2 Corinthians 5:17
“Therefore, if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.”
“I know, Father, that I must come to Thee just as I am. But I also know that I dare not go away just as I came.
Often, I have known failure — failure in the moral realm, failure in edicts, failure in my attitudes, failure in my disposition.
I have confessed all these defeats to Thee, and Thou hast graciously forgiven me. Yet I know, Lord, that merely to forgive me will not suffice. For unless I am changed, I shall do these same things again. At last, I know, Lord, that only Thou canst correct that within me which makes me do wrong.
Where I am blind, Thou must give me sight.
Where I fail to heed Thy voice, Thou wilt have to do something about my deafness.
Even where I deliberately choose to do what I know is wrong. Thou wilt have to do something about my will.
So, Lord, I acknowledge my total dependence upon Thee. Make me over into the person Thou dost want me to be, that
I may yet find that destiny for which Thou didst give me birth. For His help, who is plenteous in mercy, I give Thee my gratitude.”