Lord, You offered me this new man,
and asked me to put him on . . .
You challenged me to grow in him
and be willing to be Spirit drawn.
You told me my life was worthless,
and my heart was as dry as dust
how my mind was full of darkness
overflowing with greed and lust.
You asked me to give to You,
the worldly joys in my possession
You told me in return for them
You’d forgive me my transgression.
You made me open up my eyes,
to the useless things I do
showing me they are fruitless
when not being done for You.
You revealed to me my pain,
was from the emptiness inside
and why this old and new man . . .
can’t live happily side by side.
Lord, You asked me to make a choice,
a heart dark for one full of light . . .
so I chose to put on the new man
and to give the old one a holy fight!
“And that ye
put on the new man,
which after God
is created in righteousness
and true holiness.”
Copyright 2012 Revised 2022
Deborah Ann Belka
King James Version
~ to GOD be the GLORY ~