Worthy Adversary

We do not serve the mind

We serve the Spirit


The mind is our servant

The Spirit is our master


The mind likes to think

It is in control

But Spirit trumps the mind


The mind is a worthy adversary

But no match for the Spirit



Servant of God

We were slaves to sin

And Christ bought us

Paid for us with his life

Gave his life for us

Paid the debt in full


Set us free

No more slaves to sin

But servants of God


He owns me

I am his

But I am not a slave

I am his servant

Of my own free will

Faithful and true


Romans 13:8

“Owe no man anything, but to love one another: for he that loves one another hath fulfilled the law.”

Jesus Christ

My lord is humble

He does not rise above

Nor fall below

He meets us in the middle

He meets us face to face

As an equal

One fit for God


Philippians 2:6-8

“Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal to God…and took upon the form of a servant…And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself…”


Jesus Christ loved us first

He put us first

Before himself


Those he loved

Loved him before he was

And anticipated his coming

The God they loved

The God they did not know

He was not

Who they expected him to be




Before them all

I love him

I put him first

I put him before me

First my husband

Then I who followed

Forever his faithful servant

Mother of his children

Keeper of his heart

She who knows the truth

She who knows what love is

Because she is loved

By he who loved her first


Love conquers all


Genesis 3:16

“Unto the woman he said…and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.”


Jesus Christ

No one is greater than Christ

Though Christ is greater than no one

He is not different than mankind

That who has taught me all I know

That which was here before me


There is no one greater than Christ

Likewise Christ is greater than no one

We are the same

There is no difference


I have followed one who is Christ

And he followed God

He became as God

And I have become as him


St. Matthew 10:24-25

“The disciple is not above his master, nor the servant above his lord.  It is enough for the disciple that he be as his master, and the servant as his lord…”

St. Luke 6:40

“The disciple is not above his master: but every one that is perfect shall be as his master.”