Did it again, committed one of those sins.
Question arises: Did I learn any lessons?
Grieved my spirit, and God’s as well.
But only defeat comes, if on it I dwell.
Searched my heart, but I must search deeper
For the solution of my soul’s Keeper.
I was born solely to glorify Him;
Is my best to continue in sin?
But for His grace I’d be a goner,
Yet, presuming on grace gives Him no honor.
Hear my prayer for strength from Your store.
Fill me up and I’ll sin no more.
You have better things planned for me.
Give me strength to rest, holy in Thee.
And they were bringing children to him that he might touch them, and the disciples rebuked them. But when Jesus saw it, he was indignant and said to them, “Let the children come to me; do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God. Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.” And he took them in his arms and blessed them, laying his hands on them. (Mark 10:13-16)
Jesus draw me close,
Place me in your lap of love.
Tears will wet your robe.
Longest time come and gone, distance held precisely.
One heart open, one heart locked, balanced incorrectly.
Such a thing will break both hearts, but for different reasons:
One from hope unfulfilled, one from tuned out cautions.
It was a blast,
but it couldn’t last,
‘Cause I’m not right for you.
Advisory: The following contains—between the lines—honest content that some (legalistic) Christians might find offensive.
aided by brethren’s
in times past.
does their permission
make yielding right?
I know yielding
stokes the fires
erecting a wall
between my spirit
and my Lord.
Is it false guilt
over a trivial liberty?
is it a stumbling stone
that impedes my progress?
Which is worse?
with a natural function,
controlling my life?
the former may comprise
while the latter,
the work of conscience.
Wretched man that I am!
Who will deliver me
from this body of death?
Thanks be to God
through Jesus Christ our Lord!
serve the law of God
with my mind,
but with my flesh
I serve the law of sin.
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