Lord, I want a new heart
I gave you one
Lord, I want a renewed heart
I gave you my Word
But Lord, I know your Word
But you don’t know me
Lord, I need help
I gave you my Spirit
Lord, I don’t see Him
I gave you my people
But Lord, I need a miracle
But you have had one (new birth)
Lord, how should I behave with your people?
Like you would with me
Lord, I try and fail, they make it so hard
It’s not them, look at your idols
But Lord, I worship only you, not idols
But you have idols of the heart
Lord, show me the idols of my heart
Look at me
Lord, if I look at you, how will I see my idols
That’s the point
But Lord, what will I see?
Glory beyond belief
Goodness without hypocrisy
Grace without measure
Do you want to know more?
Yes Lord, please
All-powerful but not capricious
Eternal and transcendent yet compassionate and concerned
Unchanging and infinite yet I reveal myself in simplicity
Incomprehensible yet knowable though undefinable
Holy, unique and distinct but not distant, but only approachable on my terms
Independent, self-existent with the desire to bless man by seeking and allowing them to worship
Purposeful not manipulated by outside motives, what I do is always eternally just, right and good
Omnipresent therefore available
Omniscient therefore never surprised
Righteous yet merciful
Just yet graceful
Good not corrupt or corruptible and incapable of erring
Loving and therefore giving what is best and needed, but wise not always giving you what you want
All-sufficient, needing nothing but desiring your all
All-glorious, most perfect, most awesome yet stoop down to relate to man and share my likeness and image
All-knowing and I want to be known
Now you understand
Lord, will knowing this replace the idols in my heart?
Do you love me?
Lord, you know that I do
Then relate in love with my people
Do you want to bring me glory?
To bring me glory you must know me and love me and love people
Lord, I’ll try harder
Not effort, surrender
Lord, you want me to give up?
No, give in
Give in to me,
Lord, what will I have to surrender?
Oh, Lord, I will need your help
Lord, will you help me
You are helpless, I must help you
Thank you Lord
Gratitude is a great start to a renewing heart
Lord I need you
All you need I will supply
Â©Stephen C. KilgoreÂ 2006