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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: The Book Store/Library (06/03/10)

TITLE: Renewed Mind
By vincent lyons
06/07/10


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How like a library the mind,
Filled with varied thoughts and whimsó
There, our viewpoints are defined
And every spoken word begins.

How vital then is knowledge stored!
Filed in rows for ready use,
Which impacts our every word,
And formulates our thoughts and views.

Fill up its shelves with things of worth
Which edify and make you wise;
Then worthwhile words will issue forth
When tongue with truth-filled thought complies.

On low down shelves we tend to store
Distasteful things so none can see;
Offensive things, conceal no more
But cleanse them from your inventíry.

Donít let your thinking be conformed
By worldly modes and fleshy show,
But rather be in mind transformed,
Godís will and way to clearly know.

Place virtue as your foremost goal;
Make knowledge of the Lord your aim;
Add to your knowledge self-control,
In patience strong, in temper tame.

Put on godliness, kindness, love;
Abound in these and bear much fruit;
Be wise, but gentle as a dove,
By Spirit led and full of truth.

For if your filing systemís rightó
Each thought brought captive to the Lord;
Your settled heart will shine His light
Through faith and hope and wholesome word.

How like a library the mind,
Silent, calm and all at easeó
Within its hallowed halls sublime
Catch glimpses of the Heavenlies.


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Linda Wright06/10/10
Magnificent! Wise! Love the verse about cleaning out our inventory. This is just lovely in wording and thought. I believe this will be a winner!
mick dawson06/15/10
I've never seen scripture expressed both so beautifully or clearly before. I wouldn't do this without permission of course, but I wouldn't mind a copy myself.
Verna Cole Mitchell 06/16/10
What a wonderful analogy and how excellently written!
vincent lyons06/17/10
Mick, you can most certainly make a copy for yourself. Thanks for the comment.
Vince.