Friday, July 26
Today's reading: Philippians 3:17-21
Paul tells the members of the church in Philippi, "Join in imitating me." That is one bold charge! It got me thinking, "Could I, or should I, be making that charge to those around me as well?" After all, this is Paul, the writer of a large portion of the New Testament. After a bit of contemplation, I had no choice but to realize that I should be making this charge, because once we decide to follow Christ, our lives should invite, encourage and inspire others to join in imitating us. Paul wasn't perfect or sinless (and neither are we). But he was passionate and sold out to following Christ, and we should too.
On a scale of 1-10, how comfortable are you with telling others to imitate you in your spiritual walk? What area(s) could use some improvement? How would keeping the charge to "imitate me" at the forefront of your mind impact your choices, words and actions? Tami
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