Moments with My Father
Hang on – we’re on the ride through this day together. Yeehaw! How exciting to be able to experience all that our Father has planned for us, His kids. Every day is a new adventure! Our Father’s Words to me this morning bring to my memory a game I used to like to play as a kid where we would “copy cat” what someone else was doing, within good reason. If they scratched their head, I’d scratch my head. If they crossed their eyes, I crossed my eyes. If they jumped up and down, I jumped up and down. If they tapped their fingers on the table, I’d do the same. You get the idea? Well, His Word fills my mind that our Father loves it when we imitate or copy Him as His dearly loved children and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave Himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. One way of imitating our Father is to have a forgiving Spirit, to be kind and compassionate to one another and to love our neighbor as our self. In giving of ourselves to love others, it makes us a fragrant offering and sacrifice to our Father. It always helps me make application of the Word to picture it in my mind and when I think about this, I imagine that as we His children are loving each other, a pleasant fragrance from that rising up to heaven and into the nostrils of our Father who breathes it in and is pleased. It’s kind of like being a scented candle giving off the light of His love and being a pleasant fragrance for Him. I like that idea for our Father’s dwelling (that’s you and me with His Spirit in us)! Who knows someone might just see that in our dwelling and want to “copy cat.” That would really bless our Dad! Much love to ya’s!
Eph 4:32-5:1; Mt 22:39