Sunday, December 21, 2008

Sin so sweet?

Does this pertain to you? Anyone you know?
There are so many that it applies to, what about this writer?
These words were recorded after I had a conversation with a very dear loved one. He was describing the grip that an addiction had on him. It was very painful to hear, as it was the confession of one that had all the 'appearances' of one that 'had it all together' in every aspect of his life! He was, and still is, quite highly respected.
After praying with him, I put myself in his situation and my heart cried...

The bondage of the habit--
how many understand?
The more that I give to it,
the more would it demand!
I thought that "I could manage it,"
that "nobody will know..."
then why am I so miserable
as the moments go?

"Come to me, let me pet you...
a moment all alone
in a place where you and I
are only to be known..."

O where is my deliverance?
Where is resolve so strong?!
I know that I'm addicted!
I know that this is wrong!
The pleasure is so fleeting,
the damning guilt to last!
I yearn for, oh, that moment when
this habit will be past!!

"Come to me, let me pet you...
a moment all alone
in a place where you and I
are only to be known..."

The bondage of the habit
takes Two to overcome:
Jesus Christ alive inside
to make the proper sum.
Without Him is no power,
this bondage, to defeat;
with Him is all deliverance,
o make it now complete!

To say "I am untouchable"
is lying to the heart!
If I press on in ignorance
God WILL NOT have a part!
Take and eat...take and drink...
upon the Lord imbibe--
there be no greater elements
that life here may prescribe!
6604


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