Joseph James Breunig 3rd

(Bangor, Maine (USA))

Poem: Heart of Flesh


O Lord, I continue to ache for Your heart of flesh!
Lovingly chastise me, with regard to improper attitudes;
my spirit will never freely soar in unity with You,
without understanding and a transcendental altitude.

Chasing earthly mirages is a waste of my precious time
and it will never satisfy or quench my unending thirst.
Living a dedicated life of self-gratification and pleasure,
won’t overcome this pain… that’s been repeatedly rehearsed.

Deep within my soul, I embrace Your genuine Love for me.
As a result, unwanted, dead things are compelled to fall away.
Concepts of selfishness, jealousy, discontentment, self-pity,
greed, addiction, and unforgiveness will no longer rule my days.

Lord, teach me to “take up my cross” daily without complaint;
Break the stony hardheartedness that hinders our relationship!
For I crave, the joy and contentment I previously possessed,
which softly undergirds our ongoing and eternal fellowship.

With Your Word hidden in my heart, I walk the “narrow path”,
since sin’s “broad path” leads only to one’s destruction.
Acting ungodly will always be a lost battle of the soul;
therefore, I cling onto Your Salvation and Resurrection…

with a proper mindset and complete surrender to You!
Self-centeredness is unhealthy to my soul’s existence;
therefore, I’m determined to purposely seek oneness with You,
while forgoing the proverbial path… of least resistance.




Author Notes:

Loosely based on:
Ezek 11: 19; 1 John 3: 9-14; 2 Cor 4,5: 17; Rev 3: 19;
Phil 3: 10,4: 12; Gal 2: 20,6: 10,12-15; 1 Tim 5: 6,6: 6-7;
1 Thes 5: 15; 1 Cor 13; Mark 8: 34; Matt 6: 10,33

Learn more about me and my poetry at:
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By Joseph J. Breunig 3rd, © 2013, All rights reserved.

Submitted: Thursday, October 03, 2013
Edited: Thursday, October 03, 2013

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