i find my own self-esteem by esteeming god
In exhalting God, I myself am exalted. As I live in service to a higher truth, I am delivered to a higher place. Only in seeking to give praise to God, do I find that I am praised.
My smaller self is not the light of the world. Rather, it is the spirit within me that lights up the universe. It is to God that all praise is due, for who and what I am in my light-filled place.
All praise and thanksgiving
To the light You are,
And the light in me,
Which is the light we share,
May I identify
Only with You,
That I might know who I truly am.