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Daily Devotion – Be Imitators of God as Beloved Children

Daily Devotion - Be Imitators of God as Beloved Children

She can’t even form a sentence yet, but I can already tell that my grand-daughter loves to cook. She’s obsessed with dishes, mixing spoons, and measuring cups. Put a bowl and a spoon in her hand, and she starts mixing away like she’s baking a cake. It doesn’t matter how many other toys I put in the box, she’ll always go back to the bowl and the spoon.

She’s like her mommy that way. In fact, I’d venture to guess that’s exactly why she does what she does. She wants to be like her mom in every way possible and she’s watched while Madison cooks.

As I got to thinking about that today I was reminded of those who love God. When we love our Father we look to Him as we grow. We want to live as He lives, we want to love as He loves.

In fact, the Bible tells us to be imitators of God as beloved children.

Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children; and walk in love, just as Christ also loved you and gave Himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God as a fragrant aroma. (Ephesians 5:1-2, NASB)

And, how do children imitate their parents? They follow in their footsteps as admiration leads to action. Paul doesn’t simply tell us to adore the Lord, he is telling us here to take action. To live as Christ lived and to walk in love as He loved.


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Tilling the Soil

Read Ephesians 5:1-20.

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Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children; and walk in love, just as Christ also loved you and gave Himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God as a fragrant aroma. (Ephesians 5:1-2, NASB)


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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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