ONE BY ONE

ONE BY ONE
By: Darrelyn L. Tutt

The formation of character
Is not developed on
The foundation of entitlement.
It is built,
One brick at a time
With the raw material called:
Difficulty,
Adversity,
Trial,
Obscurity,
Pain,
Heart-ache
and
Sorrow.
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God lays the brick,
And one by one,
He fits them,
Joins them ….
When He’s done,
This beautiful thing
Called character emerges.
And out of the rough …
Comes something real.
Authentic,
True,
A thing revealed
Of
Value,
Worth,
and beauty.
Surpassing
Labor’s duty.

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The mortar of His word secure,
Attaching,
Brick to brick,
Secure …
And situating soul.
And strengthening the whole.
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God lays the brick,
And one by one;
He fits them,
Joins them …
When He’s done,
This beautiful thing
Called character emerges.
And out of the rough ...
Comes something real.

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“You also, as living stones, are being built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.”
1 Peter 2:5