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Verse of the Day – Philippians 4:4

Philippians 4:4

Philippians 4:4

As I count yet another day of freedom from the binds of alcohol addiction, currently 1908 days sober, I have every reason to rejoice, everyday I can count as sober I will rejoice in the Lord, always.

BETTER LOVE by GREEN RIVER ORDINANCE
Faith is not an idle grace
Guide my fears and lead my way
Darkest heart that You have saved
I can’t find a better love

When I set out for ruined lands
Shadows heavy where I stand
You took death and called me friend
I can’t find a better love

You take me as I am
Now I understand

The greatest gift to give a man
Is to give him grace to live again

Faith is not an idle grace
Guide my fears and lead my way
The darkest heart that You have saved
I can’t find a better love

You take me as I am
Now I understand

The greatest gift to give a man
Is to give him grace to live…

My wages of captivity and death,
it waited there for me
You took me in and washed me clean
And gave me words and songs to sing

You take me as I am
Now I understand

You take me as I am
Now I understand

The greatest gift to give a man
Is to give him grace to live again

The greatest gift to give a man
Is to give him grace to live again

Struggles Fade – Proverbs 23:18

Struggles Fade – Proverbs 23:18

When the walls close in
Take a breath
Of the enemies come near
Let your heart rejoice
For He is near
The Father over all
The hope of our hearts
For when He is near
Our worlds become brighter
Our hope is never removed
In Him our future will be secure
So don’t lose heart
These struggles will slowly fade

Proverbs 23:18

Proverbs 23:18

Stand Together

Stand Together (2 Corinthians 13:11)

Everywhere you travel
I will be with you
When you feel alone
Know I am there
What you face has been faced before
You never struggle alone
My Kingdom stands beside you
So stand together and be encouraged
Together as one you will rejoice
And there my love and peace
Will be there with you

(Part 5 of 7)

2 Corinthians 13:11

2 Corinthians 13:11

Cataloguing My Feelings

When I first started writing poetry I used to sit down and try to write something.  Pick a theme or something and try to write around it.  I brought a couple of notebooks, to draft things out in, but I found many never left the pages, I just couldn’t get them to work, what I was writing I never had a connection with, it felt hollow and empty.  Some of these early efforts I posted, but even back then I knew I had no connection with them, there weren’t part of me, just me trying something different.

Yet there were a few early tries, which I thought were good, they were something a little different, like “Questions Of Faith”, it seemed when I wrote about my feelings or my faith, things changed, then a connection was made and the writing was a lot easier and I was far more confident in posting these than any others.

When I started writing poems, I wrote each finished one up in a book, with an index, a catalog of my efforts.  But for some reason last September I just stopped doing it.  I’m not sure why, I know I was getting towards the last few pages of my book, but I had brought another one ready to continue in, yet I just stopped writing them in my book.

Then came October last year and my slip into depression.  Then my poems changed from just poems, to something else.

I’ve been trying to catch up with writing up my poems over this last week, whilst I’ve been off work, starting with those from late September through to early 2014.  I started using my poems as prayers, just laying down my thoughts and feelings, then it seemed that my next poem would come in the form as answer to the previous one.  Over these months there was this ongoing conversation with God, I would pray in a poem and then write out an answer in a poem, then write a response of hope.

The problem was I would just keep repeating this cycle, pray in despair, receive an answer, rejoice, then back to despair, an ongoing cycle which lasted a number of months,.

I’ve still got nearly fifty poems written from April this year through to my last poem “My Feet May Lead Where My Soul Doesn’t Want To Follow” to add to my book, I keep writing up a few each night, it’s a long process, some are quite long, yet others fairly short.

Some I remember writing vividly, I remember the exact time of day and where I was and exactly how I felt at the time of writing it.  Some were written in the early hours of the morning, when I just couldn’t sleep, it was like I needed to get something off my chest and this was the only way I knew.  Though others I just do not remember even writing, why I felt this way or where I was at the time.

I know my best writing comes from deep within, the deep feelings, though some of those I like the most are the darkest ones I have ever written, but I guess that makes them the most personal of all of them, maybe that’s why I feel the deepest connection to them.

I don’t write now just because I want to, I write because I need to.

WORD OF GOD SPEAK by KUTLESS
I’m finding myself at a loss for words
And the funny thing is it’s okay
The last thing I need is to be heard
But to hear what You would say

Word of God speak
Would You pour down like rain
Washing my eyes to see
Your majesty
To be still and know
That You’re in this place
Please let me stay and rest
In Your holiness
Word of God speak

I’m finding myself in the midst of You
Beyond the music, beyond the noise
All that I need is to be with You
And in the quiet hear Your voice

Word of God speak
Would You pour down like rain
Washing my eyes to see
Your majesty
To be still and know
That You’re in this place
Please let me stay and rest
In Your holiness
Word of God speak

Word of God speak
Would You pour down like rain
Washing my eyes to see
Your majesty
To be still and know
That You’re in this place
Please let me stay and rest
In Your holiness
Word of God speak

I’m finding myself at a loss for words
And the funny thing is it’s okay

That Answer Is YOU

THAT ANSWER IS YOU

If I’m alone
And the world’s so far away
And my eyes
Struggle to find another heart
Empty cries
Echo out into the night
There is an answer
That answer is YOU

If I’m searching
For a feeling deep inside
Just a vessel
With no water of life
Salted tears
Fall in the deep of the night
There is an answer
That answer is YOU

If I’ve fallen
Hope scattered with the dust
There I’m reaching
For the loving touch of Grace
Every prayer
Floats out toward the light
There is an answer
That answer is YOU

If I rejoice
As I lay in comfort of faith
When I praise
In midst of all the shadows
And I worship
When the burden’s too much to take
There is an answer
That answer is YOU

Verse of the Day – Psalm 105:3-4

Psalm 105:3-4

Psalm 105:3-4

My heart rejoices, as I know that when I sought His face, my reward was His strength.

YIELD MY HEART by KIM WALKER-SMITH
Holy Spirit come
Holy Spirit rest in this place
Teach us how to be one with You

Holy Spirit come
Holy Spirit rest in this place
Teach us how to be one with You

I yield my heart to You
I yield my heart to You
I yield my heart to You
You’re my King

Holy Spirit come
Holy Spirit rest in this place
Teach us how to be one with You

I yield my heart to You
I yield my heart to You
I yield my heart to You
You’re my King

I am one with You
Nothing in this world 
Could ever keep me from You

Let me be alive in you tonight
I am one with you Jesus

I am one with You
Nothing in this world 
Could ever keep me from You

Holy Spirit come
Holy Spirit rest in this place
Teach us how to be one with You

Teach us how, teach us how Jesus
To walk with You, as one with You Jesus
Let us be a place where You can rest
Let us be a place where You can rest

With Your presence God
To host You presence Jesus
Let us be a place where You can rest

Where You can pour out Your love
Your grace, Your kindness Jesus
Teach us how, teach us how Jesus
To walk everyday with You Jesus

And to yield our Hearts
To give our hearts to You Jesus

To trust You
Even when we cannot see
To trust You
Even when the mountain seems so big
We will trust You God

Our faith will rise up
From deep down inside
Cause we know that You are bigger still
You are bigger still
You are bigger still Jesus

We will yield our hearts
Lay down our hearts for You Jesus
We yield our hearts
We yield our hearts to You Jesus

Teach us how to walk

Holy Spirit come
Holy Spirit rest in this place
Teach us how to be one with You

Verse of the Day – 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

These can sometimes be the hardest things to do, but when I do, there is no better feeling.

JESUS DIED MY SOUL TO SAVE by POCKET FULL OF ROCKS
I stand amazed at your love for me
That lonely night in Gethsemane
This sinner’s heart can’t help but thrill
To hear you pray Father not my will

What depth of love, what reach of grace
O how my grateful heart now aches
To sing it louder the refrain
Jesus died my soul to save 

Atonement full, applied to me
The blood that spilled at Calvary
Has swallowed all my sin and shame
Now reconciled, in Jesus’ name

O such pleasure, o such pain
The Father’s wrath and fury laid
On Christ whom saints and angels praise
Jesus died my soul to save

Come you broken bound by sin
Let your weary journey end
Come and lay your burdens down
Where mercy rules and peace abounds

What can wash away my sin
Nothin’ but the blood
What can make me whole again
Nothin’ but the blood