Thrice I have been close to the final sleep.
With a single tear rolling down my face,
I proclaimed Jesus, the Christ.
It was a cry of submission, a cry of hope.
He heard my petition.
Each time, His answer was deliverance.
I lived another day, to fulfill His will.
My eyes are open to the glory of His ways.
He favors me every day;
though, I feel I am not worthy.
In the quietness of my thoughts,
He walks with me; He talks with me.
I can do nothing but glorify His holy name.
My trials and tribulations are a test of my faith.
I am not perfect.
Sometimes I fail.
I am ashamed and filled with worry.
I pray for forgiveness.
He looks at His Son,
Who has paid the price.
He remembers my sin, not.
In all my fears and doubt,
His mercy endures forever more.
Do not be afraid in doing well.
For, God sees and will reward.
Fear is crippling.
It is false evidence appearing real.
Worry not about the death of the flesh.
To dust it shall return anyway.
Reverence the Lord.
He can cast the soul away.
But, be of good courage.
Christ has conquered the world.
To see another year–a blessing indeed
God has given me an opportunity,
to right the wrongs of days forgone.
A chance to fulfill His will,
I can proclaim His name with joyous praise,
to those who do not know His loving grace.
He has given another day, to see the sun shine;
to love unconditionally; treat others respectfully;
heal the brokenhearted; soothe a troubled soul.
Committed to the Great Commission,
I spread the Good News of Jesus Christ,
and all that He has done for me–
He can do for you.
Peace of mind comes from accepting that which is,
not dwelling on what will be.
Trust in the Lord.
He is your deliverer.
He will never leave you, nor forsake you.
Sing songs of praise.
He is in the midst.
Pray for His Kingdom come;
His will be done.
As you lay down to sleep,
ask the Lord your soul to keep.
A peace that passes all understanding
will dwell within.
Oh hear, God’s people
God is in control.
He is with you, through trials, tribulations, and persecution.
For, all must come to past.
So, He can be glorified.
Those who believe, Salvation is yours.
Your deliverance is nigh.
In the twinkling of an eye, we all shall be changed.
We shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
How can I fulfill what I hold close–
to be true to thineself first?
I must hold on to His promises–
His plans for good and not evil.
If I diligently seek Him,
He gives me the desires of my heart.
He hears my cry.
He feels the longing in my tears.
How do I seek Him and praise Him
when my hands are tied?
I learn of Him in His word.
Shall that suffice?
No church home to call my own,
to serve and grow
This also is the emptiness that mourns my soul.
The expression of words heals the ache of despair.
I proudly declare–Thank you, Lord for
bestowing this gift in my heart.
Lord, send Your peace down
To heal her helpless thoughts of mind
Quicken her spirit so she knows
Indwelling joy, and Your Love is kind
Give her the desire to live life to the fullest,
Seeking Your face and Your Will, to her delight
Bless her abundantly, her cup running over
While she gives You all the Praise, Glory, and Honor
Bless the Lord, Oh my soul
And all that is within me
Bless His Holy Name
For the Lord has delivered me
From a confused mind
And a sad countenance
He has blessed me with
A great intelligence and
An empathetic heart
With His Strength
I am able to do all things
He has enabled me to do
His Will for my life and
For His Glory
And we know all things
Work together for good
To them that love God,
To them who are called
According to His purpose
In my prayers, I ask the Lord if He is with me.
He answers, “I am with you always.”
I know, even to the end of days.
I ask if I belong to Him.
He answers, “You are My child.”
I have accepted Him as my Lord and Savior.
The questions and answers reaffirm my faith,
pushing all fear aside.
I boldly proclaim my faith in Jesus, the Christ.
He died for me, so that I may live.
My name written in the lamb’s book of life.
Today, I sit in Heavenly places.
I’ve been reconciled.
God be glorified.