Do we want to become more like Jesus?

Whenever we on a walk in the countryside, my daughter looks for two long sticks to carry.

Looking at this picture, can you guess why?

My wife uses walking poles when we are on longer walks and my daughter just wants to be like her.

As I walked behind them both a few days ago I began to ponder this and I took this picture.

I began to think about how we should be becoming more like Jesus.

As we travel through life, will we aim to do so as his followers who want to live in a way that please him or will we simply worship him but generally live as we please?

My daughter spends a lot of time and energy getting her sticks ready (a good Gandalf like staff can be hard to find!). Will we spend time and energy living like Jesus (don’t worry, the beard and sandals are optional!) or will we simply live in a way that pleases Jesus when it suits us and is convenient?

At the end of the day, do we want to become like Jesus or do we want him to become like us? Do we want to live in a way that pleases him or do we want him to act n ways that please us?Do we want to focus on and worship Jesus or would we like our lives to be the centre of his universe?

This should be our aim, that we are able to say;

Imitate me as I imitate Christ (1 Corinthians 11.1)

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About honestaboutmyfaith

Hi, my name is Graeme and I’m married to a very patient wife. We have 4 children, 2 rabbits, a terrapin (and not a lot of peace and quiet!). I’m a Baptist Minister in Colchster in the UK who is especially interested in making Church accessible to people who have no church background and also in how we disciple people in order to equip them to live out their faith in the 21st Century. I am also a member of the Eastern Baptist Association's Council with responsibility for Mission Strategy.
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One Response to Do we want to become more like Jesus?

  1. What a wonderful pointed yet brief thought to share! In my own life I am finding myself becoming more like a child that joyfully follows Jesus. Just like your daughter wants to emulate her Mom, so do I desire to be more like Jesus. Love this beautifully written epiphany.

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