Begin every day with Him,

Be thankful for each one

Before you go

When morning comes

and it’s time to rise

when a new day dawns

and you open your eyes

Before you get up

before your feet touch the floor

before you start your day

before you walk out the door

Spend just a silent moment

be thankful for a new start

ask God for His blessing

allow His love to fill your heart

Before you go.


Joshua 1:9 Have I not commanded you? 

Be strong and courageous . Do not be frightened 

and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God

 is with you wherever you go.

– niz


Rising to a new day

Apprehension filters in

 To ease my fears and worries

I open Your word and enter in

I find direction and understanding

Wisdom to see me through

Some things a blessed reminder

To what I already knew

Oh my Lord, I give thanks

For all You have given me

For Your mercy, love and grace

That flows abundantly

In the hope that comes with Your promise

Comes joy that will never cease

And what came with my salvation

That certain inexpressible peace



– niz


Please fill me with that light

The one that shines through

Light of Your glory

That draws men unto You

May the difference be evident

In all I do and say

Proclaim with love

You are the light, truth and way

You have taken me from darkness

The light of salvation on my face

Unmerited favor for me granted

Only through Your mercy and grace.


– niz

Reflect on your salvation,

embrace the joy doing so brings.


Joy Of The Spirit

Salvation mine He has called me

Saved from eternity in hell

To be with Him forever

On this promise I will dwell


I will love Him with all my heart

Sing songs of glory and praise

Keep my eyes fixed on the cross

Follow Him all of my days


For He showers me with abundant grace

To I one so unworthy He longs to give

Oh to know this wonderful joy

That only His Spirit can give.



Psalm 71:23 My lips will shout for joy,
when I sing praises to you;
my soul also, which you have redeemed.



– niz

Go Out Singing Praises Everywhere of the Lord


Tears Of Joy

I read Your word in quiet solitude

And the joy does truly increase

Truly meditating on what You did

That I may have this peace

The peace of salvation through Your sacrifice

  With love I wipe a tear from my eye

Overwhelmed knowing that out of love my Lord

So that I may live, You would choose to die.



John 15:10-11 If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love,

 just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love.

These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you,

and that your joy may be full.

– niz