A scrupulous writer, in every sentence that he writes, will ask himself at least four questions, thus: 1. What am I trying to say? 2.What words will express it? 3. What image or idiom will make it clearer? 4. Is this image fresh enough to have an effect? ~George Orwell

Sunday, October 06, 2013

Sunday Reflection: The Example


Have you ever had something stay in your mind for days, maybe weeks?  I call it a nag. A quote? A song lyric? Critical words?  A license plate? (That one is probably just me.)
For a couple of weeks, one Bible scripture has nudged me. First it came up as part of a daily reading. Then it popped up in my mind, periodically. After that, I heard reference to it in a song.

What verse?  This:
“Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children and walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.Ephesians 5:1-2 (NIV)

What kept repeating in my mind was, "Follow God's example..." 
Living life based on a love principle is not easy. But acting on and reacting with love is the key to God's example. When life is lived with love in mind, there is change for the good. 

My message in this is that everything I do needs to mirror the very essence of my God. And His essence is love.
I’m vowing to be a better mirror.

Blessings!
Teresa

4 comments:

  1. It's not always easy, but that's exactly what He's called us to do. As His children, we are a reflection of Him.

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  2. Such an inspiring post and oh, so true. We are His reflections and as of late, we (people in general) don't seem to be doing a very good job of showing love to one another. Wishing you a wonderful Sunday and a great week to come, my friend.

    Mason
    Thoughts in Progress

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  3. Hmmm that would be tough to do indeed, can't say i thought about a license plate for weeks haha

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  4. Unconditional love -- that's something we all need to work on.

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