"But He said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you..." 1 Corin. 12:9

Saturday, February 6, 2010

O Worm, Lezlie, Daughter of the King

That pretty much sums it up.  The 2 'me's.  My flesh and my spirit at war with one another.  Both visible to others at one time or another.  If the snotty, selfish, critical, mean-spirited me is showing, then my flesh is winning.  If Jesus' sweet spirit is showing, then His Spirit is giving my spirit, which belongs to Him, victory.

I'm grateful that Jesus is stronger and is winning out over my flesh more and more and that those around me seem to see Him more than they see me, but I know who I really am still, a sinful person with ugly, sinful thoughts and feelings that surface more often than I would like.  I am glad He is changing me.  I'm glad I'm cooperating.  But I'm longing to be fully changed and am glad that this change is a certainty.  I just have to wait until I can go Home or until Home comes to me in the form of the return of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Here's a song I wrote about this longing:

The world on my left.
The devil on my right.
My flesh smack in the middle.
These enemies are after me.
"Jesus, help me!" is my plea.

Some day I'm gonna be perfect,
But I'm not yet!

Jesus is my Portion.
Heaven is my future.
I just can't wait to get there!
When I arrive, I will be
just like my Savior, finally!

Some day I'm gonna be perfect,
But I'm not yet!

My crown at Your Feet,
A smile on Your Face,
This is what I dream of.
Knowing fully as I'm known.
Dwelling ever in Your Love.

Some day I'm gonna be perfect,
But I'm not yet!

Some day, I'm gonna be righteous
Some day, I'm gonna be holy
Some day, I'm gonna be perfect
But I'm not yet.
Not YET!

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