Thursday, December 4, 2008

Make Me Like You

Lord, make me like you
Please make me like You
You are a servant
Make me one, too.
Oh, Lord, I am willing
Do what You must do
To make me like You, Lord.
Just make me like You.
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I want to be more like Christ. But in order to be more like Him, I need to know Him and Listen to Him. And how do I get to know Him? By reading His Love Letter to me. A love letter written in blood. He sacrificed His life to SHOW me how much He loved me. So why is it so hard to get up in the morning just to spend time with Him, talk to Him and hear what He has to say? It's so comfortable under the covers...all warm and cozy. I just want to sleep in to the last minute before I have to get up to get ready for work.

Keith Green's "Asleep in the Light" has these few lyrics that are convicting:

"Jesus rose from the grave and you, you can't even get out of bed
Oh, Jesus rose from the dead, come on, get out of your bed."

He conquered death, and did it for me. And I want to raise myself out of my bed for Him. And I want to do it for more than just a day or two. I want to make it a habit - a lifestyle change. So, my friends, keep me accountable. I give you permission to call me or email me to remind me. If you have my cell (no, I'm not posting it), you can call me early if you want, but not too early. I figure 6 is good for me. I can sleep in till 8 and be ready for work by 9, but that's without the bike riding and reading. I think reading a couple of other blogs has given me the umph I need to really get started...again. Thanks, Alissa and Jacquelyn.

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