Monday, March 18, 2013


Children are great imitators. They mimic things that they see others do in order to learn how to act and behave. They will imitate the good things and the bad things, and if they get a reaction that is "good" in their eyes they will continue to do those things. If the mistake of laughing at a child imitating an inappropriate action of an adult is made; the child will think it is ok, continuing to do it until it becomes a habit or they are corrected in a way that will stop the action.

The bible says we are to be imitators of God. We are to walk in love, as Christ has loved us. He loved us by dying on the cross. We are supposed to love Him enough to take up our cross and die to the old ways we lived; to stop mimicking the world, and start loving the right way. We are to make sacrifices of our lives through service to Him. What does that service look like; using kind words to edify and encourage others, helping someone in need, or telling others about what God has done for us and them. There are many ways to imitate Christ. When we imitate Him the right way our service becomes a sweet aroma to Him. Then God is pleased. Lord help me to be an imitator of Your love and become a sweet smelling aroma to You.

The Quote:
"Therefore be imitators of God as dear children. And walk in Love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma." ~Ephesians 5:1
The Drawing: