Tuesday, November 29, 2016

THIS IS THE DAY

Nancy Harmon

This is the day that the Lord hath made
I will rejoice and be exceedingly glad
I will lift up mine eyes to which cometh my help
What cometh from the Lord
Great God Almighty never, never fails

I can’t help but tell what He’s done for me
How He lifted my soul and gave me the victory
Set my footsteps a’ walkin’ right
Gave me eyes to see the light
This is the day that the Lord hath made

Let the Heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad
Let the hills sing forth, let the sea roll back
This is the day that the Lord hath made

Let the Heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad
Let the hills sing forth, let the sea roll back
Let the earth and all creation
Every tribe and every nation
Sing a song of adoration
It’s the day of celebration
This is the day that the Lord hath made; He hath made

I’m gonna keep on singin’;
I’m gonna keep on shoutin’
I’m gonna keep on liftin’ my voice
And let the world know that Jesus saves
I’m gonna keep on singin’;
I’m gonna keep on shoutin’
I’m gonna keep on liftin’ my voice
And let the world know that this is the day
That the Lord hath made
I will rejoice and be exceedingly glad
I will lift up mine eyes to which cometh my help
What cometh from the Lord
Great God Almighty never, never fails; never fails

Let the Heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad
Let the hills sing forth, let the sea roll back
Let the Heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad
Let the hills sing forth, let the sea roll back
This is the day that the Lord hath made



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Monday, November 28, 2016

HE'S A GREAT AND MIGHTY GOD

Author?

He took a space so dark and void with not one sign of life.
In six short days, He simply spoke and the whole world came alive,
Every time I breathe the air, He gives a smell of sweet red rose,
He's a God of wonder, I'm overwhelmed at all my eyes behold!

What a Great and Mighty, Powerful, Awesome, Wonderful God is He!
He's the only one who's worthy of Glory, Honor, Praise and Blessing!
He's the Great I Am, The Lion, The Lamb, He is the King of Kings!
What a Great and Mighty, Powerful, Awesome, Wonderful God is He!

What joy to know about His pow'r and all His wondrous works,
God's glory leaps right from the pages when I read His Word.
His testimony testifies He is the Lord of all,
And I realize, just one more time, He's a Great and Mighty God!

What a Great and Mighty, Powerful, Awesome, Wonderful God is He!
He's the only one who's worthy of Glory, Honor, Praise and Blessing!
He's the Great I Am, The Lion, The Lamb, He is the King of Kings!
What a Great and Mighty, Powerful, Awesome, Wonderful God is He!

A mighty fortress is our God,
A bulwark never failing;
Our helper He amid the flood
Of mortal ills prevailing.

What a Great and Mighty, Powerful, Awesome, Wonderful God is He!
He's the only one who's worthy of Glory, Honor, Praise and Blessing!
He's the Great I Am, The Lion, The Lamb, He is the King of Kings!
What a Great and Mighty, Powerful, Awesome, Wonderful God is He!


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Friday, November 25, 2016

I WILL TRUST YOU, LORD

Author?

It's funny how we do it, compartmentalize
We plan for success and try to pass the pain right by
But it just doesn't work that way; God has a different plan,
He works in ways we'd never see beyond the scope of man.

When the journey takes a detour unexpectedly
And I try to accept and understand what it all means
When I'm pressed to show the world what I really believe,
I will trust you, Lord
When my heart begins to faint because I see a life so 'fraid,
And my soul cries out, "Oh Lord, how long can I keep this at bay?"
In the fiercest part of battle, when my feet don't want to stay,
I will trust you, Lord,
I will trust you Lord with my life.

I may not understand it, and even question why
What good could ever come from this has even crossed my mind
But God's teaching me to trust Him more as He works His will in me
I rest securely in His care, and surrender sure is sweet

When the journey takes a detour unexpectedly
And I try to accept and understand what it all means
When I'm pressed to show the world what I really believe,
I will trust you, Lord
When my heart begins to faint because I see a life so 'fraid,
And my soul cries out, "Oh Lord, how long can I keep this at bay?"
In the fiercest part of battle, when my feet don't want to stay,
I will trust you, Lord,
I will trust you Lord with my life.



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Thursday, November 24, 2016

DRINKING FROM MY SAUCER

Jimmy Dean

I've never made a fortune
And it's probably too late now
But I don't worry about that much
I'm happy anyhow
And as I go along life's journey
I'm reaping better than I sowed
I'm drinking from my saucer
'Cause my cup has overflowed

Haven't got a lot of riches
And sometimes the going's tough
But I've got a Friend in Jesus
And that makes me rich enough
I thank God for His blessings
And the mercies He's bestowed
I'm drinking from my saucer
'Cause my cup has overflowed

Remember times when things went wrong
My faith wore somewhat thin
But all at once the dark clouds broke
And sun peeped through again
So Lord, help me not to gripe
About the tough rows that I've hoed
I'm drinking from my saucer
'Cause my cup has overflowed

If God gives me strength and courage
When the way grows steep and rough
I'll not ask for other blessings
I'm already blessed enough
And may I never be too busy
To help another bear his load
Then I'll keep drinking from my saucer
'Cause my cup has overflowed




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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

THANK YOU, LORD

Author Unknown

For making the sun to shine
Putting the stars in the sky
For the flowers that bloom, the ocean so blue
Thank you, Lord
For every sparrow that sings
And makes sweet melody
For rivers that flow, the rain and the snow
Thank you, Lord

I just want to thank you, Lord
I just want to thank you, Lord
For everything you've done for me
Thank you, Lord
I just want to thank you, Lord
I just want to thank you, Lord
For making me whole, saving my soul
Thank you, Lord

For my whole family
For the joy my children bring
For shoes on my feet, plenty to eat
Thank you Lord
For the church where I worship and pray
For the freedom I have today
For your spirit I feel, Your presence so real
Thank you, Lord

I just want to thank you, Lord
I just want to thank you, Lord
For everything you've done for me
Thank you, Lord
I just want to thank you, Lord
I just want to thank you, Lord
For making me whole, saving my soul
Thank you, Lord

For being a friend so dear
Giving my sad heart cheer
For holding my hand when I could not stand
Thank you Lord
For giving your life for me on a cross at Calvary
For taking my place, mercy and grace
Thank you Lord.

I just want to thank you, Lord
I just want to thank you, Lord
For everything you've done for me
Thank you, Lord
I just want to thank you, Lord
I just want to thank you, Lord
For making me whole, saving my soul
Thank you, Lord




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Monday, November 21, 2016

In the Storm With Him

Author Unknown

I took my ship sailing
On life's mighty sea
And storm clouds gathered
The winds picked up their speed
Angry waves crashed in sight
And I was tossed from side to side
There seemed to be no hope for me
But in Christ, I realized

When the storm around me rages
And the thunder sounds so deep
I don't worry about the waves
He won't let my ship sink
He'll shield me in the palm of His hand
Until the storm is gone
And I'd rather be in the storm with Him
Than in calm waters alone

When I look back
On all the distant clouds
I know nothing short of a miracle
Could have brought me out
So when the tempest blows and darkness falls
It's on the Master I will call
'Cause in Him I place my trust
And to Christ, I give it all

When the storm around me rages
And the thunder sounds so deep
I don't worry about the waves
He won't let my ship sink
He'll shield me in the palm of His hand
Until the storm is gone
And I'd rather be in the storm with Him
Than in calm waters alone

He's my Comforter
He's my Refuge
My Protector and my Shield
If He don't calm the storm
He'll be with me
And keep my ship still

When the storm around me rages
And the thunder sounds so deep
I don't worry about the waves
He won't let my ship sink
He'll shield me in the palm of His hand
Until the storm is gone
And I'd rather be in the storm with Him
Than in calm waters alone



Friday, November 18, 2016

LORD, YOUR WORD IS STILL TRUE

Diane Wilkinson

Though words can be spoken, vows can be broken
When those you once trusted let you down
Faith can be shaken, confidence mistaken
When few faithful friends can be found
But I have a treasure…peace beyond all measure
Lord, my faith everyday You renew
I know whatever You do… Your Word is still true

Lord, when You saved me…the promises You gave me
Sustained me…and I know they are still mine
For it’s settled in Heaven, Your Word lives forever
Never changed by the passing of time
So whether you’re blessing, or whether you’re testing my faith
I’ll still trust You
Though the world falls around me….
Lord, Your Word is still true

Before I believed it…. I just couldn’t see it
When Christians put their troubles in God’s hands
Stormy winds were blowing, but they had joy in knowing
The sun would shine once again
So I learned a lesson…no heartache, no depression
Can defeat me when storm clouds break through
Lord, You’ll do what You said You would do
Your Word is true

Lord, when You saved me…the promises You gave me
Sustained me…and I know they are still mine
For it’s settled in Heaven, Your Word lives forever
Never changed by the passing of time
So whether you’re blessing, or whether you’re testing my faith
I’ll still trust You
Though the world falls around me….
Lord, Your Word is still true



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Thursday, November 17, 2016

CAN THE WORLD SEE JESUS IN YOU?

Leila N. Morris

Do we live so close to the Lord today,
Passing to and fro on life’s busy way,
That the world in us can a likeness see
To the Man of Calvary?


Can the world see Jesus in me?
Can the world see Jesus in you?
Does your love to Him ring true,
And your life and service, too?
Can the world see Jesus in you?

Do we love, with love to His own akin,
All His creatures lost in the mire of sin?
Will we reach a hand, whatsoe’er it cost,
To reclaim a sinner lost?


Can the world see Jesus in me?
Can the world see Jesus in you?
Does your love to Him ring true,
And your life and service, too?
Can the world see Jesus in you?

As an open book they our lives will read,
To our words and acts giving daily heed;
Will they be attracted, or turn away
From the Man of Calvary?


Can the world see Jesus in me?
Can the world see Jesus in you?
Does your love to Him ring true,
And your life and service, too?
Can the world see Jesus in you?



Tuesday, November 15, 2016

ENJOY THE LORD

Rodney Griffin

Their hearts were filled with wonder
As He opened blinded eyes
They'd never seen a show like this before
And they watched in amazement
As He brought the dead to life
What they'd witnessed here could never be ignored
But among the miracles they missed the glory
The Creator of the world was in their midst
Never taking time to praise this One so holy
When that's all He'd ever tried to teach to them

Enjoy the Lord
Sense His presence
Be glad that He is with us
See the smile on His face
Extending love and grace
Touch His hand, pull Him close
He wants you to know
That no one else could love you more
Enjoy the Lord

I, too, have watched in wonder
As the Lord began to move
He's answered prayer right before my eyes
And, I've stood in amazement
As the impossible came true
A holy touch of God upon my life
And I'm sure that there were times I missed the glory
The Creator of the world was in my midst
I was so concerned with what He was doing for me
I forgot to thank Him just for who He is

Enjoy the Lord
Sense His presence
Be glad that He is with us
See the smile on His face
Extending love and grace
Touch His hand, pull Him close
He wants you to know
That no one else could love you more
Enjoy the Lord


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Monday, November 14, 2016

GOD WILL PASS BY

Rodney Griffin

Elijah sat down on the banks of the river
He wondered how long 'til God would pass by
A promise that ravens his food would deliver
He said to himself, "My God will supply."

Still the hours passed on, and no help was coming
He looked toward the sky; there was nothing to see
Would he be wrong if he asked God to hurry?
With tears in his eyes, he rose to his feet.

He lifted his hands and a feeble prayer uttered
His body so weak and bound to fail soon
Suddenly, he heard some bird wings aflutter
He fell to his knees for God had come through.

God will pass by at the right time.
God will pass by so lift up your eyes.
Oh, weary child, let your light shine;
Your rescue is almost in sight.
You have a promise that God will pass by;
No greater promise than God will pass by.

You've waited so long and still have no answer
You've prayed and you've prayed for help to arrive.
Don't you lose hope, just stand by the river
Offer Him praise; your Savior is nigh!

God will pass by at the right time.
God will pass by so lift up your eyes.
Oh, weary child, let your light shine;
Your rescue is almost in sight.
You have a promise that God will pass by;
No greater promise than God will pass by.




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Friday, November 11, 2016

MORE THAN JUST A SWEAR WORD

Author?

His name is voiced in every conversation
He’s now become a superstar they say
But, oh, the curse it’s bringing to our nation
When men proclaim His holy name in vain

He's so much more than just a swear word
More than just an "I don’t care" word
How can we use His name so recklessly
Our only hope is in this one word
Whosoever will may come word
He’s more than just a swear word
He’s the precious Son of God

It’s so hard to understand how those around us
Are plunging to a lost eternity
And all the while they say the name of Jesus
But they curse the only name that sets them free

He's so much more than just a swear word
More than just an "I don’t care" word
How can we use His name so recklessly
Our only hope is in this one word
Whosoever will may come word
He’s more than just a swear word
He’s the precious Son of God


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Thursday, November 10, 2016

JUST BE HELD

Mark Hall, Bernie Herms and Matthew West

Hold it all together
Everybody needs you strong
But life hits you out of nowhere
And barely leaves you holding on
And when you're tired of fighting
Chained by your control
There's freedom in surrender
Lay it down and let it go

So when you're on your knees
And answers seem so far away
You're not alone, stop holding on
And just be held
Your world's not falling apart, it's falling into place
I'm on the throne, stop holding on
And just be held
Just be held, just be held

If your eyes are on the storm
You'll wonder if I love you still
But if your eyes are on the cross
You'll know I always have and I always will
And not a tear is wasted
In time, you'll understand
I'm painting beauty with the ashes
Your life is in My hands

So when you're on your knees
And answers seem so far away
You're not alone, stop holding on
And just be held
Your world's not falling apart, it's falling into place
I'm on the throne, stop holding on
And just be held
Just be held, just be held

Lift your hands, lift your eyes
In the storm is where you'll find Me
And where you are, I'll hold your heart
I'll hold your heart
Come to Me, find your rest
In the arms of the God who won't let go

So when you're on your knees
And answers seem so far away
You're not alone, stop holding on
And just be held
Your world's not falling apart, it's falling into place
I'm on the throne, stop holding on
And just be held
Just be held, just be held



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Tuesday, November 8, 2016

YOU COULD BE THE DIFFERENCE

Sam Mizell, Jamie Slocum and Sam Tinnesz

Sometimes it's good to just listen
Sometimes you gotta speak out
Be the voice of healing to someone that needs you now
Sometimes it's good to take risks
And stand when no one else stands
Why be like everyone else just because you can?

Be a house on a hill
Be a fire burning bright
For a hopeless world that's lost its light
You never know who's watching
You could be the difference
Be the first hand that reaches for an outcast soul
Be a second chance on a dead-end road
You never know what could happen
You could be the difference

Life is made of so many moments
And each one matters so much
Yeah, every single second here is another chance to love
You can start a chain reaction
Just one person at a time
Don't be afraid to let your heart shine

Be a house on a hill
Be a fire burning bright
For a hopeless world that's lost its light
You never know who's watching
You could be the difference
Be the first hand that reaches for an outcast soul
Be a second chance on a dead-end road
You never know what could happen
You could be the difference

Jesus is alive
Everyone needs to hear this
Share His love, show His grace, be the hope, be the change
Let the truth make you fearless

Be a house on a hill
Be a fire burning bright
For a hopeless world that's lost its light
You never know who's watching
You could be the difference
Be the first hand that reaches for an outcast soul
Be a second chance on a dead-end road
You never know what could happen
You could be the difference


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Monday, November 7, 2016

CALLED OUT

Some folks I know by their name, others I know by their face.
Some I know for their fame, while others are known by their ways.
But in the kingdom of my Lord, each soul has a place.
In my mind, I have no doubt, my name has been called out.

And you've been called out for a purpose,
Called out To be a servant,
Called out to raise a standard
Called out to lift a banner,
You've been called out to be a witness,
Called out to show forgiveness
Called out from this world, my child, you've been called out.

In the prison walls, on that day, the jailor bound up their feet.
Stripped of their garments there they lay, bleeding from where they were beat
But around midnight, Paul began to pray, and Silas, he started to sing
The earth shook about, the doors swung open wide
And God said "You've been called out"

And you've been called out for a purpose,
Called out To be a servant,
Called out to raise a standard
Called out to lift a banner,
You've been called out to be a witness,
Called out to show forgiveness
Called out from this world, my child, you've been called out.



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Friday, November 4, 2016

A Masterpiece of Mercy

Jim Brady and Rodney Griffin

He knew what I was when He made me
He saw the sinner I’d become
Yet He knew He had grace that could save me
His latest work of art had just begun

He started with an old dirty canvas
My sin had left me tattered, bent, and marred
Then this Artist turned His light upon my sadness
And began to wash away the blackest part

When all the stains were gone He started painting
With colors that I’d never seen before
Then with joy He was ready to display me
To show the world what the Cross was for

A masterpiece of mercy; a miracle of grace
When the Master sees one hurting
And wipes the pain away
The canvas of the Artist
Becomes a holy place
For a masterpiece of mercy; a miracle of grace

Now I’m getting ready for Heaven
Every day just makes me want to go
But the Artist hasn’t stopped; He’s still painting
And when He’s finished, He will take me Home

A masterpiece of mercy; a miracle of grace
When the Master sees one hurting
And wipes the pain away
The canvas of the Artist
Becomes a holy place
For a masterpiece of mercy; a miracle of grace



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Thursday, November 3, 2016

IF YOU KNEW HIM

Joseph Habedank and Rodney Griffin

I walked by the tomb of Buddha 
Looked inside and saw his bones, 
Traveled on to see Mohammad 
Still wrapped up in his grave clothes, 
Then I journeyed to a garden 
Where old Joseph left him lay, 
The precious Lamb, God's own begotten,
He was no longer in the grave

If you knew Him like I know Him, 
You would know that He's alive, 
If you felt Him like I feel Him,  
Resurrection deep inside, 
You'd know He's living and death has died.

If you're wondering in the darkness 
Come and step into the light, 
Nail-scarred hands reach out to help you, 
To pull you safe from death to life
Friend, I too have have stood where you stand,  
Could I trust in things unseen, 
But just one step in His direction 
Then in love, He ran to me

If you knew Him like I know Him, 
You would know that He's alive, 
If you felt Him like I feel Him,  
Resurrection deep inside, 
You'd know He's living and death has died.



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Tuesday, November 1, 2016

PEACE IN THE SHELTER

Jim Brady

When the cares of life seem more than I can handle
And clouds of doubt have settled in my soul
When everywhere I turn the storm is raging
Into the Savior’s loving arms I go

There is peace in the shelter of His arms
A refuge from the storm where I am safe from harm
Through the strongest winds and pouring rain
There’s peace in the shelter of His arms

There’s never been a moment on this journey
That I have been forsaken or alone
'Cause every time I face the unexpected
My Father gently leads through the unknown

There is peace in the shelter of His arms
A refuge from the storm where I am safe from harm
Through the strongest winds and pouring rain
There’s peace in the shelter of His arms

There’s peace that passes all understanding
And peace that goes beyond all comprehending

There is peace in the shelter of His arms
A refuge from the storm where I am safe from harm
Through the strongest winds and pouring rain
There’s peace in the shelter of His arms




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