Molding You

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I have a friend who during the Depression lost his job, a fortune, a wife, and a home. But he tenaciously held to his faith-the only thing he had left. One day he stopped to watch some men doing stonework on a huge church. One of them was chiseling a triangular piece of stone. “What are you going to do with that?” asked my friend. The workman said, “See that little opening away up there near the spire? Well, I’m shaping this down here, so it will fit in up there.” Tears filled the eyes of my friend as he walked away, for it seemed that God had spoken through the workman to explain his ordeal through which he was passing, “I’m shaping you down here, so you’ll fit in up there.”

Prayer for the day

Thank You, Lord, for all the “shaping” in my life, which brings me closer to You.

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  1. Douglas Mahaffey says:

    Shaping ones behavior to over come temptation is impossible without GOD.
    I am ready and asking GOD to chisel away so that I will be able to overcome temptation any time the devil tempts I am in your hands Lord, chisel away on me. THAKK YOU LORD.

  2. sheila ledford says:

    Thank you for this devotion. I sometimes forget that he shapes us through hard times and good times. I am so glad that he Loves me enough to shape me down here to fit in up there and yes praise the Lord for drawing me to him through the process.

  3. Arome Etuh says:

    The dealing of God invariably comes with pains. I am at peace with my Maker b’cos He orchestrates it. Molding makes one to be like Jesus. Therefore I yield myself to Jesus to ride on my back.

  4. laura says:

    Molding hurts, but truely is necessary as we become more Christ-like everyday in taking on the character of Yeshua.