By Charles Towne
I don’t imagine there is anything that pleases God more than for His people to emulate their Lord, master, and friend, Jesus. I think that nothing brings greater joy to the father than for our lives to radiate His Son’s exquisite love.
If I read Him right, the one thing that brings a smile to His face more than any other is for His kids to portray the likeness of Jesus. Where else will we ever see our Lord again upon this earth in physical form if not in those that profess to be His followers? What does a genuine Christian look like? Well, a kind and loving character will be evident, (I think in my own life the ability to not be easily provoked will be a biggy.)
When truly converted, a Christ follower will be possessed of a character pronounced by genuine humility, and yet with a boldness that renders that one able to endure any insult. It seems evident that many of Christ’s professed followers imagine their Lord as weak, and therefore if they are like Him they are somehow going to be weak as well.
What a fallacy this is.
Jesus Christ went to the cross willingly, not as one vanquished, but with infinite power at His summons. To have at His fingertips this incredible power, and yet to choose not to call on it is probably the greatest evidence of His divinity. So, are you a Christ follower?
Is He evident in your life? Is His character becoming more pronounced in your life with every breath, every thought, every moment of every day? O.K., What is the prayer that God loves to hear? Somehow I think that when, and only when, we can pray the prayer of submission apparent when we pray for the character of Christ, when we desire His likeness more than breath itself will that which we genuinely desire be evident, and we will have the peace and love the Father destined each of us to radiate with a joy unimagined.
Live fully, Love openly, Love God, and make a difference, today.
Charles Towne is first and foremost a Christian. An octogenarian, author, journalist, wildlife photographer, naturalist, caregiver, and survivor, his life has been and continues to be, a never-ending adventure filled with possibilities never imagined. He has adapted the philosophy that to Live fully, laugh uproariously, love passionately, and learn like there is no tomorrow, is a formula for a long and joy filled life.