Stirring into consciousness, as the morning breaks
I invite you in, before the mind awakes
With knowledge of Your truth, Your perfect plan in place
My soul is dear to You, covered with Your grace
Let joy arise within, that you are in control
Doors have been prepared, your will to be my goal
An attitude to form, my will is truly free
Hope to live my faith, in choice follow thee
The outlook may be grim, seen as drudgery
Fear or suffering, dealing with adversity
Let me see Your light, of what you’ve put in place
Seek souls that we can lift, dwell within Your space
Rejoicing in the small, Spirit in the air
Beauty that you send, discovered everywhere
My hope is found in You, from love can’t separate
Singing song of praise, In You to celebrate!

Wrapped in Me

Life can be stressful
So much to do
Come, rest in my arms
For a moment or two
Lay down your burdens
In this hand of mine
Your cross on my shoulder
Fall into my time
Rest now my child
Wade into the deep
Let go in my comfort
Your soul in my keep
Drift into my freedom
In my kingdom be
My chosen beloved
You’re cherished by me
Dwell in the knowledge
That my love is true
All of my treasures
I offer to you
Peace of my promise
Will never fail
With blessings before you
I’ve yet to unveil
Abide in our union
Forever we’ll be
Let’s journey together
Your soul wrapped in Me

Grace Received

Let honesty now shine
We like to cast aside
To minimize our sin
To downplay our great pride
We all are broken souls
Children of the fall
Selfishness engrained
A burden cast on all
See our great God of love
Salvation cost Him dear
Poured out by blood of Son
A sacrifice severe
Priceless gift of mercy
Offered here for free
Throwing soul at feet
Sobbing desperately
Whisper of Your voice
Embrace deep in Your love
Welcome in Your dwelling
Raised now to above
Cherish now this gift
Remember when deceived
Give when we’ve been wronged
The grace that we’ve received

Paradox of the Ministry (2 Cor 7-18)

We hold unto this treasure
Earthen vessels all are we
That all surpassing power
Not us but from God be

Afflicted every way
Struck down but not destroyed
In dying carry Jesus
His life may be employed

Deaths at work within us
But life is found in You
The One who raised our Lord
In hope He’ll raise us too

Everything’s for You
So grace will be bestowed
Abundance for the more
Thanksgiving overflows

Self not be discouraged
As outer wastes away,
Soul now be enlightened
Renewed within each day

Afflictions of the moment
Are transient we’ll see
Product of this challenge
Eternal weigh, glory

We look to not what’s seen
Unseen be our view
The seen is transitory
Eternal be of You

Tendered Soul

I offer in this moment
A tender wounded soul
Placed fully in Your trust
Healing needed whole

I pray for angels tending
With touch of grace bestowed
I pray for Spirit kneading
Surrounded overflowed

May it please be molded
By Creators master skill
Soft in its surrender
Formed to do Your will

So grateful in this blessing
Embrace welcomed by You
Through door opened by Savior
Eternal hope in turning to

Let rest be in the knowing
Safe within Your hands
Massage of Spirit blessing
Aligned within Your plans

In Light of You

Garden that I’m tending
An exercise of heart
Priorities I’m setting
This day right from the start

Meetings need arranging
Money, duties, groceries
Home that needs some fixing
Dealing with anxieties

Let me stop the swirl
You bless me a free will
Let me give to You
My choice in moment still

First meeting of this day
With my God of all
Amazing that you’d be
Hoping for my call

Let my soul be fed
With Spirit and by Word
Heart be moved by grace
In silence You’ll be heard

Through daily let me practice
The tending of my soul
Patient, humble, loving
And You to make it whole

And for all my treasures
You are all I need
You offer them to me
All others I concede

So let me take my list
Everything to do
Let me hold it up
Viewed in light of You

Nights Darkest Hour

He sends us a mission
Out into the sea
Apparently not with us
Perhaps abandoning

In nights darkest hour
Overcome in fear
Waves of doubt toss our view
Can’t see Him drawing near

Panic strikes the heart
Don’t know what to do
Depending all on me
Hopeless is the view

We see Him drawing closer
Can’t distinguish Him from here
Panic strikes the heart
Take courage do not fear

We command our Lord
To tell us what to do
Jesus says to come
With eyes of loving you

We move unto our Lord
Fixed upon His gaze
Wind distracts our faith
Sinking in the waves

Save me is our cry
Depending all on Him
He stretches out His hand
And saves us from our sin

Praise is all we have
In heart we all applaud
Peace now fills the air
Trust in our Son of God