Friday, 24 October 2008

Let me introduce MAMA !!

Last Wednesday night mama requested at church that we sing the song below. After we sang the song mama stood up and shared a brief testimony as tears came down her face, saying, I want to be like Jesus. How are you doing ??


“I Want to Be Like Jesus”

I have one deep, Supreme desire, That I may be like Jesus. To this I fervently aspire, That I may be like Jesus

I want my heart His throne to be, So that a watching World may see
His likeness shining Forth in me. I want to be like Jesus.

He spent His life In doing good; I want to be like Jesus. In lowly paths Of service trod; I want to be like Jesus.

He sympathized With hearts distressed; He spoke the words That cheered and blessed; He welcomed sinners To His breast. I want to be like Jesus.

A holy, harmless Life He led; I want to be like Jesus. The Father’s will, His drink and bread; I want to be like Jesus.

And when at last He comes to die, “Forgive them, Father,” hear Him cry For those who Taunt and crucify. I want to be like Jesus.

Oh, perfect life of Christ, my Lord! I want to be like Jesus. My recompense and my reward, That I may be like Jesus.

His Spirit fill my hung’ring soul, His power all my life control;
My deepest pray’r, My highest goal, That I may be like Jesus.

14 comments:

Char said...

Beautiful poetry. I wish I knew this hymn. Sounds like something I'd like to sing around the house to keep me focused on Jesus during the day.

Indian Lake Papa said...

Char - an old hymn of the church - beautiful - just like mama! I feel confident when I say this is mama!

Michelle said...

I love this old hymn. We sang it lots. My Dad was the music minister in our church.

What a beautiful desire. I bet Mama is a beautiful example of her Saviour.

Thanks for posting this. It brought good memories. ;)

Indian Lake Papa said...

Michelle - I cannot believe that God allowed me to marry Mama - she is an awesome example of Christ. I am blessed to be able to share her life.

Tam said...

mama - you are one of the closest things ive probably seen to Jesus that is living on this earth.

whatever youre doing, dont stop - just keep shining and being a Godly example for us women to follow.

forever grateful for you and love you so much!

Nana Trish is Living the Dream said...

This is precious! That is the best goal to ever have To Be Like Jesus! I can't wait to meet Mama, oh yow and of course Papa. The old hymns mean so much. I find myself singing ones that were popular back in the 50's. Have a wonderful weekend. Hugs, Trish

Indian Lake Papa said...

Tam - mama's heart is good - must be Jesus and Farkel !

Nana - soon and very soon we shall meet and you get to meet an extraordinary woman - mama.

CrossView said...

I love the old hymns! =D

And it's so much easier when we get our "selves" out of the way and just let Him live through us...

Indian Lake Papa said...

Crossview - I live with mama 24/7 - I have watched her keeping "out of the way" so that Jesus can be seen in her. i am working on it - I enjoy your blog - because I see that bubbling out even when you don't say it with words. Love you -

wornoutwoman a.k.a. Kimberly McKay said...

Aww papa, you and mama are truly one of a kind. I am so blessed to know you both and thank God that you're a wonderful example of Christ's love. Thank you for your continually kind comments and sweet inspirations. Please pass this on to Mama as well.

Indian Lake Papa said...

Kim - mama reads papa's blog - she is papa's life - thank you for your kind words!

Robin said...

Beautiful!!! You are both beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration and the beatiful words of the hymn.

Indian Lake Papa said...

Robin - thanks for the nice word - hope you are well!

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