DYING TO SELF (acrostic)
By Tom D Blakely
D ying to self seems difficult to do
Y et it is what Jesus requires from me and you.
I nner peace, abundant life is ours to be had.
N ot fears and doubts that come from holding out on God.
G od wants us to depend on Him, like infants to their parents
T he Holy Spirit has come to help; in us He’ll take up residence.
O ut with all besetting sin, in thoughts and words and deeds
S elf shall be surrendered as the Holy Spirit leads.
E ternal issues are at stake; Lord give Your children vision
L et us live as Your ambassadors on earth, as it is in heaven
F orever to live to glorify and enjoy You, more than anything.