7-31-15 I Am With You Always

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…lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world.

Matthew 28:20 KJV

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This place most surely wears your spirit down,

A constant battle fighting for your soul.

It feels sometimes that you are going to drown,

Like being trapped within a sinking hole.

You feel like giving up most every day,

Just giving in to all things sensual.

Remember this and you won’t go astray:

The Lord is always with you stand or fall.

He’s with you every moment, even now,

No matter where you go or what you do.

Christ never will forsake you, that’s His vow;

O, feel Him touch your heart this second, too!

He’s always just a word of prayer away.

You never are alone, so don’t dismay.

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4-15-15 Abstain

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Once newly into Christ you don’t belong,

For Christ is into you: Home isn’t here,

And where you go the light will shine so strong

A pilgrim’s path shall form to drive sin clear.

Abstain from fleshy lusts, which fight the soul,

For they can drive a wedge ‘tween God and you;

They turn your vision from its Holy goal

And cause a stumbled fall to tarry, too.

The worldly world of lust is sensual,

Tempts sight and touch and sound and taste and smell.

It bids you come and join the festival,

Then pins you to the wall of death and hell.

Abstain from lust, my sister newly saved

You have a choice: be free or be enslaved.

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Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims,

abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul;

1 Peter 2:11 KJV