To "work the steps" the first time shows,
How far I have yet to go.
But, without the Lord walking me through
There isn't much I can do.
With Him, is where I can be strong,
To really look at what is wrong.
And to realize how far I've come,
The "pit" He delivered me out from.
Step One, I realize the power I lack,
To get "the monkey" off my back.
It took the work on Step Two,
To know this is something I can't do.
Step Three requires giving up control,
Turning over my life and soul
To my Lord who knows it all
With Him, I can tear down my wall.
Step Four is one that's hard for me,
My character defects, I have to see,
My strengths I have to look at too,
With Jesus, this step, I'll get through.
Step Five, I take my list from step four,
And reveal myself, down to the core.
To God, myself and someone I trust,
For healing this confession is a must.
Step Six to be willing from within
To let go of my defects and sin.
Step Seven; God, my mind renew,
Transform me to be like You.
Step Eight, I list those I've hurt,
And I pray not to feel like dirt.
Again, I need a willing heart,
To make amends and do my part.
I make direct amends to those people in Step Nine
After I do, I really feel Christ's love shine.
Another personal inventory is Step Ten,
I feel like I'm doing step four again.
Step Eleven, I make Jesus my best friend
Pray for His will and strength to send
Step Twelve, I'm on fire to spread the news
So that others can experience Him too.
Deb Raab (formerly Nelson)
October 31, 1997
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