Closer to You

Thank you Lord Jesus for choosing me before the beginning of time
To herald Your teachings, The Gospel Truth
To souls encountering these verses in rhyme

Thank you for the gift of Your Holy Spirit
I declare Your Sovereignty over my life
Working to reveal Your Truth in me… I will consciously fight the good fight

Keep my feet from stumbling
Don’t let my zeal for You rundown
Lift the head of this weary sinner on the frontlines of Your battleground

Help me to wrap my mind around
How these days were ordained by You
There is nothing I will ever come across that You didn’t know I would walk through

Yes, You gave me free will
You let me choose each stage of life…the role I would perform
Yet You were there to lift men up every time I encountered a storm

For every road that I traveled
Even the wrong paths that I took
Yes You let me choose the word’s written in Your Lamb’s Book

Because the story of my life
You and I both planned for me, the troubles I choose along the way, are there to set me free

For all the troubles and heartache I have caused or lived through
Are the very things that always
Bring me closer to You

Where there is joy and contentment
I will always find…it is You, Lord
Bestowing Your Grace, to all of mankind

No, I’m not asking for troubles, Lord
But if what lies ahead
Is only fearful anticipation of something to dread

Then I count myself blessed to have been chosen by You
To live out the adversities we chose
That bring me closer to you