© by Joyce C. Lock
There’s a time for every season, sorrowing when death gives its call,
a reality of living that eventually come to all.
But unless one dies to themselves, it’s a life never lived;
a life with selfishness, a heart that never learned to give.
The things we held on to, we thought we couldn’t live without;
were the very lies Satan fed us, to keep us trapped in death’s cloud.
For when we die to the flesh and live by the MASTER’S rule,
we find we never lost anything, but Satan - vicious and cruel.
The path to peace and victory is God’s will; God’s way - every time. Because, God is for you, knowing your need better than you know yourself and only He knows which path will meet it and defeat Satan.
The reasons we serve God graduate the more we come to know Him... for our safety and benefit, it’s exciting to see what God wants to do next, His plan is better than ours, because we love Him, for who He is. With each obedience, we discover life more abundantly and a God who loves beyond measure.
As God ministers to the soul; He replaces Satan’s lies with truth, heals, sets us free, teaches about who He is (a process of restoring our innermost self to its’ original creation - separate from evil.) In so doing, God gives light to the darkness within, gradually indwelling us. As once we know the truth, we choose Him.
Devotedly, we then begin to serve God (having experienced His perfection); for what He’s already done for us, for who He is, out of love alone. He is worthy to be praised.
By the time we’ve reached this far in our own spiritual journey, knowing the depths of Satan, we know beyond a shadow of a doubt... God’s instruction is the path to life.
If our desires don’t match God’s will, we’re not in our right mind.