Clear Reflections

IMG_7021Aren’t reflections beautiful? I love it when I am at my parents’ lake house and the mountain is so beautifully reflected on the water. When the water is calm enough, it is able to reflect the moods of the mountain.

Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children, and live in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. (Eph. 5:1-2, NIV)

Be imitators of God. Wow. A high bar. What does that even look like? For me, the best I can think how do I arrange my life to reflect the fruits of the Spirit:

By contrast, the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. (Gal. 5:22-23a, NIV)

When I imitate God in these areas, I am more able to reflect God to those around me. When I live in a manner that produces the fruit of the Spirit, the waters of my life are calm enough to reflect God. The best reflections in my life though are when my waters are not calm. It is when I can reflect these Godly character traits in the midst of crisis that there is the most beauty.

What are you reflecting? What are you imitating? What are practices that you can put into place to help you better imitate and therefore reflect God?

For a blog post on when the mountain is hidden.

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