Imitate God

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What does your day to day, hour to hour, minute to minute relationship with God look like? Some may go to church Sunday in order to “fill up” their tank for the week, only to admit by Tuesday that they’re running on empty. Others may choose to “fill up” their tank with some kind of Scripture reading or devotional every morning, only to admit by evening that they’re running on empty. 

In short, too many followers of Christ believe the lie that if we do certain things in certain ways and at certain times our tanks will remain full. So when one rhythm and routine doesn’t work, we’ll try another. And another. And another. 

The unfortunate reality is that this is simply living by works-righteousness. We believe the lie that if we do certain things, God will bless us and life will go well. When it doesn’t work, we end up frustrated with God, feeling that we’ve done our part but He hasn’t done His. 

But the real truth is that God has already done His part. We don’t need to earn His favor, but rest in it. For followers of Christ, we are His children. Rest in His love and grace. 

READING & PRAYERS:

     EPHESIANS 5:1-2

How would your day be different if you took several opportunities and pause and remember and that you are a beloved child of God, and He is pleased to know you? 

PRAYER: Heavenly Father, I confess that far too often I do certain things believing that they will somehow earn me more favor with You. Help me continue to live by the truth, that as one who has professed faith and trust in Christ, I am a beloved child of God and nothing can separate me from Your love. May I rest in this every moment of every day. In Jesus’ name. Amen. 

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