I followed my own desires,
and lusted after even more
I strolled the streets of greed
and knocked on resentment’s door.
I pursued the work of darkness,
and ate up all the fame
I labored in the halls of envy
with covetous as my aim.
I ensued after my own pleasure,
with Satan beneath my feet
my gratification kept me marching
to his disobedient beat.
I became skillful in the world,
and paved a road for my delight
until I came upon a bridge
that exposed a saving light.
In the span of my awareness,
I saw just how ugly I became
and it was at this very moment
I felt the sting of my own shame.
Oh, how grateful now I am,
to be saved by that connection.
now my path is paved and planed
with God’s design and intention.
King James Version
“For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit,
and the Spirit against the flesh:
and these are contrary the one to the other:
so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.”
Deborah Ann Belka