Imitators of Jesus

Earlier today on Bellshill Salvation Army Band’s Facebook page I shared some devotions. I’d like to share those devotions with you tonight.

Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.

Ephesians 5:1-2 (ESV)

To be more like Jesus, that’s the desire of each of us isn’t?

Most of the time we don’t act like Jesus or talk like Him. When we compare ourselves to Jesus we fall short. Some days we’re not even close!

God sees our heart, and He sees we are trying to be like Jesus, and loves we are trying our best. Here’s some characteristics of Jesus that we must possess as we aim to be more like Him.

  • Love everyone
  • Pray often
  • Forgive unconditionally
  • Be humble
  • Read/study the bible
  • Show compassion to others
  • Be obedient to God
I am praying, blessed Saviour,
To be more and more like Thee;
I am praying that Thy Spirit
Like a dove may rest on me.

Thou Who knowest all my weakness,
Thou Who knowest all my care,
While I plead each precious promise,
Hear, oh, hear and answer prayer.

I am praying to be humbled
By the power of grace divine,
To be clothed upon with meekness,
And to have no will but Thine.

I am praying, blessed Saviour,
And my constant prayer shall be
For a perfect consecration,
That shall make me more like Thee.

Here are well-known words written by Fanny Crosby, but given a new setting by Leonard Ballantine. I hope you are blessed by this song, as you pray each day to be more like Christ.

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