Saturday, October 29, 2011

Resembling the Father

Is it not a wonderful feeling when somebody says, “Oh you must be ___’s mom/dad! They look just like you!”

God enjoys that too.

"but as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, because it is written, 'Be holy, for I am holy'." - 1 Peter 1:15-16

God wants His children (us) to resemble Him. It’s not always a physical appearance that gives away who our parent is. In the case with God, it would be our soul-ful appearance.

Do you show Godly mercy?

Do you show Godly compassion?

As a parent, do your children see that loving side as much or more than the discipline side? God lovingly leads us to Him. He does not force us, we have our own will. It is noted, however, that in order to get to Heaven and to be with Him, we are to follow His commands. The best way to do that is to live according to His example.

The best way for your children to see God, is through you.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

this is really a timely reminder for me. with two toddlers plus work, it is very difficult for me to be loving and forgiving. at times, i just want to get away from the responsibilities or there were times i found myself screaming. but it is our (my husband and mine's) constant prayer that we will be able to lead our children to God and we try to show and tell them about Him.