To be like Him

1 John 3:2 KJV

[2] Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.

I am excited to one day be like Him and to be clothed in my glorified human body. The older I get the more I desire this supernatural, glorified body that Christians are promised.

I went jogging the other day and I longed to take off sprinting like I did not even a decade ago. Instead, my body felt like a ton of bricks as I slowly dragged myself down the road trying to jog. However, I am thankful to be able to do that.

Jogging at a slow pace in order to reach my fitness goal, even though it may be difficult now, will benefit me in the future. I’ll get stronger and stronger as I press on, just as I get stronger spiritually as I press into Christ and his calling for my life. Little by little I keep doing what I can do and let him do what I cannot.

I’m reminded often that God does not focus on outer appearances, but he focuses on the heart. I know each day he orders our steps if we have a heart for God. I pray that God touches each heart that reads this word today.

I pray that we go down the path He has chosen for us today, no matter how hard it appears to be, so that one day he will say to us, “Well done thy good and faithful servant” and we can be like Him.

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