Giver of the Universe

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This poem came while I was thinking about how I see God.

Oh how great are you, who cause the waves to roll.
The one who gave the butterfly, such beauty to behold.

And in my life though things went sadly wrong,
The Giver of the universe put in my heart a song.

He rescued me, from myself, and wickedness untold.
He set my feet upon the rock, now I can be so BOLD!

To speak His word, to touch a soul, to be a light to those
with stony hearts and rocky soil and places that are closed.

Sometimes I till, sometimes I plant, sometimes I weep with those,
and wet the soil of love and grace that new life might grow.

Oh my Giver of the universe such grace did you bestow,
that I walk free, in my heart, spirit mind and soul!

Praise God...

Praise the Lord My Jesus!

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Right is right and wrong is wrong and I've done some of both
My heart seems bent on sinful things but in Jesus Christ I boast
The Lord saw fit to give new life and cancel debt untold
Just when I thought my course was set the winds of change took hold
Now some would say he's not debt-free
But through Jesus I lay claim
To the rightful place He's given me and the glory of His Name

Oh praise the Lord my Jesus
Oh praise His Holy Name
Oh praise the Lord my Jesus
I'll never be the same

Now we've set sail for distant shores
On the winds of change
From degradation guilt and shame
Jesus broke my chains
Now you can come and join us
Even if you have those chains
Just give it all to Jesus
And praise His Holy Name

Oh praise the Lord my Jesus
Oh praise His Holy Name
Oh praise the Lord my Jesus
You'll never be the same

Pete Bowers 1-20-97

There is a War Raging

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This song was written July 5,1989 during a time when Pete was struggling with thoughts about living. Only a Christian for a few years, the enemy had many strongholds in his belief system. God was already at work through song to bring truth and healing.

There's a war raging deep inside my mind,
Satan says, "I claim you, Jesus says be mine."

You're my brothers and my sisters in Christ we are alive.
Without the Master surely we will die.

So I urge you to consider, label and identify
the things that hold you captive, are they real or Satan's lie?

Did you give your life to Jesus?
Did you come to understand,
the only way to heaven is through the Son of Man?

So I urge you to consider, label and identify
the things that hold you captive, are they real or Satan's lie?

Set your mind on the things of God and the lies will fade away.
Don't, and they'll be with you on judgment day!

So I urge you to consider, label and identify
the things that hold you captive are they real or Satan's lie?

Now I urge you to consider in Christ we are alive
without the Master surely we will die.