Have you ever heard the statement, “He is the spitting image of his father”? That statement has been made about me on more than one occasion. I have honestly become my father. I walk like he does and talk like he does and, more and more every day, I have found that I look exactly like he does. The reality is that I become like my daddy when we hang out and I mimic him on a regular basis. I followed his every move when I was growing up and did everything I saw him doing. Then, as a rebellious teenager, I decided I wanted to look nothing like him. In my early twenties, reality set in and I prayed I would become half the man he was.
It is awesome to want to imitate your earthly father but Paul tells us that as followers of Christ we need to imitate another father. Ephesians 5:1 says, “Therefore be imitators of God, as dearly loved children.” So, consider this question again, but this time about your heavenly father... “Do you look like your Daddy?” Can you honestly say that the life you are currently living is characterized by these things that Paul reminds us of in this passage?
If we were to be honest with ourselves today, would we say we look more like the world or would we say we look more like our Daddy? We don’t need more Christians that look like the world! We need more Christians that look like Daddy!
Spend some time in prayer today asking God to fill you with His Spirit so that you can look more like Him today.