Conflict Lyrics

I chose this song as my title track because I feel it’s the best articulation of my heart. To deny myself and take up my cross is something the Lord has given me revelation on, and I’ve made it my own. I believe to walk in this way is a calling on my life and to then turn and call others to the same type of lifestyle. I have a tattoo on my arm that says “The Way of the Cross,” and to me that represents the way of love. The pinnacle of love is Jesus on the cross. So in turn I follow His example, to love Him as He loved me. “Greater love has no man than this, that he lay down his life for another.” That is what taking up my cross and following Him means to me, I am laying my life down for the object of my love, Jesus. What is so great about this truth is that it doesn’t end with death. In Christ, every death has a resurrection. I don’t glory in the death, I glory in how near I come to Jesus as I’m dying, and His glory that is revealed to me in the resurrection.

Intro:
I look at your face, and remove the peripherals.
Lay aside every weight, burning the temporal.
And having eyes of faith, I embrace the invisible.
Set my face like flint, and bare my crucible.

Verse 1:

The Spirit fights the flesh and the flesh fights the Spirit

The Spirit says to die but the flesh don’t wanna hear it
From birth I was sent to be a seed in the earth
For a seed to bear fruit it’s gotta die in the dirt
Like Isaac I’m following my Father up the mountain of sacrifice laying down my life
As a willing and obedient soul taking myself into no consideration
Plant me in the earth and I’ll produce nations

Pre-Chorus:
The Lord’s death brought many sons to life
For a seed to bear fruit it’s first gotta die
You’re a seed, I’m a seed (4X)
I will embrace my mantle I will cling to my cross
To be found in You is all that I want
I will walk this road I will kiss this beam
To be found in You is all that I need

Hook:
There’s a conflict in my soul, There’s a conflict in my soul
I will not shrink back, I will not shrink back

There’s a conflict in my soul, There’s a conflict in my soul
I will not shrink back, I will not shrink back

Verse 2:
If you love this life then you will lose it
Fix your eyes on eternity and then just lose it
Judge yourself so you will not be judged
You don’t hate this life you better check what you love
Help me find the wisdom in selfdenying
And give me that heart that embraces the dying
Whatever’s gain to me that I’ll count as loss
For the knowledge of You I embrace this cross

Pre-Chorus:

Hook:

Verse 3:
I look down the path forgotten it’s the road less traveled
That only disciples won’t abandon
And there you are at the top of every mountain the bottom of every valley
So i choose to die daily, follow hard in the Way of the Cross and I walk
No second guessing give myself fully to death and witness the resurrection
You’re the great reward, eternal weight of glory
You’re the joy set before me

Bridge:
For the joy, echo (4X)
I endure this cross, echo (2X)
I will embrace my mantle, echo, I will cling to my cross, echo (2X)
I will embrace my mantle, echo, I will cling to my cross and I will not shrink back (2X)

Hook: