Friday, February 27, 2015

WHEN YOU LOOK AT ME

Dianne Wilkinson

Far back in time, Your love all sublime
Pitied the lost sinner’s plight
You gave Your Son, the pure, sinless One
The darkness was broken by His holy light
His blood was shed for the sins of all men
Your mercy extended to me
Though I once hid my face, all because of Your grace
When You look at me, Lord, I’m something to see

I faced you then in the rags of my sin
Helpless and hopeless, I stood there condemned
But, Lord, when You saved me, You cleansed me that day
You clothed me and threw all my old rags away
When others see me, I look just like them
Imperfect, as they all can see
Oh, but You see me righteous, forgiven, and free
Lord, that’s what You see when You look at me
Lord, that’s what You see when You look at me

One day I'll see what's waiting for me
Heaven, the saints, home sweet home
It's a land of delight, no darkness and no night
The cares and the heartaches of this world all gone.
Only because of that old rugged cross
Lord, I know You'll welcome me
You can see by my face I'm a trophy of grace
When the world looks at me, then that's what they'll see.

I faced you then in the rags of my sin
Helpless and hopeless, I stood there condemned
But, Lord, when You saved me, You cleansed me that day
You clothed me and threw all my old rags away
When others see me, I look just like them
Imperfect, as they all can see
Oh, but You see me righteous, forgiven, and free
Lord, that’s what You see when You look at me
Lord, that’s what You see when You look at me

Your born again child and forever I'll be
Lord, that’s what You see when You look at me
Lord, that’s what You see when You look at me



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Thursday, February 26, 2015

BETWEEN ME AND THE STORM

Kyla Rowland

Impending storm just ahead.
I can see the darkened clouds.
There’s no way around it.
There is no way out.
There was danger all around me.
Surely I would drown.
Then the force of His presence
Made the waves to lay down.

He walked out on the water
Facing the wind.
How it roared and it thundered
'Til He raised His hand.
Then the waves that were raging
Were suddenly calm.
When He stepped between me and the storm.

The Master said not a word
As He stepped out on the sea
Yet my heart was hearing clearly
What He spoke to me.
"Be not afraid. It is I.
I won't leave you all alone."
With my eyes on the Savior,
I could no longer see the storm.

He walked out on the water
Facing the wind.
How it roared and it thundered
'Til He raised His hand.
Then the waves that were raging
Were suddenly calm.
When He stepped between me and the storm.




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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

RESURRECTION GROUND

Mark Dibler

We gathered together to say our goodbyes
To our sweet little girl. Oh, how are hearts ached inside.
Then we went to the place were they lowered her body down,
Some call it a grave; I call it resurrection ground.

Resurrection ground, no more graves allowed
We'll meet her in the air; no more parting there
With Jesus we'll be for all eternity.
This is not the end; it's resurrection ground.

We come here often to see where she lay
It doesn't seem so long ago she ran around and played.
How sweet it would be if we were standing 'round
When this whole place turns to resurrection ground.

Resurrection ground, no more graves allowed
We'll meet her in the air; no more parting there
With Jesus we'll be for all eternity.
This is not the end; it's resurrection ground.

They nailed our Lord to an old rugged tree.
Satan thought he'd won the victory.
But on the third and glorious day, with angels standing 'round,
That old tomb turned to resurrection ground.

Resurrection ground, no more graves allowed
We'll meet Him in the air; no more parting there
With Jesus we'll be for all eternity.
This is not the end; it's resurrection ground.



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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

God Is Great, Good, and Merciful

Rupert Craven and Lonnie E. Teal

God is great, God is good, God is merciful
Unto all who will call on His name
Yesterday, today and forevermore
He abides and He’s always the same


God is great, God is good, God is merciful
And He seeks for the soul gone astray
God is great, God is good, God is merciful
And He sees from His throne day by day
He is waiting to bless every troubled soul
Through His Son Who on Calvary died
God is great, God is good, God is merciful
With the arms of His love opened wide


He would save all the lost by His grace divine
He is tender in mercy and love
By the death of His Son on the cruel cross
There is pardon and peace from above


God is great, God is good, God is merciful
And He seeks for the soul gone astray
God is great, God is good, God is merciful
And He sees from His throne day by day
He is waiting to bless every troubled soul
Through His Son Who on Calvary died
God is great, God is good, God is merciful
With the arms of His love opened wide




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Monday, February 23, 2015

BLUE SKIES COMING

Author Unknown

Sometimes this world feels like a place
Where I don't want to be
I feel so out of place here
'Cause it's just not home to me
But for now I'll tarry here
Though the shadows dim my eyes
Still through this present darkness
I can feel my spirit rise

There are blue skies coming
Though the clouds are dark and gray
Though the thunder and the lightning
Say a storm is on the way
We've been promised sweet deliverance
If we trust Him and obey
There are blue skies coming any day

We're all too often troubled
But never in distress
We are never in despair
Although bewildered I confess
But in spite of persecution
That the enemy deploys
We are not forsaken here
Cast down, but not destroyed

'Cause there are blue skies coming
Though the clouds are dark and gray
Though the thunder and the lightning
Say a storm is on the way
We've been promised sweet deliverance
If we trust Him and obey
There are blue skies coming any day



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Friday, February 20, 2015

THIS IS THE DAY

He called me on his cell
On his long drive home
To tell me after seven years
The boss had let him go
He's got a wife and two young kids
Not sure of what they'll do
He's praying they don't lose the house
And have to move
Then I was humbled when he said,
"Though I may not know what lies ahead. . .

This is the day I will walk in faith
This is the day I will not be afraid
Be still my soul; God is in control
I will lift my hands to Him and say,
This is the day the Lord has made."

I think about the times
The news is hard to hear
When it seems like evil's won
And I am filled with fear
But if I say that I believe
His promises are true
I'll cling to hope although I know
The ground beneath me moves
And I'll fall to my knees in prayer
And beg to be a man whose life declares. . .

This is the day I will walk in faith
This is the day I will not be afraid
Be still my soul; God is in control
I will lift my hands to Him and say,
This is the day the Lord has made.

It's the strength of hearts that believe
When we trust that God is sovereign
We have peace

There's a memory I have
That's stayed with me for years
An old man by his wife's grave
Speaking through his tears. . .

This is the day I will walk in faith
This is the day I will not be afraid
Be still my soul; God is in control
I will lift my hands to Him and say,
This is the day the Lord has made.



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Thursday, February 19, 2015

BEYOND THE GATES

Rupert Cravens

Beyond the gates of life so fleeting,
There is for us a better home,
A place where peace shall reign forever,
And sighs and tears shall never come.”

Beyond the gates; beyond the sunset
New life immortal for us waits
And we'll be at home on life's fair morning
Beyond the gates; beyond the gates.

Beyond the gates, beyond all sorrow,
Beyond the cares of earth’s vain store,
We’ll have new joy beyond expression;
Glad praise we’ll sing on heaven’s shore.”

Beyond the gates; beyond the sunset
New life immortal for us waits
And we'll be at home on life's fair morning
Beyond the gates; beyond the gates.

Beyond the gates of all sad partings,
Where grief and pain our hearts make sore,
We’ll meet again our own dear loved ones,
And see their welcome smiles once more.”

Beyond the gates; beyond the sunset
New life immortal for us waits
And we'll be at home on life's fair morning
Beyond the gates; beyond the gates.

Beyond the gates in Jesus'’ likeness,
Forevermore, we shall live on;
I want to meet you, Christian brother.
I’ll look for you when morn shall dawn.”



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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

WHAT HE WAS DYING TO SAY

Author Unknown

When Jesus was a boy
With the teachers in the temple
They were so amazed
That a child could speak this way
He was so excited
About His Father's business
There were so many things
He was dying to say

Then after He turned thirty
He went back to the temple
To say He was the Son of God,
The Truth, the Life, the Way
They took Him to a hill
They called the Skull
To render Him silent
But they could not prevent
What He was dying to say

He was dying to tell the world
How much He really cared
It wasn't the old rusty nails
That kept Him hanging there
The expression on His face
Gave the real reason away
He had something on His heart
He was dying to say.

He said, "I love you."
"I love you."
"I love you" is what He said.
He said, "I love you."
"I love you"
And He cared enough
That He wrote it down in red.

He was dying to tell the world
How much He really cared
It wasn't the old rusty nails
That kept Him hanging there
The expression on His face
Gave the real reason away
He had something on His heart
He was dying to say.




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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

THE FIRST TIME I SAW LOVE

Marty Funderburk & John Lemonis

Jesus loves me this I'd heard
I even read it in God’s Word
And in my mind I truly did believe
But not until I faced the cross
Did I see what loving me had cost
It was then my heart was changed at Calvary

The first time I saw love
It was hanging on a tree
The first time I saw life
It was dying there for me
And for the first time
In my lifetime
I found all I’d ever dreamed of
For the first time I saw Jesus
Was the first time I saw love

I’ve known the love of family
And friends who mean so much to me
But none on earth could ever quite compare
To what I found the day I knelt
A love like none I’d ever felt
For all I ever needed I found there

The first time I saw love
It was hanging on a tree
The first time I saw life
It was dying there for me
And for the first time
In my lifetime
I found all I’d ever dreamed of
For the first time I saw Jesus
Was the first time I saw love



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Monday, February 16, 2015

FAITHFUL ONE

Jim and Melissa Brady

I’ve lived it, I’ve seen it, I know that it’s true
The dawning of each day His mercies are new
He’s good to His children; you can trust in that
We’re never forsaken, facts are facts

He’ll always do what He’s always done
He’s the faithful One
We’re in His care whatever comes
He’s the faithful One
Protector, Provider, Sustainer, God’s Son
I’m standing on His promises
He’s the faithful One

You’ve got your story, the grace that you’ve known
Been put down, mistreated, but never alone
You’ve tried Him and He’s proven time and again
Gotta lifetime of reasons to keeping trusting Him

He’ll always do what He’s always done
He’s the faithful One
We’re in His care whatever comes
He’s the faithful One
Protector, Provider, Sustainer, God’s Son
I’m standing on His promises
He’s the faithful One

Always constant, always kind.
Always gracious all the time
Always constant, always kind
Always loving true friend of mine

He’ll always do what He’s always done
He’s the faithful One
We’re in His care whatever comes
He’s the faithful One
Protector, Provider, Sustainer, God’s Son
I’m standing on His promises




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Friday, February 13, 2015

GOOD TO BE ALIVE

Jason Gray, Jason Ingram and Brandon Heath

Hold on
Is this really the life I'm living?
'Cause I don't feel like I deserve it
Every day that I wake, every breath that I take you’ve given
So right here, right now
While the sun is shining down

I wanna live like there's no tomorrow
Love like I'm on borrowed time
It's good to be alive, yeah

Hold on
If the life that we've been given
Is made beautiful in the living
And the joy that we get brings joy to the heart of the Giver
Then right here, right now
This is the song I'm singing out

I wanna live like there's no tomorrow
Love like I'm on borrowed time
It's good to be alive

I won’t take it for granted
I won’t waste another second
All I want is to give You
A life well lived, to say “thank you”

I wanna live like there's no tomorrow
Love like I'm on borrowed time
It's good to be, it's good to be alive



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Thursday, February 12, 2015

OH MY

Mark Bishop

My soul was lost, just as lost as could be
As wrapped up in myself as a kite in a tree
Jesus reached down…turned my night into day
I don’t know how to put it…I don’t know what to say, but

 Oh my…(My soul is lighter) Oh my…(My days are brighter)
Since Jesus came into my life
Oh my…(I’m a believer) Oh my…(My days are sweeter)
And all I can say is "oh my!"

No one could count all the tears she had cried
When she came to the well she was thirsty inside
Jesus said, "My water is everlasting."
I don’t know all she said, but her heart had to sing

Oh my…(My soul is lighter) Oh my…(My days are brighter)
Since Jesus came into my life
Oh my…(I’m a believer) Oh my…(My days are sweeter)
And all I can say is "oh my!"

My, oh my, oh my
My Lord is wonderful in so many ways
He blesses all my days
I’m just at a loss. I don’t know what to say

 Oh my…(My soul is lighter) Oh my…(My days are brighter)
Since Jesus came into my life
Oh my…(I’m a believer) Oh my…(My days are sweeter)
And all I can say is "oh my!"

For God – so loved – the world – that He gave
His only Son that I could be saved
I’m gonna sing, wherever I go
I want the whole wide world to know
That He loves you
Yes He loves you



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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

REDEEMING THE TIME

Rebecca J. Peck

The hour of Christ's coming is now drawing nigh
The church feels a stirring as we're seeing the signs
So much to accomplish, not a moment to lose
We must remain faithful in all that we do

Redeeming the time in this evil day
Proclaiming the message that Jesus still saves
To a world lost in darkness let His light shine
Trust and obey, fervently pray; redeeming the time

Now more than ever, we need to stand true
As a bride pure and holy awaiting her groom
Filled with His spirit, believing His Word,
Watching and working until He returns.

Redeeming the time in this evil day
Proclaiming the message that Jesus still saves
To a world lost in darkness let His light shine
Trust and obey, fervently pray; redeeming the time



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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

HERE FOR A REASON

Joshua Smith, Ryan Nalepa, Benjamin Kirk, Jonathan Hively, Robert Tahan, Justin Ebach

You're not forgotten
You're not alone
You think you're worthless, but you're worth it
And He calls you His own
Made in His image
You were made for more
You think there is no plan, that it's all by chance
But don't believe that anymore

Every time that you wake up breathing
Every night when you close your eyes
Every day that your heart keeps beating
There's purpose for your life
So don't give up
Don't lay down
Just hold on
Don't quit now
Every breath that you take has meaning
You are here for a reason

If you spent your days just getting by
When you feel useless, He can use you
And show you what it means to be alive

Every day is a gift from above
Don't throw it away
When it feels like to much
He'll be there


Every time that you wake up breathing
Every night when you close your eyes
Every day that your heart keeps beating
There's purpose for your life
So don't give up
Don't lay down
Just hold on
Don't quit now
Every breath that you take has meaning
You are here for a reason

 

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Monday, February 9, 2015

GREATER STILL

Great was the burden I couldn't bear
The sorrow and shame in this heart of despair
Great was the guilt and unbearable load
The weight of my sin and the debt that I owed

But greater still is God's grace
The mercy revealed that the cross displayed
The victory was won on Calvary's hill
Where sin is great grace is greater still

We're called to follow and sometimes we fall
And though there's a pardon He offers to all
It's hard to escape the pain and regret
And great are the failures we cannot forget

But greater still is God's grace
The mercy revealed that the cross displayed
The victory was won on Calvary's hill
Where sin is great grace is greater still

Grace grace God's grace
Grace that will pardon and cleanse within

But greater still is God's grace
The mercy revealed that the cross displayed
The victory was won on Calvary's hill
Where sin is great grace is greater still



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Friday, February 6, 2015

I'LL PRAY AGAIN

Benjamin Everson

It was late Sunday night, the car door closed softly.
Footsteps came up the stairs.
Young Pastor Tony met his wife at the entrance,
His face lined with a thousand cares.
"We've been here two years, and nothing's changed.
These people won't listen at all.
"I'm out of answers and I'm feeling small."
But as he read in the Bible page after page,
His heart was convinced to stay in the race.
He knelt by his desk, then lay on the floor.
"Though I don't understand what it's for,
I'll trust one day more!"

I'll pray again. I'll kneel again.
I'll knock on the door, ask Him for more
Strength for the fight. Peace in the night.
Trusting by faith, the answer He'll send.
I'll pray again.

At a quarter past two, again in the morning,
A mother wakes up again.
Her youngest daughter has a special condition.
They say that she won't pass ten.
The worry's so great, and nothing's changed.
"Does God understand us at all?
"We're out of answers, and we're feeling small."
But as she read in the Bible page after page,
The comfort came in right along with grace.
Her hand held her daughter's and they knelt on the floor.
"Though we don't understand what it's for,
We'll trust one day more!"

We'll pray again. We'll kneel again.
We'll knock on the door, ask Him for more
Strength for the fight. Peace in the night.
Trusting by faith, the answer He'll send!
We'll pray again.

When the darkness surrounds you, and God seems so silent.
Your back's against the wall.
You may be tempted to doubt God's goodness.
It feels like He won't hear your call.
The questions take shape and cloud your mind.
"Is God in control after all?
My life's out of balance and I'm going to fall!"
But if you'll read in the Bible page after page,
You'll see that He's there and He'll never forsake.
Surrender your life is all you must do.
You'll begin to see God's point of view:
He's there to change YOU!

Go pray again. Go kneel again.
Go knock on the door, ask Him for more
Strength for the fight. Peace in the night,
Trusting by faith the answer He'll send.
Go pray again.



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Thursday, February 5, 2015

THE DEVIL'S PLAYING CHESS

Mark Bishop

Well the preacher’s shaking hands and everybody’s going home.
He sees a young man on the back pew and he’s sitting there alone.
The preacher sees the desperation etched upon the young man’s face.
He says “Lord, give me wisdom in the words that I should say.”

The man says “Preacher, I’m a sinner. Got a lot that I regret.
 There are sins that I’ve committed I’d just as soon forget.
 My whole life has been a failure. I put down my family.
I would pray, but I don’t think that God wants much to do with me.”

So the young man tells his story for an hour, maybe more.
And everything he hears, well that ole preacher’s heard before.
He says “Son, it’s all real simple. You’re not the first to fail life’s test.
See you’ve been playin’ checkers, but that ole devil’s playin’ chess.”

We need the Lord, everyday to win the battle.
Without Him it’s a game that we can’t win.
For when you play against the devil you’re in trouble.
That’s the way it is and the way it’s always been.
Somehow he knows and he’ll hit you where you’re weakest.
No wonder this ole world’s in such a mess.
It’s time to change your strategy for living.
See you’ve been playing checkers but the devil’s playing chess.

Well, the young man finds the altar and the tears begin to flow.
He prays and calls out to the Lord and none of it’s for show.
And through the stained glass windows there’s a beam of glowing light.
The preacher hears him say “Forgive me, Lord” and he knows he made it right.

Soon the young man’s on his way and he shakes the preacher’s hand.
Says “After all these years of sinning, well, I believe I understand.”
And as he shuts the door behind him, well that ole preacher rares up straight.
Locks the door and says “Hey devil, well, I believe that that’s checkmate.”

We need the Lord, everyday to win the battle.
Without Him it’s a game that we can’t win.
For when you play against the devil you’re in trouble.
That’s the way it is and the way it’s always been.
Somehow he knows and he’ll hit you where you’re weakest.
No wonder this ole world’s in such a mess.
It’s time to change your strategy for living.
See you’ve been playing checkers but the devil’s playing chess.



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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

A LITTLE GOOD NEWS

Charlie Black, Rory Bourke, & T. Rocco

I rolled out this morning
Kids had the mornin' news show on
People were talkin' 'bout the fighting in Lebanon
Some senator was squawkin' 'bout the bad economy
It's gonna get worse you see, we need a change in policy

There's a local paper rolled up in a rubber band
One more sad story's one more than I can stand
Just once how I'd like to see the headline say
"Not much to print today, can't find nothin' bad to say", because

Nobody robbed a liquor store on the lower part of town
Nobody OD'ed, nobody burned a single buildin' down
Nobody fired a shot in anger, nobody had to die in vain
We sure could use a little good news today

I'll come home this evenin'
I'll bet that the news will be the same
Somebody takes a hostage, somebody steals a plane
How I wanna hear the anchor man talk about a county fair
And how we cleaned up the air, how everybody learned to care,
Tell me

Nobody was assassinated in the whole Third World today
And in the streets of Ireland, all the children had to do was play
And everybody loves everybody in the good old USA
We sure could use a little good news today

Oh, the Gospel is the good news needed today!



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Tuesday, February 3, 2015

YOU ARE MORE

Jason Ingram and Mike Donehey

There's a girl in the corner
With tear stains on her eyes
From the places she's wandered
And the shame she can't hide

She says, "How did I get here?
I'm not who I once was.
And I'm crippled by the fear
That I've fallen too far to love"

But don't you know who you are,
What's been done for you?
Yeah don't you know who you are?

You are more than the choices that you've made,
You are more than the sum of your past mistakes,
You are more than the problems you create,
You've been remade.

Well she tries to believe it
That she's been given new life
But she can't shake the feeling
That it's not true tonight

She knows all the answers
And she's rehearsed all the lines
And so she'll try to do better
But then she's too weak to try

But don't you know who you are?

You are more than the choices that you've made,
You are more than the sum of your past mistakes,
You are more than the problems you create,
You've been remade.

'Cause this is not about what you've done,
But what's been done for you.
This is not about where you've been,
But where your brokenness brings you to

This is not about what you feel,
But what He felt to forgive you,
And what He felt to make you loved.

You are more than the choices that you've made,
You are more than the sum of your past mistakes,
You are more than the problems you create,
You've been remade.



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Monday, February 2, 2015

IT'S JUST ANOTHER RED SEA

Sonya Isaacs & Rebecca Isaacs Bowman

Well let me tell you 'bout a story
The prophet Daniel told
How three Hebrew boys wouldn't bow
To the king's image of gold
Well he threw them in the fire,
But the Lord was there too
And He delivered them the same way
He'll deliver you

It's just another Red Sea
That the Lord will walk you through
It's just another giant
Like the one that David slew
Well, it's just another battle
An opportunity for you to claim the victory
Don't worry when the water looks deep
It's just another Red Sea

So you say you've got a problem,
Feelin' helpless and afraid
Another dead-end situation,
With no hope for your escape
Just remember when it looks like
You have faced your final hour
God sees it as another chance to move
And prove His power

It's just another Red Sea
That the Lord will walk you through
It's just another giant
Like the one that David slew
Well, it's just another battle
An opportunity for you to claim the victory
Don't worry when the water looks deep

It's just another Red Sea 


 


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