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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

IMITATING CHRIST

“And whatever you do or say, do it as a representative of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through him to God the Father.” Colossians 3:17 New Living Translation
     We go through our lives saying and doing things day in and day out and many times, perhaps most of the time, we don’t give a second thought to our words or deeds. We say what comes to mind and move on. As Christians we strive to be honest and imitate Christ, however, never take the time to think of what he would say or do in a given situation.
     I am not saying that we shouldn’t say a word or make a move without consulting God first. As believers we shouldn’t need to do that. Our Lord wants us to know Him so intimately through His written word that we know His mind in a given situation and thus know what to say and do to encourage and edify.
     With so many people “shooting from the hip” or “telling it like it is”, where are all the people we have a sincere desire to build others UP, rather than tear them down. Those that tear others down do it to elevate themselves. Those that build others up reveal a strength in their character and a humble spirit. God will elevate us when it is necessary for us to be elevated. We don’t need to seek our own elevation.  If our primary goal in life is to be like Jesus, then our focus will be on Him rather than on ourselves. Allow God to do His good and complete work in you and you will want for nothing in this life. Until next time, walk with the King and be a blessing!

Resource: The Life Application Study Bible

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