Who is in possession
Of your precious mind and soul?
Is Satan your Dictator,
Is self still in control?
Christ may be our Saviour
Cleansing us from all past sin,
But He'll not usurp authority
When He comes to dwell within.
He waits for our surrender;
When we His Lordship own.
We must give ourselves completely
Before He'll take the Throne.

He may possess our spirit
Where He has brought new life,
But in our soul and body
There may remain some strife.
Our feelings and emotions
May still keep us confused
Unless they're ruled by Jesus
And for His Glory used.
Only in complete abandonment
Is there sweet peace and rest,
When the Holy Spirit fills us
We are by Him POSSESSED!

Honoria A. Groves