“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.

“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?”

“His Holy Light”

“His Holy Light”

As myriads of stars illumine the nighttime sky
So do Saints in Christ display His Holy Light
Purified and refined by the Truth of His Word
Walking by faith in Him, not by physical sight

Apart from Him, they are like ships lost at sea
He loses none; He brings them safely to shore
He is their Shepherd Who watches over them
He is their God Who loves them forevermore

Psalms 36:9 (NASB) For with You is the fountain of life; In Your light we see light.

 

 

“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!

“Center Of Your Will”

“Center of Your Will”

Flood my mind with Your Word
Let it revive my heart once more
Let my mouth speak only Truth
Let it be what I most hunger for

Your ways are the path to Life
Abundant, fulfilling, and whole
Purifying light; piercing within
Sanctifying; cleansing the soul

Fasten my thoughts upon You
That I would seek You each day
Draw me closer than ever before
In the center of Your will to stay

Psalms 25:10 (NASB)
All the paths of the LORD are lovingkindness and truth To those who keep His covenant and His testimonies.

Romans 8:6 (NASB)
For the mind set on the flesh is death, but the mind set on the Spirit is life and peace,

Hebrews 13:20-21 (NASB)
20 Now the God of peace, who brought up from the dead the great Shepherd of the sheep through the blood of the eternal covenant, even Jesus our Lord,
21 equip you in every good thing to do His will, working in us that which is pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen.

“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.

“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.

“Adopted and Sealed”

“Adopted and Sealed”

By God’s Word I seek to live each day
By His Spirit I’m adopted and sealed
A joy stirs my heart that’s here to stay
Knowledge of His Truth to me revealed

Now it’s through a darkened lens I see
Existence bound up in time and space
Far from here, an eternal reality for me
Forever to look upon my Savior’s face

His promises to me are true and sure
Reminding me of His grace and love
To be sanctified; to be holy and pure
Is the desire of one born from above

Ephesians 1:5-6 (NASB)
5 He predestined us to adoption as sons through Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the kind intention of His will,
6 to the praise of the glory of His grace, which He freely bestowed on us in the Beloved.

Ephesians 1:13-14 (NASB)
In Him, you also, after listening to the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation—having also believed, you were sealed in Him with the Holy Spirit of promise,
who is given as a pledge of our inheritance, with a view to the redemption of God’s own possession, to the praise of His glory.

Galatians 4:6-7 (NASB)
6 Because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!”
7 Therefore you are no longer a slave, but a son; and if a son, then an heir through God.

Romans 8:16 (NASB)
16 The Spirit Himself testifies with our spirit that we are children of God

“Beacon of Hope”

“Beacon of Hope”

Your Word is Light to my heart
In a world grown dark and cold
A Beacon of Hope to my mind
Absolute Truth to which I hold

The world is so confused today
Following their own delusions
So unsteady and easily swayed
Drawing their own conclusions

The more that I learn from You
I see things through Your eyes
Discern the false from the true
The foolishness from the wise

Some deny that You even exist
This I cannot begin to understand
In their sin and pride they resist
Blinded to works of Your Hand

I am grateful that You notice me
You are familiar with all my ways
You hold me in Your sovereignty
I will praise You now and always

Psalms 119:105 (NASB)
Your word is a lamp to my feet And a light to my path.

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“Integrity”

“Integrity”

Hold on to the Truth
With all of your might
Do not ever be tempted
To deviate left or right

This is the narrow way
Straight is its direction
Obey the Word and pray
Be open to correction

Never accept compromise
Be wise, alert, and discerning
Smooth tongues tell many lies
To apostasy they are turning

To have integrity is to be free
While a fool is captive to pride
To bow to God on bended knee
Brings His children peace inside

Proverbs 2:7-8 (NASB)
7 He stores up sound wisdom for the upright; He is a shield to those who walk in integrity,
8 Guarding the paths of justice, And He preserves the way of His godly ones.

“Perfect Masterpiece”

“Perfect Masterpiece”

God reveals Himself to us within His Word
But certain things we aren’t meant to know
We’re finite creatures; our minds are fallen
Beyond scriptural boundaries we mustn’t go

Our hearts are corrupt, wicked, and deceived
We can’t give credence to faulty perceptions
We’re to trust in Him who we have believed
His precepts keep us from worldly deceptions

Truth’s our measure; our ultimate plumbline
His absolute standard which doesn’t change
The Creator’s perfect masterpiece for all time
Testament to His sovereignty from age to age

Deuteronomy 29:29 (NASB)
The secret things belong to the LORD our God

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

“Spiritual Warfare”

“Spiritual Warfare”

Around us a battle rages
Hidden from our sight
Light and darkness in conflict
Angels and demons fight

Our enemy threatens us
With his lies, awful schemes
But God’s word teaches us
What spiritual warfare means

We are to put on His armor
Through the Word in prayer
Submit to our Savior, Jesus
He whose victory we share

Ephesians 6:12-13 (NASB)
12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.
13 Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm.

Michael W. Smith – “End of the Book”
http://grooveshark.com/s/End+Of+The+Book/4ijSuH?src=5

“The Face of Christ”

“The Face of Christ”

Think not upon passing cares of this earth
For there is a pursuit far beyond all worth
Treasures to be sought within His Word
Truths to be read, thought upon, heard
Obey and appreciate His will and ways
Give to Him your thanks, worship, praise
Let His Word flood your mind and heart
His atoning blood cleanses sin’s dark spot
Though once you were blind, now you see
The Face of Christ, your joy for all eternity

II Corinthians 4:6 (NASB)
For God, who said, “Light shall shine out of darkness,” is the One who has shone in our hearts to give the Light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ