This year, on this blog, our theme is J.O.Y. This month, we looked at "J" is for Jesus and His amazing agape / sacrificial love. I am so grateful for His love and that He modeled it so clearly.
In February, on this blog, I'll focus on the "Y" of J.O.Y. Out of gratitude to Jesus, love Yourself like Jesus does!
Each year, I personally spend time in Christ's "Sermon on the Mount" - Matthew 5-7. It's hard to get past chapter 5 because of all the things Jesus shares about how the goal of a christian is to become like Him.
The last verse of chapter 5 is mind boggling, "Therefore you are to be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect. "
The word "perfect" in that verse translates to be like our word "mature". Want to be mature? The finished product? Like Jesus? Then, You and I need to be all those things that Jesus said before this summary verse.
We'll talk about it more tomorrow. Today, with gratitude, let's meditate on this:
Do you love Yourself enough to mature to be like Jesus? Let's prayerfully focus on "growing up in Him" for the month of February!