Heavenly Father, I desire to live my life imitating You. Help me to walk daily in Your love. Amen…
“Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children and walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.” Ephesians 5:1-2 NIV
We have a friend who loves to talk! Whenever we’re together we can’t even get a word in edgewise. She doesn’t know what a period is. Every sentence ends in a conjunction; and, but, because, etc. etc. etc… I love this person but having a conversation is majorly difficult. In our relationship with the Lord do we do all the talking? Do we give the Spirit a chance to communicate? Do we listen?
If our true desire is to be Christ-like, how can we really know Him if we don’t listen to His Spirit or read His Word? Our world is a busy place. We have so many places to go, people to see, and things to do. How can we become Christ-like if our focus is constantly drawn away from the Christian basics? We must set priorities to accomplish the important things in life. I tend to over obligate myself only to be stressed out and accomplishing very little. As followers of Christ we must make listening to Him a priority. Only when we seek Him will we find Him. “ … call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.” Jeremiah 29:12-13 NIV. When we take time to listen to the Lord we will be changed by Him. Only then can we imitate Him and be a living breathing Jesus to those around us.
Heavenly Father; help me to shut out the sounds of the world so I might hear Your voice more clearly. Amen.