Sunday, January 17, 2010

I Want to Be...

I wrote the following poem more than 14 years ago on May 17, 1995.  Each year I hope and pray that I will be more like Christ than the year before.

I want to be a sweet daughterWho makes her mom laugh and smile,
Helps out when her mom gets older,
And does her best as a grateful child

I want to be a submissive wife
Who serves and supports her husband,
Loves and respects him even in the midst of strife,
Shares memories, struggles, sorrows, and fun

I want to be a caring mother
Who's always there for her kids,
Helping them grow stronger and wiser,
And become spiritually rich

I want to be a dependable friend
Who tirelessly encourages others
I want to be a cheerful giver
Who expects nothing in return

I want to be a fruitful missionary
Who wins lost souls to the Lord for eternity
I want to be a loving neighbor
Who puts above self concerns for others

I want to be a faithful prayer warrior
Who won't stop praying 'til things get better
I want to be a joyful worshiper
Who sings praises to the Lord forever and ever

I want to be a kind "Good Samaritan"
Who readily tries to meet any needs, assist anyone
I want to be a true Christian example
Who keeps trusting God through any trials and troubles

The secret lies in JESUS
Who lives within us
I want to walk in His love and in His light
I want all I say and do to be pleasing in His sight

What I really want to say is...
I want to be...like CHRIST!

"Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly beloved children and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave Himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God." Ephesians 5:1-2

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8 comments:

Denise said...

Beautifully said sweetie.

Cindy said...

Lovely poem. I'm sure it is coming more true day by day.
cindy

Susan said...

Your poem says it all.
Susan

SmilingSally said...

Your poem contains many worthy goals.

Charlotte said...

What a beautiful poem. Thank you for sharing it with us.
Blessings,
Charlotte

Clif said...

Excellent! Inspiring.

Ginger~~Enchanting Cottage said...

WOW~~ This is beutiful! I'm glad that you decided to shar it today.
God Bless,
Ginger

bigguysmama said...

What wonderful talent the Lord has given you! You can see He flows through you with your gift! Thank you so much for sharing. I want to be all of that, too!

Blessings,
Mimi from the Round-Up

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