Posts Tagged ‘Celebrate Recovery’

It’s God’s love we’re called to display

Our walk is how we show it from day to day

Our life is to show His amazing grace

It’s not about how fast we run this race

We’re called to be kind and love everyone

Our life is to reflect how grace was won

It’s all about how God showed His love for man

To put Christ on a cross was God’s plan

It was the only way for man to be redeemed

Because we won’t stop turning our back on God it seems

The cross is God’s way to show His love

After the cross Christ ascended to heaven above

Then He sent His Spirit to be our guiding light

He helps us obey His commands in this fight

His Spirit convicts us of our sin

Then helps us walk out of the mess we’re in

He forgives our sin as we confess

He calms our anxiety and our stress

Christ will then transform and cleanse our heart

From then from the world we will be set apart

As we read His Word our minds get renewed

Which changes our whole attitude

Now we want to live and serve our God

Who loves us even though we’re flawed

© Copyright By Bart Hickey, All Rights Reserved, 2011 through 2016

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There’s nothing in this world that I can hide

Although my feelings are lost and stuck deep down inside

They try and surface, I refuse to let them show

I keep on running so they never ever grow

It is fear that wants to shine

But I cover up with I am fine

Next is hurt, it wants to come out with a blast

I try to hide it so you’ll never ever see my past

Then out comes shame, oh how I can never let you see

All the things that are locked deep down inside of me

Oh its worry that tries to raise its ugly head

All’s I can say is nough said

I try to hide behind oh how I am tough

Will I ever shut my mouth, cause I’ve said enough

They keep coming out, will they ever stop

It’s like a shook bottle spewing out the top

You never intended for me to have to hide

All the abuse and things locked deep down inside

It was You on the Cross who died for me

Your Blood was spilled to set me free

You set me free so now, for You, I can live

It’s to You, my heart, I want to give

You saved me from the things I no longer have to hide

All because Your Spirit came to live inside

You are my strength, You are my guide

It is You that is forever by my side

 

 

© Copyright By Bart Hickey, All Rights Reserved, 2011 through 2016

For most of my life I lived in fear
I didn’t believe that God was near
I was living in sin and lost my way
Like an ole dog living astray
I didn’t know which way to go
I was living a lie and hoped it didn’t show
I was more confused than I was lost
I paid the price but never counted the cost
I was searching around always on the prowl
If you got close I would bark and growl
I had often used people to get what I want
There were consequences that came to haunt
They came and haunted me day and night
I was lost in the world and losing this fight
I was lost in drugs and they had me hooked
When I hit bottom I started to look
I lived with a woman who lost a son
In a custody battle that wasn’t any fun
As a result I sought out a church
I thought she needed help because she was hurt
I sought out a church to help her find her way
But it was me who needed to stay
She gave me a message from the bottom of her heart
She told me to trust Jesus He would give me a new start
It took me a while but I stopped committing crime
One night I heard a message and then started to rhyme
I submitted my life over to this Christ
I quit letting the devil take me for a heist
I open my heart and let Christ have His way
For my heart is the place that God’s Spirit stays
For it was God who was with me all along
He’s the only one that can make me strong
I lean on God’s Spirits along the way
For He is the one who helps me to not stray

© Copyright By Bart Hickey, All Rights Reserved, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015

Oh God I need your desire
Lord please help me light this fire
Will You save me

It’s for You I want to live
It’s all my heart I want to give
Will You save me

Oh Lord it’s sin that causes me to die
Please Lord give me one more try
Won’t You save me

Oh God when I am in a bind
Please help me not be left behind
Won’t you save me

Oh God I need rescuing
It’s Your praise I want to sing
You have saved me

Lord it’s Your love I want to share
With people everywhere
You have saved me

© Copyright By Bart Hickey, All Rights Reserved, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015

Your grace is sufficient for me
It is what has set me free
So when I am down
On my face there’s a frown
Your grace is sufficient for me

Your grace is sufficient for me
It’s what allows me to live free
So when I’m messed up
Got an empty cracked cup
Your grace is sufficient for me

Your grace has freed me from sin
My heart is where Your Spirit lives in
When temptation comes
And I’m trying to run
Your grace has freed me from sin

Your grace has freed me to live
To You my heart I do give
So when I’m tore up
From the floor up
Your grace has freed me to live

Your grace is sufficient for me
It’s what allows me to live free
When I’m running in fear
Face is streaming with tears
Your grace is sufficient for me

© Copyright By Bart Hickey, All Rights Reserved, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015

Oh what it’s like to depend on God
He’s my saving grace even though I am flawed
When I get stuck and in a bind
He’s the only one that never leaves me behind
I come to Him all tattered and bruised
He’s my only refuge from being refused
I’ve been kicked and beaten, battered around
He calms the seas so I won’t be drowned
When I come to Him all broken and scarred
He heals my heart where it was hard
I come to Him with my broken heart
He restores my faith right from the start
I come to you Lord broken and beat down
Lacking in faith can’t lift my head off the ground
You show me the way help me to choose
To follow your ways so i never will loose
I never will lose the love you have for me
All because Your Son died on a tree

© Copyright By Bart Hickey, All Rights Reserved, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015

Seducing My Soul

I hear you calling when no one’s around
You’re easy to find one click and you’re found
This is my little secret no one will ever know
I’ll clean my computer the history will never show
If anyone finds out there’s so much at stake
But you whisper sweet nothings that make my skin quake
I feel so guilty when I open your site
The temptation’s so strong I’m weak in this fight
You’re so seductive I can hardly say no
I’m so ashamed but I don’t want you to go
You’re constantly whispering come check me out
Dividing my marriage causing me doubt
Hurting my family you haven’t a care
I cry out to God my soul I must bare
Lord please help me the temptation’s too strong
Be my strength so my choices aren’t wrong
Change my heart so I walk in Your Ways
Be my guide to help me not stray
The Lord’s my strength to persevere in this fight
He convicts my heart to make choices that are right

If you are in bondage and chains to any sexual sin or need help with any hurt, habit or hang up you can contact Celebrate Recovery a Christ centered recovery program at http://www.celebraterecovery.com.

© Copyright By Bart Hickey, All Rights Reserved, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015