A Call To Conversion

The work of conversion is truly a difficult pilgrimage. Simplicity helps the heart to leave behind excuses and tepidity so that it may focus on what really matters. With an abundance of grace, the Spirit is ever at work in the heart which is open to conversion.

Then He said to them all, ‘If any want to become My followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow Me. For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for My sake will save it.’” (Luke 9.23-24)

Climbing

Each day, the simple heart reflects
On its failings, however small;
Seeking mercy for its defects,
It strives to improve through it all.

Conversion’s graces are designed:
To lead the soul to walk in light;
Leaving its former ways behind,
Opened to change, with fresh insight.

Conversion’s a lifelong pursuit,
And, brick by brick, the Kingdom’s built;
The Father’s will is resolute:
He yearns to free all from their guilt.

The heart which perseveres will grow,
With hope of sanctity held high;
A new creation it will know –
Unfolding as the days go by.

Christians are called to climb, not coast;
The cross is conversion’s guidepost.

So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new!” (2 Corinthians 5.17:)

Lord, open my heart to be willing to embrace and cooperate in the difficult and often painful work of conversion. May Your Spirit work tirelessly to build a new creation in the construction site of my heart. Amen.