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What Are You Holding Onto
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By Gary James Smith
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What Are You Holding Onto

What are you holding onto
That you're totally dependent on
That keeps you away from turning to God
Not giving your heart a song
You think that you just need it
Your habit has harnessed you in
Satan has a way of deceiving us
When it comes to dealing with sin

We're to love the Lord our God
With all of our heart, our strength, our mind
Tally up your percentage in that regard
See how far you are behind
To shore up you're responsiveness there
You'll need the Lord to do it
Start your prayerlife afresh today
And will yourself to do it

When your habit comes around
To visit you each day
Confess to God your need of Him 
And thank Him for the victory 
For God is merciful to any soul
That acknowledges their need of Him
Give your old habit a slap on the hand
And your victorious life will begin!

Hallelujah what a Saviour!

Copyright December 8  2020  1:22 AM

Gary James Smith


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Submitted: Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Last Updated: Thursday, December 10, 2020

About the Poet
I came to know the Lord as my personal Saviour in January of 1972. I was married on Oct 21,1966 to my wife Linda who also loves the Lord. We have ten children and now twenty-four grand children. In Aug 2012 we got the announcement of the birth of our first GREAT grand child (a baby girl). I was thrilled to find others of like precious faith and belief in Jesus Christ. Hallelujah! What a Savior! I am presently living in Champion, Alberta, Canada but we are originally from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada. That is where the poem Canadian Tribute to America was birthed. One Sunday as I walked across the city on my way to church I came to the top of a hill and looked across at Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. After watching the events of the Sept 11 tragedy it was weighing on my heart and mind and the Lord gave me these words. We came to Calgary and when my oldest daughter saw this poem she said, �Dad, what�s this?� and I said a poem and she replied �Dad, that�s not a poem , that�s a song� and she then went to the piano and began to sing and play it. The result of which turned into a song entitled, A Canadian Tribute to America which she recorded on CD. garyjamessmith2005@yahoo.ca


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