Child I Have A Reason

 
 

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Child I Have A Reason
© 2015 Tom D Blakely
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Child I have a reason
For all that I allow,
Just have faith and trust Me
Though things seem so dark now.
You have often asked Me
To purge away your dross,
This is the refining
For Me you bear this cross.

Do not shun the training
Your old self, it must die,
Trust in Christ, Christ only
Then you will not ask, why.

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Child there are no shortcuts
If you would really be
Changed into My image
To truly follow Me.
In this lifelong process
The cross must be applied,
So you may be Christ-like
And selfishness has died.

Do not shun the training
Your old self, it must die,
Trust in Christ, Christ only
Then you will not ask, why.
Then you will not ask, why.

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Then Jesus said to His disciples,
“If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself,
and take up his cross, and follow Me.
For whoever desires to save his life will lose it,
but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it.”
[Matthew 16:24]
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