In the likeness of You

GingerCatThough we are forgiven in Christ, raised to new life by Christ’s death and resurrection, we are still frustrated by our sinful nature at times: “Oh, what a miserable person I am! Who will free me from this life that is dominated by sin and death?” (Romans 7:24). This comes after Paul has been wrestling with the fact that he finds himself doing the very sin he hates!

At such times it is great to contemplate the time when our Christlikeness will no longer be a dim reflection, but a complete replication of the perfection and glory of Christ! We will awake in His likeness. Since Jesus has been raised, sin has been conquered and we will be completed in him.
For now we wait, and hope and pray that we will see more of him and less of ourselves in the unique creation he has made us to be. Many blessings to you this Easter Sunday!

IN THE LIKENESS OF YOU
Sung by PETRA: Words and music by John Lawry and John Elefante
CD UNSEEN POWER (1991)Based on Psalm 17:15

In the likeness of You
Recreated, renewed
Let me awake forever
In the likeness
In the likeness of You

Now I lay me down to sleep, my heart and soul are Yours to keep
I close my eyes and try to see more of You and less of me
Jesus, I’m trusting in You
So while I’m sleeping keep me dreaming of when I will awake

In the likeness of You
Recreated, renewed
Let me awake forever
In the likeness
In the likeness of You

Men dream of fortune and fame, making the rules, naming the game
And men dream of things they can hold: money and power, silver and gold
Jesus, I’m dreaming of You
Take me and melt me, mold me until I am complete

In the likeness of You
Recreated, renewed
Resurrected by Your righteousness
In the likeness of You
In the likeness of You
So faithful and true
Let me awake forever in the likeness of You
The likeness of You
I want to be I want to be like You
In all I say In all I do

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5 thoughts on “In the likeness of You

  1. Hi Ros

    I thought you wrote it. The updated version corrects the error of using the word “burden”. “Frustrated” I agree seems to be a better word. As we know Romans 7 is a theologically difficult chapter to exegete and this is seen in the variance of many theologians, commentators and Bible colleges.
    Thanks Ros for your blogs and interaction. Peter. 🙂

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