How Can I Become More Christlike?

Another birthday has come…and gone. I’m painfully aware that there’s less and less time for becoming the kind of woman I want to be. But it’s also comforting to know that God knows the desires of my heart.

In fact, Psalm 37:4 says He’s put them there. He knows the daydreaming—and praying—I do about serving Him. And He knows your heart too.

Acknowledge the Lord

Proverbs 3:6 says, “In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.”But what does that look like in your daily life? The phone rings and it’s bad news or a decision needs to be made. This is where you stop and pray, “God, what do You want me to do here?” Or you’re going merrily through your day—and someone says something that really hurts. Before you blurt out a smart retort, sit mentally in God’s presence. Ask, “Okay, God, what do You want me to say?”When you do your part, God takes over and does His part: He directs your path…and your mouth!

5 Ways to Grow More Christlike 

Here are 5 ways to acknowledge the Lord and become more Christlike.

Choose to stay close to Christ. “I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing” (John 15:5).

Choose to spend time in God’s Word. “Oh, how I love Your law! It is my meditation all the day. You, through Your commandments, make me wiser than my enemies; for they are ever with me” (Psalm 119:97-98).

Choose to spend time in prayer. “The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man [woman] avails much” (James 5:16).

Choose to obey God’s commands. “If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love” (John 15:10).

Choose to deal with sin. “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9).

Whether you’re pushing a stroller, a grocery cart, or an aluminum walker—your life counts. It counts mightily as you face life’s challenges with a heart full of devotion to God. Keep choosing to love God, and follow after Him with a whole heart each day.

RESPOND

Dear Lord, in You is my hope, in You is my desire, in You is my strength. I love You and want to reflect You in all I do and say for the rest of my days. Amen.

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REFLECT

Choose one of the five ways to become more Christlike to focus on each day for the next week.

 REMEMBER

Keep choosing to love God, and follow after Him with a whole heart each day.


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Jim and Elizabeth George

Jim and Elizabeth George are bestselling authors and national speakers dedicated to helping people live a life after God’s own heart. Together, they have written over 150 books with more than 14 million copies sold around the world. For over 35 years, the teachings and steadfast example of Elizabeth and Jim have helped countless men and women:

  • Simplify life by focusing on God’s priorities.
  • Appreciate God’s Word and apply it to everyday situations.
  • Respond to circumstances with confidence by seeing yourself through God’s loving eyes.
  • Increase closeness in marriage by serving and honoring each other.
  • Powerfully shape the hearts of children and teenagers.
  • Enjoy greater intimacy with God.

Learn more about Jim and Elizabeth George here.

Jim and Elizabeth George

Jim and Elizabeth George are bestselling authors and national speakers dedicated to helping people live a life after God’s own heart. Together, they have written over 150 books with more than 14 million copies sold around the world. For over 35 years, the teachings and steadfast example of Elizabeth and Jim have helped countless men and women:

  • Simplify life by focusing on God’s priorities.
  • Appreciate God’s Word and apply it to everyday situations.
  • Respond to circumstances with confidence by seeing yourself through God’s loving eyes.
  • Increase closeness in marriage by serving and honoring each other.
  • Powerfully shape the hearts of children and teenagers.
  • Enjoy greater intimacy with God.

Learn more about Jim and Elizabeth George here.


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