We must fit into the Gospel and not expect the Gospel to be made to fit us. We cannot change the word of God. If we do not measure up, we do not fit. [Rene Cassell – The Apostolic Faith]
Like a cedar, so beautiful
Yet to be of use,
You chop down and shape
Dragged through the mud
To a site of more pruning
Hewed to be fit for your Gospel
Though proud and beautiful
Some day, turned into a floor board
Walked upon by dirty feet, yet of use
We cannot all be the board that makes the altar. Someone has to be the doorpost, the floor plank and the threshold, but we are all in God’s plan. [Rene Cassell – The Apostolic Faith]
Brought down by your cutting
Ungodly attributes pruned
All for my fitting in your gospel
Though cut down, rotten may be found
Right down the middle
Where your Spirit replaces mine
And when I fall off place,
You re-position me with a stud
Fastened securely for Your glory.
For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them. [Eph. 2:10, NKJV]
This poem is as a result of a sermon I read off the Apostolic Faith Magazine of October 2017. This sermon was first published in 1997 and couldn’t have been more right at this time!
I have attached the Magazine here if you’d like to read the complete sermon. You can find it on pages 42, 43, and 44.