VI. What lost, by death to self?

“I have told you this so that you might have peace in me. In the world you will have trouble, but take courage, I have conquered the world.” -John 6:33

What lost, by death to self? By choosing Him?

Security, stagnation, stale conceit.

The world assures existence deathly dim;

Christ gives the promise grand of piercèd feet.

Of piercèd feet, and journeys deep and far,

Adventure true to try me, me to shape,

And Love that will sustain through darkest war,

Through battles perilous and wounds that gape.

The injuries be only to my pride,

That part of me that daily does me ill,

That, once vainglory fully now has died,

My truest self may live and love at will.

Now trust Him, let Him slay that dragon, Sin;

Though victory be His, ‘tis I that win.


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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