V. Fight now, O Heart, your Lord and God to know

For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.      -Matthew 16:25

Fight now, O Heart, your Lord and God to know!

For Pride resists with strength and arms secure.

The battle rages; quaking with each blow,

That worse strikes are to come I am assured.

My pride, alert to peril most acute,

Must die or else must slay my burgeoning peace;

Repelling heart’s attempts to force it mute,

It swears that its dominion shall not cease.

Yet trust of Him runs deeper than my heart—

It touches the foundation of my soul;

And though my soul does also sting and smart,

It waits for Him to stem war’s rising toll.

‘Til then, I shall remain a battlefield,

For neither Pride nor Heart consents to yield.

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About Victoria Grefer

Victoria is a New Orleans girl, born and raised, with an appreciation for the charm of the Deep South. She has a bachelor's degree in Spanish and English and a master's degree in Spanish literature, all from the University of Alabama. From the age of six she dreamed of becoming a writer, and her writing career begin in the third grade with a series of stories about herself and her friends solving mysteries. She self-published the Herezoth trilogy between 2012 and 2014 and is working on its second edition. She is soon to be a graduate student of theology.
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