Saturday, January 1, 2011

TO BE A TRUE DISCIPLE - A Poem




~~TO BE A TRUE DISCIPLE~~


by James Fire written in 1986, updated 2011

My sin is ever before me;
I've become so blind, I can see
nothing but darkness that mares my soul.
My heart cries to be free and whole.


What has corrupted me and so cast me down?
My heart is withered, eyes are dim, I wear a frown.


How vile my old nature is, how wicked its way;
to turn against the LORD and Him betray!
Yet the fault is mine; the scripture holds true!
Be not deceived, God is not mocked;
beware what you do.


They that sow to the flesh shall of the same reap death;
They that sow to the Spirit, breathe the Everlasting Breath!

I cling to the LORD's mercy and to Him I pray:
that He give me strength to walk true, and not to stray.
To resist temptations and wiles of my enemy,
and submit to my LORD Jesus and Him only obey!


To Calvary I come and kneel and trust in Him;
Yet daily I must walk this way and deny my sin.
To be a true disciple, I must myself deny,
Pick up my cross, follow Him and finally die!
to the old, vile nature so wicked and ugly;
and become more and more, a saint of purity!

I can of myself do nothing wholly true:
Yet as a cripple, I may lean upon You!
For you are my shelter and Strong Tower!
Through Jesus Christ risen, I have the power,


to die daily and conform to His image,
walk from the old to the new,
bringing glory only to You,
and then to burn the bridge.




Dedicated to the Alpha and Omega of my faith: the LORD Jesus Christ!


Below is a link to a blog regarding the book by William MacDonald, True Discipleship

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