I Want To Be LIke This Corn Stalk

 Each time I drive by this single corn stalk in the field near our house, I think…

I want to be like this corn stalk. I want to be strong enough in my faith in God to stand strong – and alone if necessary.

DSC_9329I want to trust God when the news is frightening.

Because He said I should.

I want to show love to the person who is being cruel to me.

Because He said I should

I want to live a life of joy when things are tough.

Because He said I should.

I want to show patience when waiting is difficult.

Because He said I should.

DSC_9331But sometimes…

I worry when I should pray.

I react with words of frustration when I should wait.

I complain when things are not as I like.

I am impatient when I think God is moving too slow.

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I am grateful for a loving God who patiently molds and makes me (even when I make mistakes) and I know that when I trust in Him, and wait on Him, He will give me strength to stand strong and tall – just like the corn stalk

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Plant your roots in Christ and let him be the foundation for your life. Be strong in your faith, just as you were taught. And be grateful. Colossians 2:7 Contemporary English Version (CEV)

2 thoughts on “I Want To Be LIke This Corn Stalk

  1. I have read this post 3 times now. What a wonderful, blessed reminder of how God wants us to be. Thank you for posting this, Doris! I really needed to read that tonight!

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