The Daily Walk

A description of the Christian life

In the stillness, I can hear You, walking softly by my side 

Wanting me to know You more, with You now I will abide

As You whisper to my spirit, all my hopes are coming true

You’ve become my open door, to everything I never knew

Looking for my life direction, with You daily I will meet 

You align priorities, to meet the needs of those I greet

Serving God and fellow man, what greater causes could I seek 

Character is my first cost, correct my life now as You speak

Seeking for my own forgiveness, can’t forget the wrong I’ve done 

Trying to erase my sin, by sacrifice my cause You’ve won

Seek You only ever true, seek You always first each day 

Meet You daily in the silence, seek to know Your word and way 

God walks with me through the darkness, He’s the one true source of light 

To others blinded by their scales, through me He can give them their sight

Resting in the peace God gives me, comfort from my every fear 

The battle rages on without me, as His spirit draws me near

Worshiping His presence with us, Spirit moving freely too 

He’s calling us to follow faithful, do what we have seen Him do

Heal the hurting, mend the broken, reach out now to find the lost 

Feed the hungry, own the orphan, suffer gladly, count the cost

By Justin Ogden

Copyright March 25, 2017

Naomi’s Blessing

Ruth 1:9, 16-18; 4:17

Urge me not to leave you now, or keep from following you

For where you go, I will go, and I will lodge there too

Your people have become my own, your land has turned to mine

Your God has captured my own heart, I’ve told Him “I am thine”

I’ll be beside you all your days, until your final day

I’ll save a place beside you there, and that is where I’ll lay

Naomi’s blessing, fitly given, provides a home, as said

And for herself gets tears of joy, as she now holds Obed

By Justin Ogden

Copyright February 18, 2017

I’ve Been Changed

‚ÄčI’ve always thought what’s done is done, what’s lost is lost, what’s won is won

Old dogs can’t learn new tricks at all, won’t like the cat or chase the ball

I’ve always known once minds are set, that changing them is one bad bet

Once people have their minds all made, their sentiments they rarely trade

“But God,” they say, had other plans, rewrote my script with sovreign hands

Called my name till He broke through, that sin I was addicted to

The things I had, I wanted not, how could I cleanse this sinful sot

Confessing all the wrong I’d done, God told me that the fight was won

That day He turned my heart to see, the truth that Jesus died for me

He paid the price for all my wrong, and now can fill my life with song

My mind was opened to the Way, that I could come to Him today

And all I had to do today, was take the terms of life His way

Commit myself to Christ right now, before His throne each day I bow

Believe He is who I can be, and ask His help so I can see

Recant my sinful ways each day, and seek out others who will say

Our God is great, our God is good, His glory seek, we always should

Then like an eager, restless boy, traded my sorrow for His joy

In His hand His goodness brings, I’ve traded Him for all His things

Now released from all my pain, to praise His holy, matchless name

Life has changed from night to day, I follow now His narrow way

My sails are trimmed, I’m tacking to, the star that I now have in view

Against the wind I make my course, seeking God who is my source

God leads us walking on the waves, our humble hearts he holds and saves

Invites us to come walk with Him, to walk by faith, not take a swim

His children have His great reward, all others reap His judgment sword

He will provide for all I need, the helpless hungry I will feed

Returning soon, He’s coming fast, the things I have on earth won’t last

So tell our friends and neighbors true, this love from God it is for you

Invite them while the offer’s good, we care for them, it’s right we should

The Lord will draw His chosen ones, and call them to be daughters, sons

The children of the mighty King, will always of His glory sing

And God will take them to the sky, in heaven forever, by and by

By Justin Ogden

Copyright October 13, 2016