There’s a relief when we dispose
Of all old things in our possession;
That no longer serve a purpose
Or that have caused much aggression.
There’s a refreshing that abounds
As we welcome all things new,
Where the stale memories are left behind
With their deceptive tactics too.
Our soul is comprised
Of our emotions, mind and will;
It’s our living being and life indeed
And by God it is instilled.
But the soul requires renewal
Irrespective of who we are,
Since our old man grows corrupt every day
And by sin our soul is scarred.
When we renew the spirit of our mind
It’s in conjunction with God’s will,
So the law of love and His commands
Our heart and soul will fill.
Our former conduct and its lusts
Promotes greed and selfish envy;
It desires to have better than its neighbour
That can drive into a frenzy.
It’s self-centred and independent of God
And promotes its own philosophies,
But much frustration and disarray
Is what this old man can always see.
Because we’re not created to live apart
From God and His pure ways;
His desire is to bless us indeed
So much fruit will fill our days.
Deceitful lusts are deceitful indeed
Since they promote an empty promise,
And all doubt and unbelief will cripple
When we become a doubting Thomas.
When we put off our former conduct
An exchange will take place,
Where the new man steps out in boldness
With a brand new image and face.
An image that reflects the Lord
In holiness and righteousness,
When Jesus cleanses our soul indeed
And commits to us what’s best.
Because renewal is an outward sign
That there’s been a change within,
And that repentance has truly taken place
When we’re remorseful of our sin.
Renewal of soul is mandatory
If we wish to see eternal life,
Where by Christ’s blood shed on the cross
His sacrifice will suffice.
Suffice to put us in right standing
With the Father above,
And solely by His grace and mercy
In conjunction with His love.
(C) P.B. 2020
“That you put off, concerning your former conduct, the old man which grows corrupt according to the deceitful lusts, and be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and that you put on the new man created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness.” Ephesians 4:22-24