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Before you wear the crown!

Posted by appolus on December 1, 2011

There is a reason that the path is narrow and few there are that find it. It is a difficult, often lonely path the saint finds himself on. There is pain and death as one picks up his cross daily. It is not a virtue to take up your cross daily, its a brutal death. We are called to follow our Lord Jesus to Calvary and beyond.

When we consider the struggle of our Lord Jesus in Gethsemane, we see a struggle like none other. Who amongst us have sweated great drops of blood? Right there, on His knees and all alone, Jesus struggles in the night. He cries out to His Father to take the cup from Him. If our Lord struggled, if the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords struggled, then we too will often find oursleves struggling with our own issues. Yet the Lord Jesus made a way for us. He comes to the point of victory before the actual crusifixtion. The Lord says this ” Not as I will, but as thou will.” This is the key to victory in our lives. The saint who perseveres does so because he has bowed the knee and in whatever situation he finds himself , although the flesh would cry out for the cup to pass, he says ” Not my will but thy will.” This submission to what the Lord calls us too is the key to victory.

In that vein I wrote this poem , may it bless you

Before you wear the crown

Before the crown we’re called to wear
There is a cross that we must bear
Before He struggled up the Hill
He had to choose His Father’s will

Before the victory was won
He had to say ” Thy will be done.”
And on the cross He did atone
But not before He prayed alone

If we desire to climb that hill
We must desire to do His will
For victory will not be won
Until we say ” Thy will be done.”

So if you will take up your cross
It’d  serve you well to count the cost
For before He died to set you free
He died alone at Gethsemane

4 Responses to “Before you wear the crown!”

  1. Thanks for sharing.

  2. helen said

    A poem truly from the heart of a crucified life. To God be the glory!

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