Lord, Make Me Like You

September 26, 2007

I don’t recall where I ran across the following story, but it causes me to stop and ask myself about my attitude and motivation:  Prayer

A man prayed to the Lord: “Lord, make me like you; may my words & thoughts be like yours; may my actions produce great fruit…”

This was his regular prayer.

Then one day a voice from within – perhaps the Holy Spirit, perhaps his own mind – simply said one word: “Why?”

“What do you mean, ‘Why?’  Lord it’s a standard prayer!”

But why did he want to be like the Lord?  Why do we want to be like Jesus?

1.     So people will think highly of us?

-or-

2.     For God’s Glory

3.     Because the Lord is pleased with Jesus

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