Word 4U Today

JESUS-LIKE (2) –  ON OFFER

JESUS-LIKE (2) – ON OFFER

Jesus’ heart is geared towards others. He loves us, and He loves God.

Everything He is, is built on His own relationship with His Father and the Holy Spirit, which is, safe to say, pretty great on bringing us imperfect humans into that relationship.

So, obviously, Jesus is pretty plugged in to the Holy Spirit and God-the-Father.  Jesus’ first recorded sermon starts with ‘The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me…’ (Luke 4:18 NAS), and He went off to talk to His Father a ton of times throughout the Bible.

He’s so in tune and in love with the Spirit and the Father that they’re a constant feature of His words and actions.

That’s a great model to live by.

The way that God works (the Jesus-Spirit-Father bond) is the best model of a live, healthy relationship that you could wish for. It’s worth spending some time looking into how Jesus lives it out in the gospels.

That others-focused heart is one of the foundation-bricks of knowing how to live like Him. If we’re raring to love and serve God, and by extension the people He’s created, then being Jesus-like becomes more of a natural leaning.

WHAT NOW?

If you think you’re ready to, pray to God that He will make your heart more like Jesus’. Ask Him to prompt you throughout the day to act in a Jesus-like way towards others. Keep track (a note in your phone?) of what happens.

‘…Leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps.’  1 Peter 2:21 NIV

Joy Ferdiz

March 24th, 2014

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