Saturday, June 17, 2017

SECULAR SELF-LOVE + A Prayer Against It!




The Day Was No Different From Any Other!
In The Old People's Vernacular
I Awakened
Said My Prayers
And Brushed My Two Teeth!
After Bathroom Detail
I Had Me Some Dry Oats
And A Warm To Hot Libation
AND
Looked To Start The Day
Without
Getting Into A Nasty Fight
With. My. Self
The Old Peace-Thief!!

Too Late!

Here They Come
Polished As Can Be
Secular Self-Love
AND
Temptation ... To Sin -
Wow!
They Are Wearing
The White Gloves!

Oh, Brother!

I Know What That Means -
They're Going To Try To Finesse Me
AND
Try To Make Me Want
To My Heavenly Father
To ... Lie?!

Yup!
Here It Comes!
I Can Feel The Urge A-coming To Say:

I Love Me!
I Love Me The Best!
The World's My Oyster!
I Am No Ice-Chest!


Oh, Boy!
Today Was Getting Off To 
Another Lousy Start!

I Will Not Submit!
I Will Not Submit!

Lord, Help Me!

PRAYER:

Father,
I Need You!
Have Mercy On Me!
I Didn't Do It When I Woke Up
But
I Am Doing It Now!
I'm Freely
Willingly
Eagerly
Giving My Self To Thee!


Lord,
Save Me From My Self!
Save Me!
Save Me, Now!
My Heart Before I Humbly Bow!

Lord,
My Self Is Trying
Of Me To Take Control
And
I Want No Part Of It
So, I Am Asking You, Please
Of My Life Take Control
For
I Want Willful Self
Outside
Of My Heart's Door!


This Secular Self-Love Has For Me
Been A Total Bug-Bear
And
A Really Grand Lie
For It Pit's One Against One's Maker
Encouraging One
The Love Of God To Deny!


When Secular Self-Love
Loves My Sinful Self
I Cannot
Your Voice Hear
And
When That Happens
Temptation-To-Sin
Screams Loudly
Unashamedly
In My Poor Ear
Urging Me To Willfully Ignore You
And
To Depart From Holding You
In The Necessary Godly Fear!
This, Lord, I Can No Longer Bear!

I Hate It!

Father,
I Have Battle Scars
And
I Desire None New
So
In The Faith Of Jesus Christ
I Give Also
My Will
And
My Way Unto You!


I Am Glad To Do This, My Father
For
I Know That You Will Take Care
And
With You In Control Of My Life, Lord
I Will Not End Up
Worthless
Useless
Hard
And
To Your Blessed Kingdom
Damned-For-Eternity Discard!


Thanks, In Advance
For The Save, Lord!
I No Longer Wish To Be
To Sin
A Trussed-Up Slave
And
I Totally Accept The Salvation Purchased
When Your Beloved Son Died
So That Me And My Kind
May Be Saved!

In Jesus' Name
I Make My Humble Plea
For
I Desire
In Peace
To See Thee
On The Great And Glorious Day!
I Love You, Lord!
AMEN.