Love

I love You, Lord
You are so good to me
You help me see
When I struggle
You are there
No matter where I go
No matter what I do
Your gracious hand
Your merciful hand
is upon my life
Your love for me is great
It brings such comfort
My soul finds rest
in Your kindness and grace
Your ways are so good
even though I haven’t understood
It does not matter
No matter what
You are the same
You never change
Draw me closer to You
Increase in me
You are so great
The Great I AM
Who was, Who is,
and Who is to come
The Lord
God Almighty
is His Name

Pleasure

No matter the weather
or if no pleasure
I will not stop
I will not drop
from exhaust
No matter the cost
I will be on track
There will be no lack
I will heed
as God does feed
I am on target
for my mind is set
no more dilly
no more dally
My mind is firm
I will not squirm
God always gives me rest
for He is the best
Glory I will bring
as my spirit does sing
of His glorious Name
To Him be glory and fame

Water *1 Tim. 5:23

Be careful of the water you drink. Polluted water (physically or spiritually) can rake havoc in the body. The wine – the blood of Christ can sooth any ailment; just call on His Name and watch what happens.
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23 Stop drinking only water, and use a little wine because of your stomach and your frequent illnesses.
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https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1%20Timothy+5&version=NKJV;NIV

Happy

I am so happy
I’m with the Almighty
I shall fear not
I’m with the One I sought
I shall have no fear
for my Lord is here
I have been elevated
His joy now celebrated
I have been brought
because of the One I’ve sought
to an amazing new height
Oh, what a wonderful sight
I have been lifted higher
this was my internal desire
though many things come my way
they will not take me away
from the One I so love
who reigns from heaven above.
to the Lord be glory
this is my story
all honor due His Name
this is my aim

The Race

I am in the final race
I need to quicken my pace
I can’t afford to lose
the right way I must choose
it cannot be guesswork at all
because that could make me fall
or it could lead me to a wall
or it could just plain stall
what I need to push through
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In order for me to do
what needs to be done
I need a direct line to the Son
I need to know
which way to go
I can go fast
if I’m over my past
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So Lord, please come
if there are some
things in the way
please remove them today
and please quicken my pace
for I want to win in this race

Double Honor *1 Tim. 5:17-20

Church elders who direct the affairs of the body, preach and teach the Scriptures are worthy of double honor. This is God’s Word. How are we honoring those leaders in the church? What are our words and deeds towards them?
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17 The elders who direct the affairs of the church well are worthy of double honor, especially those whose work is preaching and teaching. 18 For Scripture says, “Do not muzzle an ox while it is treading out the grain,”[a] and “The worker deserves his wages.”[b] 19 Do not entertain an accusation against an elder unless it is brought by two or three witnesses. 20 But those elders who are sinning you are to reprove before everyone, so that the others may take warning. 21 I charge you, in the sight of God and Christ Jesus and the elect angels, to keep these instructions without partiality, and to do nothing out of favoritism.
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https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1%20Timothy+5&version=NKJV;NIV