Wednesday, October 17, 2012

God at work

The mens small group bible study that i'm leading is studying the names of God this fall. Tonight, one of the names we are looking at is El-Elyon, God most high. Elyone means highest, the exalted one, emphasiing that God is the highest in every realm of life. As I was studying, I came across this poem, "Molding a Man" which captured my attention, because it speaks of how God is sovereignly remaking us for his purposes.

When God wants to drill a man,
And thrill a man, And skill 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 shall be amazed,
Watch His methods, watch His ways!
How He ruthlessly perfects
Whom 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;
While his tortured heart is crying
And he lifts beseeching hands!
How He bends but never breaks
When his good He undertakes;
How He uses whom He chooses,
And with every purpose fuses him;
By every act induces him
To try His splendor out—
God knows what He’s about!
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