Most of us can say we look like our mother and/or father - that we have some of the same features and personality types as our siblings; I can look at certain parts of me and see resemblances to my mother, and then other parts of me resemble my daddy. I have the same type of humor and personality as my daddy, and even enjoy the same things in life that he did. But the question today isn't about how much we resemble those we have earthly relationships with - it's about how much do we resemble our Heavenly Father - the Lord...
The following is an excerpt from The Queen and I: It was part of my Bible study from the book of Esther - It's Tough Being a Woman.
"When, because of your faith, your life too becomes perceptibly different; when your reactions are quite opposite to what the situation seems to call for and your activities can no longer be explained in terms of your personality; that is when your neighborhood will sit up and take notice. In the eyes of the world, it is not your relationship with Jesus Christ that counts; it is our resemblance to Him".
Now as believers, our first and foremost goal is to have a deep and loving relationship with the Lord - it's our everything! But how well do each of us reflect our relationship to him, so that those who don't know him, see HIM in us, therefore making them have the desire to know Him?
This really opened my eyes - how much do I look like Jesus? Do I react the way He would? Do I treat others as He does? Do I see others through His eyes?
My prayer today is that my relationship with the Lord will grow deeper, and that the more time I spend with Him in prayer and in His word - the more I'll resemble him.