Simple Pleasures

VERSE 1 Repeat VERSE 1

 

YOUR LOVE IS A COOL BREEZE

WHERE MY HEART GIVES WAY

TO THE SHADE OF TREES

YOUR VOICE IS LIKE SOOTHING OIL

WHEN MY MIND IS FILLED WITH WORRY

COMMENTARY

 Many times the Spirit will comfort me, not with a miraculous miracle but with a gentle whisper 1 Ki 19:12, giving me relief, like a cool breeze Jn 3:8. I then rest in Him, enjoying His shade Jnh 4:6 from my worldly worries and anxieties.

God’s Word is like soothing oil Lk 10:34, that heals all my emotional fears when my mind is focused on the temporal.

CHORUS 1

 

SIMPLE PLEASURES I HAVE FOUND

IN MY MEMORY THEY ARE BOUND

SIMPLE PLEASURES ARE ALL AROUND

LIKE SNOWFLAKES FALLING

SLOWLY TO THE GROUND

 

I remind myself of God’s simple pleasures that I too often take for granted.   Daily, I thank God for all I can see, hear, taste, touch and smell.

Like a snowflake, I am uniquely made Ps 139:14, for God’s service in good works, to complete Eph 2:10, before my body returns to the ground and I to Him 2 Co 5:8.

VERSE 2

 

YOUR GRACE MELTS MY HARDENED SOUL

IT LIFTS ME UP WHEN I’M FEELING LOW

AND YOUR PEACE CALMS THE TROUBLED SEA

WHEN AN ANGRY STORM IS RAGING

 

God took my hardened, rebellious spirit and with the understanding of the Good News, melted my heart of stone, and gave me a gentle and yielding new heart Eze 36:26.

God continues to pour out His grace to me 2 Co 12:9 and lifts me up Col 3:2,3 whenever I find myself battling violent trials.

CHORUS 2

 

SIMPLE PLEASURES I HAVE FOUND

IN MY MEMORY THEY ABOUND

SIMPLE PLEASURES ARE ALL AROUND

LIKE A NEWBORN BABE

SLEEPING SO SOUND

 

One of the greatest pleasures God has ever given me was the opportunity to become a father. What a joy it was to look into my newborn baby’s room to catch a glimpse of her sleeping so peacefully. God is my heavenly Father and watches over me in the same way as I watched over my children Ps 4:8 .
VERSE 3

 

YOUR JOY IS LIKE THE SUN EACH DAY

YOU LIGHT MY SKY AND DRIVE THE CLOUDS AWAY

YOU GIVE ME HOPE FOR I TRUST IN YOU

AND I KNOW THAT YOU ARE WITH ME ALWAYS

No matter how bad are my circumstances, when I focus on God’s promises, I experience His joy. I remember that He is always with me Heb 13:5 and I can do all things through Him Php 4:13.
CHORUS 3+4

 

SIMPLE PLEASURES I HAVE FOUND

IN MY MEMORY THEY ARE BOUND

SIMPLE PLEASURES ARE ALL AROUND

LIKE THE GENTLE WAVES

IN A DISTANT SOUND

 

SIMPLE PLEASURES I HAVE FOUND

IN MY MEMORY THEY ABOUND

SIMPLE PLEASURES ARE ALL AROUND

LIKE THE SUMMER RAIN

WHEN IT KISSES THE GROUND

 

There are few more calming pleasures than being near the ocean and hearing the sound of the distant waves repeat their soothing rhythm bringing tranquility to my chaotic mind. Intimacy with Jesus does the same for my restless spirit Mt 11:28.

The ultimate pleasure is when the Holy Spirit pours down His love blessings after a hot and draining trial to refresh my spirit, desiring me to continue on to greater adventures Ps 23:2,3,4.