You became imitators of us and of the Lord, for you welcomed the message in the midst of severe suffering with the joy given by the Holy Spirit. And so you became a model to all the believers in Macedonia and Achaia. 1 Thessalonians 1:6‭-‬7 NIV

God’s ultimate desire for all mankind is to live by His example. This godly lifestyle He wants for us is what He has embodied for us in Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour.

This is no difficult thing at all; it is that easy as when we were born, we modeled ourselves mostly on our parents or our older siblings because these are some of the first people we were exposed to in life.

Likewise, God wants you to model yourself on Jesus Christ, God’s express image, who in turn was modeled on His Heavenly Father, who is infinite in His compassion, love, and kindness.

This you can do to please God by simply acknowledging Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour, continuing to follow Him by learning from Him daily, and allowing your life to be guided and directed by His principles as thought by Himself in the Bible.

This is called discipleship. This process of becoming like Jesus becomes easier if you can find another Christian who has gone ahead in this journey, and attach yourself to him/her like a pupil to his teacher and an apprentice to his master.

The life of Jesus Christ which is the only basis for God to bless you and make you a blessing to the rest of mankind is only possible only when you yoke yourself with Jesus Christ in discipleship. May the Lord help your life to become a model of His righteousness and the spring board from where others can know Jesus and learn of Him. Good morning, have a sweet and memorable weekend.

Your brother,

Olufemi Babalola