We’ve heard the familiar saying
‘It’s what’s on the inside that counts’
And whilst there’s much truth in this
Many factors do abound.
We’re all like construction sites
Where much work is required;
So a cleansing and a sanctification
Is ultimately acquired.
Construction sites are messy
As work is conducted from the inside out,
And the dirty footprints along with the dust
Is what it’s all about.
Footprints on the surface of our heart
With all the pain this entails,
Having been used for our kindness
And fastened with many nails.
Ballustrades and many walls
Are familiar to our walk,
But they come crashing down indeed
Once the truth is revealed and taught.
Sometimes an explosion is required
In various construction sites,
To completely eradicate the old frame
So there’s nothing left in sight.
This paves the way for new beginnings
And sets us free from former days,
As we’re constructed with quality touches
To stand firm in all our ways.
Sometimes an implosion takes place
Whilst work is on the site,
And a remedy is urgently required
So the internals become right.
Construction sites are not appealing
Like a skeleton in its frame,
But once the vision is completed
It will never be the same.
Because the dirty laundry from within
Needs to be aired,
And all the thoughts and intents of the heart
Need to be stripped bare.
Because to look at someone with thoughts of lust
The deed is almost done,
Since the seed is sown which can come to fruition
Along with the heartache that comes.
It’s the thoughts, lusts and desires
That become toxins within,
And unless we repent and overcome
We’ll continue to live in sin.
But the finishing touches do take place
After what seems like forever,
And the structure is strong and robust
And every storm it will weather.
We’re all construction sites within
As our soul is regenerated,
By the hand of God and His loving touch
So we become rejuvenated.
(C) P.B. 2020
“But I say to you that whoever looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.” Matthew 5:28
“There is nothing that enters a man from outside which can defile him, but the things which come out of him, those are the things that defile a man. If anyone has ears to hear, let him hear!” Mark 7:15-16
“Keep your heart will all diligence, for out of it spring the issues of life. Put away from you a deceitful mouth, and put perverse lips far from you.” Proverbs 4:23-24
“Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.” Psalm 51:10