Romans 8:29 (MSG)
29 “God knew what he was doing from the very beginning. He decided from the outset to shape the lives of those who love him along the same lines as the life of his Son. The Son stands first in the line of humanity he restored. We see the original and intended shape of our lives there in him.”
We are called to become like Jesus. What does that look like? What is the practical application?
Where is your heart for God and for others?
The real question for me, and for all of us is where is your heart for God and for others? Are we on a journey to mature and transform into Christ-likeness or are we just someone who said an alter call prayer of confession once a long time ago…stagnant and spirit-less.
1 John 3:16-18 (NIV)
16 This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers. 17 If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him? 18 Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth.
Holding Up The Mirror
We are called to love others, even give our lives for one another. We are called to help each other in times of need. We are called to act…not just pay lip service to loving others. I know many many good Christians who help others when they are in need. Many Christians are incredibly generous with their time and money. They are living breathing examples of Jesus Christ walking the earth today.
My confession is I often come up short when opportunities to love others presents itself. A beggar is standing next to an entrance. He asks for any change I might have. I say I don’t have any on me. Yet in my car, 10 feet away, I have some change. One day, that change will get put into a bag, accumulated and eventually taken to a bank so I can make a deposit of $7.32. It does me no good, but to a homeless man it may mean a warm cup of coffee on a cold day. A simple gesture of love, and I pass it up. God please forgive me.
When we shower others with love, we literally are the hands and feet and face of Jesus Christ that the world so desperately needs to see.
Be More Like Jesus Christ – Love Others
Our mission is to help Christians be more like Jesus Christ. To be more like Jesus Christ, we need to love others. When we shower others with love, we literally are the hands and feet and face of Jesus Christ that the world so desperately needs to see.
Please join us in our mission to Be More Like Jesus Christ.