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Imitating

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.

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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.

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.

Ephesians 5:1-2

What a perfect picture painted here in Scripture. Kids 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.

As a mom, I need to imitate Christ. To walk in His love. Offering my life as a sacrifice to God.

My kids 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.

Have you ever had a moment when you realized your kid was watching you? Did it give you pause to think about your life and habits?

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10 thoughts on “Imitating

  1. You spoke to great truths in this post: we need to imitate Christ more AND we need to be careful about our behavior because children will imitate us. Something to think about and act on.

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