Faith

Lord you’ve told me a million times that I should never fear

Your always right beside me and You hold me oh so dear

In times when I can’t stand alone Your grace is what I need

To love me back to life again so I can still be free

Your love’s not based on my performance, You knew right from the start

That I could never earn a place from You, that would be worth my very heart

So many times the enemy tries to steal my faith away

By telling me that You’re not big enough to deal with the problems of today

So father please forgive me, when I forget just who You are

You’re the author of the universe and the one who made the stars

I do not walk by sight each day because I am trusting you to lead the way

to a future life, of peace filled hope, that can walk me through my darkest days

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If Not For….

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Psalm 63:2 So I have looked for you in the sanctuary to see Your Power and Glory

Isaiah 41:10 Fear not for I am with you, Be not dismayed for I am your God

I will strengthen you, yes I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand

James 1:2 My brethren count it all joy when you fall into various trials

If Not For….

If not for painful trials I endure, how would I know of Your great faithfulness

If not for all my failures, how could I know the depth of Your forgiveness

If not for Your death on a cross for me, how could I begin to understand Your mercy

towards my sinfulness

If not for your protective sanctuary, how could I ever begin to see Your glory

If not for my hard times, that you worked for my good, how could I ever tell your story

Of  a tender God who carried me, when my human strength  was spent

If not for a loving God, how could I bend my knees and tell You the things that I repent

If not for all the unpleasantness of life, how could I learn to trust You day by day

If not for the tender grace that You give to me, could I try to submit to You in all my ways

If not for all the many blessings You bestow to me, even though there is nothing I

 could ever do to deserve it

If not for Your very Presence, which brings me untold joy, how would I ever be free from evil’s darkest pit

I Hear your Voice

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I love the way the Lord paints the sky

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Another beautiful sunset sky looking up my road

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I love how wild flowers pop up all over the farm even in the grass

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I have no idea what this plant is but it blooms all summer and it completely covers a small hill at the side of my house

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It is such a joy to be able to walk out and see the horses enjoying the 5 acre field in the back of our farm

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I love this picture, with the sunray it reminds me how the Lord is blessing our day

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The Lord has given us a bumper crop of apples this summer

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I know this picture is a little dark but is shows the towering pines that surround our house

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Rascal one of our barn cats on the lookout

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Sorry this picture is a little dark it was taken early evening and I love looking out over the fields and seeing the different shades of green and gold from the wheat field and the pinky tones in the sky. I am so aware of how beautiful the country side is and I am so thankful that the Lord has placed us here

I Hear Your Voice

I hear Your voice when the winds roar through the tall pines

You wink at me through twinkling stars in the night skies your majesty on display till the end of time

My mornings begin with muted tones of orange and pinks as You paint for me the sunrise

Each one unique and special my own secret find

As I let the dogs out the dew is heavy and I watch my water-loving Newfoundland rub against the bushes enjoying nature’s shower

Reminding me how You provide for all Your creation great or small we can see your power

Around this time You sing to me

Through all the birds that surround this place wild and free

The clock moves on and I head toward the barn and I can see You waving to me in the wild flowers that sway to and fro

Later as I walk the field with my goats I am reminded of what a Great Sheppard You are  as the breeze wafts by gentle and slow

When one is lost You always take stock

Nothing is more important to You than your sheep, your flock.

And with gentle care You guide them back with a loving hand

No matter where they have been or what they have done throughout the land

You love has always been unconditional You are always ready to forgive

And I rejoice that Your mercies are made new every morning like the air we need to live

While watching my horses run the meadow kicking up their heels is such a joyous sight

I am in awe of Your imagination to create the animals we enjoy, it’s just another display of Your power and might.

And as I look out across the fields and see the patchwork display of greens, browns yellow and gold

I see You again in the land you created to give us bounty that’s untold

But as it is said in your word that If I or man ever failed to praise Your name

The very rocks would cry out to the heavens and praise You just the same

Jesus Walk Me Home

Sometimes I get so discouraged here on earth, living on this block

It’s times like this when I need to take a moment and just take stock

Despite the never-ending problems that I face day by day

I have a glorious Savior who understands what comes my way

When I feel defeated, scared, or hurt Jesus is the one I turn to in the night

I can pour out all my feelings and He knows just how to put things right

All I have to do is trust Him with all the details of my life

He knows the things I am right in and He knows what decisions cause me strife

I have a loving savior who loves me and knows how to save my life

He is my great protector, my Father and my Friend

He’s with me in the darkness, He walks me to the light, He’ll never leave me or forsake me is the message that he sends

If I make a mistake He forgives me that’s just the way He is

His Love is never-ending and He is patient to forgive

Jesus I am so happy that I know You and that I am not alone

You’ll be with me no matter what, until comes the ,day when you finally walk me home