Death To Self, Life In The Spirit Poem by Cynthia Buhain-baello

Death To Self, Life In The Spirit

Death To Self, Life In The Spirit

We cannot find God in a seminary,
Or imagine we have Him through a degree.
For instruction and learning cannot fulfill
The life from the Spirit, for the letter kills.

We look at appearances, God looks at the heart.
For change to be real, it is God Who imparts.
Certificates and titles, those positions are empty,
Man's view of honor doesn't count in eternity.

Self is the opaque veil that covers our eyes,
It seeks Man's applause, yet we don't realize
That we died and were crucified, we ceased to be.
We can't make ourselves perfect or work to be holy.

God gives grace to the humble, the lowly in spirit.
The contrite of heart, His Spirit will meet.
Those who know they're imperfect, who need the Savior-
Are the ones He regards, those He honors.

Copyright © Cynthia Buhain-Baello~~~~10.24.18

"He has made us competent as ministers of a new covenant—not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life." (2 Corinthians 3: 6)

"The Spirit gives life; the flesh counts for nothing. The words I have spoken to you —they are full of the Spirit and life."
(John 6: 63)

Death To Self, Life In The Spirit
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Topic(s) of this poem: faith,god,self
Bernard F. Asuncion 25 October 2018

Mommy Cynthia, such a spirit-filled poem po.........10++++++

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Bernard F. Asuncion 21 November 2018

Mommy Cynthia, congrats po for being selected for the day........... Truly an uplifting poem of the day...............

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Tom Allport 21 November 2018

An inspirational write of who we really are? Selfish beings with only some who are sincere seeking the light! .......wonderfully written Cynthia

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Aqua Flower 21 November 2018

Such a great poem for the day! congratulations on sharing this wonderful peace with us which resonates!

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Glen Kappy 21 November 2018

This is the first poem I've read by you, Cynthia, and it's made me interested to read more. We share a lot in our perspectives. -Glen Kappy

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Mahtab Bangalee 22 November 2018

Beautiful choice of PH: lovely poem selected as poem of the day /// I build a masjid I build a temple I build a church I build a pagoda I build various holy places to make me pilgrimage O' GOD, but You, since my birth, lives into the harem of my heart ........ /// love this poem

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Rose Marie Juan-austin 22 November 2018

A wonderful and powerful spiritual write. Beautifully crafted and well executed.10+++ and on to my Poem List. Congratulations for a well deserved Poem Of The Day.

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Butch Decatoria 21 November 2018

Profoundly mean8ngful. Thumbs up.

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Lyn Paul 21 November 2018

An energy of spirit given with your words. Thought provoking.

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Edward Kofi Louis 21 November 2018

Self! ! ! Inner self and joy! Inner peace, Inner world; Inner beauty with the muse of righteous morals. Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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Cynthia Buhain-baello

Cynthia Buhain-baello

Manila, Philippines
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