Thank you Lord for calling people

Into Your kingdom every day,

Because the world is a better place

When people humble themselves and pray.

Thank you Lord for being in control

And appointing souls into Your care,

Because the most precious gift is eternal life

In Your kingdom where You’re there.

Thank you Lord for softening the hardest hearts

As they repent and call Your name,

When lives are radically changed indeed

And no longer are the same.

The worldly ways will tell us

That negativity and evil reign,

But it’s behind the scenes that You will work

As people surrender in Your name.

Thank you Lord as You orchestrate

Every test and trial in us,

And although it’s never pleasant at the time

The long term benefits do last.

Thank you Lord as You surprise us

When You call those we never would,

Because Your love and grace extends far beyond

And is always pure and good.

Thank you Lord as Your humble servants

Mainly work behind the scenes,

Because it’s Your name they wish to glorify

Not wanting to be seen.

Thank you Lord when words of kindness

Emanate from those You’ve called,

And where sincere motives with a childlike faith

In the heart they are installed.

Thank you Lord for Your amazing grace

Because it’s never earned or ever deserved,

But it’s through Your tender mercies and pure heart

When with Your love You serve.

You gave us the most precious gift;

Jesus Christ our dear Lord,

And inspired scriptures as a guide

As we journey with Your word.

Thank you Lord, we thank You

Because Your phenomenal ways inspire,

As we press towards the eternal goal

When Your ways we do admire.

(C) P.B. 2022

“Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!”  2 Corinthians 9:15

“Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise.  Be thankful to Him, and bless His name.  For the Lord is good; His mercy is everlasting, and His truth endures to all generations.”  Psalm 100:4-5

“We must through many tribulations enter the kingdom of God.”  Acts 14:22

“Assuredly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will by no means enter it.”  Mark 10:15

“Now no chastening seems to be joyful for the present, but painful; nevertheless, afterward it yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.”  Hebrews 12:11

“All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness,”  2 Timothy 3:16

“I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.”  Philippians 3:14

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