God’s intention for us, now I know,
Is for our growth for eternity.
We are growing now as He deals with us,
The reason is clear, I now can see.
We are being equipped for what we need,
‘The chastening of the Lord’ it is clear,
Though we may hinder and stay away,
It is intended to keep us near!
Near to the Heart of God, my desire
It is clear the need is to conspire
Against the torture of Satan’s darts
Kept and cleansed by God’s holy fire!
When this earthly task is completed,
We will have a heart of gratitude then
The Enemy of our souls defeated,
His loss forever! We will know it when…
We will know the difference once we arrive,
Temptations then will be no more
For the devils not invited there!
On Heaven’s fair and sinless shore!
But temptation. we will see, has served us well
Once we are free from Satan’s wiles.
Freedom, liberty in Calvary’s reprieve
Freedom forever whatever defiles!
So what is to hinder? Defilement all gone
Sin, with its arrows, all in the past!
What could keep us from God for eternity see,
Gone and forgotten free at last!
Sam Cox 4.06.05