He that sent me is true; and I speak to the world those things which I have heard of him.... I do nothing of myself; but as my Father hath taught me, I speak these things.
Just about everything I know, I learned from copying someone else. Take skiing, for example. Gloria and I love to ski. We had a good ski instructor. He did everything right. He always looked so great coming down the mountain. I learned to ski by imitating him. I kept listening to everything he told me to do and then I went out there and did it. It worked! I didnt look as smooth as he looked, of course, but I skied. I didnt try to ski. I skied. At first I only went about six feet down the slope, but I skied. Every year I ski a little better. Every year Im able to apply a little more of what that instructor taught me. Could someone accuse me of copying that ski instructor? Of course, they could! Thats exactly what Im doing. Im trying to imitate him. Im doing everything I possibly can to look just like him. Why? Because hes a better skier than I am! There was a fellow once who was criticizing me. That Copeland just runs around acting like a little Jesus, he said. He didnt realize it, but as far as Im concerned, thats the highest compliment any man could pay me. Thats exactly what Im trying to do! Jesus told me to do it. He said, As my Father hath taught me, I speak…. In other words, Im standing here copying the Father. Now you copy Me. Religion will try to convince you to say, Oh, I could never be like Jesus! Im too unworthy to ever act like Him. Who will you act like then? Know this: You will act like someone. Youll copy what you see on television or what you read in magazines or what you hear from the worldor youll copy Jesus. The question is, which will you choose? If you choose to be like Jesus, youll discipline your words by saying what He says. Youll discipline your actions by doing what He does. The more skilled you become with that discipline, the more youll live in the dimension Jesus enjoyed. So dont let religion or other wrong ideas hold you back. Hes the best teacher and example youll ever know. Copy Him!Micah 3-4; Psalm 135I imitate God. I copy Him and follow His example. Ephesians 5:1, The Amplified Bible
Bibelstellen: John 8:25-29