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Becoming More Like Jesus
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By Christine Tate
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Becoming More Like Jesus

A man prayed on bended knee,
"Lord, make me just like Thee,
no matter what You have to do,
shape and mold me through and through!"

The Lord took him on a tour
of His workshop to be sure...
This is what He showed the man,
who walked with God hand in hand.

"Over there is My potter's wheel
where you'll spin until you squeal."
"What's that"? the man timidly inquired,
"that's the kiln of refining fire.

Next to that is the molding room
where I chisel, strip and groom!
after that you'll go in the vise,
to be compressed down to size!

I'll chisel more and let you sit,
until I deem that you are fit!
It usually takes many years
of suffering, agony and tears.

"What?" the man said despondently,
"there'll be NOTHING left of me!"
"BINGO", repIied the Lord, "PRECISELY!"
"First count the cost seriously
when you ask to become like ME."
The hefty price he'd have to pay
caused the man to walk away!

Matt.10:39 "If you cling to your life, you will lost it; but if you give up your life for Me, you will find it."

Luke 14:33 "So you cannot become My disciple without giving up everything you own."





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Submitted: Friday, February 1, 2013

Last Updated: Saturday, February 2, 2013

About the Poet
Christian since 1973, widowed in 2007, but by the divine appt. of God, I married a wonderful, godly widower in Oct. 2010. Three grown, married sons and eight grandchildren. My first love is Jesus who inspires my pen, for apart from Him I can do nothing! I desire to honor the Lord and edify readers thru poetry He inspires.

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