“Reflect The Heart Of Jesus” 4/02/2020 Written by Dawn Ivey for “Drawing closer to Christ”

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Written by  Dawn Ivey for “Drawing closer to Christ”  @  https://drawingclosertochrist.com

Original post @  https://drawingclosertochrist.com/2020/03/31/do-we-look-alike/

Reflect The Heart Of Jesus

Romans 8:17 BSB, “And if we are children, then we are heirs: heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ—if indeed we suffer with Him, so that we may also be glorified with Him.”

With everyone confined to their homes, there has of course been an increase in activity on social media. I guess people are looking for an outlet. Yesterday I was noticing that there is a challenge on Facebook called, “The 1st Born Challenge”. People are posting pictures of themselves with their first born child and posing the question, “Do we look alike?” Everyone is supposed to comment and say rather or not the person and their firstborn child look alike. I even saw a few people repeat the challenge with their second born child. While some of these facebookers did look like their children, some did not.

Photo by: Nadine Wuchenauer of Germany 🇩🇪

After viewing quite a few of these posts, the thought popped into my head, if we as Christians could place our hearts next to the heart of Jesus, “Would they look alike?” Would the love of Christ be evident in our hearts? Would others be able to tell we are heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ? Our earthly bodies can easily resemble our earthly parents on the outside, however our relationship with the Lord goes beyond the surface. Our lifestyles must show others that we are His children. People look at the outside, but God can see what is inside of our hearts.

Psalm 139:1, “O LORD, you have examined my heart and know everything about me.”

1 Samuel 16:7, “…People judge by outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.”

As Christians, may our hearts be a true reflection of the heart of Jesus in all we say and do. Even when we fall short, may we be so close to our Savior, that we respond to the convictions of the Holy Spirit, quickly repent and choose Jesus above all else.

We can ask ourselves these questions daily… “Does my heart look like the heart of Jesus?” “Is my lifestyle a reflection of who Jesus is and does it show my commitment to Him?”

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P.S. (from bruce) When there is no other place to turn…turn to God !!  If you’re not a “born again” Christian, is the Holy Spirit urging you to open this link ??  Here is the truth for this most important days writing, about how God’s grace is received to become a Christian in God’s eyes; through understanding and obeying the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ…   https://godsmanforever.com

To my brothers and sisters in Christ, please feel free to share this message of the cross with those in need…

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5 Responses to “Reflect The Heart Of Jesus” 4/02/2020 Written by Dawn Ivey for “Drawing closer to Christ”

  1. Great article Brother Bruce. Thanks for sharing it! 😉 ❤

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    • Thanks Roland !! Did U get my email asking you to review the 2 most important pieces of writing I have done in over 9 years ??

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      • The last email I received was in 12/19 concerning something a Pastor was teaching on communion. Before that was in 11/19. Let me know or resend them Brother. By the way, I DID change my ministry address so maybe they got lost. forgodslove52@outlook.com I dropped the google addresses except for one long time one I had. Let me know Brother!

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      • Roland you have no idea how much I appreciate and value your opinion… I appreciate the discipleship you are giving me !! BTW, I am a day trade on the Stock market, and am making money no matter which way the market is going… [I trade TNA and TZA] If You have any extra cash, I would consider taking a small position in TNA… Very aggressive ETF It was $74 on 2/14, and hit a low of $10.08 a few weeks ago…

        Today it hit a high of $15.08… It was up close to $20% overnight, and people are taking their profit… I would wait for a pullback, to buy, when we find out more about this virus… Just throwing this out there for you… I have no idea where you stand financially… But God is blessing me, as long as I am not greedy, and ALWAYS keep the Lord first in my life !!

        Blessings in Christ, bruce

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      • Brother Bruce, you go where God leads in everything. That includes finances. When He is first in our lives EVERYTHING, and I mean everything falls into place where it is meant to be!! ❤ 😉

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