How Can I Be More Like Jesus?

If you’re much like me you’ve given a lot of thought to becoming more like Jesus. To emulate (copy) another person’s characteristics is the greatest compliment you can give them.  One of the ways to do that is to know His attributes.  Now to do them all would take an entire library so I’ve selected just a few to consider.




LOVE  Doing what is best for others without expecting anything in return.                             1 Corinthians 13:4:7-8

JOY  Real happiness in every part of God’s creation.  Nehemiah 8:10

PEACE  A sense of tranquility which is a result of resting in His Spirit.  John 14:7

PATIENCE  Accepting all situations, even the really difficult ones, as part of God’s plan.  Ephesians 4:2

KINDNESS  A loving attitude toward all.  Ephesians 4:32

CONTENTMENT  Accepting God’s provision in whatever measure He gives. 2 Timothy 6:6-7

HOLINESS  Set apart to join Him in His activities.  2 Corinthians 7:3

SENSITIVITY  Opening our hearts and minds to compassion for those around us.  Romans 12:5

JUST  Doing what is right. Romans 2:11

SUBMISSION  Yielding to God’s authority in all things. Ephesians 5:21

GRACE  God’s free and undeserved favor.  2 Corinthians 12:9

There are so many more than these.  It’s interesting that each of us, through the Holy Spirit, has them all.  It really is our choice whether or not we let them shine through and out.

Blessings to you and yours!


Content With What I Have

If I were to create a contentment chart it would probably look much like yours.  Sometimes high.  Sometimes low.  Sometimes average.  My satisfaction level varies with the day and sometimes even the hour.  I have all I could ever want or need yet my mind says ‘I want more’.   Look at these words from Hebrews 13.


Can we all try living this?  Can we develop an ‘attitude of gratitude’ ?  God has so much in store for us.  He truly wants to give us ‘every perfect gift’.   His storehouse is packed full and he doesn’t want to keep it for Himself.  The very next verse says, “The LORD is my help, so I will have no fear.”  (Hebrews 13:6/Psalm 118:6)  He promises to supply our every need…We can count on Him!