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