Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. – Romans 12:21
Trapped in my study, pounding on the keys,
I’m afraid of what I might do if I think too much of me.
I could go down stairs and spend my time in earthly pleasures,
Or I can resist the false self by writing these letters.
It’s more than that though, more than just typing,
In reality I am trying to stay alive, I am fighting.
My soul is at stake, my very story is being written,
For my sinful nature is lurking, and this time I seek to remain un-bitten.
Overcome evil with good, that’s the plan tonight,
If I leave this room too early, I may be leaving the light.
Keep writing Mark, seek to express what you’ve been told,
Key after key the gospel story will eventually become un-old.
Reminding myself of all that I’ve been taught,
I must keep writing about Him to remember I have been bought.
Ah yes, now the inward burning is beginning to fade,
For when my heart rests in him there my burdens are laid.
I must remind myself day after day, night after night,
That to please and know God is always worth the fight.