Role of Repentance

Based in part on Psalms 103

Queen's Gambit Declined - Whole Hearted

Role of Repentance
by Michael Romani

Positive and ever uplifting 
Moral ground never shifting
Coming to God's full acceptance
And willing to undergo repentance

Finding my way away from sin
Learning Jesus is indeed my friend
Finding my way into my best days
By changing old for new ways

Little itty bitty sins come a creeping
Taking blessings and leaving me weeping
Until finally placed behind a  solid wall
And all that's good is only what I recall

Finding myself needing and walking back
To the ways of God that I have come to lack
Bringing myself closer to His contentment
And doing so without the least of resentment

Here, there is the truest sense of peace and joy
And so I strive toward all His ways to employ
Putting my selfishness apart and growing in heart
I repent in walk and talk as I should have from the start

Repentance is not a matter of turning ourselves in 
Repentance is a matter of learning, turning from sin
Switch flips and we find ourselves in right position
Now able to find our way to the blessings again

It's an admission of truth of the wrongs we've done
An agreement to get back up and follow the ways of Son
This is not a one time ride but process of heartbreak
One that must be kept on, no matter how long it takes

With each confession and repentance, God's love given
Cleansed from unrighteousness we are forgiven
In the universe's infiniteness, we are emancipated  
And in this freeing, our freedom should be celebrated

It's this knowing beyond know that sin is very ugly
But wondering how it is that I find that it tugs me
Satan perches on my shoulder offering dispensation
It's all that I can do to offer him the Father's conversation

I am released from my old ways, not captive to my past
But instead a freeman eying the future's forecast
Knowing that I owe all to God's loving and full grace
And I accept His forgiveness in its fullest embrace

(c) September 16, 2018  Michael Romani
All Rights Reserved

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About alohapromisesforever

Writer, poet, musician, surfer, father of two princesses.
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