“Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children.” Eph 5:1
When you were a child and an adult asked you what did you want to be like when you grew up, how did you reply?
Did you say you wanted to be like your dad or mom? Or like your grandpa or grandma? Maybe you wanted to be like that sports star or rock star? Or maybe you were more mature than your peers and simply wanted to be yourself?
As children and even young adults we either intentionally or unintentionally look to imitate someone we want to be like.
In my life I had several mentors and role models who I patterned this life after. Most were a positive influence. Some not so. Yet the point is we mimic and learn from those we admire and associate with.
The same is true as disciples of Jesus. The more we study, walk with, and admire him, the more we imitate him. The more we imitate him, the closer our relationship becomes.
As he is one of three persons within the Triune God, the more we observe him, the more with see the Father who he represents. The more we see the Father and Son, the more closer we recognize the Holy Spirit. As we admire and worship the Triune God, the more we desire to imitate Him.
Though we are physically limited, he created us with certain attributes similar to His. So whatever we can grasp and understand, we can likewise intentionally imitate.
So I guess you can say that when I grow up I want to be more like my Heavenly Father, Son, and Spirit. How about you?
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