Who Are You Imitating?

Posted in Character, Christian Lifestyle, Pursuing Jesus by PCraig on March 20, 2014

One of my favorite entertainers is an impersonator of celebrities.  It’s always amazing to me how many of them have mastered the facial expressions, voice inflections and even appearance of the other person.

The other day, I was reading Ephesians 5, where Paul encourages us to be “imitators of God.”  It got me thinking about what it takes to be an imitator or impersonator.  Here’s how I felt God applied it to me:

  • Impersonators aren’t the real thing, only imitators.  We aren’t God, just imitating Him.
  • They try to talk like the person they are imitating.  What would God say to that person?
  • They pick up the mannerisms of the star. We should pick up the traits of the true Star (God).  What would He act like in this situation.
  • They make themselves look as much like the celeb as possible.  When others look at you, do they see Jesus?

Just like I love seeing impersonators of cultural icons, I love even more seeing imitators of the Great I AM.  Let’s be imitators of God.

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