What does it mean to be Christlike? Today’s devotional reposted from Christine Caine gets to the heart of the matter.
“Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ (1 Corinthians 11:1).
Quite simply, the goal of every Christian is to become more Christ-like. After all, the very word Christian denotes “Christ follower.”
But what does this mean?
If we try to imitate Christ’s external behavior – being kind, compassionate and merciful – without strengthening our spiritual core, then we risk missing out on the very process that makes us Christ-like.
Think about Jesus: His actions stemmed from who He was. The doing part flowed naturally from the being part. This being stemmed from His spiritual core. In other words, Jesus did not try to act like anything He was not.
Let’s focus on being a Christian at our core (internal transformation), and when this becomes our focus, we will discover that it’s not difficult to act like a Christian; we simply will be one!”
(c) 2016 Christine Caine Used with permission christinecaine.com