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My Guide is in Control

Proverbs 3:5-6 (KJV) "Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths."

Though changes rage and life is wild
I know in Whom I can securely rest
He rules the waves that toss me about
He authored and controls the test

My Savior speaks above the wind
He says, "My child, trust in Me."
I gladly bow in submission then
And say, "Lord, I rely on Thee."

The insecurity from all the changes
Beckons my heart to fear
But I find through the comfort of His word
That He is ever near

I will not fear, I will not doubt
I know He is in control
I will enjoy His guiding hand
And rejoice in the trial of my soul

For it is an exciting experience
To see Him accomplishing His will
Realizing how He was preparing the way
And positioning me His plan to fulfill

The Lord gives, and takes away
He leads, He guides, one step at a time
Sometimes it's tough, but if I surrender
He moves in my…

Who is your God?

“And the LORD said unto Moses, God, get thee down; for thy people, which thou broughtest out of the land of Egypt, have corrupted themselves:” Exodus 32:7
In Exodus 3, we see multiple times where God refers to the children of Israel as His people, but here in Exodus 32:7, we see Him telling Moses otherwise. Why was God saying this? His anger was hot because of the great sin, which the children of Israel had committed in making themselves a god (graven image). They had disowned the One True God by claiming that the golden calf that they had made was their god. Because of this, God disowned them.
(How does God feel about idols??? “Thou shalt have no other gods before me. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: Thou shalt not bow down thyself  to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the ch…

Happy is He

“Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the LORD his God: Which made heaven, and earth, the sea, and all that therein is: which keepeth truth for ever:” Psalm 146:5-6
Happy is he, the Scripture saith Whose hope is in the LORD Yea, happy am I for trusting In His wondrous Word
For daily when the needs arise I find He meets them all He has not left me yet alone He answers when I call
He is my help, my strength, and hope He is my Maker, too The One Who formed the Heavens and earth The One to Whom praise is due
His hands have formed us in the womb His voice made earth appear The sea is His; He made it as well And gave His Word for us to hear
His Word is truth preserved for us It strengthens and corrects It leads me on through dark and light And His providence protects
How could I not rejoice in these facts When the very God of Creation cares for me How could I fear what may come When He conducts life’s symphony
My God is in full control My heart need never fe…

The Author of Salvation

John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
“Though he (JESUS) were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered. And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him;” Hebrews 5:8-9
Though a Son, God’s only begotten Son Obeyed the Father’s will with perfect compliance He became sin for us, this sinless One Saving ALL who believe on Him with full reliance
He himself had never sinned His life He did perfectly live For He was God in human flesh He died salvation to give
For without the shedding of blood There is no atonement for sin The sins of all mankind would lead them to Hell Unless a perfect lamb was slain again
For years and years these lambs were brought As an atoning sacrifice But God decided it was time That the last perfect lamb must give His life
He sent His Son, Jesus Christ, the only Begotten Born of a virgi…

Oh, Blessed Hope

“For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us…” Romans 8:18
A helpless creature with scars of sin No good or right doth dwell within Except for that which comes from God Because of Jesus’ cleansing Blood
I dare not whine or ne’er complain When pain and suffering become mine again For yet my body suffers such loss I see it as a road closer to the cross
It is a pathway that leads me near To draw nigh to God Who comforts all fear It is a gift, yea, one of love For it makes me seek my God above
Oh, yes, my spirit groaneth inwardly Longing for the freedom from such misery But though I long and often sigh I know my redemption draweth nigh
There will be a glorious day When God wipes all my tears away And pain and suffering will be o’er On that peaceful, blissful shore
My body then will know no pain It truly will be blessed gain For in His presence I will stand Arriving there by His dear hand
And oh, what a da…

Lord, Lord

“Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?  And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.” Matthew 7:21-23
Many claim the name of Christ But rarely do His will They come to church only twice a year But claim to be members still
They say they love God and bear His name Then live any way they please They want a ticket to Heaven On a flowery bed of ease
But the truth is, this narrow road Is one of trials and tests It is a process of learning and cleansing And not a party to make you ‘feel your best’
Jesus said that if you call Him Lord Yet don’t obey His commands Without a doubt your works declare That there was no repentance which salvation demands
Just calling Him Lord does not …

The Strait Gate

“Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.” Matthew 7:13-14 KJV
If the road you travel is wide not strait You may be heading to the wrong gate For strait is the way and narrow the path That leads to Heaven and the bliss it hath
Yes, wide is the gate and broad the way That leads to destruction in Hell to pay For sinful living seems pleasurable and fun But no sin goes unpunished; no not one
But strait is the gate and narrow the way That leads yet upward to one glorious day Forgiveness of sin and cleansing of heart When repentance has come and communion does start
My LORD and I walk hand in hand Heading yet upward towards that great land I cannot attain it through works of mine So, I must trust in His cleansing Blood divine
For on the cross my burden He bore And all my sins He suffe…

Let Her Alone

“Let her alone: against the day of my burying hath she kept this.” John 12:7b
Please read John 12:1-8 for the full story!
Mary had done a selfless deed of love for the Savior. She had poured an expensive box of ointment on Him as a token of her love. That box of ointment may well have cost her as much as a year’s worth of earnings! It was a treasure. It was no doubt the best she had to offer, and she did it out of love.
Mary loved Jesus because He had freed her by casting out the demons that had possessed her. He gave her life, freedom, peace of mind, and much more. Because of this, you often find her sitting at the feet of Jesus listening as He taught the people. She cared not for the things of this world, (money, pleasure, treasure, etc.). She wanted to give her best to prove her love and devotion to the  One Who had done so much for her. Jesus had made an eternal difference in her life, and she was overwhelmed with gratitude.
There were those who criticized her selfless act, saying…