God, it is me once again
Here I am drowning in my sin
Though I try hard in every way
I always need Your grace each day
I donít know where to start
So I ask You to look into my heart
If anything is unpleasing to You
Wipe it clean and make it new
My spirit is willing but flesh weak
On my knees it is You that I seek
I realize how much grace I need
Forgive me to You I humbly plead
I do what I donít want to do
And donít do what I should too
I know that Iíve been relying on me
Forgive me that too, to You is my plea
So much for which I need grace
All I want to do is seek Your face
Yet that is not what always gets done
Too often Iím too tired or having fun
Praise You, Father for who You are
You are graceful to forgive sins that mar
The soul of this man is filthy rags
I am nothing worthy of boast or brags
Your grace is sufficient even for me
My strength is never enough to free
Lord, I need you more every single day
Forgive me, my life is Yours have Your way
Brothers and Sisters,
I have been constantly humbled in this environment. I have been faced with and dealing with temptations, thoughts, and other temptations that I thought I was beyond already. Sitting in a healthy, comfortable environment surrounded by Christian friends and neighbors it is easy to think that you are making progress in your spiritual maturity. Then when you are removed from that environment you find yourself not as mature or strong as you thought you were becoming.
I humbly submit to you my friends that this is the case in my life right now. I have been humbled by how impure my thoughts and actions can become when surround by the world. I have not backslidden nor do I think I will. I am surrounded by the Lord and He will carry me through, but I realize now how corrupt the flesh is if we donít have something to keep us in check. It would not take long if I did not focus upon the Lord to fully backslide. So I thank God that He is control of my life.
I know the Lord put me here to learn this and so many more lessons. It is hard to boast upon yourself when you have nothing upon which to boast. I boast upon my weakness and my need of the Lord so that God gets glorified.
My first years as a Christian has been reading and studying the Word of God, but now I find that in this place I am applying what I have learned. This is where I align Scripture to my life and my life to Scripture. It is amazing how much more you gain from the Word when you can put it directly to you life.
Stay strong and blessed in the Lord. Keep serving.
You are where you are to exercise your faith. The devil will try in everyway to 'set you up for a fall' but God will use that same situation to lift you up 'setting you up for the future'. Think of it as training - you are going through a process right now and is being tried but you will come through polished and ready to SHINE even brighter for CHRIST. Prayers are with you. Always seek His drection before you venture on a task, rebuke the enemy and his angels every by giving God constant praise. Sing when you don't know what to do and soon you'll be dancing like David did. The Fruit of the Spirit is in you. We all have it in us but it needs to be exercised. Exercise the Fruit of the Spirit and all will be well. The enemy is defeated and Victory claimed in Jesus' Name.
Love and Blessings
Christian- I have always been told that if you are being attacked by Satan you are doing something right! It's when you are not being attacked or tempted is when you need to worry about your walk with Christ.
God is working in you!! Stay Strong.
*"His grace is sufficient for me, Strength made perfect when I am weak."
Keep fighting the battle!
*A line from a poem I wrote
Christian, at times the Lord tosses us (it seems!) into the fire. Like the very human men in the Old Testament, whose names I can't spell, nor pronounce, the FOURTH MAN, JESUS CHRIST, is right there with you, and if you will refuse to bend or bow to anyone or anything except to His lordship in your life, you will come out without a mark upon you. Remember His word in 1 Corinthians 10:13..."No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful: he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out, so that you can stand up under it." Christian, thank you for sharing your writing gift, and your heart with your family at Faith Writers. I will pray for you this day. Remember, too, the power to overcome was granted you when you said YES to JESUS! (Sorry for such a long review.)
Dear Brother Christian, as I read this poem it was so evident that the Lord has been faithfully training you up in His Truth. I remember learning this Truth, "Understanding comes when the Truth is seeded in your heart". My friend and brother, NEVER be fooled, for you are in His Care, Saved - Forgiven - For Always!.
Following is the Truth that is obviously seeded in your heart ...
Ephesians 3:12 NAS
in whom we have boldness and confident access through faith in Him.
Ephesians 2:8-10 NAS
8 For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God;
9 not as a result of works, so that no one may boast.
10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.
Psalm 139:23-24 NAS
23 Search me, O God, and know my heart;
Try me and know my anxious thoughts;
24 And see if there be any hurtful way in me,
And lead me in the everlasting way.
Psalm 51:10 NAS
Create in me a clean heart, O God,And renew a steadfast spirit within me.
Mark 14:38 NAS
" Keep watching and praying that you may not come into temptation; the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak."
James 4:6 NAS
But He gives a greater grace Therefore it says, " GOD IS OPPOSED TO THE PROUD, BUT GIVES GRACE TO THE HUMBLE."
James 4:10 NAS
Humble yourselves in the presence of the Lord, and He will exalt you.
Romans 4:7 NAS
" BLESSED ARE THOSE WHOSE LAWLESS DEEDS HAVE BEEN FORGIVEN,AND WHOSE SINS HAVE BEEN COVERED.
Romans 7:15 NAS
For what I am doing, I do not understand; for I am not practicing what I would like to do, but I am doing the very thing I hate.
Deuteronomy 4:29 NAS
" But from there you will seek the LORD your God, and you will find Him if you search for Him with all your heart and all your soul.
Psalm 27:4 NAS
One thing I have asked from the LORD, that I shall seek:
That I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life,
To behold the beauty of the LORD
And to meditate in His temple.
Isaiah 40:31 NAS
Yet those who wait for the LORD will gain new strength;
They will mount up with wings like eagles,
They will run and not get tired,
They will walk and not become weary.
2 Corinthians 5:17 NAS
Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come
James 1:21 NAS
Therefore, putting aside all filthiness and all that remains of wickedness, in humility receive the word implanted, which is able to save your souls.
2 Corinthians 12:9 NAS
And He has said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness " Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me.
Proverbs 3:5 NAS
Trust in the LORD with all your heart
And do not lean on your own understanding.
"So if the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed.
Galatians 2:20 NAS
"I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me."
For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.
Blessings and prayers, Jody
"Your grace is sufficient even for me" AMEN! It is sufficient... even for me, too. And that statement is a big kick in condemnation's shin. It's a statement I personally have to repeat to myself quite often... else my own thoughts would likely condemn me to death. SUFFICIENT... more than able. MORE than able... PERFECTly able. He'll hold you up through all things and in all things. He is faithful to complete the good work He started in you!