Holy Spirit ~ Francesca Battistelli

Blessed are those who have learned to acclaim you,
who walk in the light of your presence, LORD.
~ Psalm 89:15 ~

Oh, to praise the Lord heart and soul!
Tis the sweetest gift!

Lord You Are

I will sing to the LORD as long as I live;
I will sing praise to my God while I have my being.
May my meditation be sweet to Him;
I will be glad in the LORD.
May sinners be consumed from the earth, and the wicked no more.
Bless the LORD, O my soul!
Praise the LORD!
Psalm 104:33-35

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Lord You Are

You are The Almighty God
Thinking of You takes my breath away

You are my Morning Star
Greeting me each day

You are my Bridegroom
The steady man in my life

You are my Creator
Breathing life into my very being

You are my Deliverer
The One who frees me from my sin

You are my Refuge
The One I run to when I need help

You are my Counselor
Giving advice to steer my path

You are my Shelter
My safety from the raging, chaotic world

You are my Door
Giving me a way to escape temptation

You are my Light
Shining so I won’t lose my way

You are my King
Ruler of my heart and soul

You are my Shield
Protecting me from life’s arrows

You are my Prince of Peace
Contentment for my heart, mind, and soul

You are my Hiding Place
Where I go to rest from the pain

You are my Friend
Always listening when I need to talk

You are my Father
Disciplining and directing me

You are my Love
To whom I give all of my heart

You are my Comfort
The warm place to lay my worries down

You are my Shepherd
Gently holding me in Your hands

You are my Lion
Fiercely protecting me from Satan’s snares

You are my Caddy
Carrying my burdens of shame and doubt

You are my Contractor
Building a home for me in the heavenly places

You are my Hope
Encouraging me when I stumble and fear

You are my Vine
Helping me reach out to others

You are my Beginning
Forming me in my mother’s womb

You are my End
Holding every day of my life in Your hands

You are my Fire
Igniting passion in my heart for more of You

You are my Savior
Giving the gift of eternal life

You are my Inspiration
Indeed You are my All in All

6 Days of Christmas

Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king,
magi from the east arrived in Jerusalem, saying,
“Where is He who has been born King of the Jews?
For we saw His star in the east and have come to worship Him.”
~ Matthew 2:1-2 ~

Come all you faithful
Come and worship Christ the Lord
Born on Christmas day

Take Me to the Cross

God demonstrated his own love for us in this.
While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
~ Romans 5:8

Take Me to the Cross

Take me to the cross
Where my blessed Savior died
The place where sin was forgiven
And all were justified

Take me to the cross
Let me endure His pain
Help me understand His ways
So His death will not be in vain

Take me to the cross
So I can see His suffering
Let me bow on my knees before Him
In reverence to my Lord and King

Take me to the cross
I want to touch my Savior’s skin
Please give me the opportunity
To apologize for my sins

Take me to the cross
Let me shout out to the Lord
Giving praise, honor and glory
To the One that was abhorred

Take me to the cross
So I can take His place
He, my Holy One
Did not deserve such disgrace

Take me to the cross
They should have nailed my feet and hands
He was undeserving
I want to be the one to take the stand

Take me to the cross
I will offer all that I am
It is the least I can do to show my love
For this, my precious Lamb

Take me to the cross
I want to worship Him in every way
Giving thanks for his mercy and grace
By His side I will forever stay



Shout for joy to the Lord, all the Earth.
Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs.
Know that the Lord is God. It is he who made us, and we are his.
We are his people, the sheep of his pasture.
Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise.
Give thanks to him and praise his name.
For the Lord is good and his love endures forever;
his faithfulness continues through all generations.
Psalm 100


Seek in pure dedication
Desiring to know the word of God
Yearning for Him above all things

Surrender in pure adulation
Giving yourself completely to the Lord
Yielding utterly to the King of Kings

Repent in pure veneration
Laying your sins at the foot of the Cross
Receiving grace that freely flows

Worship in pure adoration
Singing unto the Lord of Hosts
Conveying joyful shouts unto God Almighty

Rejoice in pure exaltation
Entering his courts with praise
Entering his gates with thanksgiving

Exalt in pure appreciation
Lift His name above all others
Glorify the Lord with dancing and singing

Bless in pure recognition
Knowing He is the One True God
Honoring with heart, soul, strength, and mind

Praise in pure affection
Cherishing the Lord for all He has done
Bringing love and grace to all mankind

Worship and Praise

Let them praise His name with the dance
Let them sing praises to Him with the timbrel and harp
For the Lord takes pleasure in His people
He will beautify the humble with salvation.
~ Psalm 149:3-4 ~

Worship and Praise

Why don’t you get it? How come you can’t see?
I sing to the Lord to show His love for me

You may think me weird; tell me I should sit down
Place my hands by my side and quit fooling around

What you don’t understand is I must praise and sing
For I am in God’s presence and that is all I can bring

He calls me to sing; to dance in the street
He smiles upon me when my worship is complete

He hears my songs of worship; they have meaning and heart
He understands my praise though indeed you may not

So before you judge me or tell me I need to sit down
Take a good look at your worship; what have you found?

Is your heart in your praise? Or is your worship mundane?
Is praise just another component of your Sunday routine?

Do you worship God earnestly? Do you let your love for God show?
Do you give all you have for the blessings He bestows?

Surrender your worship; it is a living sacrifice
Don’t worry what others think for your heart pays the price

Submit to the Lord; let Him lead your way
Let the Spirit consume you as you worship and praise

Naked and Unashamed

God is the God of provision. He gives to all things, great and small, exactly what they need when they need it. You may not have all that you want, but God will supply all you need when you depend on Him. Even the trees of the earth and birds of the air are taken care of, yet you, you were created in His image and are more valuable than any other living creature. He WILL provide when you place your trust in HIM.

“For this reason I say to you, do not be worried about your life, as to what you will eat or what you will drink; nor for your body, as to what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? “Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than they? “And who of you by being worried can add a single hour to his life? “And why are you worried about clothing? Observe how the lilies of the field grow; they do not toil nor do they spin, yet I say to you that not even Solomon in all his glory clothed himself like one of these. “But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace, will He not much more clothe you? You of little faith! “Do not worry then, saying, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘What will we wear for clothing?’ “For the Gentiles eagerly seek all these things; for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. “But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. “So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. ~ Matthew 33:25-34



  And my God shall supply all your needs
according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
~ Philippians 4:19

Naked and Unashamed

Magnificent displays of endurance
Though the winds blow
And the lightning strike
Mighty and strong they stand

Their leaves may fall
Still they stretch their branches to the Lord
Naked and unashamed
Praising Him night and day

Even when clothed in robes of green
Their leaves turn toward the face of the Lord
Shouting God’s glory to the heavens and the earth
Revealing His eternal love

Their roots lie hidden from His view
Yet still the Lord feeds and nurtures them
Touching them deep within
Constantly helping them grow

Praise and Glory

Happy are those who respect the Lord and obey him.
You will enjoy what you work for, and you will be blessed with good things.  ~ Psalm 128:1-2

Praise and Glory

Joy is in my grasp
Hope within my reach
God is at my side
Healing the hurt
Repairing the brokenness
I look to the future
A renewal of life
The chance to love and live
Better than I ever have
Close to Him is where I belong
All else is artificial
Deep in my soul
I have found happiness
More than I have ever known
I walk with Jesus
He fulfills every need
Satisfies every hunger
My deepest desires are gratified
My soul rejoices, as do I
Singing praises to Him
Glorifying the Lord almighty
Though I struggle, He takes the burden
When I fall He lifts me up
In times of despair He brings me hope
When I am lost He reveals the way
With Him all things are possible
I am a child of God