Today, I was reading a scripture in Ephesians that truly spoke to my heart. Ephesians 5:1 says, “Therefore be imitators of God as dear children.” When you continue reading, there is so much more that Paul writes to the Ephesians concerning how we are to walk in love; but for some reason, this verse particularly stood out to me.
As Christians, it is so easy to get caught up in the mundane acts of doing go to others; but it means so much more when you put them into proper perspective. A young child’s desire is to do what they see their parents do. Often, you’ll even find them wearing their father’s shoes, or a little girl playing dress-up in her mother’s heels. Both of these scenarios are seen and done with the intention and admiration of the very ones they look up to the most; their parents.
Just like a child would their earthly parents, we are also to be imitators of our Heavenly Father; doing and saying the things that He says. It all goes back to Genesis 1:26 which says, “Then God said, Let Us make man in Our image, after Our likeness…” We are supposed to look like our Heavenly Daddy, we were created to!
So This week, I want to encourage you. God has been teaching me how to invite Holy Spirit into my times of reading the Word. This way, God is able to bring fresh revelation and beauty to these very letters that have been written for us to enjoy, and grow more and more in love with Him. What is God speaking to you heart? What are some habits you may be feeling that loving nudge of Holy Spirit to take a deeper look at? The beautiful thing about our Journey in relationship with Christ is that He is the Loving Companion that is there with us, every step of the way.
May all we do, and say, be done in loving imitation of our Abba Father, the Ultimate example of True Love.