Monday, April 9, 2018

Example of Christ!

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When we obey God, we are sure that we know him.  But if we claim to know him and don't obey him, we are lying and the truth isn't in our hearts. We truly love God only when we obey him as we should, and then we know that we belong to him.  If we say we are his, we must follow the example of Christ.

1 John 2: 1 - 3

What is the "example of Christ" that John, through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit is telling us to follow?
I believe we are often confused by thinking that we must simply do things that will remind others of the way Jesus lived.  Of course our lives will remind the world of Jesus, but it is because we get our "instructions for living" from God, just like Jesus did.  

If you ask the question "what would Jesus do" in any situation of life, the answer is that Jesus would listen to His Father and then do whatever His Father told Him to do!  That is the example of Jesus!  

Jesus didn't heal all the sick or raise all the dead!  He only did those things when the Father directed His steps to display Supernatural power before the world around Him.

So the example of Jesus is this: Learn how to listen to God and then do whatever He tells you to do!  If you don't know how to recognize the voice of God, you will hear "many voices" calling you to act in ways that are not based on the Will of God!  

Spend lots of time in fellowship with God through listening to or reading the Bible and in prayer.  Then you will come to know the sound of God's voice and have no doubt when you hear Him direct your steps.

"Thank You Jesus for giving us Your example of listening to God for every step You took.  May Your Name be praised now and forever.  Amen."  

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