Mimic Him

This week I am going to change things up a little.  I want you to imagine that it was a couple of months before the pandemic.  Some of your friends invited you to go and do something that you had never done before or that you hadn’t done in a while. Let’s just say it was some kind of sport like mountain biking or mountain climbing or some kind of extreme sport. The friend that invited you was very good at this extreme sport. You decided you were just going to mimic him as you go and try this sport. So you looked like you knew what you were doing because you were mimicking what your friend was good at. This is the same way we should do in our spiritual lives. Listen to what Jesus said in these verses, “Let not your hearts be troubled.   Believe in God;   believe also in me.  In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you?  And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also.  And you know the way to where I am going.”  Thomas said to him, “Lord, we do not know where you are going. How can we know the way?” Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.  If you had known me, you would have known my Father also.  From now on you do know him and have seen him.”   Philip said to him, “Lord, show us the Father, and it is enough for us.” Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you so long, and you still do not know me, Philip? Whoever has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’?  Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me? The words that I say to you I do not speak on my own authority, but the Father who dwells in me does His works.  Believe me that I am in the Father and the Father is in me, or else believe on account of the works themselves.   “Truly, truly, I say to you,   whoever believes in me will also do the works that I do; and greater works than these will he do, because I am going to the Father.  Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.  If you ask me  anything in my name, I will do it. John 14:1‭-‬14 We can use the scripture to see how Jesus navigates His own life and we can pray to see what He would want us to do in our lives. Just like in the example above, how you followed the example of your friend and tried to mimic his actions. We can mimic His action and love those who are broken and share with those who the world looks down on. We can mimic Him and do what He would do for those and where He wants His light to shine. In the words of Brandon Heath’s song, “Give me your eyes for just one second, Give me your eyes so I can see, Everything that I keep missing, Give your love for humanity.” God gave us an entire book about Himself and what He has done for humanity, how He has blessed us abundantly, how He wants us to have a relationship with Him and how He wants us to show His light to the world. So this week let’s read scripture and pray to see the world through His eyes, see those who we can help. Let’s also make sure this week that you know that you know Him so you can follow Him to heaven.

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