Grateful

Grateful is the song
In our heart this day
Soul is lifted high
Walking in Your way

Blessings all surround
Poured out, overflowed
Grace that You bestow
Love of You explodes

Joy is in our step
Hope is in our prayer
Love consuming flows
Gift of You to share

Light is cast on all
Darkness is dispelled
Drawing close to You
Is my soul compelled

Song is in my heart
An empty soul is raised
With voice of angels strong
Our great God we praise!

Great Light

All of creation
Reflects Your great light
A touch of grace precious
Shining being bright

Within the light of calling
Fulfillment of Your plan
Encouragement to be
The being who I am

Your Spirit blessed within
An ember of Your flame
Ignite with Word of love
The truths of which we claim

Not from our power be
But purpose from above
Focus turn from self
Reflecting Your great love

Set Aside

Embrace, acknowledge and set aside
The feelings of the now
Dwell within the emptiness
Pray Spirit will allow

Put aside the things of me
Be one within the bond
Treasure of the heavens
Embrace here the beyond

Acknowledge love abundant
Filled within the soul
Overflowing blessed light
Every care consoled

Set the gaze upon You
One focus let me be
Return the feelings set aside
Through Your love let me see

Receiving the Now

We often cast away
The precious gift of now
A treasure set before us
Received if will allows

Distractions steal away
Beauty for our eyes
Precious gifts of soul
Encased in worlds disguise

We search inside our phones
Thoughts drift to future tasks
Rushing feet hurry forth
We put on our best masks

God plan is in the present
In this moment just for us
If we‟ll just pause with open eyes
Refocusing our trust

To know that God is present
Our being in His love
To open soul receiving
To help us rise above

Accepting His love given
To see within the now
For whom can we outpour?
His blessings to endow

Light of Rein

The day begins in vision seen
Light arises clear
Arriving in a blink of time
Sending Spirit near

How beautiful in wisdom cast
Your glory all around
That You begin with humbleness
By laying Your light down

Perspective found in the time
With stillness as its song
Open soul with eyes anew
Casting shadow long

There’s a film upon the pond
Seen in the birthing light
Stir the waters of the deep
Flowing message bright

Raising arms in solemn praise
Surrender to our king
Soak in rays of Spirit bright
Rejoice in gifts your bring

Offer drops in dew of will
Presented lifted high
Light reflects in sparkled joy
Alleluia is our cry

Awakened now the soul now shines
Gratefulness engrained
Shine through me, grace of God
Let Your kingdom rein

Hope of Grace

Cast away temptations
Let my pride recede
Free me from my laziness
Drain away all greed

Focus my attention be
On Your path prepared
Strengthen spirit of Your way
May Your love be shared

May blessings all be cherished
Gratefulness abound
Let me see with Your view
Your fragrance, me surround

I know I won’t be perfect
For only You complete
I offer my desire
My prayer left at Your feet

In Your hand I place my soul
Your kingdom let me serve
Hope is in Your grace today
Not what I deserve

Wisdom From the Vine

Into time of quiet,
The place where I find You
In the stillness of beyond
Above becomes the view

Rest now the voices
Screaming of things to do
Past the prayers of needing
Offering a moment or two

Dwelling into nothingness
Allowing light to shine
Receiving unknown graces
Wisdom from the vine

Emotions will not feel them
Faith will fill the cup
Trust will hear the words of soul
Hope will lift me up

Blessed within the mystery
Time beyond the known
By the goodness of our God
I‟ll know the soul has grown

Wading in the Way

Trash is overflowing
So many things to do
Mood has taken over
Oh Lord, please see me through

Take me to our place
Of receiving You in me
Pausing in the moment
A time for us to be

Unseen be the focus
Chase all doubts away
Scales fall from my eyes
Wading in the way

Light shines on the water
Ripples in the flow
Rock secured so deeply
Love I long to know

Blessed be this treasure
That perfect be my friend
Peace found in the answer
Holy Spirit which You send

Treasure Known

Put away the paper
Cast away the pen
Drift away your thoughts
Come into my den

Look to path of light
Calming is the flow
There is something dear
That I want you to know

A time for rest of soul
The worldly dispose of
A dwelling of our being
A showering in love

Sit upon the grass
Head on bark of tree
Close eyes in warming light
Soak in the love of me

Rest in now of silence
Focus of one thing
I cherish you so dearly
Know the love I bring

Letting go of worries
Drifting into me
In emptiness of being
My treasure you will see