of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart;
The commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes.

“Jesus Holds Your Future”

“Jesus Holds Your Future”

The past is but a memory
Mere shadow, silhouette
Don’t let it rule over you
Close the door on regret

It does no good for you
To dwell upon sorrows
Jesus holds your future
And all your tomorrows

Dear ones, consider this
You’re His for eternity
You’re hidden in Him
And in Him you’re free

Colossians 3:3 (NASB)
For you have died and your life is hidden with Christ in God.

 

“He Loves And Cares For You”

“He Loves And Cares For You”

When storm clouds darken your day
Your mind and emotions are spent
You don’t have the strength to pray
You’re wondering where God went

No matter what you may think or feel
Dear One, He hasn’t moved from you
Promises laid out in His Word are real
His absolute, eternal measure of Truth

Nothing can pluck you from His hand
You know that His promises are true
Hide this in your heart and understand
Unfailingly, He loves and cares for you

Jeremiah 31:3 (NASB)
I have loved you with an everlasting love

Hebrews 13:8 (NASB)
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.

“To My Brethren”

“To My Brethren”

To My Brethren; My Dear Family in Christ
May He fill your thoughts with His peace
May you take comfort in His loving arms
All your fears and anxieties in Him cease

May you rise up in His infinite strength
May He meet the longings of your heart
May He bestow His blessings upon you
Grace and goodness to you He imparts

As you travel with Him along this road
Though you can’t see around the bend
He’s your sufficiency in your weakness
He’ll uphold you right to the very end

Ephesians 1:18-19 (NASB)
18 I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you will know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints
19 and what is the surpassing greatness of His power toward us who believe.

“A Personal, Eternal Relationship”

“A Personal, Eternal Relationship”

Surviving in a world lost; besieged by sin
Is done through the power of Jesus Christ
His sheep aren’t left to their own devices
They are His own; purchased with a price

Prayer is a privilege; a priceless resource
Delighting in Him; aligning with His will
A personal, eternal relationship with Him
Is a longing in their hearts only He can fill

John 15:14-15 (NASB)
14 Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself unless it abides in the vine, so neither can you unless you abide in Me. 15 I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing.

Psalms 37:4-5 (NASB)
4 Delight yourself in the LORD; And He will give you the desires of your heart. 5 Commit your way to the LORD, Trust also in Him, and He will do it.

John 5:14 This is the confidence which we have before Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.

“Peace and Rest”

“Peace and Rest”

God knows what’s in my heart and mind
It’s Him in prayer daily I’ll seek and find
From the minute I wake, until day’s end
He’s gracious to me; My Faithful Friend

Those times when fear and faith collide
He’s my Deliverer, and in Him I’ll abide
If I rely on myself, I’ll stumble and fall
If I’m trusting in Him, He’ll handle it all

He’ll never leave me; of this I’m aware
I’m kept in His loving and tender care
My fears melt away, for He’s all I need
In Him, I’ve true peace and rest indeed

Psalm 18:2 (NASB) The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, My God, my rock, in whom I take refuge; My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.

Philippians 4:6-7 (NASB) 6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

“Sole Delight”

Lord, I am safe and secure in You
Let Your Word be my sole delight
That I may think upon Your Truth
From morning through the night

Renew my mind; Light my way
Plant Your Word deeply within
You are the Potter; I am the clay
Liberated from the power of sin

In You, I have an oasis of peace
Abiding in You, I have my rest
All my worries to You I release
In You, I am happy and blessed

Psalms 37:4 (NASB)
Delight yourself in the LORD;
And He will give you the desires of your heart.

Psalms 119:35 (NASB)
Make me walk in the path of Your commandments,
For I delight in it.

Psalms 1:1-2 (NASB)
1 How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked,
Nor stand in the path of sinners,
Nor sit in the seat of scoffers!
2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD,
And in His law he meditates day and night.

“Gems of Grace”

“Gems of Grace”

How immeasurable; the spiritual riches of God’s Word
Precious Gems of Grace; His Treasures to be explored
Designed to empower and to properly equip the saints
That they may walk in a manner pleasing to their Lord

The Spirit teaches them; quickens their understanding
In His power, they are strengthened daily from within
They will know the boundlessness of the love of Christ
He lives His life out in them; they are complete in Him

Romans 11:33 (NASB)
Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and unfathomable His ways!

“Heavenly Things Above”

“Heavenly Things Above”

Looking forward toward the future
Leaving behind what’s gone before
Seeing your life through God’s eyes
Getting to know and love Him more

Gaining insight from mistakes made
Thinking upon His Word every day
Growing in wisdom and knowledge
Jesus the Only Truth, Life, and Way

Glorifying Him in deeds and speech
Submitting and obeying Him in love
Praying, listening to the Spirit teach
Focusing on Heavenly things above

Colossians 3:1-3 (NASB)
1 Therefore if you have been raised up with Christ, keep seeking the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.
2 Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth.
3 For you have died and your life is hidden with Christ in God.

Philippians 3:13-14 (NASB)
13 Brethren, I do not regard myself as having laid hold of it yet; but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead,
14 I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

“Compromise”

“Compromise”

Either we stand fully for the Truth
Or eat rotting fruits of compromise
Ignoring error just to keep peace
Straddling the fence on both sides

If we want to do things our way
Then we’re not committed to Him
Either we follow Him or we stray
Serve Him or tolerate our own sin

The world hates us with a fury
But it was He they rejected first
They were His judge and jury
Spiritual blindness at its worst

Jesus showed to us His mercy
Demonstrated His unfailing love
Saved us from a dark eternity
For a forever in heaven above

John 17:17 (NASB)
Sanctify them in the truth; Your word is truth.

Psalms 119:160 (NASB)
The sum of Your word is truth, And every one of Your righteous ordinances is everlasting

Jude 1:3 (NASB)
Beloved, while I was making every effort to write you about our common salvation, I felt the necessity to write to you appealing that you contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all handed down to the saints.

John 1:10-13 (NASB)
10 He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world did not know Him.
11 He came to His own, and those who were His own did not receive Him.
12 But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name,
13 who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.

“In His Hands”

“In His Hands”

Feast upon the Word of God; His endless banquet of Truth
Be a partaker of the spiritual nourishment He has supplied
Your soul will be refreshed and your mind will be renewed
Your hunger and thirst after righteousness will be satisfied

Delight yourself in Him; drink from the springs of salvation
Cast your cares upon Him; obey and follow His commands
Refrain from worry; He works all things out for your good
He is always in control; the whole world rests in His hands

Psalm 19:7-8 (NASB)
The law of the LORD is perfect, restoring the soul; The testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple.
8 The precepts of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart; The commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes.

“Joyful Song”

“Joyful Song”

God will meet all of your needs
When darkness descends upon you
His glory lights your way
He guards and guides you
With His steadying, gentle Hand
Even when it seems all is lost
He holds You in the palm of His hand
His love, mercy, and grace
Surround and protect You always
Rest in Him, dear ones
For He will soon lead us Home
We will worship, praise, and enjoy Him
For eternity and beyond
His joyful song in our hearts forever

Psalms 100:2 (NASB) Serve the LORD with gladness; Come before Him with joyful singing

“Have No Fear”

“Have No Fear”

Now is the time to speak the Truth of God’s Word
Now is the time for the gospel message to be heard
Now is the time to be bold witnesses for Him today
Now is the time for us to get on our knees and pray

Now is the time to be salt and light to a world blind
Now is the time for us to shine so His light they find
Now is the time for us to remember our mission here
Now is the time to be strong in Him and have no fear

Psalms 31:24 (NASB)
24 Be strong and let your heart take courage, All you who hope in the LORD.

Ephesians 5:15-16 (NASB)
15 Therefore be careful how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise,
16 making the most of your time, because the days are evil.