Faith Fitness and Laughter

Be Imitators

on August 30, 2015

Living in a world and in a society that looks at weight, dress and your looks as the most important quality a person has, it’s kinda hard to be imitators of Christ.  My niece is about to have her 11th birthday and I know that she will face things at her age that I and her parents didn’t dream of facing at that age. 

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I’ll be honest.  Even at my age I still face the issues of weight, looks and dress.  If I’m not careful, I will covet what other women have and want to look a certain way.  Other than what God has intended for me to look like.

When Paul said in Ephesians 5 for us to be “imitators” of Christ, I don’t think he was talking about our looks.  Can I get an Amen! 

In every relationship that I have pursued, I have wanted for that other person to complete me.  To give me this amazing reason to get up in the morning and move toward something.  To change myself for that person. 

 

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This mornings bible study centered on walking in love.  Not the kind of love that the world says is ok but the kind of love that always gives and never takes away.  We are designed by God for love….. to give love and to be loved.

We live in the flesh yes, but the Spirit of God allows us to love others and to love someone the right way.  We can’t pick and choose who we love and we sure can’t work up the ability to love others. 

For me, I find that I am in a place where all that I want to do is desperately get to know and love God more and more.  I want it to consume everything about my life.  I have found that I don’t like myself very much when I am in a relationship or pursuing one.  I become this version of me that God did not intend.  Does that mean that my prince charming isn’t out there?  I don’t know but I am not going to waste my time running after one until God says that I am ready. 

I’ve tried to look for love in so many other things that I nearly lost myself.  I could have continued down that path of despair hoping that in the end I would find what I was looking for but if it wasn’t the love of Christ, then it would be false. 

 

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We as His children are accepting the worlds view of love.  We are accepting lifestyles that are totally unbecoming to believers.  We’re accepting habits, attitudes, language and music that is totally diabolically against all mighty God.

It’s empty view.

 

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So what do we do? 

We don’t compromise.

We do the right thing, even when everyone else thinks it’s weird.

We love others, even when they are not loveable.

When we’re talked about or made fun of, we give them the other cheek.

We remember who gives us life.

We remember who created the true meaning of Love.

We trust and know that there is a place in our hearts that only Christ belongs and nothing else will fit there.

We encourage each other.

We speak with authority about our faith.  He’s given us that power!

We remember that no matter how lonely or alone we may feel, we are never that. 

He is with us all the time.  From the moment we wake up to the moment we fall asleep, He has taken every step with us.  Makes me think about where I take Him.

 

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Please know that if you don’t feel loved today…. He loves you and so do I. 

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