King of My Soul

As I usually do on Saturday, here are the lyrics to one of my songs. One day as I was listening to a Randy Travis CD and he sang his rendition of the Roger Miller classic, “King of the Road,” these lyrics started to come from my head. I don’t think I’ve ever tried to play it so the lyrics might not quite fit with the tune. If they don’t, my apologies. It isn’t the first time and I’m sure it won’t be the last. I love writing these things but it isn’t always easy to get the lyrics to fit the tune.

Sunday morning, time to sleep in, Spent last night out with my men,
Just jokes and havin’ some fun, Sunday mornin’ I feel like a bum.
I am, too tired for church you see, plus the game is important to me.
I don’t live for God you see, but I’m King of my soul.

Next week I promise I’ll show, I promised her that, long ago.
The wife, she’s heard all my lies, my tales, to her just no longer fly.
She says I better get my life straight, cause later on it will be too late.
My life seems to be falling apart but I’m, King of my soul.

Long ago God freed us with grace
Thought I was good, my mind drifted in space.
But now I know my excuses are lame,
Walkin’ with God now life won bet the same.

I no longer lie to my wife, Jesus gave me a whole new life.
I’ve faith, I’ve hope, I’ve peace,
            I’ve got love and grace I know won’t cease.
He promises each day I’m free, keeps me from being old me.
I’m a man of grace upon grace, and He’s King of my Soul.

I’m apt to stumble and fall, but God, throws it out and forgives it all.
My family sees a new me, God’s buried my sins down deep in the sea.
There’s joy in living God’s way, sin’s price is too much to pay,
I’m a man of grace upon grace, and He’s King of my Soul.

Long ago God freed us with grace
Thought I was good, my mind drifted in space.
But now I know my excuses are lame,
Walkin’ with God now life won bet the same.

I no longer lie to my wife, Jesus gave me a whole new life.
I’ve faith, I’ve hope, I’ve peace
I’ve got love and grace I know won’t cease.
He promises each day I’m free, keeps me from being old me.

I’m a man of grace upon grace, and He’s King of my Soul.
I’m a man of grace, upon grace, He’s King of my Soul.

I pray your evening is blessed. May you also have a wonderful Lord’s day tomorrow.

Seeking the Genuine,
Keith

Copyright 2020, J. Keith Broyles, All Rights Reserved

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Published by drjkbroyles

I love Mike Ashcraft's book, "My One Word." For the past nine years I have participated and encouraged others to participate to in the "My One Word" Challenge. My first word was discipline was my word the first year. Since then my word has been focus, sight, jungle, peace, concentration, serve, genuine and this year is fit. I seek to be fit for my health, my family, my church, my ministries. I seek to be fit in any are of my life where God might point to me. I also have a nickname, "Dr. B." When I was a public high school teacher, Dr. B. is what most of my students called me, at least in my presence. I am still called that by many people though I no longer teach in public schools. I am the author of "Average Joe: With an Extraordinary Story" (available on Amazon). The book fits into the genre of "Biblical Fiction" or "Christian Fiction" and features some of the Bible's lesser known characters. The name of my blog is, "Fork in the Road." Life is filled with forks in the road. It isn't a matter of if we encounter a fork in the road, but when will we and how many will we experience in a lifetime. I love to strum my guitar. I am not a great guitar player but I enjoy it. I also enjoy writing music. I get excited with I feel a new song emerging. I live with my wife Cindy and our little dog, "Bishop" in Lufkin, Texas. I spent the past 30 years as a United Methodist pastor, serving churches all over east and southeast Texas, from just north of Tyler to south of Houston, from the Gulf Coast to east of Madisonville. I currently serve Perritte Memorial UMC in Nacogdoches. I spent one year in the classroom, teaching High School government, economics, psychology, and sociology. Cindy and I have been married for 43 years. We have two grown sons and six grandchildren, three boys and three girls. I enjoy preaching and all it's aspects from research to writing to the actual preaching event. I also love writing, reading. I have dabble in drawing and "painting" with pastels as well as woodworking and woodcarving. My current projects are two ukuleles. I collect, repair and restore guitars too. I play the guitar (badly, but I still do) I also enjoy working with paracord on various projects, mostly prayer ropes I usually give away. I hold an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Business Data Processing, from San Jacinto College in Pasadena, TX, a Bachelor of Science in Political Science with a minor in History from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, TX, a Master of Divinity from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX and a Doctor of Ministry from Carolina University of Theology. This blog started out as devotional writings. In August of 2020, I made a major change to the blog, switching to a daily theme format. Sunday Sermon-usually my manuscript sermon Miscellaneous Monday-misc. writing, poetry, ministry Tuesday Thoughts-Devotion Wed. with Wesleys-hist. & theol. of early Methodists TED Talk Thursday-Video & appl. in current theology Five for Friday-5 things I've seen & my thoughts Sing-Along Sat. - Usually a new song I have written I write, "Strumming a G-Chord with Dr.B." to get my thoughts onto something permanent. After all, they say, once something is on the internet it never really goes away. Still, I hope you enjoy reading it. Who knows, it might generate a bit of discussion between you and me and anyone else who might make their way here. Seeking the Genuine, Keith Lufkin, Texas August 2020

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