When Your Children Imitate You
Imitation is the highest form of flattery they say. It happened the other day. My sweet little guy wanted to be sure I heard him as I was trying to change little sisters diaper. He took my face in his hands, put his forehead on mine and looked right into my eyes.
It was one of those moments when you realize they are not just watching, but learning habits and how to do things.
You see, when I want to make sure little man understands me, I take his face in my hands, put my forehead on his and look into his eyes.
Imitators of God
Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children; and walk in love, just as Christ also loved you and gave Himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God as a fragrant aroma.
What a perfect picture painted here in Scripture.
Children pick up on and repeat so much.
They are extremely perceptive.
We, as God’s children, need to imitate Him.
The term “Christian” was not originally used by people to describe themselves.
It was used by pagans as a derogatory term. The Christians in Antioch stood out with characteristics of Christ. They were different.
Today people often claim the name of Christ, but do not truly follow Him. It makes no difference in their lives.
My children are watching. The world is watching.
Finding time to study the Word is hard, but I need to get better at it. I cannot pass something to the that I do not have.
I want the love of God to overflow from my life to theirs, and anyone else that is around me.