You became imitators of us and of the Lord. I Thessalonians 1:6a
To imitate means to copy. The baby in this video wants to imitate Dad. This is how babies learn. They watch their parents and brother and sisters, copy what they see, and with practice they get better.
We all learn this way. We imitate our parents, our grandparents, our teachers, and other people we admire.
In this Bible verse, Paul and his missionary friends are reminding members of a church that we should imitate the Lord.
The best way to know what the Lord would do is to read the Bible. When we read God’s word, listen to God’s word, pray God’s word, and sing God’s word, we learn how to imitate Jesus. This is how God teaches us and how God makes our faith grow.
When you have an assignment at school the teacher wants you to do the work on your own. But, when God gives you an assignment, He helps you get the work done! When you read the Bible the Holy Spirit is working in you to develop your faith.
Make plans for this week to spend time with the Bible. Talk about God’s Word with your parents. The Holy Spirit will work in you to help you to be an imitator of the Lord.