Sunday, April 15, 2018

It Is Well

“He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.” Psalm 91:1-2

It is well, yes, it is well
For my sins are paid in full
It matters not what He doth send
Through it all my heart He’ll mend
Whether pain or great loss
For me He did bear the cross
I know in Him my soul is secure
I’m kept by love I know for sure
I may never understand
All the ways of His great hand
How He leads down paths of pain
How He chooses to send the rain
But I know it’s for my good
I’ll trust in Him as I should
Through faith, the mountain steep I’ll climb
And enjoy His peace sublime
My God is ever near
I need not worry, I need not fear
Just trust and lean upon His word
He watches over even the little bird
Am not I more precious to Him?
Than the birds? And He feeds them
My Savior is my strength, my shield
And to Him I gladly yield
For He knows what is best
Through His grace I’ll pass the test
An endless love He has for me
A matchless power to calm life’s sea
~Em Kennedy~

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

A Prayer for Understanding

“How much better is it to get wisdom than gold! and to get understanding rather to be chosen than silver!” Proverbs 16:16

O, Lord, Give me understanding
To understand Your will
That I may walk within thy paths
And with Your Spirit fill

Let me know the path to take
One step at a time
May I ever glorify Your name
And never lift up mine

Lord, please give me wisdom
To discern right from wrong
That I may pure and holy be
And sing victory’s song

Lord, lead and guide me in Your way
Make my heart attune
To Thy Spirit’s soft still voice
So, I can honor You

For I seek not silver
I am not pleased with gold
I do not long for riches
But for You my heart to mold

Pour Your blessings on me now
Enlarge my coasts I pray
Allow me to do more for You
And lead me in Your way
~Em Kennedy~

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Because of One Man’s Words

“Again the next day after John stood, and two of his disciples; And looking upon Jesus as he walked, he saith, Behold the Lamb of God! And the two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus.” John 1:35-37

The words that we say are powerful
They can express or they can conceal
They reflect our attitudes and emotions
 They can hurt or they can heal

They can draw much attention
To the one who spoke the words
Or they can point a soul yet upward
Through the praise His name affords

One man bore witness
That the man from Galilee
Was the Lamb of God, God’s perfect Son
Who came to set men free

John spoke of His perfection
He mentioned His authenticity
He prepared the way for Jesus
So that all men could see

That Jesus is the Lamb of God
Perfect, sinless, pure, and Holy
Through faith in Him and repentance from sin
Whosever will can be cleansed fully

Worthy of praise is our precious Lord
His message one of grace
No other was there ever born
Who could possibly take His place

For our sins He bled and died
A full atonement purchased HE
The spotless Lamb of God paid the price
To pardon you and me

Behold the Lamb of God
Which taketh away the sins of the world!
A sacrifice for sin, once for all
Was Jesus our precious Lord

Yes, John spoke of Jesus
And some who heard followed Him
Because of one man’s words
Many repented and found forgiveness of sin

How many have heard the story you tell?
Of sins washed away and a life mended that was broken?
Have your words fell on ears of many or few?
Or are they unfruitful, still waiting to be spoken?

~Em Kennedy~

Thursday, March 15, 2018

My God

My God rules all nature
My God made the sea
My God spoke the world into existence
My God cares for me
He not only knows all things
But reigns as true Supreme
Why then should I worry
No matter how things may seem
There is no searching of His understanding
His wisdom far exceeds
The world's feeble intelligence
And He's the One who meets my needs
I'm so thankful that I know Him
I'm so glad that He's my friend
Oh, how reassuring His love
That through eternity will not end

Monday, March 5, 2018

When I Look at the Cross

“As many were astonied at thee; his visage was so marred more than any man, and his form more than the sons of men.” Isaiah 52:14
“And when they had crucified him, they parted his garments, casting lots upon them, what every man should take.” Mark 15:24

When I look at the cross
What a priceless scene I see
Oh, what a sacrifice of love!
When my Savior gave His life for me

When I look at the cross
I see such pain, agony, and shame
That my Savior joyfully endured in my place
It was this end for which He came

When I look at the cross
I see the grace that He bestows
To wash a sinner clean
Oh, what mercy He shows!

When I look at the cross
I see a visage marred
The wrath of God was poured out on Jesus
For the sin with which I’m scarred

When I look at the cross
I see such cleansing sweet
The fountain filled with blood washes clean
When I kneel at Jesus feet

My mind cannot fathom
The depths of His love
The glory of His triumph
The power in His blood

How He who knew no sin
Became sin in my stead
How He Who is life
Once chose to be dead

He endured the cross
To pardon my guilty soul
He rose again victorious
So I could be made whole

Yes, when I look at the cross
A gruesome scene I see
But also one of love
That’s longing brought redemption to me

 Mark 14:32- 15:8
~Em Kennedy~

Friday, March 2, 2018

The LORD is So Good

The LORD is so good
So strong and so mighty
The mountains His handiwork show
He speaks to the storm
The waves He doth calm
The depth of His power no mortal can know

A Mighty Defender
Strong to prevail
His hand in history conveyed
His voice so powerful
His words unrestrained
For even the demons obeyed

A Matchless Provider
This Maker of mine
For even the birds He doth feed
The lilies arrayed
In splendor and glory
Attest to His meeting of need

A kind tender Father
That cares for His own
Who lovingly guides us each day
With mercy and patience
He word teaches
And gently shows us the way
~Em Kennedy~

Matthew 6:25-33 "Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment? Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they? Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature? And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith? Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?(For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you."

Psalm 16:11

Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.