In Christ Alone
By iamstrong
11/14/2011 7:41:49 PM
I found this in my notebook from Day 54. I had been listening to the song "In Christ Alone". I listen to the Adam Young version if you want to look it up. And I had written this poem.

In Christ alone I'll put my trust
And He will guard me from my lust
With Christ alone I'll conquer this
And I'll be free from chains of sin
My Christ atoned though perfect man
Now in His strength I will withstand
For this is life, to know He lives
And accept the gift He gives.

In Christ alone my hope is found.


Many times lately    
"I have thanked the Lord for "protecting me from myself" (this is in my morning prayers and I said it this morning), meaning, he had removed the desire to mb from me, so that I didn't even feel a temptation to do it. Or I went to bed with the temptation, but soon afterward, I totally lost the temptation and I didn't act out. Your poem -- esp the line "And He will guard me from my lust" -- reminds me of that phrase that I use in my morning prayers after a successful night.

It's a beautiful poem, and it gives me hope. Thanks for posting."
posted at 21:42:00 on November 14, 2011 by dog

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