Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Just Do It!

"Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus." Philippians 2:5 NASB

Did you read this verse and say, "Hello! How can you seriously expect me to have the same attitude in myself as Christ Jesus did? He's God! He's perfect! I'm me--I'm human! I can never be like Him!"

I don't think that the apostle Paul meant the verse to mean that we are to have exactly the same attitude as Christ did--the point here is to strive to have the same attitude in yourself as Christ did. To be as close as you can, to be as genuinely Christ-like as possible with your thinking, reactions and words.

God doesn't expect us to be perfect. He doesn't love you more when you do good and love you less when you do bad. Unlike the love of the world--that tends to ride on the wave of acts and feelings--Your Father's love for you is a constant beacon. The same yesterday, today and tomorrow. But while He loves you just the way you are, it doesn't mean that He won't try to better you and make you stronger.

Your Heavenly Father won't love you stronger if your faith was stronger and His acceptance of you wouldn't be deeper if you had deeper thoughts. It just is. That's all that is needed.

Do you want to find that love? Do you need to change a few things in your life so that you can have that blessful, deep, committed love that only your Father can give you? Change. Ask your Heavenly Father for help and ask for forgiveness and just do it!

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