Live As His Dear Children

1 Imitate God, therefore, in everything you do, because you are His dear children. 2 Live a life filled with love, following the example of Christ. He loved us and offered Himself as a sacrifice for us, a pleasing aroma to God. ~ Ephesians 5:1-2NLT 

Notice how Paul doesn’t say to imitate God in some things, or even in most things, but instead, he says to imitate God in everything?

I remember being in school (I went to a Christian school), and one of my teachers (he was also principal of the middle school) was basically saying that you can’t Christian organizations outside of things like churches and non-profits. I, being the opinionated child I was, protested and asked why not? He then proceeded to say, ‘so we should have Christian plumbers?’ I said, ‘Yes, why not?’ He then proceeded to mock me and laugh, saying, ‘What are they gonna do pray over the toilets?’ I didn’t back and said, ‘Sure. Why not?’ He just laughed and mocked a little more, then went back to his original statement and continued with his lesson. I say all of this because with the world we’re living in today, with the beginning of the persecution of the Church really starting to become prevalent, I wonder if he’s changed his mind.

We’re not meant to somehow stop doing things as Christians or for God just because the world tells us Christ has no place in our society and everyday lives. How can we truly call ourselves Christians if we can take off our Christ-like image whenever we want to fit into the world a little better? No matter what we do in life, it should be to the glory of God. It should be with a Christ-like attitude and a Christ-like behavior. We should try to look like the world or imitate the world, nor should we ever be ashamed to be a Christian.

I love the saying,

I want to be so full of Christ, that when a mosquito bites me, he flies away singing “There Is Power In The Blood”!

This is the sentiment each Christian should have. No matter the context, no matter the job, our relationship with Christ should be the center, and all who come in contact with us or our business, including its staff, should see the difference between us and the world because we are no longer of the world. We are now the body of Christ, children of God Most High. Peace. Love. Go Forth and Live As His Dear Children.

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