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God's Training for His Special Forces
1/19/2010 7:01:27 AM    [ Flag as Inappropriate ]

God sometimes has extremely difficult training for His followers. If you are one of His own, you may read this with interest and trepidation. Remember, God will not lead you anywhere where He will not be with you to see you through. I'm sure this is supposed to be posted; one tiny mis-stroke brought about 10 copies of the half-finished poem, which I had to remove one by one, and now I will begin all over again.

This poem was read by David Mains on the radio when I was still a young woman;  I never heard it read again until this week, when Ravi Zacharias read it on his radio program, "Let My People Think."

(Author Unknown)

When God wants to fill a man
and skill a man, and drill a man;
When God wants to mold a man
to play the noblest part;
When He yearns with all His heart
to create so great and bold a man
that all the world will be amazed;
Watch His methods; watch His ways.

     How He ruthlessly perfects
     who He royally elects;
     How He hammers him and hurts him,
     and with mighty blows converts him
     into trial shapes of clay
     which only God understands;
     Till his tortured heart is crying
     and he lifts beseeching hands.

          How He bends, but never breaks;
          What is good He undertakes.
          Then how He uses who He chooses,
          and by every purpose fuses him;
          by every act induces him
          to try his splendor out.
          God knows what He's about!



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