“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.

 

 

“Overcomers” (re-post)

“Overcomers”

As the sun rises, a brand new day dawns
We are held securely in the Master’s Hands
We cannot ever be separated from Him
We are kept safely in His sovereign plans

Darkness and light are both alike to Him
Nothing can conceal itself from His sight
Christ has clothed us in His righteousness
We are more than overcomers in His might

I John 5:4 (NASB)
4 For whatever is born of God overcomes the world; and this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith.
5 Who is the one who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?

“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.

“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!

“His Faithfulness Endures”

“His Faithfulness Endures”

Christ is your Hope of Glory; He is Your Tower
Sure Refuge; Awesome Strength; Mighty Power
In times of trouble, His Hands will steady yours
He is always the same; His faithfulness endures

Forever, you are His; you have His Eternal Seal
His Spirit teaches you; all Truth He will reveal
In this land of darkness; your eyes witness pain
In eternity it is forgotten, never to return again

Psalms 36:5 (NASB)
Your lovingkindness, O LORD, extends to the heavens, Your faithfulness reaches to the skies.

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

“Safely In His Keeping”

“Safely in His Keeping”

An eternal fountain of Living Water flows
A Reservoir of Truth that the heart knows
Refreshing to both the soul and the mind
Dismantling fears and doubts of all kinds

Goodness and grace; blessings and peace
In faith and trust; all strivings are ceased
A sense of security; like a child sleeping
A life hid in Christ; safely in His keeping

Proverbs 3:24 (NASB)
When you lie down, you will not be afraid; When you lie down, your sleep will be sweet.

“Warning Signs”

“Warning Signs”

This world isn’t the same as it always has been
Glaring, prophetic warning signs are flashing
People remain oblivious; they laugh, they scoff
Until God’s judgment upon them comes crashing

Eternity isn’t a matter to be cavalierly dismissed
It carries consequences far too serious to ignore
The Bible states the road to destruction is wide
It offers only eternal regret and sorrow in store

There’s a road that’s narrow; at its end is Life
Those who take it expect times of trial and pain
Their Savior leads, guides, and comforts them
They know to live is Christ, and to die is gain

Matthew 7:13-14 (NASB)
13 “Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it.
14 “For the gate is small and the way is narrow that leads to life, and there are few who find it.

Psalms 2:10-12 (NASB)
10 Now therefore, O kings, show discernment; Take warning, O judges of the earth.
11 Worship the Lord with reverence And rejoice with trembling.
12 Do homage to the Son, that He not become angry, and you perish in the way, For His wrath may soon be kindled. How blessed are all who take refuge in Him!

Bryan Duncan – “Left Behind”

“As Only He Can”

“As Only He Can”

My family in Christ; my forever friends
Talk to Him in prayer throughout the day
Time with Him puts your mind at peace
As His Word instructs you in His ways

When you come to the end of yourself
And you’ve exhausted all of your tries
Lean upon Him, and ask Him for help
He’ll hear you; He’ll answer your cries

Fear and doubt are like toothless tigers
When upon God’s promises you stand
Darkness flees as it is exposed to Light
God gives you boldness as only He can

II Corinthians 1:20 (NASB)
For as many as are the promises of God, in Him they are yes; therefore also through Him is our Amen to the glory of God through us.

“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

“Repent”

“Repent”

In His Word, God calls upon all people to repent
His love He did demonstrate in His Son He sent
Punishment for sin was poured out upon Christ
Redemption was provided through His sacrifice

Mercy and grace, a faith made active in the heart
Spiritual renewal, forgiveness; new life, fresh start
The righteous road traveled; the narrow path begun
Hand in hand with Jesus; an eternity with God’s Son

John 3:16-17 (NASB)
16 For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.
17 For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him.

I Peter 3:18 (NASB)
For Christ also died for sins once for all, the just for the unjust, so that He might bring us to God, having been put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the spirit

Romans 5:8 (NASB)
But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

“The Little Things”

“The Little Things”

It’s the little things that mean the most to us
Good conversation; investing time in a friend
It’s sharing the love of Christ with each other
And building relationships that will never end

Life’s fragile; savor and cherish each moment
God’s given us one another; we’re His family
What a privilege is ours to be united in Christ
What an unspeakable joy is ours for eternity

Galatians 6:2 (NASB) Bear one another’s burdens, and thereby fulfill the law of Christ.

I John 4:7 (NASB)
Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God.

“A Three-Fold Cord”

“A Three-Fold Cord”

My hubby’s warm, friendly, engaging smile
My hubby’s dreamy, sparkling eyes of blue
My hubby; my one, and my only true love
My hubby; my best friend in the world, too

His life and mine; he and me, hidden in Christ
An eternal, an endless union; a three-fold cord
His heart and mine; beating as one, in harmony
Forever to the praise and the glory of our Lord

Ecclesiastes 4:12 (NASB)
A cord of three strands is not quickly torn apart.

“A Marriage”

“A Marriage”

This isn’t about a passing fancy or romantic whim
This isn’t about clever-sounding words or rhyme
It’s about a steady fire kindled within the heart
It’s a flame of love grown stronger with time

It’s about learning the fine art of compromise
It’s about the gentle balance of give-and-take
It’s about truth, honesty, friendship, and trust
It’s about the willingness to forgive a mistake

It’s an unpredictable adventure of discovery
It’s about two personalities blending as one­
It’s a marriage, with Christ as its foundation
It’s a husband and wife united in God’s Son

(as an aside, I thought I’d mention that the following song was sung at our wedding back in August of 1987)

“Alive In Christ”

“Alive in Christ”

Grace and Truth; Mercy and Love
Poured out upon us by God above
In Jesus Christ, Joy of Life to live
Mighty Savior; faithful to forgive
Declared righteous; pure in Him
Delivered from the power of sin
Hope is reborn; a renewed heart
Alive in Christ; a brand new start
No cause to fear; not even in death
Forever in His arms; at final breath

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.

Romans 8:10 (NASB)
If Christ is in you, though the body is dead because of sin, yet the spirit is alive because of righteousness.