Series Inspiration: God I Don’t Understand
Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ (1 Corinthians 11:1, NIV).
Consider Jesus as a person for a moment.
One of the things that amazes me about Him is how His actions stemmed from who He was. The doing part naturally flowed from the being part. And His being stemmed from His spiritual core. In other words, Jesus didn’t try to act like anything He wasn’t. And the same truth applies to you and me. After all, the very word Christian denotes “Christ-follower.” We’re called to follow Him. And if we try to imitate Christ’s external behavior — being kind, compassionate, and merciful — without strengthening our spiritual core, then we risk missing out on the very process that makes us Christ-like!
Let’s focus on being a Christian at our core today. Because when that becomes our focus, I believe we’ll discover it isn’t difficult to act as Jesus would; we’ll simply be like Him!