Christ lives in me

The day I died

Was the day I forgave

Those who had hurt me

My agenda was dispelled

The Master said, “Forgive them,

bless them,

send them a gift.”

The day I died was the day I started asking God

To show me how to see people as He sees them

That day when I got over myself

I started taking over the nature of Christ

I started learning what it meant

To want what God wants

It is a process

Every now and then I remember my old self

I hear the myself scream, “It is not fair, fight back!

They were mean so be mean!”

The Holy Spirit says something very different

He says, “Forgive them, pray for them and for yourself.”

I am getting better at saying yes to Him

and no to my old self

Step by step

Each day brings challenges with it

But with Jesus on my side

I will walk the narrow path

Until I see my Lord

The One who now holds my heart

My Lord and my God

 

Ephesians 4:22-24 (ESV)

To put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires,  and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds,  and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.

2 Comments Add yours

  1. JanBeek says:

    Psalm 84:4 “Happy are those who live in Your house, ever singing Your praise.” With Christ living in me, my house is His house – and yes, I sing His praise. Isn’t it a peaceful place?

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  2. Amen, there is so much peace in Jesus. Amen 🙂

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