9-9-14 Restoration

restoration

Conceived into a realm of sin and pain

There was no hope for me until His call.

I recognized my Shepherd’s telling strain,

Releasing my poor soul from evil’s caul.

Sometimes I leave the straight and narrow way,

Distracted by temptation’s bright allure,

And when I realize I’ve gone astray

My Shepherd then restores my soul for sure.

He turns me from the darkness into light;

His steady love revives me when I doubt.

Despite my roaming ways He sets me right

And through His grace my faith becomes devout.

            When He renews my spirit I become

            A bright example of His Kingdom come.

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He restoreth my soul

Psalm 23:3 KJV

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080414 You Are My King

Jesus on the throne

You are my King, O Jesus Christ, my Lord!

I bow to You and pledge my very life,

The very life that You in me restored,

And now I serve You in this world of strife.

The battle for the souls of Adam’s sons

Is raging here upon this sinful sphere,

And faithfully I fight for Your loved ones;

With You as King I’ve nothing here to fear.

The Kingdom that You rule is Heaven now,

But when You come again this will be Yours,

Reclaiming all when ev’ry knee shall bow;

There’ll be no weeping then and no more wars.

O Jesus, King of Kings and Lord of Lords

Use me, O Christ, I’m Yours forever more!

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Jesus answered,

“My kingdom is not of this world.”

John 18:36 KJV

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7-26-14 Let Us Show Gratitude

gratitude

If we are cleansed due to the blood of Christ,

And have the Holy Spirit in our veins,

A kingdom made from God’s good grace unpriced

Is waiting for us now in His domain.

With gratitude held fast eternally

Our daily life should so reflect His love

That when a stranger meets us he will see

The light of Jesus Christ as known above.

In reverence and awe our hearts stay full,

So we must give as He has given us;

As we pour out our love we feel the pull

Of Spirit flowing to the world as thus.

The gifts awaiting there on golden shore

Reflect the gifts we give and so much more.

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Therefore, since we receive a kingdom which cannot be shaken,

let us show gratitude, by which we may offer to God

an acceptable service with reverence and awe…

Hebrews 12:28

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