Too Costly To Trifle With

By Debra Ayis, Nigeria

My heart whispers to my soul
My mind sings its thoughts
My soul, mind, and spirit
Battle within me.
My spirit yearns for food and nourishment
Once strong but now weakened
My flesh sings a song of victory
Over another battle won
But the war of righteousness
Wages deep within my being
My spirit, I choose to nourish.
My heart must play its part
My body must know its place
Subjected to the will of my spirit
I will fight, I will never give up
For I was bought with a price too costly to trifle with
Too precious to take lightly.

“Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.” —Matthew 26:41

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