I am trying hard to be more like my Jesus. I have lots of improving to do..I know I am far from perfect. My kids and husband are kind enough to remind me of this sometimes too. 🙂 And yes, I remind them as well..so don’t feel bad for me.
Ever had one of those days when your patience is just worn thin? Oh boy…those are the days when I am not at my finest. Those are the days when I have the choice to overcome my flesh and not let the little or big things bother me. I have to admit that I don’t always make the correct choice.
Nope. I have definitely had my share of moments that I wish I could take back..because I reacted when I had no patience left. Not my finest moments at all. 🙂
Thank goodness God is a forgiving and merciful God. Thank goodness I’ve come a long way. No.. Not even close to perfect..but lots better than I was before!
So, in order to improve in this area..I have to be aware of those times when I may not be as patient as I should be. I have to choose to be patient even when I don’t feel like it. Jesus possessed all of the aspects of the Fruit of the Spirit..and so should I.
Ephesians 5:1 ~ Imitate God, therefore, in everything you do, because you are his dear children.
Yes..I fail at times…but I am trying harder than I ever have before to be like Jesus. I love Him so much and I realize who and what I would be if I didn’t have Him as my Savior and Friend!
We all have areas that we need to work on. Areas in our life that need to be more like Jesus. When you realize that you aren’t perfect and are able to admit it..then you are closer to becoming more like Jesus than ever before.
Jesus is perfect..yet He chose to live a life that wasn’t luxurious or glamorous by any means here on earth. Jesus is perfect..yet, He willingly took my place on the cross so that I, being imperfect, could live in the presence of a perfect God for all eternity.
Not one of us is perfect. However, when we accept Christ as our Lord and Savior, the Holy Spirit..who is perfect…comes to live inside of us. So..to say, “Oh, I am just human.” is so wrong if you are a true believer. We truly grieve the Holy Spirit when we act in ways that don’t reflect Jesus in us!
Working moment by moment to become the person that God created me to be, that is how I am living now. I know that Jesus loves me..I know that I don’t deserve the mercy and grace He shows me daily. I know that I am so grateful for His forgiveness and mercy and grace.. I know that I want to make Him happy..not sad. My Savior Jesus is worthy to be praised and He deserves my very best.
When my patience runs thin now, I am a lot more calm and I am improving only because I am seeking Him. It is ALL because of Jesus.
What about you? Are there areas you might need to improve in..or work on? Have you trusted Him as your Lord and Savior? Do you really know Him? Are you trying hard to be like Jesus?
You are not alone.. you are one step closer to being more like Jesus when you admit your imperfections and begin working on those things. If you have never accepted Christ and if you can’t say that you know beyond a shadow of a doubt that you are going to heaven when you die, then now is the time to invite Him in. Let Jesus love you..let Him lead you..Let Him save you. I could not imagine going through life without my Savior Jesus. He provides a comfort that is beyond words..a peace that surpasses all understanding. It is so freeing to know that God has everything in control..so I don’t have to be in control..He’s got it!
Please leave me a comment if I can pray for you. There is power in prayer. Prayer is our direct line to God.
Until Next Time,
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