When I was younger, my mother married a wonderful man that is my dad, although he is not my biological father, that does not change the fact that he is dad. When my dad and I were out together, people would often comment on how much alike we were; some even stated we looked alike. We would often look at each other and smile; truth be told, I was the spitting image of my biological father. As I remembered these beautiful moments from my childhood, coupled with my morning devotional reading. I asked myself one question, was I living with God, or was he, my roommate? Generally, when you have a roommate, you occupy the same space from time to time. When you live with someone like my dad, and I did, you start to resemble them. 2nd Corinthians 3:18 NLT version puts it this way “So all of us who have had the veil removed can see and reflect the glory of the Lord. And the Lord, who is the Spirit, makes us more and more like him as we are changed into his glorious image.” You see, my dad and I did not just occupy the same space we lived together. He attended school functions, he taught me one of his passions cooking, he even combed my hair, we lived together. I believe that is the kind of relationship Christ wants with us when we live with Him; we cannot help but look like Him, talk like Him, love like Him, and, more importantly, live like Him. As we continue to spend time with Him, these characteristics will automatically emerge.
On the other hand, when you have a roommate, you will not experience the same effect. Ask yourself today: what role does Christ play in your life? Does His Spirit live in you, or are you just roommates? When was the last time you spend time with Him, indeed not only in passing or praying over a meal? I will leave you with two scriptures today, John 15:15 NIV & James 4:4 NIV respectively: John 15:15 “I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I call you friends, for everything that I learned from my father I have made know to you.” James 4:4 “You adulterous people, don’t you know that friendship with the world means enmity against God? Therefore, anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God.
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