Shadows - Up To Know Good on Friday

Up To Know Good on Friday

November 03, 2006

two silhouettes in the water

My friend Gloria started a new position at work. When I asked what she was doing she replied, “Shadowing Jason.” She went on to explain, “I’m following and watching him do his job. I ask questions when I don’t understand or need to know more about a certain aspect of his work. Everywhere he goes, I go. Soon I’ll be doing the work, but Jason will still be here with me.”

Do Good - Imagine today that you are shadowing God. As you drive, work, and interact with others how might your behavior change? Where might you not go if you are shadowing God?

As Gloria described her work, I started thinking about what it would be like to shadow God. I would follow Him, watch exactly how He does things, and ask questions when I needed clarification. Most importantly, I’d go everywhere that He goes. At some point, He would ask me to stop observing and start participating in what He’s doing. I wouldn’t need to worry about being perfect because He would still be here to help me. In truth, God invites us to shadow Him everyday. Let’s decide to do so and learn how to love and live like God even more today and this weekend.

“[You were taught] to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.” Ephesians 4:24. Read more about becoming like God.

Jesus, thanks to You I can put on a new self and love and live like God. I want to start behaving like Your shadow today.

Know Good. Do Good. Feel Good.


I pray that you have a great day as you experience and express God's love in fresh, real ways!


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