The Battle Within
Lord Iíve missed my crown
In my sins I begin to drown
Excuses flung to ease my mind
I am a sheep fallen behind
Gone is an opportunity missed
A chance to be happy and blessed
A fork in the road behind
And I have chosen the wrong tine
Forgiveness, Lord, is what I need
Once more, in my life intercede
My heart cries for where I am
Cover me with the blood of the Lamb
Through temptations I have fallen
To You, Lord, my heart is calling
I have allowed the world to distract
Through the Spirit call me back
Fear of following Your call
Too often I use excuses to stall
Too busy is what I have said
Refusing to follow where You have led
I long to serve only You
While the enemyís strongholds grew
Deadly whispers from the enemy
Causing a war to rage within me
Help me, Lord, I cannot stand alone
Restore me to the path You have shown
I desire to worship You in spirit and truth
But my thoughts and actions offer no proof
Renew Your Spirit within me
Reopen my eyes so I may see
Too often it seems I go astray
Going down the path the wrong way
For Your wisdom again I ask
Strengthen me to perform Your task
Guide me through the wilderness
Give to me a spirit of willingness
I am reminded that I live to serve
I prove that grace is given, not earned
Fallen on my knees once again
Give me victory over the battle within
Brothers and Sisters,
It is funny, it doesn't take any physical acts to put you in a position where you need to cry for forgiveness. I admit that I am yet to be perfect. In fact, the Lord still has quite a bit of work to do with me. I just no that for every minute I am not focused on the Lord I am not fullfilling the Commision.
The war with my flesh continues. Bad habits have formed, good habits have been lost. I donít do what I want to do and do what I donít want to do. Iíve read this somewhereÖyes, it is in the Word of God that we will all go through this. Our spirit battles our flesh. As I continue to learn I cannot fight this battle on my own.
I am not where I need or want to be, but I see that and I am striving to get back there. At times I feel like a candle flickering in the wind instead of a light shining on the hill.
Pray for me as I strive to get back on track. I have not lost my salvation, but I am battling to be a productive member of the body. I have not been setting the example that is conducive to following the great Commission.
I found myself fleeing my call, trying to blend in to my surroundings instead of boldly standing for the Lord. I have been influenced instead of influencing. I have been falling instead of standing. Here is my heartís plea to stand and stand boldly.
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