Friday, November 20, 2015

Imitation Christians!

Do as God does. After all, you are his dear children.   Let love be your guide. Christ loved us and offered his life for us as a sacrifice that pleases God.

You are God’s people, so don’t let it be said that any of you are immoral or indecent or greedy.  Don’t use dirty or foolish or filthy words. Instead, say how thankful you are.  Being greedy, indecent, or immoral is just another way of worshiping idols. You can be sure that people who behave in this way will never be part of the kingdom that belongs to Christ and to God.

Ephesians 5:1-5

When you grow up enough to call yourself a "man" or "woman," you will find that you will begin to see your own father or mother in the way you act and even think. Part of the process of life itself is that you become like your parents! And if you are a child of God the same thing is true. The longer you live as a Christ Follower the more you will see that you are becoming like your Heavenly Father!

Some people think that you become like God by imitating the life of Jesus. That may be true in some ways, but mostly it is because He has put His Holy Spirit in your heart and has changed your very nature from lost to saved! Since you have decided to give your heart to Jesus, He responds by giving you a brand new life in Him! You become a new man or woman and everyone can see the difference!

You certainly should do as Jesus did on this earth, but you are not an "Imitation Christian." An imitation is not the real thing. And as a follower of Jesus Christ you can and must be the real thing, not just a copy!

"Lord Jesus help me to walk today as a true believer and not simply an imitation of what I should be. And may You, Lord Jesus be praised forever. Amen."

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