Becoming Christlike

Kelly L. Barfield

The author lives in South Carolina, USA. Photo illustration by hxdbzxy/iStock/Thinkstock.

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The natural man comes easily—

so much effort

to do and be otherwise.

The yielding stretches me

beyond myself—

and is painful.

Drawing out the saint within

requires submission

to a Greater Power.

The enticings are subtle;

and though I fall,

His grace puts off the enemy—

and I become His child.