“Ten Years With God Since Baptism”

9/6/18
Written by: Victor P.

“Ten Years With God Since Baptism”

Ten years ago I was baptized
And what a decade it has been
As a soldier in Christ’s army,
As a child of the heavenly Father.

Ten years of battles every day,
Many trials and temptations,
The spirit warring against flesh
And flesh warring against the spirit.

Ten years of seeing more clearly
That evil is real, and the Devil, too.
Ten years of seeing daily the reality
Of sin, what it corrupts and destroys.

Ten years of struggles and rest,
Learning to love and to obey
The Savior who bled and died for me,
Who saved me from the Hell I deserve.

Ten years of lessons learned
But many still I’ve yet to learn,
Successes and failures here and there,
Wins and losses too many to count.

Ten years of seeing God at work
In my life and in the lives of others.
Ten years of seeing God’s not dead,
He’s living, active, answering prayers.

Ten years of seeing God’s grace
Shown more and more every day.
Ten years of growing spiritually,
In word, in deed, in love and faith.

Ten years of seeing lives changed
By the holy God of mercy, love, justice,
Who still calls sinners to repentance,
To new life in Christ, to joy, to Himself.

Ten years of seeing this truth –
God doesn’t abandon His children.
We’re not given more than we can handle,
And we’re not treated unjustly by God.

Ten years of living with the hope
That Christ will return one day,
And until then there’s much to do
For the sake of Christ and His Gospel.

Glory to the One who created me,
Glory to the one who saved me,
Glory to the Sovereign King of all,
Glory forever to God Almighty.

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‘Struggle 1’ by Battle, Adventure, Beauty (LMMS electronic/instrumental track)

‘Struggle 1’ by Battle, Adventure, Beauty (LMMS electronic/instrumental track)
Simple short instrumental LMMS track.

“Why We Struggle With Trusting God” Note by me.

“Why We Struggle With Trusting God” Note by me.

–Originally just a comment; posted here for readers’ benefit and for God’s glory.–

We struggle with trusting God because, well, it’s natural, we’re still in our present bodies and all the imperfections and deficiencies that come with it.

Apostle Paul was very aware of the struggle taking place in each of us, the struggle of flesh against spirit, trust against doubt, pride against humility, hate against love; struggles against temptations, enemy attacks, and other things that we will encounter and experience and fight until the day we die.

We must daily die to ourselves,and daily be made alive to Christ; He’s our Sustainer, Healer, Master, Lord, Friend, Great Physician, sole source of strength, our very life and breath, our all in all, the one we must daily fix our eyes on, the one who can help us in our infirmities, He can help us obey, trust, grow, love, help, and do all we can’t without Him and His grace and love.

God’s the unchanging one when our circumstances change, when doubts come and feeling change, when friends leave and we may feel all alone, He’s the one who’ll never leave of forsake us.

God’s the one we need to turn to for all things, we have not the strength to get through everything that comes our way. To God be all the glory!