"When I Think About The Lord" CLICK HERE FOR LYRICS & CHORDS

Why me Lord? I ran from your refuge, I cursed your cross. I made a mess of your mercy, and took for granted your grace. Why me Lord? You loved me, and never left me. Your loving kindness kept me, you cared for me, you considered my cry and concluded to change me, to cure me, to create in me a clean heart. I cried Lord, broken and helpless, just pieces of a man, I fell under the weight of an estranged relationship with you, and you heard me. You rescued me from my despair. Father today my eyes cry oceans of gratitude. Why me Lord? God, forbid me to forget. When I become depressed, Lord refresh my memory, for that is enough to overwhelm me with euphoria. You are my anti-depressant God. Let your love toward me be forever fresh upon my mind. How can I keep quiet when you cried from the cross saying "Father forgive him, for he knows not what he does!"? Thank you for saving me, and for loving me unconditionally. 

Psalm 40-1-3 I waited patiently for the Lord; he turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear the Lord and put their trust in him.

I do not consider salvation to be bitter sweet. Only sweet, is the salvation of our soul secured by the sufficient sacrifice of our savior. Yet It is a fearful thing to be enlisted in the army of The Lord. God, I am all together inadequate, insufficient, and unable to do what you call and command me to. You saved me, and for this I sing, but Lord I am inclined to forget, my tendency is to go astray. Lord, I am surrounded by souls hanging in the balance every day and for their sake I need you more. Lord, what a wild fire my flesh can be, burning with pride and selfishness, and to quench this flame I need you more. God, how easy it is to return to my former vices, forfeiting the victory. To resist temptation Lord, I need you more. To pray, I need you more. To preach, I need your more. To witness, I need you more. To go, I need you more. To stay, I need you more. To love, I need you more. To live for you, I need you more. God I need you more now, than ever before. Lord, be my wings, be my anchor. Do not depart from me, or let me go astray. Lord, Be my king, be my savior, create a heart in me that will not be afraid.  

 Hebrews 6:19 We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain,


I once met a guy at a pizzeria and struck up a conversation about God, and religion. His misinformed stance as many others share, is that all religion is essentially the same. The same? The joy, and excitement that hearing this produced in me cannot be translated into writing. My laptop is not capable of harboring such a joy! Why did hearing this excite me? Because his statement revealed to me that in all his studies he missed the most important principle of the Christian faith. The one thing that if and when he learns, will be the very priming of his soul for salvation. Something so radical, so unfathomable, so unlike man, and light years removed from any and every man made religion. Something far too lofty for even the wisest scholars in the world to explain away. Something that no other religion can offer or claim. That something, is the principle of eternal salvation by GRACE through FAITH in the life, death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ- God IN THE FLESH. Immanuel- God with us. Not only with us, but dying for us, even when we were still enemies of God, is an amazing, amazing grace. 

Romans 5:8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

We as human beings have limited vision. We can only see but so far and clear. For instance, from a valley we can only see the towering mountain before us, but from the kingdom of Heaven God can see all things without restriction, without the limitation of time and geographical boundaries. There is a story in the bible about a boy named Joseph who was sold into slavery by his brothers, and later falsely accused and imprisoned in a foreign land. Through it all Joseph trusted God. In the end Joseph was exalted to a position of power and influence, and became the provision for his brothers lives (yes the same brothers that sold him into slavery). Joseph became a source of life for his family when they otherwise would have perished because of a great famine. Regardless of what has happened or what has not happened in your life remember that it isn't over yet, it isn't too late, with God all things are possible. Trust God with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. 


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