Have you ever been told that you “look just like your…” mum/dad/aunt/uncle/sister/brother…?
How do you feel when you get told you look just like one of your relatives?
Lots of questions for you today…Do you agree with other peoples’ options of who you look like? Are you happy with the comparison?
Ultimately though we have little or no control over who we look like, but we do have much more control over who we act and talk like. We can choose which characteristics or actions we copy from those we see or know.
Have you noticed how we take many of our mannerisms and characteristics directly from those we spend most of our time with. e.g. When we’re growing up most of what we learn is from our parents or siblings, when we’re married we take on characteristics from our husband or wife, or even our children!
Where do we get our Christian actions from? Again many of us learn them from our parents and siblings, or from teachers or Sunday schools, other church goers. The best person however to learn our Christians way from is God and His son Jesus. Learning from Christ is a lifetime’s task, because we must continue to learn more about God and Jesus every ay of our life.
We must always continue to grow in the image of Christ.
Genesis 1:26 (NIV)
Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”