Are you an Imitator?

1 Peter 3:15(NIV) 15 But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect,

Question?  In the last week how many people have come up to you and asked you to give a reason for the hope that you have?   If the answer is no, why do you think that is?  What about in the last month?  Year?  For me as much as I walk this out I have not had many ask me.  I think in the last year the number is zero.  I don’t know if I have every had anyone come up to me and say.  Why are you so happy?  Why do you have so much peace?  How come you never get offended?

I believe this is a reality check.   Do people have a reason to come up to you and ask you those questions?    What is the deal with you?   Why are you different?    When was the last time someone said to you “I want what you got!”  I have to tell you that as long as I have been walking this walk I don’t believe I have heard that spoken to me.  Maybe I have and don’t remember.  I believe if you are walking this out and you are an imitator of God a full imitator of God not partial.  Then this will happen.  The reason I believe this is because if you are an imitator of God then you are oozing love and people will see that.  They will hear it in your voice.  They will see it in your eyes.   They will see it in your actions.  Your fruit will be good. 

Ephesians 5  (NASB)Be Imitators of God 5 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. 

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