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I Say My Faith~

Some say my faith,
has made me blind
some say it too . . .
messed up my mind.

But, I say my faith,
opened up my eyes
for it has made me . . .
to God’s ways wise.

Some say my faith,
is a laughable joke
some add to it too . . .
it’s a fearsome yoke.

But, I say my faith,
is as real as can be
for from the world . . .
it has set me free.

Some say my faith,
makes me a moron
but, I say my faith . . .
keeps me pressing on.

For Lord I know,
You are the only One
who I need to follow
if this race is to be won!

~~~~~~~~

Philippians 3:13-14

Brethren, I count not myself
to have apprehended: but this
one thing I do, forgetting those
things which are behind,
and reaching forth unto those
things which are before,
I press toward the mark
for the prize of the high
calling of God in Christ Jesus.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2020
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Pressing Into The Goal ~

Track-Running-Race_Sven-Hoppe_i1 from common photo archive

It’s not about a contest,
it’s about the one you enter in
for the race that’s before you
can be full of good or full of sin.

It’s not about how fast you are,
it’s about your direction
and if to the Gospel of grace
you will make a connection.

It’s not about the time you run,
it’s about pressing into the goal
and if you follow after Jesus
with all your heart and soul.

It’s not about the finish line,
it’s about how close you come
to the mark of a higher calling
and the glory of God’s kingdom.

It’s not about the winning,
it’s about your defeat and loss
and if you gained true knowledge
of why Christ died on the cross!

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Philippians 3:7
King James Version

“But what things were gain to me,
those I counted loss for Christ.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


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