Who is your example for life? Who are you following and emulating? You’d be surprised to know that you are probably emulating people on TV, in the sports arena, at work, etc. Do you find yourself saying things similar to those you’ve heard others say and maybe even wondered where did that come from?
Words and actions are significant and shouldn’t be taken lightly. We will give an account of every idle word –every non-productive word we speak.
Matthew 12:36-37 (AMP) 36 But I tell you, on the day of judgment men will have to give account for every idle (inoperative, nonworking) word they speak.
37 For by your words you will be justified and acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned and sentenced.
Our thoughts become our words, our words become our actions, and we are accountable for all we say and do. The buck stops with us. We have nobody to blame but ourselves. We can’t be blaming everyone else for our actions. We are to be responsible Christians. Jesus is our example as noted in John 13:15.
John 13:15 (KJV) 15 For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you.
Yes, Jesus is our example because He’s the Pattern Son and since He is all that, then we know that we are well able to follow His example because God would never, and I mean never, require us to do something we couldn’t do. How smart would that be? Even humans know better than that!
Now, since Jesus is our example, let’s look at the example He set: He healed the sick, cast out demons, cleansed the lepers, raised the dead, and preached the gospel! That might sound like a tall order but God never expected us to do any of that in our own strength—we couldn’t! That’s why Jesus sent the Holy Spirit to indwell and empower us. Wow! We’re power houses going somewhere to be a blessing!
This Christian walk with the Lord is so exciting! Actually seeing people get healed and set free is exhilarating! That’s the heart of our Father.
People are hurting, the world is hurting, and we’re the ones with the answers. We’re the ones who know Jesus and the ones who are commissioned to do exploits in Jesus’ name!
God doesn’t want us to limit Him. He is well able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we can think, know, or imagine but it’s all dependent on the power that’s working in us. And that power comes from abiding in His Word and following Jesus’ example.
Let’s follow His example and be all that the Lord has for us to be!
Matthew 10:8 (KJV) 8 Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.
Psalm 78:41 (KJV) 41 Yea, they turned back and tempted God, and limited the Holy One of Israel.
Ephesians 3:20 (KJV) 20 Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,
1 John 2:6 (KJV) 6 He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.