He Loves Us

I’ve started reading the book “The Differaennce A Father Makes” by Ed Tandy McGlasson.  And made me think of this song.  I’m only a few pages into the book and even though is written to fathers I am finding some truth that everyone could use.  It hard for me to understand how much God loves me.  This book uses God as the standard for a father.           Galatians 4

1 What I am saying is that as long as an heir is underage, he is no different from a slave, although he owns the whole estate. 2 The heir is subject to guardians and trustees until the time set by his father. 3 So also, when we were underage, we were in slavery under the elemental spiritual forces[a] of the world. 4 But when the set time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, 5 to redeem those under the law, that we might receive adoption to sonship.[b] 6 Because you are his sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, “Abba,[c] Father.” 7 So you are no longer a slave, but God’s child; and since you are his child, God has made you also an heir.

God is our father, He longs for us.  The word “Abba, Father” is like saying Daddy God.  God is not a distant father, his not in constant disapointment of us, judging our every move.  When we mess up God is not condeming you, he is saying “I know you can do better, I am here for you, I will forgive you, I will help you, all you have to do is ask.  When we ask for God’s forgiveness, it is goned, it is obliterated He remembers it no more.  And we are no longer bound by it’s power.  All God want’s is to be with us, but our sin keeps us from him.  That is why Jesus came, that is why He allowed Himself to be tortured to death.  So, that he could take the punishment for us, so that we could stand before God righteous.  He did it to claim us as His grand prize. When I started writing this it was to mearly post my current prayer.  And that is that God will help me to not only know that He loves me but to KNOW that He loves me.  To know something in your head is one thing like 2+2=4, but to know it to the very core of my being is what I want and need.  And I think that how I approach things and my level of confidence will drastically change when I get it.
Please listen to I’m here waiting with all this in mind and then listen to “How He Loves us”  And I pray that all of you will know the love that God has for You

also listen to my song I’m Here Waiting.  I know its not the same quality but the message is powerful as well.
I’m Here Waiting Lyrics Continue reading “He Loves Us”

Commentary on I’m Here Waiting

God is alway in persuete  of you, even when you don’t want him to be.  Some people think that in order to come to God you have to get all your ducks in a row that you have to clean yourself up.  Well that’s not true.  In the song God says he is just one step away and that is the truth all you have to do is come to God and confess you sin and he will welcome you with open eager arms.  God does the clean up work not us.  We can’t do anything to help ourselves out of the mess we have gotten ourselves into.  Some people for some reason don’t want anything to do with God and will do everything they can to distance themselves from him.  But God doesn’t give up he relentlessly pursues you no matter how far you run away  And that is what I’ve tried to convey when I wrote this song.  God is waiting for you to take that one step, he is waiting to break the chains of sin death that have ahold of you.  Please read my post “Connecting with God” for more on what it is to have a relationship with God.

Read the Lyrics to “I’m Here Waiting”  http://jeffreyreum.wordpress.com/2011/10/28/im-here-waiting-new-song/

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We Were Meant to Be

I wrote this song for my wife when we in high school, I belive it was for an anniversary.  I’ve considering placing on the album as a bonus track or something let me know what you guys think.

We Were Meant to Be

 

From an awkward beginning

To the Strong bond we have now, 

There have been lots of ups and downs, 

From the times you wanted to leave to the times

You couldn’t let go,  There has been a divine calling, 

A calling from God to which we can’t say no,

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 Chorus

We were meant to be                   A love to last for all time

We were meant to be          Two people made for each other

We were meant to be            And together we will stand

In God’s eyes                  Together we will stand

 

Verse 2

As we look down life’s long road

We know we can make it

No matter how tough it may be

With your hand in mine

and our eyes on God

 

Lead By Example

Lead By Example

By: Jeffrey Reum

 

A Brand new life is born, a blank slate to write on

What an honor and a privilege, to be their teacher of your knowledge

And I’ll instruct them of your power, be a witness of your salvation

And show them your love for them, and show them your love for them

 

A picture of your love, sent from above

The love I have for them, is the love you have for me

I’ll cherish every second, and hold on to every moment

And show them your love for them, and show them your love for them

 

Pour out your spirit in me; fill me with your love

Reveal yourself to me; Let me see you face to face

Change me with your glory; I want to be a reflection of you

I want to lead by example; I want to lead by example

Failed Again

Just finished writing this one.

Failed Again

Jeffrey Reum

Verse 1

I did it again, another failure to the list

I feel so ashamed, I just want to die

I want it to stop, but I’m caught in its grip

I cannot escape on my own

Chorus

I want to be free, free from this agony

Cut lose the chains, that entangle me

Lord change my heart, and renew my mind

I want to be pure, wash me make me new

 Verse 2

How can you use me, when I go back again and again?

How can I say to how to live for you when I can’t do it myself?

But in my weakness you are shown strong

When I stumble your grace abounds

Stand Up And Shout

I wrote this song for church camp one year.  The lyrics come from my notes and the them was live out loud.

Stand Up and Shout

Jeffrey Reum

V1

It is time to get radical,   stand up for what is true

It is time to win the battle,   the ways of the world we’ll refuse

 chorus

Got to stand up and shout,         it’s time to live out loud

Let’s take back what is ours

Got to raise the standard,    to what the word says

Ourselves we’ll not defile

 V2

We will not take,   what the devil says

To bring us down

We will stand firm,    in who we are

The children of God       chorus

 V3

We go t to be different,

Got to stand out of the crowd

Called to be salt,     called to be light

Got to be examples for the world         chorus

God’s House

God’s House

Jeffrey Reum

Chorus

Welcome to this place, it’s a wonderful place to be

It’s God’s house, and it was built for you and me

 

Verse 1

It’s God’s house, why don’t you come and see

It’s God’s house, he can save you from hell

It’s God’s house, why don’t come and visit

It’s God’s house, it’s a wonderful place to be

 

Verse 2

In God’s house, there’s rest for the weary

In God’s House, the lost can be found

In God’s house, there is forgiveness of sin

In God’s house, is a wonderful place to be

 

Bridge

Our Holy Father, can save us from the deepest pits of hell

Our Holy Father, can save us from the evil one

Rescue Me

Rescue me

Jeffrey Reum

 Verse 1

Searching for air, looking for the way out

This sea of hopeless sin, is sucking me in

Held down by fear, strangled by doubt

I can’t find a way, I need to be saved

 Pre Chorus

You have the power you have the answer

To my dilemma, to my condition

*Chorus*

Rescue me, Release me

I’m caught in the devils grip

Rescue me, Release me

From these Chains I wear 

Rescue me, Release me

I’m in prison, Please rescue me

 Verse 2

Caught in the stench, of my dirt deeds

A filth I can not escape

Back I go, to my vomit I return

A vicious cycle with no end

 Bridge

   (Half time)

What will it take, to be free

Of this sin that has a hold of me

Wash me clean an lift me out

Of the trash and my doubt

Make Me

Make Me

Jeffrey Reum

V1

Who am I,    I am not what I pretend to be

I desire and lust just as sinful as can be

But thanks to you I have been set free

Chorus

Make me the man you desire me to be

A man of character and integrity

Humble and meek just as you are

Walking in your peace and love

V2

Not bound by my deeds

But freed by your grace

Every failure is another lesson in this race   chorus

V3

As I continue on in this race

I know there are lots of obstacles I must face

As long as I grab your hand in mine

Every thing will be just fine                       chorus