I want to be more like God.
I will never be God, something my imperfections remind me of quite frequently.
But I can certainly strive to imitate His nature.
Only good things will result from my demonstrating these characteristics so aptly described by the psalmist:
“But you, O Lord, are a God of compassion and mercy, slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love and faithfulness.” (Psalm 86:15)
Do those around me want to see me display compassion and mercy and slowness to anger and unfailing love and faithfulness?
People in your life want to see the same from you.
How much more influence would we have at work or home or school if people thought, “Yeah, that __________, he/she is so compassionate, so gracious, so cool-tempered, so loving and so godly.”
Let’s be like God, my friends.
God will love it.
And so will those whom God has placed into our lives.
As always, I love you