"Be imitators of God, therefore as dearly loved children and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God"
I ask myself, who do I try to imitate? Who do I want to be like? Ephesians 5 reminds us to be imitators of God and to live a life of love. It explains further in the chapter and in chapter 4 how we ought not to live (4:25 "speak truthfully"; 4:25 "do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths"; 4:32 "Be kind and compassionate to one another; 4:31"Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger"; 5:3 "there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality" etc.). We are to to put off our old selves and put on the new self, created to be like God (4:22-24). This is not an easy task and certainly can not be done on our own. It is my prayer that the holy spirit will help me become more like Christ and be an "imitator of God".
Continuing to give thanks...
-God's Word and how it teaches us how to live
-the work of the Holy Spirit helping us be more like Christ
-the good examples that her siblings are to her
-eating lunch outside yesterday
-a fun, relaxing night out with hubby
-tea with friends
-her excitement of trying every single peanut flavour at the peanut store
-getting some work hours over the March Break
-Nicole's companionship and how she so easily makes me laugh
-inspiring, fun music
-my fun loving, energetic girls
-how it always feels like spring in the greenhouse