Dear תַאֲוָה

I love you…

I hate you!

You have been here long before me.

You may be here long after I am gone.

I cannot escape your grasp!

For you know, you hold our whole world in your clutches…

You have bent me, twisted me, perverted me.

Yet you are the unnatural—the perversion!

Yet, I cannot stand to be without you.

I cannot stand to be near you!

You call me your closest companion.

You are my worst enemy!

You embrace me openly.

Your chains, they bind me!

You would have us believe you are our servant,

But we are really the slaves!

You whisper to me,

“I am here for you.”

Your voice is death!

You have infected me!

You enter man’s thoughts when he is alone.

You torture his mind!

You tend to man’s heart.

You rip apart his soul.

You freely give pleasure.

But I know, you throw out pain.

You make me feel loved

Yet, you take all love out of it.

But it does not end here.

It does not end with shame.

No, it does not end with my suffering.

It ends with my saving.

For you know, you have lost.

You have been exposed.

You have been crushed, vanquished, and casted out!

You and your father have been defeated.

You may squirm and rage in the dark, but it is there you shall stay forever more.

Ha! I see you growing in hunger for my spirit.

You may have been here before me,

You may be here after me,

You may be more powerful than me,

But you will not conquer me anymore…

For you see I have been conquered by HIM and He is far greater than you.

I am in The light.

I am in His Light.

I am of The Light.

I will dwell in the house of יֵשׁוּע הַנוֹצרִי forever.

—Sincerely, Drew Seitz

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Romans 6:14

Sin is no longer your master, for you no longer live under the requirements of the law. Instead, you live under the freedom of God’s grace.

1 Timothy 4:12

Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example, for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.

1 Timothy 6:12

Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses.