This is an old one for me, but it’s one that strengthens my faith every time I read it. It brings me back to the place when I first wrote it. Brings back the feelings I felt that night and the struggles I had. Mostly reminds me of how God’s love lifted me from my knees and stood me up again.
You’ve given me something I’ve never had before
Something that I’ve always prayed for
I now feel I have something to lose
I have something other than fear to choose
You’ve given me something to die for,
To live and breathe for…
You’ve given it to me as a gift
One I could never pay back
My soul you do nothing but lift,
My spirit is released from this attack
My heart and mind have made the ultimate shift
With you I can do anything
Instead of believing I’ve got nothing to bring
You’re the reason my soul loves to sing
You’ve given me everything.
Deserve it, I do not…
Before you, my spirit was an empty lot
Just yearning to be bought,
But you paid for me in full
For the war had already been fought
You built up this simple fool
Now I’m thankful for what I’ve got,
Just waiting to be used as your sharpest tool
I know I must go through much refining
And patiently suffer through because perfect is your timing
I’m learning not to give into a narrow minded view
But open up my sights and realize it’s all about you
You’ve given me a heart full of today
With a hope for tomorrow
And a mind less concerned with yesterday.
You’ve torn down my walls of sorrow
And replaced them with people ever willing to stay,
Your building me up verse by verse, trial by trial
With a faith that will follow you mile by mile
Growing ever stronger all along the way.
I can see the heavenly changes you’ve made in me.
My God, you’ve given me nothing short of eternity…