God is kind to you so you will change your hearts and lives.
~ ROMANS 2:4
In the Image of Christ
Here’s God’s agenda for your day: to make you more like Jesus. “God…decided from the outset to shape the lives of those who love him along the same lines as the life of his Son”
Do you see what God is doing? Shaping you “along the same lines as the life of his Son.”
Jesus felt no guilt; God wants you to feel no guilt.
Jesus had no bad habits; God wants to do away with yours.
Jesus faced fears with courage; God wants you to do the same.
Jesus knew the difference between right and wrong; God wants us to know the same. Jesus served others and gave his life for the lost; we can do likewise.
Jesus dealt with anxiety about death; you can too. God’s desire, his plan, his ultimate goal is to make you into the image of Christ.
—EVERY DAY DESERVES A CHANCE
Heavenly Father, thank you for shaping our lives to be like your Son, Jesus. May we become more like him each minute and hour of the day. As he had no bad habits, Father, do away with ours. As he served others, may we do the same. He faced fears with courage, and this is what we long to do. Weave the threads of our lives, Father, in such a way that the final tapestry will show the true image of Christ, amen.
We ourselves have heard Him and we know that this is indeed the Christ, the Savior of the world.
~ JOHN 4:42
Being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross.
~ PHILIPPIANS 2:8
We are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works.
~ EPHESIANS 2:10