As faithful as the sunrise, has been my Father in Heaven's Love and Care for me. Through each and every dark night, His Loving Sun has risen on a new and promised day. Lyrics Big old sky fills my eye fills my mind before and behind Big old sky like a grain of sand in the palm of your hand Oh what is man that you consider All my ways, to and fro Who I see and where I go Nothin is hid from your sight I know that I know that I [...]
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Trying to navigate our lives in and of ourselves is what we are inclined by nature to do. In the storms and trials of our lives we are reminded of our lack of ability to understand and respond to the unknown circumstances that surround us. Thank God that He teaches and constantly reminds us in His Word that not only is He our creator and sustainer, but also the author and finisher of our faith, a lamp to our feet and a light to our path, the giver of a faith that overcomes the world. This seems to be a [...]
This Song is about True Riches. The Life that our Creator has given us, and how we choose to spend it. To me the answer is summed up in what The Bible calls Wisdom. It was while reading my daily portion of the book of Proverbs that this song was inspired. Proverbs 8:34 (N.I.V.) “Blessed is the man who listens to me, watching daily ay my doors, waiting at my doorway”. Jesus also sums it up when He tells us to “store up for yourselves treasure in heaven where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not [...]
This song is a contemplation on The Golden Rule and all that it implies in our daily living. If I am to love another as I love myself, love then defines the relationship that exists between the two of us. Relationships are a two- way street which come with certain responsibilities. In this context then “Do to others as you would have them do to you,” means that my personal behavior and how it affects and shapes me, would in a secondary manner affect you, and vice-a-versa. Your personal behavior and how it affects and shapes you would in turn [...]
This song was written almost immediately after reading Dietrich Bonheoffer’s “The Cost Of Discipleship.” Truth be told, my first response to the closing words of that book was to weep. His “Letters and Papers from Prison” are also a glimpse into the man, who he was, and how he lived and died. If you are familiar with Bonheoffer, my response to his life and writings may come as no surprise. If you are not familiar with him, I would encourage you to acquaint yourself with him as one, who by his example may strengthen you in your walk as a [...]
The writing of this song was the result of a very long conversation I had late one evening with a man who was my senior by at least twenty years. I was put in the position of explaining and defending my faith in the truth and relevance of the Bible, but every reason and argument that I brought forth was met with a skepticism and unbelief that were more like smokescreens and diversions than honest, thoughtful responses. I believe that God has put in every man’s heart a place to receive the Love of God in Christ. “For God so [...]
Even when one’s home, family, employment, and even one’s place of residence are stripped away as a consequence of the decision to receive and follow Jesus, at the end of it all, the restoration and peace that is God’s gift to us in Christ Jesus far surpasses any transitory suffering. And for me, in God’s time, all, and much more, have been restored. Just as Paul and Silas praised their God from the cell of their imprisonment, this month’s song was, and is, an evidence to Gods all surpassing grace and provision in our times of trial. It was written [...]
When journeying on a difficult path, where the uphill climb can reduce the traveler’s vision to one laborious step after another, and the downhill trek requiring carefully placed steps so as not to slip and fall, it is well to remember and take comfort in the knowledge of the brothers and sisters that have successfully gone before us, and have successfully reached the journey’s end. Those who have by grace kept their eye single, following in The Author and Finisher of their faith, Jesus, the captain of our salvation. This song is meant to be an encouragement to all who [...]
This song came out of a time of personal worship. I can’t recall the particular burden that was on my heart, but I do know that it was as I turned to worship God my deliverer, as I raised my hands and heart to Him, this song was the prayer that came forth. This is a song of deliverance. In thinking of that, I was reminded of how many times in scripture the singers led the procession into battle, and the enemy was destroyed by the praises of the people. As we worship the God who has delivered us from [...]
This song was written with the feeling of one being alone at war, entrenched in the dark, and surrounded by enemies. It is a prayer to the God of the Gospel. It is a belief that in this time we are living, in this Gospel dispensation, the Prince of Peace still instructs us to be His peacemakers. It is an encouragement to not be distracted by the enemy of our souls, but to pray to the Savior of our souls and to be His soldiers. To look after the orphan and widow in their distress, and to pray for those [...]