Scattered Seeds

Daily Devotion – A Desire to Be Like Christ

I got to thinking today about a friend I had back in the 90s. We were both stay-at-home moms who loved crafting, housekeeping, and worshipping God. What’s interesting about that relationship was how much we mirrored each other. She liked wreath making, I liked wreath making. She liked home decorating, I liked home decorating. I liked thrift shopping, she liked thrift shopping… It’s often like that with friends, in fact there’s a term for it known as social contagion where instead of spreading disease in a crowd we’re spreading ideas and mindsets.

Another word for social contagion is imitation. The Bible talks about this when it says,

Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. (Ephesians 5:11, ESV)

When we love God we spend time in His presence. We begin to love the things that He loves, and begin to think the way that He thinks. When we truly love God we desire to be like Him in every way that we can.


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Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. (Ephesians 5:11, ESV)


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Darlene Schacht and her husband Michael live in Manitoba Canada where the summers are beautiful and the winters are cold. Together they’ve come to learn that relationships aren’t always easy, but that marriage, the way God intended it to be, is a treasure worth fighting for.

She began her publishing journey about twelve years ago when she pioneered one of the first online magazines for Christian women, known at the time as “Christian Women Online Magazine.” After three years, Darlene left CWO to blog as a solo author at Time-Warp Wife Ministries.

It was also during this transition that she worked alongside actress Candace Cameron Bure to write the NYT Best-Selling book, Reshaping it All: Motivation for Spiritual and Physical FitnessReshaping it All was the winner of both the 2011 USA Best Book Awards and the 2012 Christian Reading Retailers Choice Awards.

Author of more than 15 books, Darlene continues to write and to minister to her readers through her blog at TimeWarpWife.com.

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You are loved by an almighty God,

Darlene Schacht
The Time-Warp Wife

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