THURSDAY 20TH APRIL 2017
TOPIC: IMITATORS OF GOD
TEXT: Ephesians 5:1-2 “Imitate God, therefore, in everything you do, because you are his dear
children. Live a life filled with love, following the example of Christ. He loved us and offered himself as a sacrifice for us, a pleasing aroma to God….”
When people look at you, do they see your family
resemblance? Perhaps in the natural, you have characteristics of your father or mother; maybe you have their eyes, or mouth or mannerisms. As believers, we should have the characteristics of our heavenly Father. We should display His likeness. We should have His eyes, His mouth and His mannerisms, too. We should study Him and imitate Him with the same awe that little children do as they imitate their earthly fathers.
The Bible tells us that God is love. We are never more like God than when we are walking in love — when we are being patient and kind; when we are extending grace and mercy and forgiving others the way Christ has forgiven us. When you imitate God, when you do things His way, you get His results!
The good news is that God’s ways always lead to life, freedom and blessing. The more you imitate your heavenly Father by walking in love, the more you will see Him moving in your life. He will open doors for you that no man can close, and you will see His hand of blessing in every area of your life!
MEDITATION: 1 Cor. 13:4-7
Lev. 24; Ps. 31; Eccl. 7;2Tim.3