Examples of faith surrounds me,
I must get rid what slows me down;
For sin is causing not to see,
High water that would make me drown.
I must run the race as it lies,
Straight ahead and never give up;
Not to detour where it defies,
Where Satan tempts a poisoned cup.
I must focus on Jesus Christ,
For faith as our source and goal;
That lets me not to be enticed,
Which would cause the fate of my soul.
Christ saw the joy ahead of Him.
So He endured death on a cross;
Ignored the disgrace which was grim,
Experiencing such a loss.
But He received the highest place,
The throne next to God in Heaven;
As His glory shining its grace,
For the blessings that are given.
Think of Christ opposed by sinners,
So you do not become tired;
And become as discipliners,
As spiritually inspired.
You keep struggling against the sin,
But your struggles have not killed you;
Start to think on how to begin,
So you are able to construe.
Take heed when the Lord disciplines,
Do not give up when He corrects;
He is just pointing out your sins,
Along with the time one neglects.
For whom the Lord loves to chastise,
Scorns everyone He receives;
Especially who did baptize,
And says that he really believes.
Strengthen your tired arms and knees,
Keep walking along the straight path;
Feel His breath just like a cool breeze,
So you will be spared from His wrath.
Copyright © 2017 Richard Newton Sherrer