Becoming a follower of God
“Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children;”
Ephesians 5:1
Becoming a follower of God is all about being an imitator of God in character and conduct. It is about imitating Him in everything you do. The only way to show people that we are God’s dear children is by showcasing His attributes or characteristics.
Let’s consider 3 basic attributes of God:
1. Love
“And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.” 1 John 4:16
God is love! As dear children of God, we must live a life that is filled with love. Jesus Christ demonstrated love when He offered Himself as a sacrifice for us, a pleasing aroma to God. Practical display of love is a validation that you are a follower of God.
2. Faithfulness
“Know therefore that the LORD thy God, he is God, the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations;”
Deuteronomy 7:9
God is faithful! As children of a faithful God we are meant to follow His worthy example of faithfulness.
Our God is the ultimate promise Keeper! It takes faithfulness to keep promises. Try by all means to be an ultimate performer of your word like God. God does not make empty promises like men! God made a promise to David and He was faithful to fulfil it. If God is your father, then try to be like Him! It pays to resemble God in character and conduct! It pays to be a promise Keeper!
3. Mercy
“Nevertheless for thy great mercies’ sake thou didst not utterly consume them, nor forsake them; for thou art a gracious and merciful God.”
Nehemiah 9:31
Mercy is a remarkable attribute of God! The LORD is merciful and gracious! He is plenteous in mercy!
In Luke 6:36, we are enjoined to be merciful, even as God our Father is merciful. There is profit in being merciful. The Bible says, “Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.”
Matthew 5:7
I decree and declare that you will be a True follower of God in character and conduct in Jesus mighty name.
Yours sincerely,
Joe Jesimiel Ogbe