Have you ever read the book or seen the movie, In His Steps, by Charles Sheldon?
It’s the book that inspired the saying, “What Would Jesus Do?”
Sometimes I wonder if we’ve trivialized the saying.
But it’s not just a saying, it’s downright Biblical…
For God called you to do good, even if it means suffering, just as Christ suffered for you. He is your example, and you must follow in His steps. 1 Peter 2:21
So, today I’d love to have you join me as I pray…
God, I Want to be More Like Jesus
Father, Your Word tells me You want me to be more like Jesus … to love like He loves even if it means suffering.
I’m ashamed by how very far I fall short of that goal. Please forgive me.
Honestly, the thought of suffering frightens me. Please help me.
Your Word says:
At one time we thought of Christ merely from a human point of view. How differently we know Him now! This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun! 2 Corinthians 5:16–17
Thank you for making me a new person. You are working in me, giving me new life and working in me to make me more like Jesus.
Oh, Father, my heartfelt prayer is to be completely surrendered to Your work in my life.
To be more like Jesus, who…
Was exactly like You in everything.
But did not think being equal with You
was something to be used for His own benefit.
He gave up His place with You in heaven
and made Himself nothing.
He was born as a man,
and became a servant…
fully humbled and fully obedient,
even when it caused His death—death on a cross.
Based on Philippians 2:6–8
Yes, I want to be humble, obedient, and completely surrendered.
To have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had. Philippians 2:5
Father, I pray that from Your glorious and unlimited resources, You will empower me with inner strength through Your Spirit. And I ask that Your Son, Jesus will always be welcome and at home in my heart, that I will trust Him completely. May the roots of my faith grow down into the depth’s of Your love and keep me strong. And by Your grace, may I have the power to fully understand how wide, how long, how high, and how deep Your love is. Please make me completely new with the fullness of life and power that comes from Your Spirit. (Based on Ephesians 3:17–19)
It is only with Your help, that I can surrender my selfishness and become more like Jesus.
Thank you for never giving up on me and for loving me with a perfect love greater than anything I could ever hope for or desire.
Please make me more like Jesus, in whose precious name, I pray. Amen.
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