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Saturday, September 19, 2009

Be Imitators Of God

"Do not let unwholesome talk come out of
your mouths, but only what is helpful for
building others up according to their needs,
that it may benefit those who listen.

And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God,
with whom you were sealed for the day of
Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger,
brawling and slander, along with every form
of malice.

Be kind and compassionate to one another,
forgiving each other, just as in Christ God
forgave you.
Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly
loved children and live a life of love, just as
Christ loved us and gave Himself up for us
as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God."

Ephesians 4:29- 5:2

We must be imitators of God as children of light. God became man in Jesus Christ to show us the way to righteousness and truth. The sign that we are really the children of God is, if we have love in our hearts. We must not only love God but also our neighbors as ourselves. We can do this if we are always in filled with the Holy Spirit. We must avoid all kinds of negative emotions and feelings as well as useless arguments. They only lead to pride and self righteousness. The way to heaven is the way of the cross, if we can truly humble ourselves and follow the way of the Lord.

Here I Am To Worship - Hillsong
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David Murdoch said...

It is hard to imitate God, but we know that God will give us all of the assistance we need in order to get us to be truly 'perfect as He is perfect' so long as we cooperate with it and do not seek after sinfulness instead. We must always put Him first in our lives and repent when we find ourselves placing other things before Him.

God Bless,

Priya Joyce said...

one point that struck me the most is humbling ourselves..

this is one virtue...that helps us to improve even when we are in the depths of..something sinful..

ps:) hey mel ter's sumthing for u on my chk it out

HoneyBUZZin said...

The song " Here I am to worship" is one of my favourites. It makes me shed tears each time I sang that song.
Thank you for this entry. Regards.

Us said...

I like this song, i like worship, religious and inspirational song. Nice post thanks for sharing this.

Lisa said...

Hi Bro Mel, thanks for the visit and the nice words you left on my posts..Sorry sa late reply...I do really appreciate your time and nice words..Thanks a lot.. Regarding sa house medyo lower na ang price due to economic crisis, pero Ok lang, asawa ko kasi gusto na dyan sa atin!
So whatever his decisions as long as good for us, I'm in his side.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi David,
What profound comments. We can imitate God by placing our will under His direct will. We can never be perfect in ourselves but we can strive for it through the grace and faithfulness of God. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you always.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Priya,
Oh I missed you a lot little sister. Thanks for coming over and for your inspired comments. Yes, I'll go over to your site to see your surprise. God bless you always.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi HoneyBuzzin,
It is also one of my all time favorite worship songs. It has a special place in my heart. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you always.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Us,
Thanks for your visit and appreciation. I appreciate that. Thanks for your comments too. God bless.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Lisa,
I know the economic problems now besetting the US because my wife is also working there. But I will still pray that you get a higher price for your house so that you can have a modest capital when you relocate to the Philippines. Are you planning to stay in Metro Manila or the provinces? Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you always.