And I got to thinking, do I resemble my Heavenly Father? And I don't want to over-spiritualize this, but I've really been thinking about this lately. When people look at me, do they see characteristics of God in me? Do I reflect Him? Or do they just see Vicky?
What does that mean to look like God? The Bible says that we were created in God's image. What would it mean for people to look at me and see God?
I think a great measuring stick for this would be the fruits of the Spirit. If God is working in me, then this list of characteristics will describe me. When we look at how Jesus lived when He was here on earth we can see how these words described Him.
Living up to this list is tough. And it's a lift long process. I will never attain them perfectly. BUT, I need to try.
I need to become more and more like my Heavenly Father so when people look at me they can think, "WOW! She really looks like her Father!"