Friday, March 31, 2017

I AM A CHRISTIAN

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Stephen stood with hands tied as rocks pierced his flesh.
He died for proclaiming Jesus; ole' Stephen stood the test.
Then there's Matthew, and there's Peter, martyred for sharing Christ.
The enemy's tried to defeat us, but they'll never hurt the Bride.

I am a Christian, I am God's soldier,
Fighting in an army that never will fail,
I am a Christian, a Bible believer.
You may criticize, laugh, or cry
Or tell me I'm dead wrong.
I am a Christian, and God's army is still going strong.

Around the world, we see them now, giving up their lives,
Faithful men and women still boldly pay the price.
No, today, you're not popular if you try to live the life
Well, you can have your popularity, but please just give me Christ.

You can count me in for prayer in schools
And against aborting kids.
Just put me in on God's side,
'Cause God's side's gonna win!

I am a Christian, I am God's soldier,
Fighting in an army that never will fail,
I am a Christian, a Bible believer.
You may criticize, laugh, or cry
Or tell me I'm dead wrong.
I am a Christian, and God's army is still going strong.



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Thursday, March 30, 2017

CRUCIFIED WITH CHRIST

Randy Phillips, Denise Phillips, Dave Clark, Don Koch

As I look back on what I thought was living
I'm amazed at the price I chose to pay
And to think I ignored what really mattered
'Cause I thought the sacrifice would be too great

But when I finally reached the point of giving in
I found the cross was calling even then
And even though it took dying to survive
I've never felt so much alive

For I am crucified with Christ and yet I live
Not I but Christ that lives within me
His cross will never ask for more than I can give
For it's not my strength but His
There's no greater sacrifice
For I am crucified with Christ
And yet I live

As I hear the Savior call for daily dying
I will bow beneath the weight of Calvary
Let my hands surrender to His piercing purpose
That holds me to the cross yet sets me free

I will glory in the power of the cross
The things I thought were gain I count as loss
And with His suffering, I identify
And by His resurrection power, I am alive

For I am crucified with Christ and yet I live
Not I but Christ that lives within me
His cross will never ask for more than I can give
For it's not my strength but His
There's no greater sacrifice
For I am crucified with Christ
And yet I live

And I will offer all I have
So that His cross is not in vain
For I found to live is Christ
And to die is truly gain

For I am crucified with Christ and yet I live
Not I but Christ that lives within me
His cross will never ask for more than I can give
For it's not my strength but His
There's no greater sacrifice
For I am crucified with Christ
And yet I live



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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Praying Man

Ronnie Hinson

Once there was a king that thought he got it right
Daniel wouldn’t last until the morning light
They led him to the dungeon, and they threw him in
He was on his way to supper, and the meal was him
But God knew how to change their dinner plans
Never throw a hungry lion in the den with a praying man

So pray, Daniel, pray
That’s the way you make through
Come on pray, Daniel, pray
Don’t you let the devil get the best of you
Your troubles aren’t as bad as you thought they were
You can tame a lion, let your prayers be heard
Your faith is going to have them eating right out of your hands
Never throw a hungry lion in a den with a praying man

When you hear their stomachs growling, do what Daniel did
Call up to your Father like a little kid
Tell Him that they are big and you just heard them roar
Then get up and use your faith to block the door
When the fur starts flying they will understand
Never throw a hungry lion in the den with a praying man

So pray, Daniel, pray
That’s the way you make through
Come on pray, Daniel, pray
Don’t you let the devil get the best of you
Your troubles aren’t as bad as you thought they were
You can tame a lion, let your prayers be heard
Your faith is going to have them eating right out of your hands
Never throw a hungry lion in a den with a praying man



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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

But If Not

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Three Hebrew children faced with their greatest trial of all
The king said, "Give them one last chance, surely their faith will fall;"
But they would not bow and they would not bend, all they said was we will stand.
For the God we serve is able to deliver from your hand

But if not, we're still gonna love with all our might,
We're still gonna bless His name through the darkest night
Not our will but His be done, our Lord, He knows our hearts.
He may grant us our request, but If not we'll trust His way is best

Lord, I know that I have prayed this prayer so many times before,
But here I am before you now pleading my case once more.
Lord, you know how important this one thing is to me,
And I believe you're able to give me what I need.

But if not, I'm still gonna love with all my might
I'm still gonna bless Your name through the darkest night.
Not my will, but Thine be done, Oh Lord, you know my heart.
You may grant me my request, but if not, I'll trust Your way is best.

Though the raging sea inside of me sometimes is hard to stand,
You've always calmed my troubled heart & held me in Your hand



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Monday, March 27, 2017

YOU WERE FAITHFUL YESTERDAY

Babbie Mason & Rodney Griffin

Since the day that I surrendered
Many years have come and gone
Joy and sadness I remember
Lord, You were faithful all along

You brought me through my lowest valley
You brought me 'cross the desert dry
You were my Friend when I was lonely
You whispered peace and made me smile
As I survey the joy and sorrow
I find your love remains the same
So I will trust you for tomorrow
'Cause You were faithful yesterday

By Your mercy, I'm still standing
By Your grace, I have been saved
In Your goodness, I'm still trusting
That you will take me all the way

You brought me through my lowest valley
You brought me 'cross the desert dry
You were my Friend when I was lonely
You whispered peace and made me smile
As I survey the joy and sorrow
I find your love remains the same
So I will trust you for tomorrow
'Cause You were faithful yesterday




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Friday, March 17, 2017

THE BEAUTY OF THE BLOOD

Michael Farren, Tony Wood, and Joseph Habedank

Coming clean, all the secrets he has kept from her so long are finally known
Her big mistake, that one regret that haunts her to this day; it just won’t fade
So many different stories we thought could not be redeemed,
But it’s against our darkest failures, we start to see...

The beauty of the blood, the goodness of this grace
The mercy undeserved that could never be explained
Heaven’s best takes all the scars for the worst in all of us
That’s the glory of the cross, the wonder of His love
That’s the beauty of the blood

What a thought, just a single drop forever wipes away our every stain
And with its power, every chain that held us now lies at our feet, and we stand free

The beauty of the blood, the goodness of this grace
The mercy undeserved that could never be explained
Heaven’s best takes all the scars for the worst in all of us
That’s the glory of the cross, the wonder of His love
That’s the beauty of the blood

Forever changed, I stand amazed
By everything it does...

The beauty of the blood, the goodness of this grace
The mercy undeserved that could never be explained
Heaven’s best takes all the scars for the worst in all of us
That’s the glory of the cross, the wonder of His love
That’s the beauty of the blood



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Thursday, March 16, 2017

OH, HALLELUJAH!

I look around me and see Your glory;
I stand in awe when I stop and stare.
The meadows wear it; the skies declare it.
I see Your fingerprints everywhere.

Oh, hallelujah.  Oh, hallelujah.
Oh, hallelujah.  That's what I keep singing.
Oh, hallelujah.  Oh, hallelujah.
Oh, hallelujah.  That's what I keep singing.

I see the brushstrokes of the Master
Painted in the flowers and trees.
There is nothing to compare to
Your splendor and Your majesty.

Oh, hallelujah.  Oh, hallelujah.
Oh, hallelujah.  That's what I keep singing.
Oh, hallelujah.  Oh, hallelujah.
Oh, hallelujah.  That's what I keep singing.

He's displayed His love for you and me.
Endless beauty if we have the eyes to see.
Oh, don't you see?

Oh, hallelujah.  Oh, hallelujah.
Oh, hallelujah.  That's what I keep singing.
Oh, hallelujah.  Oh, hallelujah.
Oh, hallelujah.  That's what I keep singing.



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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

YOU THOUGHT OF US

Kyle Matthews

The look on Judas’ face... the torches set ablaze
The weapons drawn and raised... the chill of night
The friends who fled in fear... the sound of Peter’s tears
The way the people cheered... crucify
The nightmare coming true before Your eyes
What was it that was going through Your mind?

You thought of us... every one of us
And all Your love for us caused You to stay
You could have spared Your life and still had paradise
But even when the pain we put You through became too much...
You thought of us

The hands that stripped You bare...the eyes that mocked and stared
The laughter everywhere... each stripe they made
The needles running red... the nails, the fight for breath
The gaping dawn of death... the awful taste
You raged against the silence in the sky
But when You asked for God to tell you why

You thought of us... every one of us
And all Your love for us caused You to stay
You could have spared Your life and still had paradise
But even when the pain we put You through became too much...
You thought of us

On that Sunday bright, so full of love and life
With angels left and right to take You home
First, You had to find someone to share the joy in You
And who on earth should be the first to hear the news

You thought of us... every one of us
And all Your love for us caused You to stay
We were the very ones who turned away Your love
But even when the pain we put You through became too much
You thought of us... Lord, You thought of us



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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

KEEP MAKING ME

Ben MacDonald, David Frey and Sam Mizell

Make me broken
So I can be healed
‘Cause I’m so calloused
And now I can’t feel
I want to run to You
With heart wide open
Make me broken

Make empty
So I can be filled
‘Cause I’m still holding
Onto my will
And I’m completed
When you are with me
Make me empty

‘Til You are my one desire
‘Til You are my one true love
‘Til You are my breath, my everything
Lord, please keep making me

Make me lonely
So I can be Yours
‘Til I want no one
More than You, Lord
‘Cause in the darkness
I know You will hold me
Make me lonely

‘Til You are my one desire
‘Til You are my one true love
‘Til You are my breath, my everything
Lord, please keep making me



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Monday, March 13, 2017

PRAYER CHANGES ME

Author Unknown

Lying awake at night
Thinking of things beyond my control.
Ready to give up the fight
Weary and tired of carrying the load.
I know there's nothing more I can do or say
Then God says, "Just give it to me."
Then I whisper a prayer that only He hears
And I rest peacefully.

I can pray out loud or silently.
I can pray standing tall or on my knees.
It really makes no difference
Just that prayer is the key.
'Cause prayer changes things
And it changes me.

Troublesome days seems so long
I can't help but wonder when they will end.
I know I'm supposed to be strong
But sometimes I don't think I'll ever win.
That's when he tells me, "You walk without me"
But in my strength alone.
And when I began to trust more in Him,
I can sing a song.
  
I can pray out loud or silently.
I can pray standing tall or on my knees.
It really makes no difference
Just that prayer is the key.
'Cause prayer changes things
And it changes me.



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Friday, March 10, 2017

I'LL TALK TO THE FATHER

Ronnie Hinson

If you've got a problem, I'd sure like to share
There's one special way I can show you I care
I could offer opinions that might prove untrue
But for the only sure answer, here's what I'll do

I will talk to my Father for you
If I know my Father, here's what He'll do
He will lay at your feet all the things you pursue
It's no bother, for my Father will do it for you

I have never prayed fire down from the sky
But God saw each tear that ever fell from your eyes
So if you've got a mountain alone you can't climb
I'll take your burdens, and I'll make them mine

I will talk to my Father for you
If I know my Father, here's what He'll do
He will lay at your feet all the things you pursue
It's no bother, for my Father will do it for you

Let me talk to my Father for you
If I know my Father, here's what He'll do
He will lay at your feet all the things you pursue
It's no bother, for my Father will do it for you



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Thursday, March 9, 2017

GOD SITS ON HIGH

Rebecca J. Peck and David Jenkins

God sits on high,
And He looks down low
His watchful eyes, are on me
Everywhere I go.
There's nothing He can't see
From up in heaven on His throne,
God sits on high.
And He looks down low.

The eyes of the Lord
Roam to and fro throughout the earth
Keeping His children in His sight.
No matter what happens,
I can always rest assured.
He's taken' care of me both day and night.

God sits on high,
And He looks down low
His watchful eyes, are on me
Everywhere I go.
There's nothing He can't see
From up in heaven on His throne,
God sits on high.
And He looks down low.

The eyes of the Lord
Can see the evil and the good
Of this old world I'm living in.
I pray He will find
That I am doin' like should,
Down on my knees and lookin' up to Him.

God sits on high,
And He looks down low
His watchful eyes, are on me
Everywhere I go.
There's nothing He can't see
From up in heaven on His throne,
God sits on high.
And He looks down low.



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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

IT'S NOT A PROBLEM FOR THE ANSWER

Rebecca J. Peck

When life seems like a puzzle and the pieces just won't fit,
You are overwhelmed with trouble, and you feel like you should quit
Friend, I know the sure solution; Jesus is His precious name.
He'll move that mountain of confusion and give you victory in its place.

It's not a problem for the Answer.
He can handle every need.
Big or small, it doesn't matter.
Just look up and believe.
His power is so much greater than anything you face.
It's not a problem for the Answer,
And, praise God, the Answer's on His way.

I've had my share of questions, but He's faithful to provide.
Even in the hardest lessons, the Master's by my side.
So don't give into desperation; He can overcome your doubt.
The empty tomb is confirmation--He will surely bring you out.

It's not a problem for the Answer.
He can handle every need.
Big or small, it doesn't matter.
Just look up and believe.
His power is so much greater than anything you face.
It's not a problem for the Answer,
And, praise God, the Answer's on His way.

He's the Lord of the impossible.
He's never known an obstacle.
Trust in Him to take you through it all.

It's not a problem for the Answer.
He can handle every need.
Big or small, it doesn't matter.
Just look up and believe.
His power is so much greater than anything you face.
It's not a problem for the Answer,
And, praise God, the Answer's on His way.

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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

FORGIVENESS

Matthew West

It's the hardest thing to give away
And the last thing on your mind today
It always goes to those that don't deserve
It's the opposite of how you feel
When the pain they caused is just too real
It takes everything you have to say the word...

Forgiveness
Forgiveness

It flies in the face of all your pride
It moves away the mad inside
It's always anger's own worst enemy
Even when the jury and the judge
Say you gotta right to hold a grudge
It's the whisper in your ear saying 'set it free'

Forgiveness, Forgiveness
Forgiveness, Forgiveness

Show me how to love the unlovable
Show me how to reach the unreachable
Help me now to do the impossible
Forgiveness, Forgiveness
Help me now to do the impossible
Forgiveness

It'll clear the bitterness away
It can even set a prisoner free
There is no end to what its power can do
So let it go and be amazed
By what you see through eyes of grace
The prisoner that it really frees is you

Forgiveness, Forgiveness
Forgiveness, Forgiveness

Show me how to love the unlovable
Show me how to reach the unreachable
Help me now to do the impossible
Forgiveness

I want to finally set it free
So show me how to see what Your mercy sees
Help me now to give what You gave to me
Forgiveness, Forgiveness



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Monday, March 6, 2017

WHEN I GET CARRIED AWAY

Phil Cross and Carolyn Cross

I'm gonna let the glory roll
When the roll is called in glory.
I'm gonna get beside myself
When I get beside the King that day.
I'm gonna have the time of my life
When the time of my life is over,
And I'm gonna get carried away
When I get carried away.

Well, I don't know why I become a little shy
When I get around a whole lot of people.
And I can't figure out why I never can shout
About the love that floods my soul.
I must confess, I can't express
The feelings deep inside me,
The things I know and cannot show
One day will overflow.

I'm gonna let the glory roll
When the roll is called in glory.
I'm gonna get beside myself
When I get beside the King that day.
I'm gonna have the time of my life
When the time of my life is over,
And I'm gonna get carried away
When I get carried away.

Well, I'll pass the clouds and shout so loud
It may sound like thunder,
My tearful eyes may fill the skies
Until it looks like rain.
As I leave this world, pass the gates of pearl,
I'll stand before the Savior.
I'll lift my soul at the glory roll,
When from the roll He calls my name.

I'm gonna let the glory roll
When the roll is called in glory.
I'm gonna get beside myself
When I get beside the King that day.
I'm gonna have the time of my life
When the time of my life is over,
And I'm gonna get carried away
When I get carried away.




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Friday, March 3, 2017

THE ROCK'S BETWEEN THE HARD PLACE AND YOU

Diane Wilkinson

There on the bed of affliction
Asking God for a miracle
You heard your trusted physician Say,
“You’d better get ready for the funeral”
Then you felt the touch of a Healing Hand
From the God Who can resurrect a lifeless man
Let me tell you what you already knew
The Rock’s between the hard place and you

One day you know you’re gonna surely be
Between the devil and the deep blue sea 
If you didn’t have the Lord, you wouldn’t know what to do
But there in the middle of the darkest night
You see God move, and everything’s all right 
'Cause the Rock’s between the hard place and you

There serving God in the bad times
Nobody cares if you sink or swim
Faithful in all of the sad times
You’ll always know you can depend on Him
When everyone thought that you would surely fail 
God kept blessing and your faith prevailed
Everything He ever promised you is true
The Rock’s between the hard place and you

One day you know you’re gonna surely be
Between the devil and the deep blue sea
If you didn’t have the Lord, you wouldn’t know what to do
But there in the middle of the darkest night
You see God move, and everything’s all right
'Cause the Rock’s between the hard place and you



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Thursday, March 2, 2017

HEAVY LOADS

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Have you ever for a minute felt hopeless,
Abandoned in a strange, familiar place?
While life keeps closing in around you,
You feel your spirit bend and start to break
Hold on; look up; know this--you're loved.

He's a very present help in time of trouble
A good Samaritan along life's road
A friend who sticks closer than a brother
He's the one Who's there to bear heavy loads

Has there ever been a time you hit rock bottom,
Ashamed of who you were and what you've done.
Afraid that if you moved, you'd just move backward?
So you're standing still wishing help would come.
Hold on; look up; know this--you're loved.

He's a very present help in time of trouble
A good Samaritan along life's road
A friend who sticks closer than a brother
He's the one Who's there to bear heavy loads

Maybe you believe that what you're carrying is just too much
Not if you can lay it down because he's a God that you can trust

He's a very present help in time of trouble
A good Samaritan along life's road
A friend who sticks closer than a brother
He's the one Who's there to bear heavy loads


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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

BORN TO CLIMB

Joel Lindsey and Wayne Haun

Right now you feel like you'd
Rather be anywhere else

Than here where you are
'Cause life has a way of arranging your plans
And the journey you're on is so hard

Oh, the mountain is high
And the road up the side
Is much steeper than you thought it'd be

You're out of breath and scared half to death
You won't have the faith to believe
But grace,
Sweet grace has strengthened you time after time

So don't be afraid of the mountain
'Cause friend, you were born to climb

God has not given a spirit of fear
Or a burden that you cannot bear
And just at the moment you feel hope is fading
Behold the Lord standing right there

Oh, the mountain is high
And the road up the side
Is much steeper than you thought it'd be

You're out of breath and scared half to death
You won't have the faith to believe
But grace,
Sweet grace has strengthened you time after time

So don't be afraid of the mountain
'Cause friend, you were born to climb

You have been called to be more
Than you were before
Just set your sights
On Heavenly heights
And trust in the Lord

Oh, the mountain is high
And the road up the side
Is much steeper than you thought it'd be

You're out of breath and scared half to death
You won't have the faith to believe
But grace,
Sweet grace has strengthened you time after time

So don't be afraid of the mountain
'Cause friend, you were born to climb




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