2 Timothy 1:7 New English Translation
7 For God did not give us a Spirit of fear but of power and love and self-control.
Cracks and flaws with no excuse
To love God with feeling and burning sensation,
To shower Him with warmth and tears
It may be more like sailing through the ocean
Without leaving a lasting trace behind
Love like this is just a short happy emotion
It is a loving pleasure to soothe fears gently
It touches the heart but brings only commotion
For its truth does not affect life but just the mind.
The soul is the very self that we are feeling
and cannot be drawn quickly away from itself
So affection herein is only for self-working
And love for God becomes for love's sake itself
So to think and talk or have a desire
And some way to meditate on the Lord
It seems only done to make oneself happy?
As this motive moves you farther from the Lord
You're moving just a breath away
From your pitiful self and your cause
Your loving is not for just God's sake
Your life seems full of cracks and flaws
All noticed the direction of your pathway
The label of carnality deeply embossed
On all that you do and so often desire
A hypocrite on the highway of the lost
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