Thanks Be to God!

Father, Your Love to me is wonderful.
As flowers yield their depths to sunlight, I have opened my life to You.
You have welcomed me with grateful Arms;
I am loved, nurtured, and bathed in springtime rain.
While shielded from the sting of winter’s harsh and bitter grasp,
Your kindness nestles me in the comfort of Your womb.
All I have, and all I know, is LOVE for You.
You are all things to me, dear Lord, and
for this, I truly thank You.

Father, Your Love for me is incomparable
and, as orchids link their fiery hues to summer’s buttery breezes,
I give my breath to You in song.
Your Strong Winds blend all utterances with Your Eternal Life.
I am Yours to direct in Your Good Pleasure.
All fragrances of Love and Life are Yours and precious to me.
You’ve pressed the flower of my life within Your Bosom’s pages;
eternally remembered by You.
Your harmonies go on in me in praises everlasting;
I’m bursting with Your Wind chimes!
In You I will rejoice!

The passion of my life is Your symphonic masterpiece.
For this and every phrase of JOY, My Father, I do thank You.

(Copyright  © 2013 by Sharon Joy. All Rights Reserved.)

To Sing

The Lord has held my hand in this and many other things.

He’s taught me how to dance and laugh and worship – and to sing.

The Lord above has given me ALL of my inspiration,

a love for creatures great and small, and hope for every nation

to stand before Him straight one day with honor and with praise

to hear the books lop open on that greatest of all days.

The Lord has put that hope in me and made my heart to sing.

He’s planted all His fruit of Love and Joy in everything.

And so, today, my heart rejoices with My God on High

and my voice above other voices lifted to the sky

will thank Him for His special gifts and what He’s done for me.

My gratitude shown by my praise and by my bended knee.

(Copyright © 2013, Sharon Joy. All Rights Reserved.)

Psalms 100 2

New Life

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Today, I feel like a kitten;
I feel like an innocent child.

 
The mysteries of life had been hidden
from my sight and my hearing a while.
 
But now, I vividly see them
and I hear their voice in me!
 
My Heavenly Father controls me;
I’m loved by the One Who’s the Three.
 
No earthly trials can harm my gates
nor steal from me His dominion and grace
 
abundantly shining, in purpose defining
the smile bursting forth from my face.
 
So I humbly submit and obey Him
and relish His New Life in me.
 
Today, I feel like an innocent child,
delivered, at rest, and set free!

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Your Coffers for Me

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I feel Your coffers for me, dear Lord,
I feel Your coffers for me
when my heart and soul burst forth with joy and I am worshiping free.

I live Your coffers for me, dear Lord,
I live Your coffers for me.
Each step I take in Your abode,
each fragrance and vision and key…

… surrounds me with Your Spirit’s power
and constant wellspring of love;
the flames ablaze in me each hour
are kindled by Your Living Blood.

I hear Your coffers for me, dear Lord,
I hear Your coffers for me.
Soft-whispered promise of unfading love,
in wisdom, discernment, and Peace.

The Song of Heaven reigns in my heart!
Swiftly lifting and infilling me
with joy that completely sets me apart
from all that life’s burdens can bring.

So I trust Your coffers for me, dear Lord;
no other such coffers I see!

You have lavished, encouraged, and filled all my heart with the treasures of
E-T-E-R-N-I-T-Y!!

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