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.”

Find encouragement in your suffering.

Prayer for the day

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

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    O Lord Jesus Christ, shape me for your glory so I can come closer to you and be fit for your kingdom and for heaven in Jesus Christ name.

  2. Alan Rampe says:

    America for the most part has lost its way from God. It needs to return, as the Lord’s judgment comes upon us. Thank you Mr. Graham for your consistent courage in bringing the Gospel and the message of Christ’s resurrection and the message of salvation to Christians and new Christians worldwide. We need to thank Mr. Graham and his family for blazing a trail that will take us to the Lord if we remain steadfast in our faith for Christ, believe in him and obey God’s commandments.

  3. Gerry says:

    God will do whatever is necessary to get our full attention. Even if it stings a little during the process.

  4. Carol Roseberry says:

    Today was the first time I have read the devotions. I liked it very much and want to keep on reading them.

  5. Selaseini Ngahe says:

    It is well with my soul. 🙂

  6. Marilou Lapicto-Luehrs says:

    Really life saving words fills and feeds the hungry and the lost in this world. Lost only to find the right place, still enduring painful chiseling to fit only to His beautiful Plan. In the Kingdom we are encouraged by the love of those who understand “All of It”.

  7. Dawn says:

    Amen, Lord I ask that your Will shape my life into the life you had planned for me years ago before the fall of man, thank you Jesus and Amen

  8. stephanie says:

    Thank you Jesus , That we can trust you know what you are doing. For doing what we can not do for ourselves. For shaping us and saving us.

  9. m says:

    Praise the LOrd

  10. Sureeporn says:

    It really help me to tune up my life every morning to be able always playing Godly music for the people around me everyday.