"The nations shall know that I am the Lord,” says the Lord God, “when I am hallowed in you before their eyes." ~ Ezekiel 36:23

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

"be imitators of me"

I sometimes have to cringe when I consider that my wife and children are observing and noting my "dad" behavior, my "husband" behavior and especially my "man of God" behavior.  There are many times when I am not the best example and I  certainly hear from them or see in them when my example falls short of what God intends for me.

The scariest part though, is when I see them imitating my failures, picking up my "bads" and walking in my crooked steps.  Leading by example, we all lead, even when we are not aware and even when we don't intend.

I want to be a better example and I'm working hard to straighten my steps, for God and for family.  I want to be imitated, for Him and to Him, in Jesus' name.

Check out this lesson from Mark Roberts, Be Imitators of Me?

Scripture references:
1 Corinthians 10:31-11:1
1 Thessalonians 1:5-6


  1. By God's grace alone...leaning on Him and ONLY on Him, we will both be who He wants us to be.

    Wanting to be reduced to love,


  2. I can so relate to this post! I want to always be aware that people are watching my every behavior. Especially my little ones! I am off to read the article. Thanks for sharing!