Because You stayed on that Cross,

I am saved.

Because You stayed, fighting till Your last,

I know I can win…

You didn’t have to do it, Lord.

You said, “No one takes My life…

“I lay it down willingly…”

And You taught me to lay mine down too…

The blood that ran down Your head,

The sweat that poured from Your dehydrated body,

The tears that escaped Your eyes…

They all told me that it wasn’t easy.

You were not playing a part…

You were truly dying on that Cross.

You were truly suffering…for me…

You fought for me, and delivered me…

From my chains to sin,

Bound to hell,

A captive of Satan…

With guilt, condemnation and shame.

You released my name!

You set me free with Your victory!

And in Hades, where You fought on,

You set all the captives free!

Now, because You stayed,

I can do the same.

I can fight for those I love,

I can fight for the Truth.

I can fight injustice with my last breath!

I can fight, though it kills me…

Because I know death is only the beginning…

You said, “Unless a grain of wheat

“Falls and dies, it abides alone…

“But if it dies, it brings forth much fruit…”

Your death on that Cross

Gained You the world…

In Heaven, You put off Your sovereignty,

You denied Yourself Your royal rights…

And humbly came after me!

O, Jesus, Your love inspires me…

Your love is so perfect and true…

Your love is oh, so powerful…

Your love is everything I need.

Sometimes, I am tempted to seek out others…

Tempted by the lusts of the flesh,

And the deceitfulness of riches…

But those can never satisfy.

I know I was made for more…

So, I won’t settle for less…

I know it will not be easy…

In the process, my sweat will pour,

My tears will run,

My blood will be spilled,

My heart will break…

But I will not give up this Cross!

You have set an example for me…

And because You now live,

I can face tomorrow…

I know the sting of death is lost,

And I have no more fear…

Your love has cast it away…

So I will cast off my former self,

And put on the robe of righteousness…

I will follow You to that mount,

And be crucified there with You.

And I will stay…

Even when I hear those mockers…

Even when the world tells me

There is another way…

I know Your way is best…

So I will stay…

I will fight, because I am not alone.

I will run the race for that glorious prize…

I will keep my eyes on You,

The Authour and Finisher of my Faith.

I will die…daily…to self!

And when I die, I shall bear fruit…

In that day, my joy will be complete.

And Lord, I shall give You all the glory!

Amen!

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  1. AnuOluwa
    Write a response…Jesus my sweet sweet saviour. forever humbly before you lord. thanks for sharing and for knowing him this deep.
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