Never Too Late for a Clean Slate

Questionable deeds
Of our sinful past.
Where does this lead
One may ask?

The thoughts of the past can
Put tremendous strain on us.
Leading to a life of chaos
That makes us go nuts.

To eventually consume us
With negative thoughts
And destroy potential;
Tie us up in knots.

But God knows all
That we have done
So He sent a Redeemer
So new life is begun.

So we can come clean
From all the sorrows
Of a regretful past
To better tomorrows.

From a hopeless life
That is turned around;
To a life of believing;
Receiving the crown.

Seeing the light
And being changed
By an amazing power
That is exchanged.

Through the blood of the Lamb;
Stepping ahead by confessing.
Accepting this new life in Christ
And receiving the blessing.

Leaving our uncertain past
On the old rugged Cross
And beginning a clean slate
That puts Him as the boss.

Blessing us with victories
Since the load is much lighter
So we run at full speed
To a future that is brighter.

Momentum is gained daily;
The path no longer obscured
And through Jesus Christ,
The great victory is assured.

Poem By Mark Shields – © 02-25-2016
Inspired by Study of Genesis 44
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About Mark Shields

Mark volunteers as a member of the media ministry team at his church. A few years ago, he started an on-line Bible study guide called “This Day with God Devotional”. He uses this as a tool in his journey through the Bible. We live in a very busy world with busy schedules so this tool has helped him continue with daily Bible reading and study. Each of the studies are designed to help apply our faith in the work place, at school, or at home. Join him on this journey or check in every so often to read his thoughts.
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2 Responses to Never Too Late for a Clean Slate

  1. Mark Shields says:

    Reblogged this on This Day With God and commented:

    A Questionable deed of our past will continue to interfere with our present to wear us down and consume our thoughts but by confessing; by leaving it on the Cross and beginning a clean slate we gain momentum for victory. This poem inspires us to let go of the past and step ahead by accepting the amazing grace of God.

  2. Reblogged this on A-Scribe To Describe and commented:
    “The thoughts of the past can
    Put tremendous strain on us.
    Leading to a life of chaos
    That makes us go nuts.

    To eventually consume us
    With negative thoughts
    And destroy potential;
    Tie us up in knots.

    But God knows all
    That we have done
    So He sent a Redeemer
    So new life is begun.”

    Amen

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