1 Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. 2And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. Ephesians 5:1-2
The love we walk in is the love we offer to others. I share Paul’s hope for the church in Ephesus as a hope for Origin. Our vision of God shapes our love.
Shall we give ourselves up for another’s benefit?
Shall we be reduced to a fragrance?
Shall we live sacrificially?
Our capacity for giving, humility, and sacrifice will grow as we abide in the Kingdom of God knowing that we have become His child. At times imitation requires intention. But in the power of the Spirit of God may our imitation of Jesus become the unconscious byproduct of His renewal and transforming work of our very character.