Planted in His Likeness By Brenda Drake

One of the most memorable events in my life was the day I was baptized.  Now years later I can see that it is even more special than I knew it to be. I am truly a new creature in Christ.

Planted in His Likeness

Jesus died and was buried for our sin.
He took on our likeness to free us to live for Him.
He rose victorious free from death’s threat;
To call us to repentance; the baptism of sin’s death.
At emersion we are planted in His likeness too,
Buried into the water is sins death-hold on you.
Raised up and out of sin’s trap to new life,
Planted in you now is the likeness of Christ.
Because He is life and you are in Him.
And because you are now crucified His righteousness lives within.
Every day has the choice, do you crucify the flesh,
To partake in His holy work of righteousness?
Or do you yield to the temptation to allow the old man to live again?
When the wrong choice has ruled so rules sin.
Repent and change your direction and you will see,
The effort it takes sets you free.
Free to follow in the footsteps of the One you adore;
Bringing in new souls, to be planted in the work of the Lord.

Colossians 2:12-14
Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead. And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses; Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross;

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