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Tim, a verse for you
Posted By: Rose About Me
Posted On: 2/14/2008 6:34:32 PM

Read through, I believe you will hear God's voice.

". . .we become more and more like Him." 2 Corinthians 3:18

To Be Like Jesus (1)

Becoming like Christ doesn't mean losing your personality or becoming like a robot. God made each one of us different and unique, so He certainly doesn't want to make us all the same when we become Christians. Christ-likeness (being like Jesus) is about changing your character or nature - not your personality. Paul writes, "throw off your old evil nature and your former way of life, which is rotten through and through, full of lust and deception. Instead, there must be a spiritual renewal of your thoughts and attitudes. You must display a new nature because you are a new person, created in God's likeness - righteous, holy, and true." (Ephesians 4:22-24)

Our new character is God's main focus and priority in our lives. Not our comfort. Every time we forget that we become frustrated and wonder, "Why is this happening to me?" Christian victory is not found in having an easy time, victory is when we grow to be more like Jesus as we go through hard times!

Listen: ". . . as the Spirit of the Lord works within us, we become more and more like Him." (2 Corinthians 3:18) "How does this happen in real life?" you ask. Through the choices we make - we choose to do the right thing and then trust God's Spirit to give us the power, love, faith and wisdom to do it. Since His Spirit lives inside us, these things are available just for the asking. Obedience unlocks God's power! God waits for you to act first! Don't wait until you feel comfortable or confident. Just move ahead in your weakness, doing the right thing in spite of your fears. That's how we cooperate with the Holy Spirit's work in our lives. That's how Christ-like character is developed in us.

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