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GROWING IN CHRIST

"Live Like Jesus"

Date published: 09/11/2011

John 8:29 “The One Who sent Me is with Me; He has not left Me alone, for I always do what pleases Him."  (NIV)

 
One of the best ways to experience more of God is to model our lives after
Jesus.  In this verse, we learn three things about Jesus’ walk with His Father that could very easily be a simple summation of how we are to live.             1) Jesus was on mission – He was sent.  Jesus did not save you for a self-centered existence, but to be on mission for Him.  Matthew 28:19-20 says, “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.”  You know you are called to share the good news of Christ to others, but are you fulfilling the purpose for which Jesus has called you?  2) Jesus lived constantly in the presence of His heavenly Father.  Jesus desires your companionship every day.  Are you cultivating an intimacy with Jesus so that you are never apart from Him?  John 5:30 “By Myself I can do nothing; I judge only as I hear, and My judgment is just, for I seek not to please Myself but Him who sent Me.”  3)  Jesus lived to please God instead of Himself.  Jesus was sold out to His
Heavenly Father. Everything Jesus did was done to please His Father and to fulfill His mission.  Matthew 6:33 says, “Seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.”  Do you
live a life that is sold out for God’s purpose?  Live each day intimately in companionship with Jesus, doing only that which pleases Him, so that God’s mission and life might be magnified through yours! 
2 Timothy 4:6-8 “For I am already being poured out like a drink offering, and the time has come for my departure.  I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.  Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day — and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for His appearing.”  (NIV)