Place yourself in the confidence,
Of all your spiritual leaders;
Their words will be your best defense,
Against those who are impeders.
All of you must serve each other,
With humility as humble;
Treat them as sister and brother,
Never resentful to grumble.
The Lord opposes arrogance,
Rather favors the modesty;
Anyone with the diligence,
And having the integrity.
Be humbled by the mighty God,
So that when it is the right time;
He will give you honor and laud,
As He helps you making the climb.
Give your anxiety to Him,
Because of His caring for you;
No need for you be feeling grim,
Or a negative point of view.
Remember to keep your mind clear,
But always remain on alert;
So you will not be showing fear,
If someone tries to cause you hurt.
Your opponent is the devil,
Who is prowling like a lion;
To devour you with evil,
The midst of trials can toughen.
Be firm in your faith to resist,
Knowing others suffer the same;
No matter how much they persist,
Remember what Christ did proclaim.
God who shows you of His kindness,
And who is calling you through Christ;
To His glory and blessedness,
Will restore you when sacrificed.
His power is making you strong,
And will support you forever;
So agony will not prolong,
As faithfulness will not sever.
C Copyright © 2016 Richard Newton Sherrer