“Therefore, be imitators of God as dear children.” Ephesians 5:1
GOD’s Dear Children
We are all GOD’S Dear Children. August 2023 is the month GOD mandated for us to PRAY for all His Dear Children all over the world. Signs, Miracles, and Wonders have been the testimonies of how GOD is moving as a result of obeying His mandate to Pray for all His Dear Children. “Dear” means to be regarded by someone with deep, cherished feelings for another person. GOD loves us and regards us as His Dear, Endeared, Precious little children. What a special place we hold in the heart of our Great Father, GOD. We are like beautiful, rare, expensive jewels without a monetary value to Him.
This is why GOD said all His Dear Children are the “Apple of His Eye.” Then there is our adoption as Dear Children and GOD’S Grace and Mercy that should propel us to be Godly-minded imitators of the LORD as His obedient Dear Children. In the natural, children imitate their parents as they learn the majority of their survival skills and family traditions. They grow up desiring to be like their parents. And the majority of them do mimic their parents and become a junior mold of them.
I believe this is the same imitation but “Holy righteous imitation” that GOD desires for us to mimic Him as His Dear Children. What a Blessing. Intimating GOD is simply following the Godly model and examples JESUS modeled. We know we are not omnipresent, omniscient, or omnipotent like GOD, but as His Children, we are commanded to imitate His Holiness and righteousness just like CHRIST did.
“For at one time you were darkness,” he says, “but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light” Ephesians 5:8.
Dear Heavenly FATHER,
Thank you for mandating us to Pray specifically for all Your Dear, Precious little children all over the world. I Pray that our obedience has pleased you for your Glory and the good of all Your Dear Children on the earth everywhere. May Your obedient children witness the fruition of Prayer obedience according to Your Plans and Will for us all.
O. M. Nugget:
“PRAYER OBEDIENCE IS FREEDOM IN GODS WILL.”
Food For Thought:
Therefore become imitators of God [copy Him and follow His example], as well-beloved children [imitate their father]; -Ephesians 5:1 AMP