Path to Freedom

Negative habits
require no effort
and they enslave but
good habits require effort.

Build up a resistance
to negative habits
by submitting to Christ
and being free from havoc.

Corruption and sin
is our competition
but the Gospel message
refreshes the soul with ambition.

For hope gives optimism
in a time of despair
and faith gives courage
at a time of a scare.

Love will bring victory
in a time of hate
and good things will happen
for those who wait.

Remain optimistic
and want to be winners
like those that accept Jesus
who died for sinners.

Poem by Mark Shields – © 01-15-2014
Inspired by Follow the Path Away from Corruption


About Mark Shields

Mark works in the Information Systems Department for an Insurance Company. He volunteers as a member of the media ministry team at his church and runs the 10:50 worship service computer. A few years ago, he started an on-line Bible study guide called “This Day with God Devotional”. He uses this as a tool in his journey through the Bible. We live in a very busy world with busy schedules so this tool has helped him continue with daily Bible reading and study. You’re invited to join him on this journey or check in every so often to read his thoughts.
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