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Think, talk and act like Jesus

I look up to my mentor. I wish I could be more like him. He does so much for everybody. When he is with you, all his attention is focused on you, making you feel so special. When he talks about God, he speaks with authority. You can ask him virtually everything about the Bible and he will be able to answer. All the time staying humble.

I know he was not like that right from the start. He also rode roughshod over many things in the beginning. But there has been a marked change in his life. Why? Because he spends the necessary time with the Lord every day. The more time you spend in someone’s presence, the more you become like that person.

The more time I spend with my wife, the more we become like one another. We know each other’s ways. We know what the other one likes and does not like. I know what to do to stay on my wife’s right side and I know what things will make a cold silence descend between us.

It’s the same in our relationship with Jesus: 10Now you’re dressed in a new wardrobe. Every item of your new way of life is custom-made by the Creator, with his label on it. All the old fashions are now obsolete.

It’s a simple calculation. The more time you spend with Jesus, the more you will learn what is acceptable to Him and what He doesn’t like. Then we become more and more like Him. We do things the way He would’ve done. Eventually, we have a great impact on the world, and even better, we are protected against ourselves, because we stop doing bad things so often – we more and more do the things that Jesus likes.

So often we ask: Lord, where are You? So often we become discouraged because we have made the wrong choice once again, and then we wonder why Jesus did not give us better insight and understanding. Well, this is the answer: Spend more time with Jesus. Then you will know exactly how to live your life. When you put aside sufficient time and spend it with Jesus, Jesus will walk with you, so to speak. Then it becomes easy to make the right choices, because then you become more and more like Him.

You think like Jesus. You talk like Jesus. You act like Jesus. You become like Jesus.

And that is God’s plan for you and me. The purpose why everyone on earth has been created is to become like Jesus: 10Every item of your new way of life is custom-made by the Creator, with his label on it.

So many people say they don’t know why they are on earth. So many long to know what their talents are and what they need to do for the Lord here on earth. When you discover the reason why God made us, all the other questions and uncertainties fall into place. Then, suddenly, you have so much energy to do what God has called you to do. And joy and peace rise up inside you.

May you make more time for Jesus. May you spend so much time in his presence that you become just like Him. Yes, may you think like Jesus, talk like Jesus, and act like Jesus.


Colossians 3:9-11


Do you look like Jesus?

How much time do you make for Him in your busy day?

What must you do differently?


Jesus, thank you for being the perfect example to follow. I need guidance and I know You are the only guide that really indicates the way of the light. I realise every time that I have to involve You more in my daily activities. I really want to live Your purpose for my life. Amen.

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